Janas Kernel of Independance
DOB July 1, 2000
Breed: Welsh Sec A Pony
Favorite Thing: Ladies, and Food
Indy is an absolutely spectacular stallion and a joy to have on the farm. He is kid safe, well put together and fantastic in the herd. Indy came to Beckwith Manor in 2015 co-owned by SneekAPeek Farm. He will be standing at stud in 2016 as well as driving in ADS competitions. We are excited to have him as part of the team! Please check out his personal page above!
Breed: Sec A Welsh Registered "Merri Mills Arizona"
"Z" is the grand old man of the farm, He's the reason our farm shifted from dressage horses and large horse rescue rehabilitation to ponies (still of the rescue type sometimes) and driving. Z came as a free pony who was in need of a home as his owners had moved off their property. He was at that time a companion for an endurance horse. He moved in as a companion retiree for our farm and a general pet for our family who have less horse experience thinking that the older pony would prove the right fit... Little did we know he was full of sass and spunk as we learned he did not bathe, clip, tie, worm or any other thing a retired welsh show pony should know. As our first foray into pony training we learned many many valuable lessons from him and in a year he came from wild beast to civilized gentleman.
Unfortunately for him he found out that unless you are truly ready to retire you get to have a job at the farm. Z found himself learning to drive and showing in hand at local shows. He was leased as a 4-H project and at the ripe age of 31 was showing in the pleasure driving classics at the Virginia horse center for 4-H state finals. Z even today while not driving anymore and not showing much still gives lessons in showmanship and Halter and has a following of 4-H students who love to walk him in town parades and still use him for annual showmanship clinics.
Lilly Pond's Prince Charming
DOB May 16, 2013
Breed: IRHR Pony
Favorite Thing: Human Snuggles
PC is a super fun gelding who was born here at the farm, his mother "Flower" was a rescue from the New Holland Horse Auctions and a product of the shady dealings of AC4H when they were investigated for fraud in rescue work. Flower was picked up by another rescue after being left at the auctions unclaimed on pick up day. She was fostered at our farm when we discovered the was pregnant. PC was born in the early hours of the morning to an online audience thanks to Mare Stare where his stall was livestreaming for foal watch.
Since birth PC has been competing at local and rated shows everywhere from the state fair of VA to the Upperville Pony Breeding Ring. His future we hope lies in the world of driving. He will begin training next year!
The Secret Life of Samuel
Breed: American Miniature Horse
Favorite Thing: Solitude
Samuel is by far the most interesting addition to our team here. A horse of few words he enjoys working hard and quiet time alone. Samuel came to us from a background of amish starting followed by several years of being a very stylish pasture pet. He has proven himself in AMHA/R classes to include the WV Miniature Horse Championships where he has placed top honors in showmanship, halter, trail and more but has found his true calling in Combined Driving.
Samuel has competed all over the southeast from the Monster Mini CDE in Aiken SC, to ADS Pleasure shows and Arena Trials.
We are excited to announce the partnership for the 2016 season of Samuel with youth exhibitor Kate H! Kate and Samuel will be showing with the Virginia 4-H horse program!