Stanford University owns (or borrows) more than thirty horses. All of Stanford’s horses are donated, coming from diverse backgrounds. Their experience runs the gamut from top-rated show champions to trusted beginner mounts. Our horses are the heart of our program and are beloved by the team. We would like to thank all the horse owners who have donated horses to our program, as well as those who let us use their horses in our shows and lessons.


Donated by Stanford alumna, Laurie Thomas, Armani is a spectacular  Holsteiner gelding with numerous wins in the 1.20m and 1.30m while competing with Laurie and the trainers at Willow Tree. One of the Team’s favorite Open Fences mounts, Armani loves attention and is the first horse to put his nose over the door for a scratch in the morning.











Benito is a 2000 Half-Arabian gelding belonging to Haley Harrington. He started his show career in the jumpers but most recently showed on the Arabian circuit. With his show days behind him, Benito is enjoying western and community lessons. He is always looking for a scratch and a peppermint (but especially a peppermint).



Candi (Lollypop)
Donated by the Zaydel family in 2014, this wonderful  warmblood mare has many miles on the show circuit in all three rings. A wonderful equitation horse, and favorite of our IHSA and IEA times, Candi is one of the sweetest horses in the barn and earns her many treats.


Cassini Royal 5 (Casper) Casper, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding, was donated by Hilary Bates after wins in the WCE at the Menlo Charity Horse Show and exemplary shows from Woodside to Spruce Meadows.

Cassini Royal 5 (Casper)
Casper, a 2007 Holsteiner gelding, was donated by Hilary Bates after wins in the WCE at the Menlo Charity Horse Show and exemplary shows from Woodside to Spruce Meadows.




Chant (Chantre)
This spectacular  Holsteiner gelding, donated by the Roberson family, has competed in nearly a dozen Grand Prix to much success, but you’d never know what a fierce competitor he is given how absolutely kind and loving he is on the ground and under saddle. One of the Open rider riders very favorites, he is also loving time with the dressage team.









Bill Tillman (Bill) Donated by the Zangrillo Family, Bil is a seasoned Jumper and Equitation mount, loved by the Team for his sweet personality and many wins over fences.

Bill Tillman (Bill)
Donated by the Zangrillo Family, Bil is a seasoned Jumper and Equitation mount, loved by the Team for his sweet personality and many wins over fences.












Cooper (Kountry Boy)
Donated by Sheila Hart, “Cooper” is a 2000 Argentine Warmblood with a great deal of experience in the equitation ring from his time at Far West. This handsome boy is one of our Open riders favorites, but also dabbles a little in the Dressage ring.









Donated by Tara Couch this 2003 Swedish Warmblood Grand Prix mount amassed numerous top placings throughout North America, including at Menlo, Thermal and Thunderbird. Cozmoz still has huge scope and a big heart, but he is also enjoying learning the ways of being a ‘Big Eq’ horse at Stanford!









Donated by the Strong family after a wonderful career as a therapy horse with BOK Ranch, this  Quarter Horse gelding is a wonderful teaching partner. Happiest western where he is not just allowed, but encourage, to go slow, Dunrite will also happily go English as long as there is a treat waiting for him back in the barn.





Simply a Duchess (Duchess)
“Duchess,” is a 2000 Quarter Horse/Welsh Pony donated by Terri Bullock. Technically a Large Pony, this wonderful mare is just as fun on the flat as she is over fences. With her flaxen mane and tail she is always an eye-catcher.



















Fresco, a 2005 warmblood gelding, is a spectacular hunter donated by the Ronn Family. Fresco has qualified for the Junior Hunter Finals and with Juliana Ronn in the irons won countless classes in the Hunter and Equitation ring. He is loved for his pink nose, round jump, and willingness to take on a morning a week with the Dressage team.












This stout Paint mare is full of personality, spending time as a camp horse at Camp Kennolyn, as well as serving as a team mount for UC Davis. With a zeal for jumping, Katie is also earnestly learning Dressage including competing in her first shows for the team this year.












Black Magic (Magic)
Donated by the Vardell family, this lovely little mare has a huge heart! An amazing eventing pony who has competed throughout the west coast, she is loved by all the teams, but a particular favorite of the dressage team and the many IEA riders lucky enough to ride her!



Namaste is a 2009 Dutch Warmblood gelding donated by the Pishevar Family. Discovered as a young stallion at Stal Wilten by one of the Team’s alumni, “Noms” was imported to the US in part because of his super equitation prospects, but also because of his incredibly loving personality. Quickly a favorite of Open riders on the team, Noms is also learning Dressage.








E.V. Allora (Molly)
“Molly,” joins her former barnmate, Cozmoz, at Stanford—thanks to the continued generosity of Tara Couch. As a 1.35m and 1.40m horse for Tara while at Eden Valley Stables, Molly was a fierce competitor, winning classes both nationally (CA, FL, KY) and internationally. While she still loves to jump, Molly is loved by the Stanford Team for her love of cuddling, fondness for treats, and undying loving for her neighbor, Cozmoz.

"Moose," show name Footloose, was donated 2016 by Lisette

Footloose (Moose)
Moose was donated 2016 by Lisette Lejnieks and has quickly become a Team favorite, both in Dressage and as an Open and Intermediate Fences mount.




Montenegro (Oscar)
Oscar, a 2000 Hanoverian gelding donated by Meera Clark, is an absolute dream to ride! Imported from Spain, he quickly took to the hunter ring, bringing home many tricolors throughout his show career before coming to college with Meera where she showed him successfully with Northern Run. Prior to graduation Meera entrusted Oscar to the Team where he has found a spot as a favorite Open draw, as well as a very flashy upper level dressage horse


Prince of Thieves (Prince)
“Prince,” joins Stanford from the Dash Family out of Washington State. Imported to be an equitation mount, this 2005 warmblood gelding is a star of the Hunt Seat Team. A magnificent draw, he is bold, scopey and has plenty of step on course. Plus, he LOVES attention in the barn!








Greyscale (Quinn)
 Quinn is a 2004 Warmblood gelding donated by the Coe Family. An experienced equitation star, Quinn is a dream to ride on the flat and over fences. Well-schooled in all of the equitation tests, he is one of the Team’s best draws!










Innocente (Sammy)
Donated by Bay Rose Farm, this 2003 warmblood gelding is a spectacular mover was quickly a favorite of both the team’s upper level jumping riders, as well as the Dressage team.














Sterling came to Stanford with the Henderson family from the chilly winters of Ohio. This pony is about as perfect as they come. From Eventing to Dressage, she does it all, making her one of the favorite horses of the Hunt Seat, Dressage and IEA Teams.


Remington, "Remi"

Remington (Remi) 
 Donated by Melissa Keyes, Remi, is a Hanoverian gelding who won the Regional and Zone Individual Championships at Novice Fences in 2017.









Quaya Quaya is a star of the Children's Jumpers who has made herself at home at Stanford.

Quaya Plaisir (Quaya)
Quaya is 2004 warmblood mare who was previously a star of the Jumpers with the Chapman Family. She has quickly made herself at home at Stanford and is a favorite of our jumping and dressage riders.








Toby (Hurricane)
Toby is a  Canadian Warmblood donated to the Team by Beers Family. Toby is one of the Team favorites over fences, always in the top ribbons in Novice and a favorite draw on the flat. Toby was voted to be the 2013 IHSA Zone 8 Region 1 Horse of the Year.