Equestrian facility expanding to meet growing population Posted in: Sports There is little surprise in Silvia Speyer’s voice as she talks about the accelerated growth of families relocating to Travis and Bastrop Counties. More than 20 years ago, she too was drawn here by job opportunities and the allure of everything Texas. As a young girl growing up in Queens, New York, hers was a dream shared by many young girls. She wanted a horse to ride. Today, she lives that dream everyday at White Fences Equestrian Center south of Manor. Silvia Speyer and husband, Jack, purchased and began restoring White Fences in 2017. This summer they are launching a major expansion ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!