Rolling Stone Farm I ABOUT US
 
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About Us

Rolling Stone Farm is located in Slatington, Pennsylvania, and is convenient to the Lehigh Valley International Airport, New York and Philadelphia. Visitors are welcome by appointment only.

Our Mission

Our mission is to provide a carefully managed environment in which to produce a number of well bred warmblood horses each year. Our goal is to produce athletic and healthy individuals who are able to excel in dressage and jumping with both amateur and professional riders alike. The key to this is a focus on rideability, good gaits and exceptional temperaments. Many RSF horses are now in training and winning across the country, and several of Gold Luck's oldest foals are poised to make their FEI debuts in the coming year.

Our breeding program includes quality mares with impeccable bloodlines, including several who won championships at their respective mare inspections. All mares are carefully selected to produce outstanding foals when bred to elite Hanoverian and Oldenburg (GOV) stallions, including our own stallion, Gold Luck. We have many of his offspring available for sale, including weanlings and yearlings as well as a few select broodmares. We also usually have an outstanding selection of riding horses for sale.

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Our People

Owners Mo and Jim Swanson
Mo and Jim have been raising warmblood sport horses for over 20 years, with a particular focus on Hanoverians for much of that time.

Mo is a judge for the Oldenburg Horse Breeder’s Society (GOV) on its yearly inspection tours. She makes numerous tours to Germany and has extensive contacts and friends there. She is on the Board of Directors of the Mid-Atlantic Hanoverian Breeders Association (MAHB), a successful regional breed club, and she is one of their founding members. She originated and has helped to organize their Annual Fall Mare Show.

Jim always regarded the farm as an oasis from the corporate world and with his recent retirement, he can always be counted on to keep things running smoothly, help handle the youngsters or show off one of the stallions in hand.

Young Horse Trainer - Cara Klothe
She is a USDF Bronze and Silver medalist who has had experience in breaking warmbloods and ponies and even did western wrangling in CO for a summer! We are lucky to have her here at RSF. Look for her in the show ring on RSF horses.
Assistant Young Horse Trainer - Olivia Steidle
USDF Bronze medal Dressage trainer Olivia Steidle has applied more than a decade of professional experience and a lifetime of horse experience training horses and their riders the art of Dressage in and around Bucks and Northhampton Counties. She has trained with Max Gahwhyler, Bo Jena, Alex Tscherba (coach of the Russian Young Riders), Gerhard Politz, Karl Mikolka, Nancy Baker, and for the last ten years, Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel.

Olivia’s methods are based in classical dressage and geared towards creating a synergistic work ethic in the horse, giving the horse confidence in himself and allowing the horse to enjoy and be proud of himself in work. Because she still loves to jump and go out cross country, Olivia successfully employs cross training in her methods, creating well-rounded, confident, fun sport horses.
 

Dawn Coffey
Dawn comes to work every day with a smile on her face and a she also has a wonderful laugh. Nothing is too much for her to do. She manages her own large farm in addition to working at RSF.
Taylor Hoffman
Taylor started working for RSF after she and her father came up the driveway one day to say hello. They are close by neighbors. Taylor and her dad came to see a foal being born and Taylor was hooked. They also came to watch our Oldenburg MPT and inspection. Jim and I were impressed with her cooperative nature and her smiling face. She always goes above and beyond
doing what she is told to do. She now is a regular part time employee at RSF, helping with the evening feeding and cleaning stalls on the weekends. She is a junior at our local high school where she does track and prom committee as well as being an excellent student. We are lucky to have her!
Young Horse Breaker and farrier for the riding horses - Anfy Sutliff
Andy is an experienced western rider and I can tell you he is a gifted young horse breaker.  He starts them in western tack with a snaffle bridle and transitions them to dressage tack at the end of the breaking period.  He has soft hands, a very balanced seat and the horses he breaks end up quiet and confident.  He is also a very good farrier who learned under one of the biggest names in farrier work in the dressage world. 
Young horse and broodmare farrier - Ken Martin
Ken has been our farrier for 13 years now. He has now left the Lehigh Valley and comes up every few months from his “retirement” home in Bokeelia, FL. He always exhibits the utmost in patience and his skill in correctly balancing a sometimes moving young horse foot is amazing.
Vet Clinic - All Points Equine
Our regular vet clinic is All Points Equine.  We love working with Kristen Fenstermacher and Tera Romig.  Here is their website:  http://allpointsequine.com/


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Our Facilities
Constructed in 2000, our 40 acre facility is complete with indoor/outdoor rings, breeding areas, a lovely new barn with 16 large box stalls, oversized turnout sheds and acres of rolling pastures and paddocks. A heated office and lab is equipped with everything necessary for the proper preparation of A/I and semen shipments.
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Our Breeding Program
At Rolling Stone Farm, the bloodlines of our stallions and mares are carefully matched to produce the finest foals possible. Our mares are carefully monitored throughout their pregnancies to produce the healthiest foals possible. After the foals are born, they are handled daily, placed on a proper worming schedule and receive regular farrier and veterinary attention. All of our horses are turned out daily in large pastures and in appropriate age groups to foster correct physical development, as well as good socialization and herd interaction skills. Our foals develop into healthy and loving young horses.