SAMMY (named FAVORITE’S FELLOW) is a 23-year-old Tennessee Walking Horse who retired to Ryerss on April 2, 2018, when his owner was no longer able to ride. Sammy spent his first 10 years in Tennessee, showing in local gaited horse shows. After arriving in Pennsylvania, he became a trusted and brave trail horse. He went on camping trips at Gettysburg National Park and other sites throughout Pennsylvania. For 11 years he was part of the Park Watch Program in Valley Forge National Park, patrolling the more remote areas of the Park. Sammy especially loves children and is always gentle around them. Sammy comes to Ryerss with his new buddy, Comanche. When Comanche was in need of a friend and protector, Sammy became that friend and the two now have a special bond.
SEQUENCE, a 16.2hh bay thoroughbred, born in 1995, was bred by Maple Leaf Farms for racing. She was sold as a yearling at the Saratoga Yearling Sale and raced for three years with total earnings of $109,060.0. In 2002 she was purchased back by Maple Leaf Farm who used her as a broodmare. She produced 5 foals before retiring to Ryerss Farm in February of 2014, along with her stablemates Smartie, Pounce and Mingles.
SIDNEY is a 16.2-hand chestnut Quarter horse and Thoroughbred cross. Born in 1979, Sidney is known for his “smile.” Before retiring to Ryerss in August 1997, Sidney walked the trails with his former owner. Today, Sidney enjoys being out to pasture with his buddy, Jamaica.