EquiisAutisticSavantArtist/Welsh and Welsh Crossbred Pony Breeding Farm

Pony Breeding Farm Riding & Training

Mary Katherine Day-Petrano is uniquely suited to breeding and training pony hunters, jumpers, and equitation "medal" ponies, as well as giving riding instruction to pony child riders for their personal achievement or to learn to show and win.

Mary was the late R.W. "Ronnie" Mutch's pony breaker, trainer, and rider at Nimrod Farms in Weston,Connecticut. Mary is 5 feet tall, a little more than a dwarf, perfectly suited to professionally work with ponies.

Mary began working with ponies at age 16, breaking and starting Welsh crossbred ponies for  Dr. and Mrs. Yeaton's Bittersweet pony breeding farm. Mary was the designated "pony" rider typically assigned about 8 ponies per day to work with at Nimrod Farm.

Mary also broke yearling Thoroughbreds for the racetrack at a number of farms in Lexington, Kentucky, and has re-trained numerous Thoroughbred retired off the racetrack for new careers as hunters, jumpers, and equitation horses.     

Mary has years of experience breaking, training, and working with ponies and child riders, from beginners through competition at the top A-levels.  

Located conveniently only about 20 minutes East of Gainesville, Florida and only about 20-30 minutes North of Ocala and the NE part of Marion County, Florida (Citra).  

Riding lessons: 

$50 per hour of Mary's time for riding instruction and related services; or

 

Riding lesson, training, and show packages are also available for the serious competitor. Inquire for details.


Contact: (727) 237-6778 or e-mail: ponyhunterjumper@yahoo.com

 

For Horse and Pony Training pricesplease inquire at e-mail: ponyhunterjumper@yahoo.com 

For the Coaching of Horse or Pony and Rider at Horse Shows price list and packages, please inquire at e-mail: ponyhunterjumper@yahoo.com 

 

Additional pictures can be seen on the "Champion Hunter Ponies" link on this website.  

Leadline Class, 4 year old rider, Michelle D. Morgan, on WPCSA Registered Section A Welsh pony, gelding, "Haven Toby," trained by Mary  

Riding Instruction, 7 year old beginner rider learning to jump on Pebbles Is A Star, Swedish Warmblood x half-Arabian, half-Quarter horse crossbred Large Pony, trained by Mary

 

Riding Instruction, 8 year old beginner rider, Michelle D. Morgan, on "Ten Speed," Palomino, Large Pony, Mare, broke and trained by Mary 

 

Riding Instruction, 9 year old advanced beginner rider learning to jump on Bella, former Amish buggy Large Pony retrained by Mary to jump. Bella (formerly Va Va Voom) was purchased from Gail McGuffey of The Dressage Arena:

Riding Instruction, 10 year old advanced beginner rider on Bella, former Amish buggy Large Pony retrained by Mary to jump. Bella (formerly Va Va Voom) was purchased from Gail McGuffey of The Dressage Arena:

 

Coached the Stadium Jumping and Dressage for the Napa Valley Pony Club, Napa, California 

Riding instruction, 10 year old beginner rider on Celestee, Large Pony broke and trained by Mary

Riding instruction, 10 year old beginner rider on Celestee, Large Pony broke and trained by Mary

Riding instruction, 11 year old advanced beginner rider on Large Pony, Celestee 

Video: Jumping in the large arena, June 2, 2013  

Riding instruction, 12 year old intermediate rider on Large Pony, Celestee

Photo: Trotting the cavalettis in the large arena

 

Video: Jumping in the large arena, January 19, 2014

Photo: Jumping in the large arena, March 9, 2014

Photo: Learning to jump the liverpool (real water), March 9, 2014

 

Video: Jumping in the large arena, March 9, 2014 

Photo: Jumping up onto the bank jump in the Field of Dreams, January 26, 2014 

Photo: Landing on top of the bank jump in the Field of Dreams, January 26, 2014  

Photo: Jumping the small ditch jump in the Field of Dreams, January 26, 2014

Photo: Jumping up out of the eventer pond jump (and correcting bad habits - pointing the index finger ...) in the Field of Dreams, January 26, 2014

 

Photo: Jumping down into the eventer pond jump in the Field of Dreams, January 26, 2014

 

The eventer pond jump DOES have water in it from time-to-time ... 

Video: Ditch, eventer pond, and bank jumping in the Field of Dreams, January 26, 2014 

 

Photo: Jumping the "log" jump in the Field of Dreams, September 14, 2014

  
Video: Jumping in the Field of Dreams, September 14, 2014 
 
 
 
Photo: Jumping in the large arena, September 14, 2014
Video: Jumping in the large arena, September 13, 2014
 
 
Celeste will be bred to Sec. A Welsh pony stallion "Equiis Purple Mountain Majesty" again in 2015 for a Welsh crossbred foal. His pedigree is here: http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/equiis+purple+mountain+majesty.

Celeste will be bred to Sec. A Welsh pony stallion "Equiis Purple Mountain Majesty" again in 2015 for a Welsh crossbred foal. His pedigree is here: Equiis Purple Mountain Majesty Sec. A Welsh Pony Stallion ,  http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/equiis+purple+mountain+majesty. 

