Stormy is a palomino Quarter horse gelding and used to compete in Gymkhana. With his owner Sierra, Stormy won second place in the California Gymkhana Association State Championships! In spite of his speed, Stormy is the “steady eddie” of our program, able to tolerate all kinds of antics from his riders. Stormy is on loan to The Kvamme Center from the Scott Family of Scotts Valley CA. He has been part of their family since 2008.
Stormy was born April 1, 2003, and has been part of the Kvamme Center herd since 2015.
“Ben is so unbelievably happy with Pip and loves everything about The Kvamme Center! – Shannon S.”
Pip Squeak is a bay Quarter Horse mare, and is a very personable horse that loves people and enjoys lots of attention. She is playful and likes to use her nose and lips to investigate new things. Well-trained in the Western discipline of reining, Pip is sensitive to the rider’s posture and leg pressure. Pip is on loan to The Kvamme Center from the Jeske family of Aptos. She has been a member of their family since 2013.
Pip was born April 6, 2007 and has been part of The Kvamme Center herd since 2015.
Bud is a 15.2 hand Quarter Horse Gelding. Bud is always up for anything including time in the arena or out on the trail with his riders. He is gentle and loves attention! He will nuzzle passersby to insist on a pat on the neck. He has a very relaxed personality and puts everyone at ease as soon as their eyes meet. Bud came to us with a varied background with little formal training but he has blossomed at JKC and is one of the most requested horses for lessons!
Rocky is a 17.1 hand Hanoverian Gelding. Rocky is the true definition of a gentle giant. He is able to carry our larger adults and is just as careful and respectful with our tiny riders. His size can make the rider who is feeling insignificant, instead feel empowered. Rocky has a strong foundation in high level dressage as well as hundreds of miles of trail riding. This has created an exceptionally adept horse inside and outside of the arena.
Rocky is on loan to us from Margaret Ingraham of Felton.
Andy is a 16 hand Chestnut, Warmblood Gelding. His size and ease of handling makes him a perfect horse for adaptive riding. Andy’s background is in the hunter/jumper arena where he spent his younger years flying over tall fences. Now, Andy joins JKC to provide a different type of flight for his riders- flying high on joy! Andy’s in depth training and versatility gives his riders a huge sense of accomplishment. We are so excited that Andy has found his way to us.
Andy is on loan to us from Elizabeth Van de Kerckhove, the owner of BellaMar Training Stables located in Watsonville.
Little Joe is a 14 hand Paint gelding. He was rescued a couple of years ago by Equine Harmony Rescue and Rehab. His name may have the word little in it but he makes a BIG impact at the center. Little Joe excitedly greets all who enter the doors with a soft whinny and a head over the stall gate hoping for a gentle pet. He will stand for hours to have his hair braided and body painted by all of the young riders. He reliably maintains his calm composure giving new riders confidence in climbing on his back for the first time.
Little Joe is on loan to us from Kylie Young and her daughter Kaylie of Santa Cruz.
Honey is 13.2 hand Welsh Pony. She brings a lot of experience with young riders to the program. Her background has been in jumping and she traveled around the area participating in the hunter divisions with her riders. She has a very sweet demeanor and is patient with all of the riders. We are thrilled that her next phase of life will be with the JKC herd making many more kiddos smile and reach their goals!
Honey is on loan to us from the Dilworth Family in Scotts Valley. Special thanks to Lacy who showed great maturity for a pre-teen to semi-retiring her perfect pony.