Chestnut Oak Farm ... Established 2002


The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak 'Moon'




Breed:  DRUM HORSE
GENDER:  Gelding
Date of Birth:  04/16/2009
Registration:  PREMIUM International Drum Horse Association #D0197S
Height:  17hh
Color:  Black & White Tobiano
Sire:  GSF Keebler, by The Bishop
Dam:  Steege's Beth, by Davi Quebec Siboulette
TRAINING:  FOR SALE: $26,500.00 Dressage, Halter, English Pleasure, Trails

We are extremely proud to announce that "The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak" aka 'Moon' competed at the prestigious 2016 Dressage at Devon PA Horse Show on 9/29/16, winning 3rd Place in the IBC Drum Horse classs sponsored by International Drum Horse Association with a score of 73.125%! Moon was presented and shown in-hand by his owner/breeder Wendy Rager.

Chestnut Oak Farm's homebred Drum horse gelding "The Exhibitionist of Chestnut Oak" aka Moon, attended his 1st USDF Dressage Show on 7/9/16 winning Reserve Champion and collecting a total of 334 points! He received 1st place in USDF Introductory Level Test A, 2nd place in USDF Introductory Level Test B, and 2nd place in Introductory Level Test C. This 7 year old beauty and his rider Amy Stoltzfus scored well in Introductory Level Test A, B, & C at the Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport PA. His 1st time under saddle in any show ring, Moon took everything in stride and we couldn't be more proud of this boy and his accomplishments!

Chestnut Oak Farm proudly presents our champion homebred Drum Horse gelding of perfection and farm mascot "The Exhibitionist" aka "Moon". Rightfully named, this flashy boy is absolute perfection. He is a crowd favorite, turning heads and attracting attention wherever he goes! Nicknamed “Moon” as he has a white moon shaped patch on his forehead and several others on his body. He is uniquely colored 80% black, 20% white tobiano. Moon has excellent conformation, an elegant modern build with good bone, superb rhythmic movement with both extension and suspension and a super smooth trot. Moon stands 16.3hh, with a thick long mane and tail and nice feathering on his legs. He also has one of the most beautiful heads we've seen on any horse!

Moon is the friendliest horse we have ever met.  He will leave his buddies and food behind just to be with his human companions. He has amazing patience and will stand for hours to be brushed and spend time with people. He is trained in Halter, English Pleasure, Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, and Ground Driving and has had four months of professional Dressage training. Moon has attended many open and breed shows; local, regional, and international, including the Feathered Horse Classic in PA, Dressage at Devon PA, USDF Dressage Shows, local fairs, parades, and horse camps.  We will continue with his training in the discipline of dressage and of course, he will continue to enlighten the hearts of others.


SHOW RECORD
2016
3RD PLACE: IBC Drum Horse Class In-Hand, score 73.125%, 9/29/16, 2016 Dressage at Devon, Devon, PA, Judge: Christal Carlson
RESERVE CHAMPION USDF DRESSAGE SCHOOLING SHOW, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport, PA
1ST PLACE: USDF Introductory Level-Test A, score 65.625%, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport, PA, Judge: Debbie Morrison
2ND PLACE: USDF Introductory Level-Test B, score 65.313%, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding Club, Williamsport, PA, Judge: Debbie Morrison
2ND PLACE: USDF Introductory Level-Test C, score 62.250%, 7/9/16, Williamsport Riding, Club, Williamsport, PA, Judge: Debbie Morrison

2013
1ST PLACE: Halter Color Breeds, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Halter Draft/Draft Cross, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
2ND PLACE: Showmanship Adult, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
RESERVE CHAMPION HALTER, 7/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Halter Color Breeds, 4/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Halter Draft/Draft Cross, 4/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
3RD PLACE: Showmanship Adult 4/27/13, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA

2011
4TH PLACE:  Halter Color Breeds, 8/13/11, Moondust Meadows Horse Shows, McClure, PA
2ND PLACE: Halter Open, 8/13/11, Moondust Meadows Horse Show, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Drum Stallions/Geldings 2 yrs old & under, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
GRAND CHAMPION DRUM HORSE, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
2ND PLACE: Drum Horse Color Patterned, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
2ND PLACE: Drum Horse Dressage Suitability In-Hand, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
3RD PLACE: At Liberty (2 minutes), 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
6TH PLACE: Open Grooming & Conditioning, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
RESERVE HIGH POINT DRUM HORSE, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA
RESERVE CHAMPION PERFORMANCE DRUM, 6/4/11, Feathered Horse Classic, Greensburg, PA

