Sommer Pony Farm was founded in 1999 to breed Section B Welsh Ponies of quality and distinction. We are conveniently located in Ohio between Dayton, Columbus and Cincinnati.
Jen's dream of Sommer Pony Farm began in 1995, when she transferred to the equine science program at Morehead State University, where she learned about the business and technical aspects of operating a successful breeding farm. After graduating with honors in 1998, she, with her husband Jeff, put down roots in Clarksville, Ohio. (No, there's no train.)
In the summer of 1999, Jen travelled to Brookside Stud in Ontario, and acquired Brookside Merit and *Cloigen Ruby to become the foundation mares of her breeding program.
In late November 2000, Gayfields Silver Sprocket, came to Clarksville to be our beloved stallion. His first foals began arriving in April of 2003 and we have been pleased with what he has produced. Sprocket is available to a limited number of mares each breeding season. All foals sired by Sprocket are eligable for registration in the Welsh Pony and Cob Society of America. For more information about Sprocket, feel free to follow the stallion link at the bottom of this page.
In 2003, before Sprocket was old enough to put foals on the ground, Ruby presented us with a lovely bay filly. She was named Sommertime Opening Ceremony not only in reference to her famous sire, Cloe Olympian, but also in reference to the beginning of our breeding program. Sara is the one my trainer told me to hang on to because he really liked her. After her mother's unimely death, Sara has filled the role as broodmare that was left vacant by her mother.
The latest addition to our little farm is Carol-D Amanda Bear. She came north from Texas in the spring of 2010 to be used as a broodmare. It turns out she is a wonderful match for our son, so she spent much of 2010 under saddle taking care of our boy in walk-trot classes at Welsh and Open shows. In fact, Will has been named the Walk-Trot Welsh Champion in the North Central Region of the country for 2010.