Mill Farm, Inc. is nestled in the Laurel
Highlands of Western Pennsylvania. Consisting of
more than 500 acres and adjacent to miles of
trail, it is the perfect setting for a
multifacited Equine Facility.
2001, Old Mill Farm founders and owners, Fred
and Rhonda Zeigler were perusing 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
Mill Farm's Mission as a Equine Facility
goal as a team is to breed and acquire some of
the finest stock available in the country and we
have surpassed our goal. Focusing on quality
offspring and not quantity. All of our horses
privately bred with a purpose, They are not just
The most important things in my life are
not material possessions, they are my family and friends.
But I discovered I have a great passion for horses.
Breeding them and finding them the perfect home
gives me a great deal of satisfaction. Our
work just begins when a healthy foal is born. It is
our responsibility to educate the
youngster from the start. Talent is nothing without a
trainable attitude. We take great pride in producing
young stock that not only have great potential, but
are also a pleasure to own.
We hope you
enjoy browsing our site and please feel free to
contact us with any questions.
Welcome to our
training focuses on natural methods, to ensure
an excellent learning experience for both horse
and horse owner.
Some of the horses we has trained at Old Mill
Farm that you may have heard of! ( Please see
stallion pages to see all the updated
championships here at Old Mill Farm. This is a
very out-dated list of our championships, we hold over
40 championships with three stallions. )
( As early as 2005 our first year ) Gypsy Vanner stallion who 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. He
holds 17 championships up to 2009. Just last
year 2010 he won a Reserve Grand Championship at
the age of 16 ! (Sadly we lost Slainte to
Colic in Dec 2012. )
"Cobalt", 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
and placing in all of his performance
classes. He has also held Supreme Grand
Championships from 2005 to 2010. Every year this
stallion has placed at the top ! Holding more
than 11 championships to date.
"The 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.
"Roamie", Horse Illustrated's
centerfold Gypsy Vanner! Owned by Jacque in MA.
Listed on our
sales page are many horses sold and or trained here.
We work side by
side with our veterinarian who specializes in
Equine-Reproduction and is one of the finest
vets in the country. Our mares
receive the best care possible and are in the
best shape both reproductively and physically.
Want to own
your very own Gypsy treasure or rare Drum Horse?
quality Gypsy and Drum Horses for sale. If you
don't find what you're looking for at our
stables, we will
help you find find it or put you in contact with a reputable
breeder/agent. 2014 I had my stallions
Guinness, Cobalt and Gideon collected and
frozen. I also sold all mares except two , and
also kept two geldings. I decided that year to
slow down and smell the roses. I am now am only
foaling two offspring a year if that. Our herd
was sold to Eliz Campbell at Shepherds
Grace Ranch in TX. Where they will go on to be
shown and produce the rare hard to find lines we
worked over 13 yrs to produce.
Visit our Sales
Page for our current sale's list.
Want to breed
( Drum stallion ) Cobalt ( Gypsy Stallion ) along
with a Slainte young stallion are being stood to
approved mares. All now live in Dodd TX owned by
Eliz Campbell at Shepherds Grace Ranch.
www.shepherdsgraceranch.com Eliz will
continue our meticulous Multi-Champion lines.
Old Mill Farm is home to 12 to 25 horses at any given
time. The farm features 4 large horse barns. (
downsized to 5 Gypsy now,
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 / bathroom /office
and utility room.
to the training barn is an 80 x 240 indoor riding
arena, lined with mirrors on one side of the
area and an 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 around.
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 2 inch rubber for
the horse’s comfort. Our barns are also
fitted with technologically advanced fire
security features and smoke alarms.
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.
( We no longer do
outside breeding's ) Please contact Eliz Campbell
www.shepherdsgraceranch.com for breeding
us for more information or to arrange a tour.
The newly built Monitor Style Barn.
Some inside shots of our Indoor Arena.
left to right:
A few of the Preifert Stalls; The
entrance into the Indoor Arena and Our elevated
Viewing Room with Office; Bathroom/Changing Room
and Storage Room.
An inside look of our elevated viewing area, which
overlooks the indoor arena.
Our 6 Horse Hot Walker.
and misc. secnic photos
Our Barn decorated for Christmas!