2010
1ST PLACE: Open Halter Weanling/Yearling, 9/11/10, McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Horse Show, McClure, PA
1ST PLACE: Color Breeds Halter, 9/11/10, McClure Bean Soup Festival & Fair Horse Show, McClure, PA

 

 

 

Ruskington Charlie 'Captain'




Breed:  SHIRE HORSE (Imported from England)
GENDER:  Gelding
Date of Birth:  03/01/2000
Registration:  Shire Horse Society (England)
Height:  17.2hh
Color:  Black, four white stockings, belly spashes, blaze
Sire:  Landcliffe Aristocrat, by Deighton Bomber
Dam:  Foxoaks Legacy, by Fifield Charles
TRAINING:  RIP CAPTAIN! Halter, Drives, Rides

RIP CAPTAIN...GONE...BUT NEVER FORGOTTEN...Chestnut Oak Farm proudly announces the newest addition to the farm, a gorgeous team of English Imported Black Shire Geldings, Ruskington Charlie (Captain) and Deighton Panther (Jaguar). These two large majestic boys are making quite a statement here at the farm and we have "big" plans for them.  Giving sleigh and wagon rides are top on the priority list, but that may just be the beginning. Keep checking back to see what these two fabulous boys have accomplished!

One of the sweetest horses on the farm, Captain commands attention with his majestic old style charm and stunning good looks.  Imported from England as a two year old, he is by Landcliffe Aristocrat and out of Foxoaks Legacy.  A beautiful neck and shoulder, great top line, heavy bone, and super thick feather are some of his best qualities.  He moves with much knee and hock action and is a great example of a hitch horse.

A wonderful ambassador for the Shire breed, Captain has a special love of children and enjoys being surrounded by kids, making his favorite job babysitting!  Captain and his teammate Jaguar made 2012 PA Farm Show history when they won 2nd place in Mated Team Halter, as this was only the second year that shires competed, the first was our own shire mare Steege's Zena, who won 1st place in Clydesdale/Shire Halter mare class! We will enjoy showing and promoting Captain as the wonderful shire horse he is!

SHOW RECORD
2012
2ND PLACE: Clydesdale/Shire Gelding Mated Team Halter (5 entries), 1/6/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA
7TH PLACE: Clydesdale/Shire Gelding Halter (13 entries), 1/6/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA

 

 

Deighton Panther 'Jaguar'




Breed:  SHIRE HORSE (Imported from England)
GENDER:  Gelding
Date of Birth:  04/19/2000
Registration:  Shire Horse Society (England)
Height:  18hh
Color:  Black, four white stockings, small belly spot, blaze
Sire:  Trofarth Cymro, by Skelton Masterpiece
Dam:  West Fen Foxy, by Moore's Gay Ambassador
TRAINING:  SOLD! CONGRATULATIONS TO PARIS & GARY IN RHODE ISLAND!

THE BEAUTIFUL JAGUAR HAS BEEN SOLD. Chestnut Oak Farm proudly announces the newest addition to the farm, a gorgeous team of English Imported Black Shire Geldings, Deighton Panther (Jaguar) and Ruskington Charlie (Captain). These two large majestic boys are making quite a statement here at the farm and we have "big" plans for them. Giving sleigh and wagon rides are top on the priority list, but that may just be the beginning. Keep checking back to see what these two fabulous boys have accomplished!

Jaguar has a sweet, comical personality and enjoys entertaining guests with his playful demeanor.  His large amounts of hair and feather coupled with his showy attitude give him a beautiful fantasy look. He and his teammate Captain made 2012 PA Farm Show history when they won 2nd place in Mated Team Halter, as this was only the second year that shires competed, the first was our own shire mare Steege's Zena, who won 1st place in Clydesdale/Shire Halter mare class! We will enjoy showing and promoting Jaguar as the wonderful shire horse he is!

SHOW RECORD
2012
2ND PLACE: Clydesdale/Shire Gelding Mated Team Halter (5 entries), 1/6/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA
5TH PLACE: Clydesdale/Shire Gelding Halter (13 entries), 1/6/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA
5TH PLACE: Youth English Riding (10 entries), 1/6/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA
4TH PLACE: Clydesdale/Shire Men's Cart (10 entries), 1/7/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA
7TH PLACE: Clydesdale/Shire Ladie's Cart (9 entries), 1/7/12, PA Farm Show, Harrisburg, PA