Foxy is a beautiful petite Palamino Arab cross. Foxy is a popular girl around the farm, she has been there & done that & enjoys teaching the little ones how to do it! Foxy enjoys teaching children about dressage & how to canter. She also likes to keep her riders safe while out on the trail.
Rose is a drop dead gorgeous black and white paint mare. She came from West Virginia where we were told she lived with mountain lions. Not long after she arrived she started to lose weight. We decided to take her to the vet…and SURPRISE…she was pregnant! A week later a beautiful black filly was born. We named her Oops a Daisy. Rosie is so perfect that we decided to find her a date & thus Rosie has had another filly named Painted Lilly. This one was not a surprise…
Ruger is considered by some to be the hippie of the barn with his long flowing mane but others view him as a Fabio look-a-like. He is a gentle giant who loves to give kisses for treats. Despite his size he is an amazing jumper and has carried several young riders to victory at Jrs. and Adult Teams. His favorite thing to do is take naps in the field with his buddies.
Rebekka is a 13 year old Dutch mare straight from Holland. She is by far the queen diva of Second Nature Farm. She has had a very successful career in the dressage arena but later decided she was done with dressage and thought standing on her hind legs was far more fun.
Oops a Daisy or just Daisy is just 3 years old & very sensible for her age. As her name suggests Daisy was a surprise baby. We had some explaining to do on this one. Daisy may be the quietest 3 year old ever. Kids love to ride her bareback or on the trial. She was also a favorite for the Wine and Ride (we believe she preferences the Red wine). Just like her Mother Rose, Daisy is kind hearted and hugely motivated by food. She has been a wonderful addition to SNF.
Soldier is 27 years old and our resident nibbler… a true favorite of our littlest riders. His black as night coat & thin white blaze make him one of our most handsome men in the barn. ‘Soljie’ can do it all: drive, jump, dressage, event & show at Devon! He’ll take the most timid rider & make them into a cantering confident pro! All of Soldier’s students know the ‘Soldier song’ which is pretty the instructors’ mantra when teaching on him. It goes something like this: “‘Soljie’ terrrot! TERrrot! Terrrot Soljie! SOLDIER TROT! TROT!” Usually it ends with some uninteligible muttering… Soljie has been known to be lured into a very fast trot by luring him with a dog. Just ask Chief!
Cinnamon Bun aka Cinny is 31 inches.. Tall and wide… this one has a little pudge on her girlish figure. She has an attitude 10 times her size. Cinny went all the way to states this year in 4-h grooming and showmanship. The trip consisted of a snowstorm with treacherous roads, sleeping in a tent and almost freezing to death, and marching in a humiliating parade all for…a really small and slightly ugly participation ribbon. She does redeem herself when it come to trail class where is rarely nothing but blues for her.
Macy is a chestnut Quarter horse mare with a beautiful flaxen mane and tail. She is the envy of the barn and uses more hair care products than anyone else. She is a red head and knows it. Macy and her owner Melanie have qualified for the BLM dressage finals for the past three years and always have come home with ribbons! This year, Macy carried Melanie to Reserve Champion with their awesome MFS.
Spanky aka Superstar, is originally from Denmark. He may be small in stature (15.1) but huge in movement, he can bounce you clear to another state when trotting him. The little prince thinks the show ring was created just for him. He grows 6 inches each time he enters a class. He has had several careers… he did the jumper circuit but was routine teased about his size, also the hunters but now he is debuting as a dressage wanna be. He prides himself on his annoying actions in his stall. It got so bad we had to reinforce this naughty behavior by moving him to the largest nicest stall in the barn.
Pop Tart is a miniature horse and lives in the same stall as Cinnamon. When Cinnamon leaves Poppy behind in the stall Pop Tart has been known to jump out and go after her! Sometimes she will even jump out just for fun! Pop Tart is much younger than Cinnamon and annoys her sometimes. She is also blind in one eye, but gets along just fine with her mini buddy’s help.
