10.26.18 - Congratulations to Julia and former AHF sale horse “Ultimate!”: Julia Ziffer was all smiles (and some happy tears) after earning a ribbon in the $10,000 WIHS Children's Jumper Championship today in the same arena where her favorite hockey team, the Washington Capitals, play! She and her mare Ultimate, known around the barn as The Mighty One, also collected the "Teamwork Makes the Dream Work Award" from WIHS2018 Media Partner Equine Journal for having a special connection in and out of the show ring.
10.21.18 - Congratulations to Amanda Tesvich Brown and AHF sale horse “Celestial Star” for placing 4th at the United States Hunter Jumper Association - USHJA Zone 3 HOTY Championship in the Low Adult Jumpers!
10.19.18 - A huge thank you to Charlottesville-Albemarle SPCA for our 2 new barn cats, Ramona and Lori! Barn cats from CASPCA come spayed/neutered, microchipped, UTD on vaccines and free to good homes! Contact Sheryl at firstname.lastname@example.org if you are also in need of cats to join your farm family!
9.27.18 - AHF extends a warm welcome to new boarders Emily and her horse Rollo! We are so happy to have you join our family!
9.22.18 - AHF is pleased to announce that sale horse “Celestial Star” has been invited to compete in the Zone 3 Championships in the Low Adult Jumpers. He is available to be tried then and also at HITS Culpeperfinals. More info on Celestial and our other horses on offer at: https://www.acornhillfarm.com/horses-for-sale-1/
8.27.18 - HITS Culpeper Constitution Classic: Huge congrats to Molly and “Judgmental,” champions in the Low Adult Jumper division! AHF sale horse “Celestial Star” was such a good boy in his debut in the hunter ring with Amanda Tesvich Brown in the Adult Hunters. There is nothing this 11yo Holsteiner gelding can’t do! Joyce Sims’s “Tequila” continues to learn and improve!
8.24.18 - AHF wishes to congratulate Amanda Tesvich Brown on the purchase of “Allmyso”. We can’t wait to welcome him from Europe next week!
8.19.18 - AHF is searching for a GROOM to begin IMMEDIATELY! Join our fun team and have the opportunity to learn from an accomplished former Nations Cup rider at a top show barn!
Full or part time position available, daily hours are 7am - 4:30pm. Must be able to work some weekend days.
Job duties include: bringing in and turning out, grooming and tacking up, blanketing, giving grain/hay, cleaning stalls and other general barn chores. Must have reliable transportation. Riding opportunities for the right candidate and possibility to work off board for one horse. Can also provide internship credit! EXPERIENCE REQUIRED and pay is commensurate with experience. Please send resume' to RLSweely@aol.com.
8.8.18 - AHF wishes to congratulate Julia Ziffer on the purchase of “Ultimate!” We are so excited for you two amazing ladies to continue your partnership and look forward to seeing all you accomplish together in the future!
7.18.18 - Congratulations to both Eliza Dandridge LaLuna and Cori for placing 6th in a huge .90 class and Molly and Judgmental for winning a low adult jumper class last weekend at HITS Culpeper Cavalier Classic!
7.11.18 - We are so happy to welcome Olivia Heide to the AHF show team!
7.9.18 - Highlights from HITS Culpeper Showday National: Robin and Joyce Sims’s “Tequila” won a 1.10m class, Eliza Dandridge LaLuna and “Cori” had a successful move up and so did Molly’s “Lighthearted” with Robin up. AHF sale horse “Bashful Star” gets better and better each outing with Robin, and Molly returned to the ring with “Judgmental.” Ready to do it all again this week!
6.21.18 - Happy Birthday Robin!
6.12.18 - AHF had a short and sweet outing to the Virginia Horse Center Foundation Sunday! Robin piloted sale horse “Bashful Star” and Molly Meek’s 5yo “Lighthearted” to great results in the .80s. Robin and Joyce Sims’ “Tequila” and Amanda Tesvich Brown and sale horse “Celestial Star” rocked around the 1.05m with Celestial taking home first and second! Go team! https://youtu.be/5vp43l3PVyY
6.5.18 - We are so excited to officially welcome MaryReed Patrick Gerloff and “Macallan” to the AHF family!
6.1.18 - AHF welcomes Mariel Fontaine and her horses to the farm from Texas and Wellington! Glad to have you back!
5.22.18 - Highlights from the The 114th Annual Keswick Horse Show:
Eliza Dandridge LaLuna and her mare Cori brought home blue and second! AHF homebred sale horses “Bashful Star” and “Celestial Star” each took blue and fifth with Amanda Tesvich Brown!
5.12.18 - CONGRATS to Mike and Robin as they tied the knot at their "engagement party"!!!!! We are SO HAPPY for you!
5.5.18 - Congrats to Mike on the purchase of AHF homebred mare "Bashful Star"!
5.4.18 - Lexington Spring Encore is in the books! AHF homebred Holsteiner sale horse “Celestial Star” won two classes, and Joyce Sims’s “Tequila” was second! Looking forward to Keswick!
4.22.18 - And that’s a wrap for the first week of HITS Culpeper! Molly’s young horse “Lighthearted” is really growing up and her wonder hunt pony “Aiden” is proving he deserves a spot in her string of super show horses! Joyce Sims’s “Tequila” had a successful move up with Robin and is showing a lot of promise for the bigger tracks. Eliza Dandridge LaLuna ended on a fantastic note with her mare “Corina” placing in a huge class. And AHF sale horses (and homebred siblings!) “Celestial Star” and “Bashful Star” were stellar with Amanda Tesvich Brown, Celestial continuing his usual winning ways and Bashful acting like a seasoned veteran at her second outing ever! Congrats all!
4.15.18 - The rain held out for a great day at Central Virginia Show Jumping Association - CVSJA! AHF sale horse “Bashful Star” was an absolute gem at her first show ever, Molly’s “Lighthearted” had super trips with Robin at only his third show, and Molly and “Aidan” ventured from the hunt field and were spectacular over the striped sticks!
3.10.18 - AHF had an excellent show (in the cold!) with blue ribbons all around! Robin had the ride on Molly’s “Lighthearted”, who made his show ring debut in the .75m looking like an old pro. Joyce Sims’ “Tequila” was extra careful in the 1.05m with Robin up also, and sale horse “Celestial Star” was fantastic with Amanda Tesvich Brown in the Child/Adults. Extra thanks to Julia for your help! Congrats to all!
1.19.18 - Successful first show of the year for AHF at Stonewall Country! Molly Meek took home first and third in the Low Adult jumpers with her fabulous mare “Judgmental”. Robin rode Joyce Sims’ “Tequila” to good ribbons in his 1.05m debut, and Amanda Tesvich Brown also did well in the Low Adult jumpers on AHF sale horse “Celestial Star”.
1.1.18 - Happy New Year! We are thrilled for our new jumps outside, but until the snow melts we are thankful to be inside with a new load of footing!