We have been in the miniature horse business since 1980. We have been slowly building our collection of exceptional AMHA miniature horses. We are just about where we want to be, with a small herd of fine, show quality broodmares, and a few top-notch breeding stallions.
We own our 70+ acre farm where we raise Christmas trees in addition to the horses. The arrangement works very well for us, Judy and Jody are the horse breeders/showers, and Peter is the Christmas tree person and Trap Shooter. When Judy and Jody go to shows, Peter is the caretaker of the horses, when Peter goes to shoot, Jody and Judy are there to care for the animals. At Christmas time, all hands on deck from Thanksgiving to Christmas we are all at home and selling trees on the weekends. Below is an old photo, we are a bit grayer, but you get the idea!
Our pride and joy is our blue roan gelding, LBFs Commodity Blues, one of the top driving horses in the country.
He has won multiple National championships and top tens in both AMHA and AMHR in Gelding single pleasure driving, Gentlemen’s single pleasure driving (with Mike McCabe), Ladies single pleasure driving, and Amateur halter geldings with Judy Stadtlander. It has been an honor and a privilege to own such a wonderful horse! He tried something new in 2003, Roadster, and took to it like a duck to water! Now, for 2005 Commodity is going to show in Country Pleasure.
Our main herd sire, NFC Peppys On A High has never been shown due to an eye injury, but he has really proven himself as a potent sire of very high quality show horses. A son of his, SF Peppys Red Hot is smoking the competition in his first year in driving. He brought home 6 Eastern Regional Championships in Roadster and Country in the Open, Amateur, and Youth driving divisions as well as 1 reserve Eastern Regional championship, and 2 Reserve Grands!! He was shown at the 2003 AMHA National Championships, by his owners, the Greenwood family and brought home FOUR top ten awards with only six months experience in harness. He was recently sold to Colorado, but we hear he will be in training with Darrin Southwick so we look forward to his continued winning ways.
My earliest thoughts were of horses. I was completely obsessed with horses. I dreamed of horses. I read every book I could find on horses. I drew horses… on everything. Almost every thought I had involved horses. Unfortunately, I was unable to own horses until I was on my own after college. And guess what I studied in college… Yup! Equine Science!!
In the early 1990’s, some good friends and I went to the AMHA Nationals in Columbus, Ohio. We still reminisce about how that horse show changed our lives. That was when my dreams started to include Miniature Horses.
So, here I am today. With the love and partnership of my husband, Andre’. And the support from my friends and family, I have finally been able to start living a long sought after dream.