Mill Farm, Inc. is nestled in the Laurel Highlands
of Western Pennsylvania. Consisting of more than
100 acres and adjacent to miles of trail, it is
the perfect setting for an all around Equine Facility!
2001, Old Mill Farm founders and owners, Fred
and Rhonda Zeigler were walking through a popular
book store, when they stumbled upon a calendar
containing horses that could only be described
as something that one would dream about. From
this calendar they embarked upon a journey, of
research and development of two new breeds here
in the United States, The Gypsy Horse and The
started out as a fascination, quickly turned into
a business! The once charming family operated
farm, evolved into a full service Family Operated
our Trainer/Breeding Manager - Daniel Lepley
has been involved in horses since he was a young
child. The Lepley family has been breeding and
competing Pulling Horses for over ten years. At
any given time, you can find 40 Belgians on the
family farm, located in Meyersdale, PA.
training focuses on natural methods, to ensure
an excellent learning experience for both horse
and horse owner. Each horse is carefully evaluated
and then taken through a general training program,
with a focus on the horse's overall purpose and
owner's level of training.
of the horses Daniel has trained at Old Mill Farm
that you may have heard of!
our own Gypsy Vanner stallion who has won 3 Supreme
Grand Championships and One Reserve Championship
at sanctioned GVHS shows across the country. To
date, Slainte holds the most domestic won championships.
a stallion co-owned by Old Mill Farm and Wildcreek
Farm. As a three year old, Cobalt already has
a Reserve Grand Championship and a Supreme Grand
Championship, as well as winning two and placing
in the top placings in all of his performance
Headliner", Who was here to be started,
owned by N'CO Gypsy Vanners, seen in the top halter
placings at the Gypsy Vanner Horse Society's Gypsy
Vanner horse show in Ohio, August 2005 and the
winner of the largest class.
Horse Illustrated's centerfold Gypsy Vanner! Owned
by Jacque in MA.
Breeding Manager, he works side by side with our
Colorado State University Collection Tech and
Repro Vet. He keeps our stallions and mares in
tip-top shape both reproductively and physically!
He is also an alumni to the "Equine-Reproduction.com"
top of all that, Daniel is a certified farrier
from Oklahoma Horse Shoeing school, specializing
in founder and navicular, working under three
different area vets as well as in conjunction
with Ohio State University!.
We do offer farrier services on and off property,
please contact us for more info.
our Farm Manager/Instructor - Vonnie Lepley
began her horse obsession at the age of five,
when a neighbor down the street got their first
pony. She quickly became involved in riding lessons
at a near by facility. She has 8 years experience
showing and training in the Hunt Seat/Equitation
field, 2 years Dressage, 2 years Stock Seat/Western
Pleasure, 4 years in Saddleseat and 1 season in
speed/games events! Also included in her Equine
experience is 1 year vet clinic training, one
college Equine Genetics course, several Instructor's
and Breeding certifications as well as 7 years
experience teaching various disciplines in riding.
She too is an alumni to the "Equine-Reproduction.com"
Mill Farm's Mission as a Equine Facility
goal as a team is to breed and own some of the
best available stock in the country, a goal we
feel we have surpassed! We are focusing on quality
offspring and not quantity. All of our horses
bred and private have a purpose, they are not
just market horses!
Want to own
your very own Gypsy treasure or rare Drum Horse?
sales of quality Gypsy and Drum Horses. If we
do not have what you are looking for, we will
find it or put you in contact with a reputable
breeder/agent. Visit our Sales
Page for our current sale's list.
Want to breed
Mill Farms we offer several different breeding
options to suit your situation. All methods are
Live Foal Guarantee. Visit our Services
Page for details!
Mill Farm is home to, 20 to 40 horses at any given
time. The farm features 4 large horse barns.
newly remodeled barn consists of 2 foaling stalls,
2 quarantine stalls, 8 10x10 box stalls, a heated
tack room and an indoor and outdoor wash rack.
Adjacent to the barn are 3 paddocks and a 50 acre
pasture with 3 natural water sources and shade
new Monitor style barn (aka "the Training
Barn") is 36’ x 60’ and houses
12-12 x 12 stalls. The stall walls are “double”
lined with kick boards and finishing board. The
entire barn is constructed out of cedar. Also
housed are a heated tack room/bathroon/office
to the training barn is an 80 x 240 indoor riding
arena, with overhead sprinkler system, Elevated
viewing room, Sound System, full bathroom with
changing area and computerized lighting! Our outside
facilities include a 6 horse hot walker and 60'
Priefert Round Pen! We are proud to say we have
one of the most state of the art, privately owned
indoor arena/training centers in a three state
April of 2007 Old Mill Farm added two more stables
with an additional 17 stalls! Along with the two
barns, came another indoor and an outdoor all
on about 18 acres of additional paddocks.
in all 4 barns are lined in 1 inch rubber for
the horse’s comfort. Our barns are also
fitted with technologically advanced fire and
smoke alarms and security features.
complete our breeding facility, the addition of
a “breeding shed” has also been added.
This houses our own collection lab, phantom, palpation
stocks, critical foal unit and foaling stalls
equipped with foaling alarms.
us for more information or to arrange a tour!
Left. Partial rear shot of our Breeding Barn.
Right. One of our many machine Sheds!
The newly built Monitor Style Barn.
Some inside shots of our Indoor Arena. See
some of our students
Left: A few of the Preifert Stalls. Middle: The
entrance into the Indoor arena. Right: Our elevated
Viewing room with Office, Bathroom/Changing room
and Storage room below.
An inside look of our elevated viewing area, which
overlooks the indoor arena.
Our 6 Horse Hot Walker.
and other photos
Our Barn decorated for Christmas!