If you’ve ever taken a drive through rural Pennsylvania, you’ve likely passed fields full of bay, brown, and black horses. While they may look plain, these horses are Standardbreds – some of PA’s elite equine athletes.

 

You’ll most commonly see this breed competing in harness races at PA tracks like Harrah’s Philadelphia, Pocono Downs, and The Meadows. Unlike Thoroughrbed racehorses, Standardbred racers don’t compete at a gallop – they trot or pace while pulling a cart.

 

And Pennsylvania horse farms have produced some of the best Standardbred racehorses in history. Notable breeding operations in PA include Fashion Farms, Hanover Shoe Farm, and Pin Oak Lane Farms.

 

You’ll also see Standardbreds pulling the carts of Amish folks through rural PA, as well as playing the role of pleasure horses for recreational riders. This versatile breed can do just about anything, and their docile nature makes them great family horses.

 

 

 

If you’re looking for a PA horse farm in Standardbred country, look no further than one of our latest listings. This beautiful facility is located in Hanover, PA and would suit a harness horse breeder or trainer, boarding operation, lesson barn, or sport horse facility. With 39 stalls on nearly 38 acres, this Hanover, PA horse farm has plenty of room for whatever horse sport you choose. The ½ mile training track, equine pool, and indoor arena complete the total package. For more information on this great farm in the heart of Standardbred country, see the full listing on our website: http://www.cshorseproperties.com/Hanover/Pennsylvania/Farms_and_Acreages/Adams_County/Agent/Listing_108823255.html