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Prospective Horse Donation Application


Our Horses

The horses at the Held Equestrian Center are an integral part of the teams and the riding program.

Without the generosity of our donors and amazing support from our team of veterinarians, farriers, and sponsors, our horses wouldn't be able to serve our students and the College in the ways that they do. They are the backbone of our program and teach our students about more than just riding every single day.

Introducing the members of our herd: 



2002 Quarter Horse gelding
Courtesy of Brandy Sloane

 Chandler Chandler

2003 Zangersheide gelding
Donated by Terri Dandino

2007 KWPN mare
Donated by Ivy Kessler

 Chaucer Chaucer

2001 Holsteiner gelding
Donated by Sam & Marianne Oliva

 ChipSM Chip

2006 KWPN gelding
Courtesy of Fox Meadow Farm

 Coco Coco

2003 Selle Francais mare
Donated by Bill Spencer

 Danny Danny

2002 Thoroughbred gelding
Donated by Grace Tsangaris

Dexter Dexter

1999 Thoroughbred gelding
Donated by Walker Valley Farms

 Fig Figaro

2000 Holsteiner gelding
Donated by Elizabeth Crosby

 HollywoodSM Hollywood

APHA gelding
Donated by Cheryl Most

  JaxSM Jax

2013 AQHA mare
Donated by A. Joy Bail

  JJ Djerba ("JJ")

2006 Swiss Warmblood mare
Courtesy of the University of Findlay

 Joey  Joey

2005 KWPN gelding

 Johnny Johnny

2005 AQHA gelding
Donated by John Post

  Kat Kat

2011 AQHA mare
Courtesy of McKenna Rechsteiner

  Lola  Lola

2009 AQHA mare
Donated by Katherine Goering-Anderson

 MonicaSM Monica

2007 AQHA mare
Donated by Megan Pierpont

 Norman  Norman

2002 APHA gelding
Courtesy of Kelsey Keathly


 Pebbles Pebbles

2016 AQHA mare
Donated by Warren English III


   Piper Piper

2005 Selle Francais gelding
Donated by Lisa Campbell


2006 KWPN gelding
Donated by Van Fox

   Rockefeller Rockefeller

1997 Swedish Warmblood gelding
Donated by Laura Shunk

  Romeo Romeo

2005 Canadian Warmblood gelding
Donated by Lisa Campbell

  Synco Synco

2003 Thoroughbred gelding
Donated by Amy Goodnow '93

   Timmy  Timmy

2004 AQHA gelding

TopperSM  Topper

2012 AQHA mare 



wally   Wally

2014 AQHA gelding
Donated by Libby Rinder

WernerSM Werner

2003 KWPN gelding
Donated by Gayle Rusk





Photo credit: Norfleet Marketing & Photography

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