Captain is a true teenager at heart. He has very little focus but tons of talent. He is friends with everyone in the barn, 2 legged or 4 legged. Captain was born at SNF & left briefly, but now he has a place in Anecia’s heart and will not be going anywhere anytime soon! Captain enjoys stretching and almost lying down on the cross-ties. Funny thing is his mom Gabby and sister DD do the exact same thing!
aka ‘SASSY’ – Sassy is full of the same energy as her mom, Rebekka and looks just like her! Sassy was a big winner at her Oldenberg inspection and has not stopped since. Sassy has just been started under saddle & is quite the shining star on the dressage show circuit. Sassy and her owner Melanie are looking forward to competing in the dressage finals this year!
Chief is Kathy’s constant companion. He is perpetually happy & frequently seen loving on various people, especially children. When not spreading love his can be seen doing zoomies around the ring or lounging in some odd spot. When not at SNF spreading love, Chief volunteers for Paws for People and spreads love and friendship to humans in need.
aka Noble or “Nobie” A quiet gentle soul Nobie has participated in Quadrille exhibitions at Devon & the Jersey Horse Park. He enjoys dressage & gave Kathy the coveted BLM Champion status with their MFS in 2013. Recently Noble has made his presence known in the Hunter ring, proving that this dressage horse CAN be a hunt seat champion. Noble’s most favorite thing though is relaxing while surveying the world from his shed, or stall.
aka Princess ‘Bria’ is the newest member to Kathy’s fur family. Bria is a 3/4 Andalusian mare. Big and beautiful Bria is enjoying her new partnership with Kathy. Always the diva, Bria enjoys having attention & treats showered upon her. Also quite the flirt, Bria also enjoys the attention of the various handsome geldings at the barn
-This young man grew up on the track but did not seem to like the quick paced life style. He prefers to be showered with attention from all the students, both young and old, at SNF. This guys sure has been a wonderful surprise. We were not sure when we brought him home what to expect but he has been nothing but a brilliant, even tempered, fun loving guy.
Prior is a 17.1h Black Beauty. Loving life as a dressage “pony,” his favorite activity after a workout is to lick your hand! He and Bria are madly in love and are planning to debut a Pas de Deux later this year.
My name is Zoe. I am a Catahoula Leopard dog. I love to chase squirrels and play with my best friends Chevy and Chief! One of my favorite things to do is greet all the kids at their lessons with a wagging tail and kisses!
Petey is quite possibly the cutest puppy EVER! A Jack Russell Terrier, he is the newest canine addition to SNF. Petey spends his days supervising his person Angel while he works at SNF. Petey also enjoys playing with all the SNF pups & along with Angel helps keep the barn running smoothly.
Dee is a 7 year old Oldenburg who was born and raised here at SNF. As her training began, it was quickly clear that she wanted to jump! She now loves her job in the hunter ring where she truly shines. She had a very successful show season last year bringing home many blues. DeeDee enjoys being doted on by Danielle and Haylie. Look out for this girl showing in the Baby Green Hunters this show season.
Risky is 5yo TB mare who came to SNF this past fall. She came to SNF from Delaware Park where she was a racehorse. Risky has been nothing but a pleasure in the barn and to work with. Her sweet and calm personality will surely make for a great show horse. Danielle is excited to bring her along as a competitor for the Retired Racehorse Project in Fall 2018.
aka Rasta, or Pasta as she affectionately known, came to our farm the McNeill family and we have loved her from the moment she arrived. We all love the way she hums multiple tunes while riding or being groomed. Rasta loves jumping in the big hunter ring as well as performing her musical freestyle at D4K in Saugerties NY!! A well rounded athlete ‘Pasta’ is a true delight to have as part of the SNF team.
