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.
SEVEN: On Saturday, August 17th 2013, School Horses of Watchung (SHOW) retired Seven with us. Seven, a 23-year old grade gelding, gave 11 years of service to Watchung Stables. He came by the name of Seven simply because he was the horse in the #7 stall. He helped hundred of riders win blue ribbons at shows and even taught riders how to fall off.
In 2010, Seven was retired from the program because of arthritic changes and spent his days as a companion horse at SHOW. Seven was always a bit of a loner and would rather hang around the barn grazing than go out into the field and actually be a horse…shades of Smokey and Wheaties, our “Chocolate Lab and Golden Retriever.” Because of the similar behaviors and his coloring, we are referring to Seven as our German Short-Haired Pointer.
SHELBY’S JOYis a chestnut Thoroughbred. She stands 15.1 hands. Born in 1986, Shelby played polo in Florida, New York, Valley Forge Military Academy, Bucks County and Tinicum Park polo clubs, retiring from the sport in 2002. Shelby is known for her tenacity and speed on and off the field, as well as her diva-like personality. Shelby retired to Ryerss Farm with her friend Peri in August 2008. Shelby and her new friend Bourbon are now constant companions out in the field.
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.