Morgan G. Rowsell / Rowsell Equestrian Design (R.E.D.)
Morgan Rowsell’s breadth and depth of practical experience and personal collaborations made him uniquely qualified to take on the challenge of designing and building top-notch cross-country courses for the 2017 return of the Essex Horse Trails at its new home at Moorland Farm. He continues in that role as Essex moves into its next life-phase, expanding and improving the competition venue for 2018, and beyond.
Morgan holds both U. S. Equestrian Senior “S” Course Designer and FEI (Fédération Equestre Internationale) one- and two-star licenses. In addition to Essex, he is also the Cross-Country Course Designer at Florida’s Rocking Horse Stables’ five annual events, Seneca Valley’s (MD) two events, ESDCTA (NJ) and two summer horse trials held at the Horse Park of New Jersey. Morgan has also been the two- and three-star course builder at the Jersey Fresh International Three-Day Event since the competition’s inception in 2002. Other projects have included assignments in Ireland and Latin America, as well as Menfelt (MD) and Radnor (PA) events.
In December 2016, Morgan was elected to serve a three-year term as Area II representative to the United States Eventing Association’s Board of Governors.
In additional to Morgan’s cross-country commissions, his New-Jersey based Rowsell Equestrian Design (R.E.D.) also works on private construction projects, including planning and designing equestrian facilities. Morgan lives in Long Valley, NJ, with his wife and fellow eventer, Virginia Jenkins Rowsell, a former four-star level competitor and U.S. Equestrian Team member who was 1994 CCI (Concours Complet International) two-star champion during the original run of the Essex Horse Trials. The couple has two children, Gareth, 10, and Leeci, 8.
Learn more about Morgan at http://www.rowselldesign.com/.