“I,” “J” & “K” Horses
JALOU is a 16.1 hh Trakehner who was born in Germany in 1990. After being imported to the United States, Jalou competed successfully in dressage at fourth level. Later in his life, Jalou worked as a dressage schoolmaster. He especially enjoyed teaching flying changes, half-pass and extended trot. Jalou retired to Ryerss Farm on August 23, 2018 at the age of 28.
JAX was born in 1994 and came to Ryerss Farm for his retirement on April 9, 2019. He is a 14 hands high bay pony gelding who comes to us from Watchung Stables in New Jersey. Jax worked as a school horse there from 2012 to 2018 teaching mostly beginner riders. Sadly, due to his sway back, he could no longer be ridden. Jax was always a favorite among the young students because of his sweet personality. Ryerss’ staff and volunteers look forward to taking care of him in his much deserved retirement.
KIRA was one of the first foals involved in a Premarin rescue up in Canada with help from The Pegasus Foundation. She was one of the foals purchased from a meat farm and brought back to the United States. Kira, a sorrel mare, is now 17 years old. Soon after she was started under saddle, it was determined that she had OCD lesions that would prevent her from being ridden for any length of time. Her lameness issues retired her earlier than most but otherwise she is loving life here at Ryerss Farm.
KOTA (Kid of the Broker) is a dark bay, 16 hh registered Quarter Horse, who was born in 1997. He lived in Pennsylvania all of his life and was a pleasure horse for his owner. Kota is 21 years old and retired to Ryerss Farm on March 23, 2018. He is already enjoying his retirement and has made two new friends, Daisy and Rosebud.