Tsaheylu Farm
Tsaheylu Farm
baby Lux, baby Roo, & Secret as babysitter

Our Horses

Taz- Miniature horse who is wonderful with toddlers up thru the younger children. Super kind and easy for little riders to handle on their own.

Misty- Morgan horse who is superbly trained and easy to ride. Great transistion for kids to go from pony to larger horse.

Evie- small pony incredibly kind to the little riders, wonderful walk, trot, trail

Lux Cassaline 

(Landkonig x Art Deco) Lux is a 16h German Sport Horse gelding. Lux is the farm’s first homebred. He is excellent in dressage and loves to jump. Trail rides and natural horsemanship are also part of his training. Lux is fully leased out.

Rubichez (Rubignon x Art Deco) Roo is a 16h Gold Premium German Sport Horse gelding. Roo is the farm’s second homebred. Incredibly athletic Roo is well schooled in dressage, jumping, trails, natural horsemanship, & roundpen. Roo could be fully leased out to the right person.


Langely- He does no wrong. Sweet and athletic. 16.2h Oldenburg More whoa than go. Former show hunter with flowing, smooth gaits that help students find their confidence and rhythm. 


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Teddy- 16.2h Belgium/ TB gelding. sensitive forward moving horse, he loves trail riding and teaches the rider in the ring how to communicate with the smallest of aids as he responses easily. Greatly increases the awareness of his rider.

Apache- 12.2h pinto mare. Excellent jumper, loves trails and is for small riders who have worked their way up to walk, trot, and maybe canter. Apache loves an adv beginner to intermediate rider and can offer her extensive experience.

Ribbons & Lace (aka Roxette) 2015 Riverman x (Lacey) Art Deco Roxette is a 15.3h German Sport Horse mare. An absolutely stunning girl. Site Champion Foal and Gold Premium at her RPSI inspection. Tied for 1st place nationally in the 2015 RPSI filly inspection scores. The farm’s 4th homebred, she has a filly 202.

Finn- 14.3h QH gelding, amazing on trail, and loves groundwork & free lunging. Is for the more advanced rider on the flat and over fences in the ring. Incredibly kind horse. Used in lessons and on trail. 

Nugget- 15h, 9yr old Morgan horse gelding will occasionally do grooming lessons or pony rides as he is mainly ridden by Makendra. 

Freckles- 13.3h POA mare. Sassy and smart. Great jumper!! & solid on trails

Former Tsaheylu Farm Horses

Ms. Gia 2001 (Art Deco x Good Lookin Jesse) Ducth/TB, is a large mare with a gentle soul. Gia does everything with a "Yes Ma'am" additude. Gia was purchased as a foal and raised & trained by Makendra. She has competed sucessfully at Novice eventing, schooled 2nd level dressage, occasionally pops over 4ft fences, and was the perfect first flight Foxhunter. Gia was a huge part of the lesson program but she passed in 2022. DECEASED

Rebel Yell- 2017 Johannesburg Jr (Contango) x Hay Halo xx 

Lots of TB blood, is very chill and sweet. Will be tall. Nothing bothers this colt. Rebel is the farm’s 5th homebred. SOLD

Lacey  (Art Deco x Eutaw's Favor) Dutch/TB,  is an amazing athlete and mother to three of my fantastic youngsters. She is shown competing in the 6-bar at Upperville jumping a 5'6 fence. Jumping is easy for her and she is wonderful mover. She also is the Dam to Sorcery who was a homozygous stallion standing in New Zealand. He has been gelded (with frozen available) so as to pursue a competition career and returned to KY in 2015 RETIRED



All Star Secret (Class Secret x All A Schimmer) Trakhner/TB,  is a retired Advanced level event horse. I started him as a 4 year old and we ended up placing 10th in our first CCI*  at Morven and 8th at the Radnor CCI** in 2005. We competed at the advanced level until I started a family of my own and stopped my heavy competition schedule. He is sweet yet quirky and a wonderful mentor to the youngsters he is turned out with.


Update: Secret has retired to a local friend's farm where he will dabble in dressage and trail rides, while being treated like a king. He is one happy boy! RETIRED

Jennavieve is a 2014 KWPN filly out of Nabiola by Freestyle. She is a true Black Beauty who loves people, her pasture mates, and life in general. She has a powerful hindend, beautiful movement. Jenna is the farm’s 3rd homebred. 


Jenna was sold to a loving home with future showing and breeding goals! SOLD

Nabiola- (Inspekteur x Fabiola) imported KWPN. Black dressage type mare in foal to Freestyle for 2014 foal. Kind, sensitive mare who is head mare in the broodmare herd.


