and I met as students while attending Penn State. We were married
in 1965 and graduated from Penn State in 1966. Bob's work in
the financial world took us first to Lancaster, PA, then to New York
City, then Pittsburgh and finally Syracuse, NY where Bob worked many
years for Merrill-Lynch. I worked for almost 10 years for a large
public library in Liverpool, NY, a suburb of Syracuse. When Bob
retired, we decided that northern Virginia would be an excellent
location, as the weather was more hospitable, we had many friends in the
area, and we had access to a major airport, the history, culture and
sporting events in nearby Washington, DC, and the beautiful, scenic Hunt
Country, with all the glorious horse farms.
has bred and exhibited Shetland Sheepdogs since 1979, and has enjoyed
successes over the years. We have finished over 30 champion
Shelties, have been breeder of two Shelties that won the National
Sheltie specialty, and have owned several top sires of the breed.
We continue to breed and show the Shelties on a more limited basis, with
some outstanding young dogs that will be seeking their championships.
has always loved horses but starting to ride at a "senior" age was not a
great idea. Miniature horses appealed to us and we reconnected
with Sheltie friends Cindy Sells Pond in NY state - and then Wade Burns
and Jon Woodring,
whom we had known from their years showing Shelties and then Beagles.
In a very short time, we met some wonderful miniature horse breeders and
have acquired some beautiful horses with excellent bloodlines. We
eventually began to concentrate on the families of L & D Scout and
Little Kings Black Velvet. We believe we have a great foundation
beautiful miniature horses that will be competitive at the