NEWS from Chestnut Oak Farm
A Visit with Cady & Family!
posted on Aug 23, 2010
On June 17th 2010, while vacationing at the Ocean City Beach in New Jersey, our family had the pleasure of visiting with one of our homebred Drum Horse filly's, Queen's Cadence and her owner's, the Romeo family!
Born in 2008, Cady is owned and lives with the Romeo family of New Jersey, and we were very happy to meet and visit with them while enjoying Cady as well. She is as beautiful as ever, growing like a weed, and can't seem to get enough of people!
We are thankful that Cady is in a wonderful home with the Romeo's where she is loved greatly and given the attention she craves!
Thanks John, Lisa and family!
Sid's New Arrivals for 2010!
posted on Jun 03, 2010
The babies are both here! Sid's first foal crop has arrived and wow, we are stunned!
Steege's Zena (Shire) foaled a gorgeous black and white tobiano Drum Horse filly named Chestnut Oak's Flash of Pearl on May 16, 2010. She has a nice compact uphill build, short back and long legs. This flashy Drum filly also has two beautiful blue eyes! She will be a TALL one!
Steege's Lisa (Shire) foaled a beautiful black Drum Horse colt named Chestnut Oak's Royal David on May 18, 2010. Davey has awesome markings with 3 high white stockings and a perfect wide white blaze. He has a nice solid uphill build, long legs and tons of hair and feather to boot! Will also be a TALL boy!
Both Drum foals are being offered for sale. Do contact for details and pricing.
2010 PA Horse World Expo a Success!
posted on Mar 05, 2010
Scott & Wendy Rager of Chestnut Oak Farm attended the 2010 PA Horse World Expo February 25-28, held at the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, PA
"We represented our farm as well as the American Drum Horse Association". It was a huge success and we were very pleased with the turnout of horse enthusiasts as we received many compliments on how elegant and nice our booth looked!
As we handed out the ADHA informational brochures, I was amazed that most people had never even heard of Drum Horses, so being there was a definite asset and great promotion of the breed. The Equine Journal stopped by as well as channel 11 and we had the pleasure of chatting with world renown Dressage trainer, Julio Mendoza of Maryland (former of Equador), who was smitten with the Drum Horse breed.
Our 10 month old Drum Horse colt, "The Exhibitionist" was exhibited on breed row and was a great ambassador for the breed, standing quietly as children and adults alike stepped into the stall to pet him. He was also a crowd favorite during the Parade of Breeds Demo held each day.
Tara Kaufman (family friend), Brittany Hunter-Folk (daughter of Scott & Wendy), Olivia Hunter (daughter of Scott & Wendy), Austin Rager (son of Scott & Wendy), and Melody Folk (mother-in-law of Brittany), were all helping to promote the breed and work in the booth. We appreciate their time and effort and look forward to further promotion of this wonderful new breed, The American Drum Horse!
Rosey goes to College!
posted on Oct 20, 2009
Our highly versatile Brabant Belgian mare, Rosey Grey, has once again proven herself, being accepted into Wilson College's Equestrian Center in Chambersburg, PA! She is being leased by Wilson College and has joined her favorite student and rider, Olivia Hunter as they being their new adventure this fall.
Being used as a lesson horse is just the beginning of Wilson's plans for Rosey as this special mare is also used for Western Club, Jumping, Therapeutic Riding, Vaulting, weekend lessons for youngsters, and best of all, is performing on the Wilson College Drill Team during Open House, Saturday October 17th, 2009!
A great ambassador for the versatile draft horse breed, we are extremely proud of Rosey as she continues to touch the lives of others.
Sid & Rosey Bring Home the Blue...and then some!
posted on Aug 01, 2009
We couldn't be more proud of our beautiful Brabant mare, Rosey Grey and our young Gypsy Vanner stallion, Rosewater Cassidy (Sid) after their huge success at the first horse show they attended for the 2009 season on July 18, 2009.
Sid won 1st place in Color Breeds Halter and 1st place in Draft Halter, going on to win RESERVE CHAMPION HALTER for the day! This was only his 3rd time ever in the show ring!
As always, Rosey and Olivia did excellent in the bareback class (no saddle, no bridle/bit), winning 2nd place out of 13 entries! The two were extremely proud when they placed 1st in the All Day Pleasure Jackpot (walk, trot) class against tough competition of 12 entries.
Great ambassadors for the their breeds, Both Sid and Rosey were the only "draft" horses at the show and were definite crowd favorites. The two won more ribbons than we can count and received many praises and pats for their great performances, way to go!
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