The herd at Lutherlyn Equestrian Center typically includes twenty to twenty-five horses and ponies. Our herd lives at the LEC year-round and is cared for by a wonderful community of staff, students, and committed volunteers. Just like people have unique personalities, so do horses, and some of the smallest ponies in our barn have the biggest personalities!
Take a few minutes to meet our herd, they're a great group of sweet, patient, and sometimes silly personalities.
Breed: Welsh Pony/Paint
"British Sterling" or Britt, is a retired hunter/jumper pony who comes with a lot of experience. He is a great addition to the lesson program because of his extensive training. He is super friendly and likes to visit with everyone who comes to the barn.
Canyon is a kind and sweet. He is a very smart and willing mount. Canyon is great for lessons and loves trail riding! The students like him for his smooth gaits.
"OK Caracey" is on his third career as a lesson horse. He started life out as a racehorse and was retired from racing to become a three day eventing horse. He has been nickamed Mr.Sweetie at the barn because he is so kind and calm
"RL Magic Man" is a registered Appaloosa. Charley, as we call him, is a retired pony club mount. He is kind and gentle. He loves to give pony rides and do cross country jumping. He is a very athletic horse.
Breed: Shetland Pony/Welsh Pony
Checkers is the barn greeter! He talks to everyone who comes to LEC. If you look closely Checkers is Canyon's mini me!
Breed: Arab/Welsh Pony
Coffee has competed in dressage. She has also competed with her sister, Tea, in combined driving. Coffee and Tea are a great pair who are very friendly. Coffee is permanently retired from riding due to injury. If you would like to help us by supporting Coffee in her retirement please contact Carla
Breed: Grade Pony
Grace loves to run and jump! She is kind and sweet. She has become an easy favorite for many of our students because of her smooth trot and canter.
Houston is a beautiful athletic paint horse. He has been a member of our herd for over 10 years. Houston is a retired jumper and loves to trail ride. He is the kind of horse everyone loves to ride!
Breed: Quarter Horse
Leo is calm and has a sweet nature. He is smooth and loves potato chips!
Leo is owned by a student's family.
Registered as "Martini Vision", Tini is a sweet and gentle mare. She is a retired race horse enjoying her second career. She loves to take baths!
Tini is owned by Carla, the Equestrian Center's Director.
Breed: Mustang cross
Misty is a vocal mare who's always first to the gate at dinner time! This sweet old gal has spent most of her life as a pony club and lesson horse. She is a great teacher!
Riley is a retired show jumper who competed in hunter circuit shows. He is very sweet and gentle. Riley is the type of pony everyone should have. He is a favorite here at the barn
Breed: Miniature Horse
Registered as Moss Grove Peppermint Patty, she is great at jumping and pulls a cart. She's currently the smallest pony at the LEC, but she's got a big personality!
Patty is owned by a student's family.
Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse
Phoenix's registered name is "Rebel in Red". She is owned by one of our instructors who can get her to give kissed on command!
Breed: Appendix Quarter Horse
Pippin is a newer addition to our program and has quickly found himself some teenage girls that adore him. He is a sweet guy who is very comfortable to ride.
Breed: Belgian Warmblood
Saison Vincouer is a retired Grand Prix show jumper. She has shown all over the country and used to jump over 4 feet! She has extensive dressage training. Saison has been a valuable member of our lesson program for many years and is now enjoying semi- retirement.
Breed: Quarter Horse/Welsh
"Silver Britches" is a retired hunter show pony. He is sweet and beautiful. Silver loves carrots, cheetos and swimming!
Tea has competed in dressage and competed with her sister, Coffee, in combined driving. They're a great pair who are very friendly and enjoy driving and trail riding!
Breed: Quarter Horse
Trooper's registered name is "Out on patrol. This calm boy is sweet and loves to eat red licorice!
Trooper is owned by a student's family.
Support Our Herd
Your time and gifts make a difference!
Horses and ponies require a lot of care, which can be costly. Feed, supplements, fly masks, blankets, brushes, therapies, medicines, treatments, farrier visits, and veterinary care are all necessary to keep each member of our herd healthy and happy. We are grateful to the many generous donors who provide gifts which help us provide the best care for our horses. If you would like to make a gift to support our herd, or sponsor a specific horse or pony please visit lutherlyn.com/donate to make a gift. You can designate your gift by selecting Lutherlyn Equestrian Center or by including a message in the Comments. Gifts to help cover the cost of therapies and preventative care are particularly helpful to keep our horses all feeling their best.
The LEC is also blessed with hardworking and committed volunteers who help us keep things running smoothly. In addition to helping us care for our herd members, dozens of general maintenance projects are completed by our wonderful volunteers. They keep our students and herd safe by mending and maintaining fence lines, clearing ditches during rainy seasons, cleaning windows, removing cobwebs, repairing gates and stalls, cutting grass, cleaning and organizing the tack room or supply area, helping with therapeutic riding sessions and much more.
If you're interested in becoming a volunteer please contact Teresa (one of our instructors and volunteer coordinator) at 724-996-4577, no horse experience is required; anyone can help us make a difference!
Lutherlyn is a designated 501(c)(3) and depends on the financial support of its community. Make a tax deductible contribution today!
Gifts can also be mailed to Lutherlyn, PO Box 355, Prospect PA 16052. If you'd like to designate your gift please include a brief note with your request.