Summer Wind Stables

Our Beloved Horses

Summer Wind wouldn't be the same without them

Our horses are very dear to us, they are the hardest, most willing workers in the business! We have countless horses, from the past and present, to thank for their years of hard work and dedication. We ask much of them and they ask for nothing in return but to be loved and cared for. We proudly own 15 lesson horses who offer safe and enjoyable learning for all ability levels.

Laddie

is a 9 year old, 13.2hh pony with a playful personality! He loves to mosey along for Pony Rides or jump over a course and show you his handy flying changes!

Kirby

is a 25 year old, 15.2hh Thoroughbred. He has been with the Summer Wind Family since he was 3! He was Conni's daughter Katy's first horse, and still a beloved member of the family. In his later years, he has embraced slowing down from his jumping days to teach kids and adults alike to master their trotting and cantering! 

Leo

is a 24 year old Appendix. A favorite in the barn, he can help students to master their trot and canter, but still loves to jump. Jumping everything from crossrails to 2'6 courses, Leo still has it and isn't showing an interest in slowing down. He's a master in the show ring and is a great confidence booster!

Royce

is a 13.1hh roly-poly pony! Privately owned, we are lucky enough to be able to use him in our lesson program. With his short little legs and stocky stature, he boasts the endearing nickname 'Shrek' among the lesson students. A playful, handy pony, he's a favorite among the intermediate students learning to canter and jump-his sitting trot is a dream!


Dante

is a 21 year old, 15.3hh Quarter Horse. He is a staple at Summer Wind and has stolen the hearts of many through the years. An all around guy, Dante will play steady eddy for a new adult or a 50lb child, and has extensive experience in show rings from Eventing to Hunters.

Khloe

is a 14 year old, 16hh Hanoverian Warmblood. She boasts a beautiful, powerful stature, yet has a kind, loving personality. She offers a challenge to our advanced riders who feel great reward when they are successful in becoming a team with Khloe.

Sunny

is an 8 year old, 13.3hh fleabitten grey pony. A newer edition to the barn, Sunny is working herself into the lesson program very nicely. She participated in Summer Camp 2014 with a few of our intermediate students and progressed very well. She has the form to jump some serious jumps for her size- we see Eventing in her future!

Sugar

is an 8 year old, 11.2hh Buckskin Paint pony. A darling, dainty girl, she gets a lot of attention at pony rides as well as at home. She is very friendly and loves to cart around the little ones!  

Lacey

is an 18 year old 13.2hh Welsh Pony. An absolute favorite among the younger students, she will babysit a 4 year old or take an advanced rider around a 2'6 course with ease and auto flying changes! She is a star in the show ring, having yet to bring back anything less than Reserve Champion from every Schooling and Academy show she has been to!

Felix

is a 28 year old, 14.2hh fleabitten grey Arabian. He has been with Summer Wind for 15+ years and has been a priceless member of the team. Felix has done it all, from Eventing and Hunters, to Trail Riding and Pony Rides. In his later years, he has slowed down to giving kids confidence with their steering and trotting, and always helps to give them good 'kickers'!

Didi

is a 9 year old, 15.1hh OTTB mare. She came to us from an abusive leasing situation with much evidence of neglect. From day one, Didi has proven herself to be resilient and willing. Her movement is perfect for the Hunter ring and we-and her students- can't wait to show off our fancy little mare in the show ring soon!

Dolly

is a 14.3hh 38 year old Quarter Horse mare. Yes, you read correctly- 38! Dolly is a favorite among beginners and they don't forget her when they continue on! She is the perfect horse for beginner little ones to learn walking, steering and the posting trot. The sweetest horse you'll ever meet, she is as trustworthy as they come with peewees on the ground. Even at 37, she continues to love giving lessons and teaching young equestrians the basics of horsemanship!

Scooby

is a 22 year old, 15.2hh bay thoroughbred. A beautiful hunter mover, Scooby is as reliable as they come at shows and loves to show off over jumps. A great teacher for the sitting trot (he's bouncy!) he is a staple here at Summer Wind!