Joanne Y. Pierce Fine Art

Horseman’s Directory enjoys each and every sponsor over the last 35 years. We get to share in your work and appreciate the dedication in each and every one of you. We WELCOME – Joanne Y. Pierce to our Horse Directory. Joanne has a new project (below) of Triple Crown Winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and American Pharoah. What a gorgeous painting. Learn what she’s doing with it by reading a letter from Joanne.

Fine Art by Joanne Y. Pierce

Dearest Friends and Family,

It is my great honor and pleasure to unveil my latest philanthropic project – “Triple Crown Winner Montage”.  Inspired by my love and appreciation for the horse racing community, this 20”x30” framed portrait montage of prominent Triple Crown winners Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and American Pharoah (2015) will be presented during the silent auction at this year’s Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday July 29th.

As many of you know, the horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 – 100,000 direct and indirect jobs and impacts the local economy by an estimated $8 billion dollars. In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about the remarkable influence horses have on their great state and worldwide.

Along with a fun-filled day of children’s activities, free pony rides, educational booths, and interactive equine stations, there is the opportunity to see some of the best hunter jumpers and riders in the world display their talents at the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix. The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day and is taking place in the breathtaking outdoor Rolex Stadium.

“Triple Crown Winner Montage” will be auctioned off in the Sponsors’ Tent during the Grand Prix event to benefit the beautiful and meaningful work that my friends at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation dedicate themselves to year-round. To learn more about this fabulous event and how you can get tickets to the Grand Prix, be sure to visit .

Tom and I are very excited to be making the trip down to Lexington this weekend. If you’re in the area, do yourself a favor and spend some time down at the Kentucky Horse Park. Hope to see you there!

Speak to you soon,


Rocking Ranch Horse Resort

Rocking Horse Ranch Resort – Highland, New York

rocking-horse-ranch-resort-in-new-york-highlandBeautiful Riding Trails are open all year-round. Each season offers its own unique beauty to discover!

The Ranch’s Riding Adventure takes you back in time with the flavor of the Old West. Enjoy trail riding and horse drawn wagon & sleigh rides all year long! Our Trail Riding Program starts at age 7. For Junior Wranglers not quite ready for trail riding, we offer our Pony Ride Area, perfectly suited to getting the little ones started. All horse related activities are a part of our all-inclusive vacation package!

Whether you’re an old hand or meeting horses for the very first time, you’re sure to bring home exciting, adventure filled memories that will last a lifetime!

Certified Horsemanship Association

Our experienced riding staff demonstrates daily, all the basic western riding techniques as well as riding safety. All trail rides are supervised by a member of management certified by the renowned Certified Horsemanship Association. Individual attention at the beginning of each trail ride assures that each rider is properly outfitted and starts out on the right foot!”

Look at other amazingly fun things you can do!

Horse-Drawn Wagon Rides
Yup, we have the Big Ones! Our massive Percheron draft team driven by one of our experienced teamsters pulls our custom made wagon at a delightful pace through our scenic woods. Perfect get together moment for the entire family!

Tractor-Drawn Wagon Rides

Typically a night event. When the “Big Boys” are sleeping, we still run the hay rides; but with a big, orange colored tractor named Kubota! The hayrides will drop riders off at our campfire, marshmallow roast and sing along. A very fun evening for the entire family.

Barn Tours
Want to learn more about the world’s largest saddle horse operation? Did you know our horses eat over 5 tons of hay a week? Curious to guess how much grain they eat? What or who is a “farrier”? And, where does all that manure go? These questions and more are answered by one of our experienced wranglers who will guide you through our huge 115 stall barn.


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