Miss Goldie is Foxy’s spicier twin! Like Foxy, Goldie is a beautiful palomino pony that has a forelock to die for! This little sweetheart is on loan for our good friends and supporters LJ and Erika Neslor..Goldie has enough personally to keep all the kids and instructors on their toes. Goldie is a favorite at camp, does dressage, jumps and hacks out. I do not think there is an activity this pony has not done! Like the energizer bunny Goldie has limitless energy & is happy to work with her lesson children.
Player is a handsome 16’3hh 5-year-old black Hanoverian gelding. He is owned by Paula Oliver, and ridden by her 14 yr old daughter, Evie Oliver. He was brought out of the pasture as a three-year-old stud colt with little prior handling. He was gelded and put under saddle by Anecia Delducco. He is as friendly as they come, always seeking attention, and he loves face rubs and peppermints! He also enjoys showing his talents in the dressage ring! In 2017 Player and Evie debuted at 1st level, ultimately getting third place in the First Level Championship class at BLMs. Evie is now preparing Player for 2nd level. Player is always ready to please, has three lovely gaits and limitless patience when learning new moves.
Shiloh is a black 16’3hh 8yr old Oldenburg mare. She was put under saddle to get her through the mare performance test and was entered into the main mare book before becoming a broodmare and having three foals. Paula Oliver purchased her in foal and in May of 2017, she had a beautiful filly (Donum Dai). Once Dai was weaned, Shiloh was put back under saddle and is beginning to be a very nice dressage mount with big expressive movement. Ridden by Paula Oliver, she will begin testing her developing skills in the ring in 2018. Outside the ring, she is sweet and accommodating, she is definitely one that wants to please!
aka “Red Rose” or “Rosie” is a 15’2hh 4 year old Weser EMS mare. She is a flaxen chestnut with a long white blaze that curves over to one side. She is the perfect little ‘red head’, always willing to do what you want, but still giving an opinion (sometimes being very loud). Paula Oliver got her as a yearling at the same time she got her other young mare, Shading (Rosie’s inseparable best friend). Evie Oliver has been teaching her the basics of dressage and in 2017, Rosie was a USDF Horse of the Year for Training level. She is currently working towards 1st level, and has started jumping a few cross rail (which she loves!). She is sweet and very brave, and will help lead the way over a stream, tarp, or bridge. This little mare is as level headed and as solid a mount as one could ask for!
Shading is a black 16.1hh Oldenburg mare. She is owned by Paula Oliver and trained by Anecia Delduco. She is a fancy mover and quite the princess, both in the ring and around the barn. In 2017 she was USDF Horse of the Year in 3 yr old materiale placing third overall with a median score of 75% (ridden by Anecia Delduco). She debuted at Dressage at Devon in the same year, placing 5th in a competitive line up, and handling the high pressure atmosphere like a star. Having demonstrated that the basics are in place, with Training level scores of 72%, she is now preparing for the USDF 4 yr old dressage test. She is currently ridden by Paula Oliver who is continuing to develop this young horse with FEI potential.
aka Ella is a 2007 German Riding Pony. Ella and her owner Jordan Osborne are showing the FEI pony tests this year and hope to go to Dressage at Devon. Her primary discipline is dressage, but Ella does love to jump! Ella definitely has her pony mare attitude sometimes, but overall she is a very sweet little pony who loves all food, from typical pony foods like apples to jelly beans and pretzels! Beware, she will attack you with kisses and snuggles like a dog!
is our beautiful grey and white barn cat. She showed up with two cute little kittens and has since decided to stay. Her kittens have found new homes, but she enjoys spending her days sleeping in the tack room, climbing in the rafters, and meowing every time she even thinks of being hungry. Lucy doesn’t like to be pet or held, but she is slowing warming up to it, you can sometimes steal a quick pet when she’s preoccupied by eating.
is dark grey with cute little white sprinkles all over him. He showed up one day, then left, then returned and has since decided to stay. He is super friendly and loves to be played with and pet. He will follow you around everywhere, occasionally all the way from the lower barn to the lower ring. Desi is a little wild and likes to jump and fall off things so every once in a while you may have to jump in and catch him.