Pavla Nygaard

Nick Routsong

Pavla and her husband Erik own Thor-Bred Stables LLC, a breeding and racehorse ownership entity. They’re also the previous owners of the Ocala Jockey Club, a farm in Ocala, FL which has a long history as a Thoroughbred farm, where they ran the Ocala Jockey Club 3-Day Event. Pavla admired horses ever since she can remember, but got her first chance to be around them when she bought a just-retired 4-year old OTTB filly at a local cowboy auction in Vancouver, Canada. That mare is now 23 years old and still in Pavla’s care, along with another 10-year old gelding formerly raced by Thor-Bred Stables. Pavla holds a B.Sc. in Molecular Biology and Genetics, and is a NY-licensed attorney.

Photo: Anne Eberhardt