Mares and Foals

 
     
 

Stoner Ridge Farm has outstanding mares with excellent bloodlines from which to choose your foals and yearlings. Many of our mares have outstanding show records or have been phenomenal trail horses. Our mares have well-know sires such as Captain Bill, Tom Cat, French's Glider, Dock, Pete, Nickolei and Choco Dock.

It has always been our philosophy that superior breeding programs are built from superior mares. Therefore, it is important to consider the breeding of your mares as well as your stallions. Even though the mare is only responsible for 50% of your foal's genetic make-up, they contribute the majority of your foal's temperament. SRF foals have gentle, willing temperaments and are guaranteed to gait.

All foals born from our stock have an exemplary gait and are up showing it off within a few hours after birth. Imprinting is often unnecessary as these horses begin feeling like one of the family soon after birth. Foals are given free range in lush pastures with their dams for the first four or five months of their lives. At weaning time, they are given a daily de-wormer along with specialized feeds that provide rich nutrients to assure strength, stamina, and good health for a lifetime. 

See our foals that are for sale on the sales page.

 
 
 

Nickolei's Sophie 

 

 

SRF became the owner of this pretty mare in 2008. She has an impressive show record of classic and park pleasure wins. She has a style and refined grace that are all her own in addition to her great bloodlines. Sophie has become one of the outstanding mares in our breeding program. She has consistently produced high quality foals that are sweet, gaited, and have excellent conformation.

 

 

The 2011 colt by SRF’s Silver Sundown is gorgeous! He is playful and curious. Even at a young age.

     
 

Another beautiful foal was born to Sophie on May 2nd, 2010 – a colt this time by SRF’s Silver Sundown.   He is definitely stallion material!  Enlarge photo

     
  See her foal.


Once Chance Fancy

 

As an eleven year old mare by Trinket's Traveler, Fancy has enjoyed an outstanding show career. In 2003 she was the UMH and KMSHA Reserve High Point Classic Mare. She also won the prestigious Al Prewitt Memorial Award. In BOTH 2003 and 2004, Fancy was crowned the UMH and KMSHA Open Amateur Classic Pleasure High Point Award recipient as well as being the Open Amateur Classic Pleasure World Champion. Along with an impressive show record, Fancy is at home performing with the Mountain Rhythm Riders Drill Team or traveling over the trails of Vermont, Kentucky, or Tennessee. She left the show ring behind in 2005.

Fancy had another beautiful chocolate foal by World Grand Champion Merry Go Blue in 2008. He was gaiting in the field at only one day old. We will enjoy watching this youngster grow and follow in the steps of his superb parents and his big brother. She was bred back for the third time to Merry Go Blue and had a black colt with a whole lot of chrome. . . flashy, flashy.  What a show prospect!

 

See her 2009 foal.

     
 

See her 2008 foal. (SOLD)

     
 

See her 2007 foal

 


Lawson's Pepper

 

When the family first acquired Lawson's Pepper, little did we realize what an impact she would have on our lives. All we really wanted was a horse for our girls to ride. Pepper soon became one of the family. She could be ridden in the summer, turned out to pasture in the winter, and be saddled up again and ridden in the spring without missing a beat. The girls could ride her bareback with a halter and she would gait every step. After pasture breeding to Dock, she surprised them one misty morning with our first foal, Dock's Dusty Pepper. What a super horse Dusty was to work with - especially for the newbies that the Lawson's were at that time. Pepper has gone on to produce many outstanding foals such as Sargent Pepper, Summer Spirit, D. P. Tanner, Johnny Dancer (better known as J.D), and Pepper’s Just Plain Pretty. Her influence has led us from the one horse farm we were to the thirty horse training facility we have now. 

Pepper had a beautiful colt in 2007 by Merry Go Blue. He is strong and athletic.  He was used in our trainer’s challenge this spring and is currently under the care of Tim Scarberry who is using him for his colt starting video. 
 
 

See her 2007 Colt sired by Merry Go Blue.

 


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