Guiness McFadden is the new director of sales for Three Chimneys Sales, the consignment arm of Robert and Blythe Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky.
McFadden has worked at Three Chimneys over the past six years, starting out as a groom in the broodmare and yearling divisions and eventually joining the sales team in 2007. Prior to joining Three Chimneys in 2004, he was involved with his family’s Northern California farm and frequently traveled to New York to attend the races with his uncle, who owns and breeds Thoroughbreds.
“Having worked my way from the ground up taught me invaluable lessons about horsemanship, character, and producing a premium product,” McFadden said. “I appreciate the opportunity to have learned from some of the best in the business, like Tony Burton, Richie Donworth, Jim Morehead, Robert, and Case Clay, and our outgoing director of sales, Elizabeth Voss, and I look forward to putting that knowledge to good use for our clients and buyers.”
McFadden will be joined by a new sales assistant for Three Chimneys Sales, Jessica Bruch. Bruch has worked in the farm’s stallion administration office for the past year. A graduate of the University of Nebraska with an animal science degree, she worked for Dr. Corey Williams as a veterinary assistant prior to coming to Three Chimneys.
Voss, who has been with the farm for eight years and has served as the director of sales since 2008, plans to move to Maryland to pursue other opportunities in the horse industry. She will remain involved with Three Chimneys Sales as a consultant.