About Us

Spout Run Stables is a full-service boarding and training facility owned by Linden Wiesman Ryan and Susan “Sisi” Gallagher and managed by Jessalyn Biggs-Penton. Spout Run is located in Millwood, Virginia, in the heart of Blue Ridge Hunt territory and convenient to the training and showing venues for which Northern Virginia is famous.

Linden Wiesman Ryan is a life-long equestrian with experience in the show ring, hunt field, racing, and most notably in international competition representing the United States in eventing at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Linden was raised in Tennessee where she began competing along with her parents and her sister. She later moved to Middleburg, Virginia where she owned and managed Roscommon and continued to train and compete in the upper levels of eventing.   Linden has now moved her operations to Spout Run where she continues to teach, train, compete and enjoy all disciplines but with a particular focus on producing young event horses.

Sisi Gallagher is an amateur eventer and foxhunter. She began riding as a child in New England and competed in the equitation, and junior hunter and jumper divisions. After a long hiatus she began riding again when she moved to DC and met her husband Michael, an enthusiastic foxhunter.   Sisi’s focus is on producing well rounded horses suitable for her family or any amateur.

Jessalyn Biggs-Penton, aka Jess, is a young professional who has several years of experience riding and working for eventers and other professionals, as well as competing her own horses. She currently works as Spout Run’s barn manager and does everything from routine horse care to exercise rides and show/hunt grooming.

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