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Hanover Shoe Farms Inc.     The history of Hanover Shoe Farms began in the mid 1920's and now stretches over the fabric of harness racing throughout the world like a huge, woven quilt. The famous Pennsylvania nursery has been at the forefront of world Harness Racing for most of its 72 years of operation. From the time the United States Trotting Association began compiling breeder's statistics Hanover Shoe Farms' progeny have always led the money-earning totals. The Farm's commitment to the future is just as strong as its glorious past. With strong leaders like Lawrence Sheppard and John Simpson, Sr. in the past and Paul Spears in recent years, the Farms have always been in the most capable hands. The new and talented young leadership of Jim Simpson (the son of John Simpson) and Russell Williams (the grandson of Lawrence Sheppard) will steer Hanover Shoe Farms into the next century. The Hanover name will most certainly remain at the top for many years to come.  The history of any breeding farm is a chronicle of its stallions. Hanover Shoe Farms has historically been home to many of the sport's most prolific sires. From the early years of Harness Racing's first Hambletonian Winner Guy McKinney and the World Champions Dean Hanover and Billy Direct; to the post World War II era of Star's Pride, Adios and Tar Heel; to the late 70's, 80's and early 90's with Super Bowl and Albatross; and now into the next century with Western Hanover, American Winner, Sierra Kosmos, Cam's Card Shark, Donerail, Lindy Lane, Ball And Chain and the 1998 addition Arturo, the Hanover stallions have always been among the most successful of any equine breed.  Hanover's first notable horses were all trotters, including the World Champions Peter Manning and Dean Hanover; and the brilliant and undefeated three-year-old Hambletonian and Kentucky Futurity winning filly Hanover's Bertha. Hanover waited many years to stand its first pacer­also a World Champion­the great free-legged sensation Billy Direct. Although he died at a very young age, Billy Direct made a huge impact on Hanover and on the breed. Billy Direct's daughters became some of the most prolific broodmares and his great World Champion son, Tar Heel, enhanced his legend at Hanover.

Iron Spring Farm     Three centuries ago, William Penn found his promised land in the hills of Pennsylvania. With its wild-life, rivers and friendly climate, it was an ideal area to settle in for the pioneers that conquered North America. Though many things have changed over the years, the area is as beautiful as it was in the seventeenth century. Like William Penn, horse owners have been attracted to this countryside and find it ideal to breed and raise their horses. Mary Alice Malone, founder of Iron Spring Farm is among those who call this historic area home. Located on acres of rolling hills and pastures, Iron Spring Farm is just an hour from Philadelphia. A large part of Iron Spring Farm is protected by a private land conservancy.  Originally owned by the pioneers that came with William Penn, the land was parceled out in 100 acre farms. Over the years, Mary Alice has purchased the land that surrounded her original farm and today Iron Spring Farm rests on 400 acres.

Kismet Farm    Kismet Farm is nestled on 27 acres of rolling hills in Hanover, Pennsylvania. We are breeding Spotted American Warmblood horses of substance and good minds to compete at all levels of the English discipline. We offer a variety of customized breeding programs, both domestically and internationally, which includes on-the-farm artificial insemination, shipped fresh or frozen semen, and limited breeding shares. Costs for customized breeding programs are determined via Private Treaty. Wap Spotted Our principal stallion is Wap Spotted, a two time MHSA Hi-Point Champion. He consistently sires size, bone, "A" movement and tractable temperaments. More often than not, he out-produces himself when bred to "average" Thoroughbred and Warmblood mares

Our Farm, Inc., Norristown, Pennsylvania     Our Farm, Inc., is a major breeding, boarding, and show barn located in southeastern Pennsylvania's Montgomery County. The home to more than 300 Thoroughbred and American Quarter Horses, Our Farm comprises 450 acres and provides a range of services including breeding, training, instruction, and layup care. Our facility features a one acre, enclosed, climate controlled riding ring and a year-round therapeutic swimming pond. In addition to our training and breeding activities, Our Farm, Inc. is an authorized Purina and Mazuri Feeds dealer. We invite you to stop in, get a tour, and take some time to visit.

Whitehorse Farms     Whitehorse Farms  Located in the rich farm lands of the Valley Forge area of historic Pennsylvania, Whitehorse Farms blends the traditions of quality bloodlines with contemporary nurturing practices.

Xanthus Farm, Inc.    Xanthus Farm, Inc.  1225 Bon-Ox Road  Gettysburg, Pennsylvania 17325 (717) 624-2835   Xanthus Farm, Inc. specializes in breeding Thoroughbred horses. We are located on the limestone-enriched rolling countryside of Gettysburg, Pennsylvania. With the arrival of Digamist and the overwhelming success of Judge Smells, Xanthus Farm has taken a leading role as a major producer of Pennsylvania-bred horses. We are a member of the Pennsylvania Horse Breeders Association (PHBA).