first Kateland miniature, a weanling (baby) filly named
Kateland, was acquired from Mendon Equestrian Center in
1989. Since then the herd has grown to sixty plus with an
annual production of 15 plus foals. While many breeders have
limited their programs to breeding for smaller and smaller
minis the Kateland program has been directed toward breeding
for the maximum size (limited to 34 inches at the withers)
and the training of the minis for driving.
The farm consists of three horse barns with one used for
expectant broodmares, another for mares and fillies and
the third for geldings. A show barn with an inside
riding ring measured at 60 x 100 feet was added in 1996.
This facility is used for competitions and training.
Next to the show barn is a 40 x 80 meter dressage ring
fenced for safety. The 30 acres are laced with trails
and obstacles used for cross-country competitions by
horses and ponies as well as minis.
In the early days of the farm the horses were shown in
many breed shows such as the state fair. The acceptance
of the miniature horse as a special driving horse group
by the American Driving Society in 1995 resulted in so
many opportunities to compete that the farm has
concentrated it's efforts on raising and competing
driving horses. The largest and biggest pleasure driving
competition in the world is held every year at Walnut
Hill in Pittsford, New York, where the Kateland horses
have enjoyed an excellent record.
Kateland Farms provides driving lessons and stocks a
limited inventory of carts and harness for miniature
horses as well as having driving miniature horses for
sale. Haunted by the loss of a foal during an extended
birthing, Joy and Ted were determined to learn how to
handle birthing problems. Their experiences are
presented in a video 'Delivering The Miniature Horse'
which has been well received with phone calls from as
far away as Alaska.
For More Information and Videos
Joy and Ted Jenney
3990 Lake Road
Holly, New York 14470