“C” Horses continued
CHANCE, a bay 32 year old Tennessee Walker gelding, retired from the New York City Mounted Police in 2002. It is believed that he was on the force for 12 years. The officers who delivered him to his Pennsylvania home commented that of 48 retired police horses, Chance was always the one to leave the herd to greet visitors.
CHEROKEE: On October 21, 2015, a 15.1 hh bay quarter horse mare named Cherokee arrived to retire at Ryerss. She is 23 years old and was originally owned by Betty Reeves who also owned Winston, a thoroughbred who also lives at Ryerss Farm. Cherokee and Winston were once stabled together at another farm in earlier times but had not seen each other for several years. It was obvious that they still remembered each other when Cherokee joined the Ryerss herd. Cherokee is settling in nicely and enjoys the treats and attention which the visitors give her.
CHEVON is a Dutch Warmblood mare, born in 1984 from a mare of German import. Her life-long owner bought her when she was two years of age and trained her to become an accomplished dressage horse. She reached third level under the guidance of many famous trainers. Chevon had one foal, Kalaeis, an Oldenburg colt, which went on to become a successful show jumper. Chevon stayed sound and continued to enjoy light rides, despite recently losing sight in one eye. She retired to Ryerss June 14, 2011. Her best pals and constant companions are Budrow and April.
CODY, a 15 year old Miniature Horse, retired to Ryerss Farm on January 20th, 2014. He had been originally purchased as a four year old driving pony on a local Chester County farm. Many grandchildren spent hours upon hours playing with Cody and a second Mini named Rosie. The twelve grandchildren were known to spend their summers jumping out of the pool, heading to the barn, hugging the ponies and then jumping back in the pool covered in horse hair. Cody and Rosie were pasture mates with Mr. Coffee, who also retired to Ryerss.
CODY’S MY DREAM (“CODY”) is an American Quarter Horse who was born in 1989 and retired to Ryerss Farm on November 16, 2015 at the age of 26. Cody is 16.5hh and is a liver chestnut color. Cody and his former owner’s daughter competed in many Hunter Shows over the years and won many ribbons and trophies. Cody also loved trail rides and taught people of all ages to ride, even helping a gentleman practice for US Cavalry School Little Big Horn re-enactments. Cody has been a friend and teacher to many people. More importantly, he has always been happy, and has shared that happiness with those who have known him. He is now a member of the herd in the main barn at Ryerss and is making new friends among both visitors and his fellow equine retirees.
CRAFTY (Crafty Star), a solid bay gelding, was foaled in April of 1996. His grandsire was Mr. Prospector. Crafty started his racing career at two years of age and continued racing for five years under many different owners with 49 starts throughout Louisiana, Kentucky, Illinois, Iowa and Pennsylvania. His winnings were over $171,000 with 10 firsts, 6 seconds and 4 thirds.
Crafty was claimed back by his original owner, gelded at the age of six and retired to his home farm. He made his final retirement move to Ryerss Farm on Monday August 25th, 2014 with his buddies Tucker and Laramie.