Nina left for her new home at Free Spirit Friesians, Wellington FL, this evening. I'm sad to see her go as once you experience birth with a mare, it connects you. But it is a wonderful new home for her and they plan on breeding her so she will continue to have beautiful foals!! SOLD

Contact Me


Makendra Burns

(540) 270-2703

Tsaheylu Farm

36688 Philomont rd

Purcellville, VA 





Sunday- no lessons

Monday- no lessons

Tuesday- 9-3

Wednesday- 12-dusk

Thursday- 9-3


Saturday- 9-dusk

`What's New?

July 2023- Adult Riding Camp at Grove Point Stables in MD.

~Sunflowers, trails, riding in the bay, yummy food, ax- throwing, and horsemanship were part of the fun for Makendra with her horse Nugget and Angela (a Tsaheylu boarder) with her horse Langley. After lots of preparation to get our horses fit, and logistics to get there, we ended up having a wonderful time!

Jan 7 2023

    6 Horse & Riders completed at the Loch Moy Rock n Roll XC Derby. So Much Fun and ribbons to boot!


  After welcoming my son's arrival in November, lessons are starting back up as the weather has been wonderfully warm. The footing in the ring has been perfect. As you can see you're never too young ( or too old) to start riding!


Tsaheylu Farm moved from Marshall to a lovely horse farm in Philomont August 2019. The entire operation is run by Makendra and the emphasis is on teaching. Lessons are taught on either Makendra’s personally trained horses, or your own. There is limited boarding for student’s horses. The farm boasts a large outdoor ring, access to trails,  13+ acres of pasture, airy aisle way & stalls, 2 wash stalls with warm water, an organized heated tack room, and heated office, picnic tables with shade cover, and most importantly a wonderful, supportive community. The Philomont General Store is a 30sec drive or 2min walk down a gravel road, along with the Philomont Playground & Community Center. Easy access from rt7, rt50, or rt267 (the toll rd). 

1-20-2018- Roo competed in his first real show, 2'6 Green Hunters at Frying Pan Park. He earned a 4th & 6th but truly it was about dealing with the atmosphere and get his show legs. He's pointed to the jumpers, but starting in the quieter hunters. Plus he's quite a stunning show hunter.

Jan 6 2016- Ribbons and Lace is tied for 1st place nationally in the 2015 RPSI filly inspections. Here she is in the most recent Warmbloods Today issue. So excited about this filly's future!!

Oct 6 2015- Rubichez won the 2015 USEA FEH inagural Free Jump Championship. He impressed the judges with his smoooth, powerful canter and breezed over the jumps. This is his photo in Eventing Magazine 

August 15 2015- Lacey's newest filly Ribbons & Lace (aka Roxette) was amazing at her RPSI inspection, winning Site Champion Foal and Gold Premium with a score of 8.6!  Lacey has a huge trot but Roxette was passing her in trot that just floated across the ground. Plus Roxette is sweet, kind, and has a wonderful sense to her. Love this girl!

May 16 2015  Lacey had her baby and it's a girl! Beautiful markings, this girl is vibrant and well put together. I wouldn't change a thing about her. Labor went great, although Lacey tried to sneak out to pasture to have her baby and I caught her just before her water broke. We will name her soon.

Nov 5 2014

Faith and Juliet both got 6th place over all at the Redgate Farm Horse Show Year End Awards banquet. It was a wonderful time and the girls felt very proud. Plus they got a great goodie bag and a big ribbon!

Nov 2 2014

Rubichez competed at the USEA FEH East Coast Championships. He placed 4th in the 2yr old Colt division and was very well behaved. I will most likely be heading him towards the jumper or dressage ring in the future but the FEH program is wonderful to get the young ones out and used to the show atmosphere. 



June 7 2014


Upperville Horse Show- Leadline

Twinkles took both Juliet and Faith to Upperville leadline this June. Both girls got a coveted rainbow ribbon and had a blast. On to walk/trot classes for Faith.


April 25 2014


Juliet and Faith Burns rode in the Lead Line division at the Philomont Horse Show. Faith placed 2nd, and at Juliet's first show she placed second and third, but the lollipop was the most appreciated prize! Twinkles was a star too!



April 24 2014


Freestyle x Nabiola Filly is Here!


Nabiola had a black filly by Freestyle at 1:40AM Friday morning! She has two hind socks, a large star, and a super sweet disposition. The labor went smoothly and Nabiola is a wonderful, attentive mother. The filly loves racing back and forth in her pasture, until she plops down for a rest with her mama standing guard. The other broodmares, who will have foals next spring, look jealous:)

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