Canadian Olympian David Marcus & Aussie Nicholas Fyffe Merge Businesses & Relocate to Wellington, Florida

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David Marcus on Chrevi's Capital in World Equestrian Games Grand Prix. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com
David Marcus on Chrevi’s Capital in World Equestrian Games in Normandy. © 2014 Ken Braddick/dressage-news.com

WELLINGTON, Florida, Aug. 26, 2015–The American-born Canadian Olympian David Marcus and Australian dressage rider Nicholas Fyffe are merging their training businesses and relocating to Wellington, Florida full-time.

David, who rode on Canada’s team at the 2012 Olympics and 2014 World Games, is selling the 15-acre farm in Campbellville, Ontario that he bought seven years ago. The pair will be based at Arlene “Tuny” Page’s Stillpoint Farm where they have been based during winters.

“To be successful in our sport,” David said, “it is imperative to compete in Wellington during the winter months. For the past five years, we have spent time in Florida over the winter. This past winter, we were there for six months while our barn in Canada sat vacant. It has become obvious to us that this isn’t financially sustainable in the long-term.  For this reason, we have decided to base ourselves in Florida year round.”

Several Canadians and Australians are already part of a large community of American and international dressage riders based in Wellington year round, attracted by the three-month long Adequan Global Dressage Festival with its lineup of seven CDIs, an infrastructure supporting high performance equestrian sports and no state income tax for residents of Florida.

The pair will make the move at the end of September.