In 2007 the Selldorff family purchased Stone Horse Farm, formerly Hoopdance Hollow, with the mission to provide world class training and boarding for Litchfield County. After years of horse show experience John and Jamie developed their own vision for what a successful show barn should be like. It was very important to them to create a fun and professional learning environment that provides every client with the opportunity to meet their individual goals. This family’s love of horses and the sport inspired the family business to what it is today.
Stone Horse found its name in the abundance of rock cleared from the property and turned into the beautiful walls, foundation, and fireplace. Updates to the property started with expansion of the indoor arena to more than twice its original size, gutting, painting, and adding the highest quality polytrac footing in both the indoor and outdoor rings. The original stalls were removed and replaced with black iron, cedar boards, and topped off with brass finials. Heated wash stalls, a new lounge, and tack room were added as well as a new entrance. The Selldorff’s didn’t stop there. A new ten stall barn was built with the same exacting standards. Turnouts were added and now the farm boasts 16 large, 4-board paddocks.
Horses are a big part of the Selldorff family history. John’s Great Grandfather, Richard Neuman was an officer in the Austrian cavalry and avid horseman along with his grandfather before him.