Celeste's pedigree is here: Celeste , http://www.allbreedpedigree.com/celeste+tardy. 

 

Video: A Riding Lesson: Same rider advancing, learning to put together elements of a course on Suavy, February 8, 2015 (much improvement, only five months later !)

 
Video: Caelan Mandigo's first ride on Celestial Diamonds, jumping in the arena, April 26, 2015 
 
 

Video: Caelan Mandigo's first ride on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, April 26, 2015  

Video: Caelan Mandigo's first ride on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, April 26, 2015 

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate On Little Karma Blue (Blue Who x Chrisniter) For The First Time, Flat Work, May 3, 2015

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping Crossrails On Little Karma Blue (Blue Who x Chrisniter) For The First Time, May 3, 2015

 
Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping in the Arena On Celestial Diamonds, May 3, 2015 
 
 
Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping In The Field  Of Dreams on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), May 3, 2015
 

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping In The Arena, Learning to Count Strides, and Jump Lines, on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), May 3, 2015
 
 

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping In The Arena On Celestial Diamonds, May 25, 2015

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping Figure 8 Oxer Exercise In The Arena On Celestial Diamonds, May 25, 2015 

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping Figure 8 Oxer Exercise In The Arena On Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), May 25, 2015

 

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Jumping In The Field And The Bank Jump On Little Karma Blue (Blue Who x Chrisniter) For The First Time, May 25, 2015

Video: A Riding Lesson: Intermediate Putting Elements Of A Course Together In The Arena On Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), May 31, 2015 

Video: Caelan Mandigo's second ride on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), warming up jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015  

Video: Caelan Mandigo's second ride on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), warming up jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015 

Video: Caelan Mandigo working a Figure 8 over an oxer #1 on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015

Video: Caelan Mandigo working a Figure 8 over an oxer #2 on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015 

Video: Caelan Mandigo working a Figure 8 over an oxer #3 on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015  

Video: Caelan Mandigo cantering lines on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015 

Video: Caelan Mandigo cantering lines on Tall Dark N Suave (Suavy), jumping in the arena, June 2, 2015 

 

Photo: Going on "Trail Rides"

For more pictures of riding student on Autism horse (Gulliver), see ASC Equine Service Horse link on this website. 

Mary also works with adult riders from time to time.

 

Riding instruction, Adults 

Photo: On Celestee, Large Pony

Photo: On Suavy, flat work  

Photo: On Suavy, jumping 

 

Photo: On Celestee, Large Pony -- flat work

Photo: Adult jumping lesson -- Susan Anglolani on "Mostly Mozart," Sonoma, California

Photo: Mary coaching a riding student on her horse in the warm-up area at the Rancho Murietta Horse Show in the Sacramento, California area 

 

Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Tatiana C., who is learning to canter on Celeste, April 1, 2015 

Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Parna D., who is learning to canter on Celeste, April 1, 2015  

Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Victoria Z., April 11, 2015 

 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Anzhelika A., April 11, 2015
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider just coming off the lungeline, adult University student, Emily O., April 18, 2015 
 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Amanda M., April 19, 2015 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider trotting cavalettis on Celeste, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 23, 2015  
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to trot crossrails on Celeste, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 23, 2015
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to trot crossrails on Celeste, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 23, 2015
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to trot crossrails on Celeste, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 23, 2015 
 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Nahal H., April 28, 2015  
 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 30, 2015
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to jump crossrails, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 30, 2015
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to jump crossrails, adult University student, Maria S., April 30, 2015
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to trot over ground poles in preparation to learn to jump, adult University student, Maria S., April 30, 2015 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to jump, adult University student, Maria S., April 30, 2015  
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to improve a t the canter on Suavy, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 30, 2015 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to do a crest release on Suavy, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 30, 2015 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to an advanced beginner rider learning to trot figure 8s over a crossrail on Suavy, adult University student, Tatiana C., April 30, 2015 
 
 
Video: Mary giving a riding lesson to a beginner rider, adult University student, Brett L., May 22, 2015  
 






Other Horses Purchases or Sales by Mary Katherine Day-Petrano

This section remains under construction.

 

"Sonoma Gold," Palomino with four white stockings and blaze, out of Paint parents, gelding, 2 yrs., Hunter prospect, shown in a Hunter breeding model pose. Our farm broke and started "Scooter," who was purchased for Michelle D. Morgan.

Photo: "Sonoma Gold" at Mark West Stables.

Photo: "Sonoma Gold" in training with Michelle D. Morgan

 

Photo: Tesoro Roja, Morgan, Mare, 3 year old, owned by Indiana Ranch Morgans and Endurance rider, Joan Zeleny, at the Napa Valley Equestrian Center Horse Show, Napa, California (shown by Michelle D. Morgan), and broke and trained by Mary Katherine Day-Petrano. Sold to 9 year old child, trained by Chari Petrielli.  

 

Indiana Ranch Morgans website is HERE: http://home.comcast.net/~seillean/irm/index.htm . Indiana Ranch Morgans stand the Morgan stallion, Indiana Red River.