CHESTNUT OAK FARM
Specializing in Unique and Traditional Colored Superior Quality Gypsy Vanner & Drum Horses
"WHERE ENGLISH TRADITION MEETS AMERICAN QUALITY"
Welcome to Chestnut Oak Farm! We are a family owned and operated facility that specializes in breeding and sales of unique and traditional colored top quality Gypsy Vanner and Drum Horses for performance, personality, and presence. We breed, show, and promote these versatile breeds and have some of the best and oldest bloodlines available.
We are located in the beautiful countryside of Beaver Springs in central Pennsylvania, just an hour north of Harrisburg.
Using carefully selected GVHS registered Gypsy Vanner mares and ASHA registered Shire mares, we are breeding them to our superb quality Gypsy Vanner stallions. Rosewater Cassidy 'Sid', is a Taliesin son and Bishop grandson who offers excellent conformation and traditional black and white coloring to our breeding program. Sir Royal RIO Grande is a spectacular HzW20 Silver Buckskin with red gene, grandson of The Boss and Coates Oliver. RIO has impeccable bloodlines and can produce a rainbow of unique colors. While truly believing in quality, not quantity, our foals are raised in a hands-on, caring environment, and handled daily. Each foal is imprinted at birth and receives the appropriate training per age level, giving it a solid foundation from the very beginning. From superior athlete to backyard friend, our horses are suitable for a variety of disciplines. They possess exceptional athletic ability and conformation, along with wonderful dispositions and beauty.
We offer quality young stock for sale each year so be sure to check out our For Sale page to see what we have available!
Our beautiful Gypsy Vanner stallion Rosewater Cassidy "Sid" is highly athletic and training in Dressage! He is always in the blue at the shows he attends. Check out our Stallions page to find out more information this amazing stallion!
Quality and one of a kind color, GDR Sir Royal RIO Grande is the ONLY Homozygous W20 Solid Silver Buckskin with Red gene Gypsy Vanner stallion in the world! He will offer extraordinary color to our upcoming Gypsy & Drum foals. Find out more information about this exciting boy on our Stallions page.
Owned by Scott & Wendy Rager and established in 2002, Chestnut Oak Farm is a 72 acre former dairy farm that was owned and operated by our grandparents. It has been in our family for 65 years! Dedicated dairy farmers, our grandparents gave each of their animals the highest quality care and respect, believing in hard work and possessing great values. We are proud to carry on that tradition by using those same values in our high quality horse breeding program.
The large 1840's bank barn is being renovated into an 11 stall horse barn complete with three spacious birthing stalls, two feed rooms, large tack room, and a heated lounge/office. Modern windows have been added to allow for natural lighting and proper ventilation. Restoration of the old barn and surrounding facilities has been a family affair, with most of the work being done by Scott himself.
In 2002, we discovered the amazing breed of Gypsy and Drum Horses while looking through a magazine. It was love at first sight and after careful planning and research we've entered into our own breeding program and are dedicated to raising Drum Horses of the highest quality.