Meet Our Team

Image of Chance the horse


Meet Chance, a lovely thoroughbred/Shire, generously donated to High Hurdles in 2016. Chance has a wonderful quality of gaits. Her walk and trot are very smooth, and she’s very well-behaved for more experienced riders who are learning to trot independently. Her trot stays consistent to help her riders while they’re learning, and though she isn’t always keen on a long grooming, she’s a fabulous horse to ride!

Image of Dancer the horse


Say hi to Dancer! Dancer is a stunning POA mare, who is generously being shared with our program for a little while to help our young riders learn about riding and caring for horses. She might be the tiniest in the barn, but she has the biggest personality and knows how special she is! Thank you so much to Dancer’s family for letting us spend some time with her—she is such a wonderful girl!

Image of Penny the horse


Meet Penny, a spotted draft cross mare who has been graciously shared with us by her family. She is a favorite of the program, having gorgeous blue eyes and an eye-catching coat. Her jog is quiet and comfortable, and for riders who have had the chance to try her bareback, they will tell you she is like sitting on a pillow!

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Bella Rae

Bella Rae is a Palomino Quarter Horse mare. She is a donation from Houghton College, and a sweet, quiet and very gentle soul! Bella is popular in classes and does great on a lead line. She has smooth, consistent and comfortable gaits that our rider’s really enjoy. She also gets along well with our horses.

Image of Bea the horse


Beatrix or “Bea” as she is known in the barn, is a red roan Appaloosa POA cross mare. She has a light colored body with distinct chestnut markings and a strawberry red mane and tail. Bea is the mother hen of the herd and is always sure to check up on the other horses and make sure everyone makes it back to the barn for feed time. She has a quiet demeanor but has brisk movement when she is in the arena. She enjoys children and loves treats and attention!

Image of Snickers the horse


His name is Snickers and he is a Percheron/Appaloosa cross (draft cross), on long term lease. He is large, gentle, kind, and gets along well with our herd, especially Beatrix. He is also a big goofball who is curious and very quiet tempered.

Rosie Headshot


Rosie is a sweet and gentle American Paint Horse, who came to the farm in September of 2021, leased to us by a generous SASi employee. To look at her, you might not know that she is a paint, until you lift her beautiful mane to see three surprise white spots! Rosie’s background is showing in Western Pleasure and Ranch, but she has some experience in the English show world too. Rosie was quick to take to the program and fill the need for another steady horse and we are so excited to see how she continues to help students learn how to ride. She is the youngest of our herd, being born on Valentine’s Day in 2013!