Our School Horses
The strength of our Riding Academy is our amazing lesson herd! Take a moment to meet each of our special horses.
CHIEF - Welsh/TB Cross
Mr. Personality, as he is affectionately known, is the Wal-mart greeter in our barn! He happily welcomes all visitors from his stall up front and is a talented hunter/jumper Welsh pony owned by Moriah. Standing just 13.2 hands tall, he is large in heart and sure to make you smile! A mainstay in the Bridge the Divide program and an every season champion in the show arena, he does it all, and usually in a manner that one won't soon forget. We often use him for jump gymnastics with smaller intermediate riders and also use him for lunge lessons.
PHANTOM - Paint
If you look at his face you can see where he gets his name - Phantom of the Opera. He's a rather unflappable gelding, standing around 15.3 hands. A babysitter jumping 2'6, he is proving to be quite the professional at packing students around in lessons and shows. Known for occasional goofiness, he is already much loved!
PIP - Welsh Pony
"Casual But Chic" is another of our Welsh ponies! Standing at 12.2,, this talented six-year old has an auto lead change and is debuting in the Green Pony Hunters this season. Already a Short Stirrup champion, he seems to take everything in stride, including his jump lines, and is one of the sweetest ponies we've ever had the pleasure to work with. Perky, but never too quick, he's honest to his fences and loves teaching young riders the ropes
PB & J - Thoroughbred
"Peanut Butter Jelly Time" is one of our most popular school horses this year. He is an athletic and patient teacher of those wanting to learn how to jump. A registered Thoroughbred, he stand around 16.2 hands, and is an active member of the show team.
ROCKY - Appaloosa
Formally known as Rock of Ages, Rocky teaches students everything from basic flatwork, to jumping courses. A career pony club mount, Rocky knows his job and does it really well! He stands about 15.1 hands high and has taught SO many of our students how to canter!
DUKE - Welsh Cob
The Duke is a fabulous horse who is owned by the White family in Mascoutah. He works full-time in the Bridge the Divide program and is occasionally seen in the regular lesson program. A seasoned foxhunter, he can jump higher than you'd think and he looks like a bear in the winter. Duke is a 14.3 hands high.
Pictures coming soon of your other favorites....
Max - 13.2 hh Welsh Pony
Zipper - 15.2 Quarter Horse
Arlo - 14.2 Welsh Pony
Flyer - 16 hh Thoroughbred