At 17.3h, this Dutch Warm blood mare is the farm's matriarch.
She is a chestnut with a blaze and has a regal presence that
can't be ignored. She was a fantastic jumper and equitation
mount and showed successfully in Florida at the Winter
Equestrian Festival and on the "A" Circuit in New England.
She adapted to her show horse retirement without a hitch; but,
has been the happiest with her "self appointed" nanny position.
Cernina excels in weanling care and all follow her lead.
"Gator" is a stunning Chestnut TB. Born in 1981, he has
reached an early retirement due to an injury. He was bred to
be a race horse and ended up as a phenomenal 3' 6" hunter.
He was Reserve Champion at Washington International
Horse Show in second year green division. He took Grand
Champion junior hunter at Old Salem Charity Horse Show,
HITS Catskills, and Ox Ridge.
The big and fuzzy "Toggy", a gray Hanoverian' was born
on May 6, 1987. Toggy was a successful hunter on the "A"
Circuit jumping 3'6" & 4'. Toggy is a giant sweetheart.
His large brown eyes and his Santa white eyelashes will truly
warm your soul. He taught his owner to ride and her new mounts
will have big horseshoes to fill.
"Lisa" is a dark bay TB mare. She was born on March 21, 1982.
She is a non-sweater and after spending her life in Florida battling
the heat, her owners decided she had earned the right to a
retirement home in a cooler climate. Lisa knows what she likes and
has a way of convincing us to conform. She will sometimes mosey
around the back of the barn, instead of going into her stall.
If we try to "push her on", she will return to the field. If we walk
along side of her she will go right in. Her owner has plenty of
funny stories about Lisa doing things her way under saddle as well.
Referred to as "Toby", he is a sweet chocolate bay with
a star. He is enjoying life and keeps the other boys in line.
Toby is a Dutch Warmblood, imported by a Grand Prix rider.
He was a top children's and junior hunter. He has won top
ribbons everywhere including WEF and indoors at Penn
National and Washington. Louise Serio showed him as a
4ft. regular conformation hunter as a five and six year old.
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Some owners have more difficulties than others sending their
cherished friends away. It doesn't take long to see why Bojo
would be a good friend. His eyes possess a special childlike
sparkle and his nature is kind. You may have seen him modeling
blankets in the "Dover" catalogue-a true star!
His owner has a cute curly headed daughter named Sophie and her
husband swears his daughter is being fed propaganda in the
form of horsey toys and pony books left all over the house
......so this is how it starts.
"Skyler" is an 11 year old Hannoverian gelding. He was bred in
Germany, born in France, and imported to the U.S. in 2002. He
has placed second in the Adult Medal Championships in New
England and is extensively trained in Dressage. Unfortunately,
he has suffered from a suspensory ligament injury and had
been laid up after surgery for a year prior to his arrival in
December of 2006. Skyler has already improved here and
loves being a real horse again.
Dilbert has moved on to a home in the mountains where he will live
out his senior years as a trail horse
Lexus, who is now
15, was shown for about six years on the “A” circuit in the Adult Amateur
Division. He won a few Championships and Reserve Championships in smaller
“A” shows and pinned nicely in the FL Hits and the Culpepper Hits. Lexus has
retired early simply because his owner is busy in other phases of her life…lucky
Lexus' owner has
completed the construction of her new residence
complete with a new barn for Lexus. He has moved to Southern
, where he
is enjoying his new forever home with a mini.
Max is a Kentucky thoroughbred, from the Native
Dancer line. He was sold at Keeneland as a yearling and moved to California,
where he ran until he was five. For the next four years he was a lead pony at
the track. He learned to jump when he was nine years old and took his riders to
victory in the junior equitation classes and in the adult equitation classic. In
2006 he moved east and showed until he was 22 years old. He is now enjoying his
well-deserved retirement and still loved by former owners and trainers alike.
Max's owner was no longer able to take care of him and he was
adopted by a kind-hearted young lady who needed a companion
for her elderly Walking Horse. Max now overlooks corn fields
in West Virginia.