Call Me Dignified - ApHC Stallion

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About Us

Horton Farm, Watha North Carolina

At Horton Farm, we are focused on providing  equine services with the highest levels of customer satisfaction – we will do everything we can to meet your expectations.

With a variety of offerings to choose from, we’re sure you’ll be happy working with us to raise a competitive, quality Appaloosa foal . Look around our farm website (use the button below to visit our farm website), and if you have any comments or questions, please feel free to contact us. We are a small farm, nothing fancy, but what we lack in extravagance we make up for in quality, professionalism and devotion to the Appaloosa breed!  We hope to see you again! Check back later for new updates to our website. There’s much more to come!

Hugh & Jewell Horton met in 1999 and married in 2001 which is when they started Horton Farm.  

Hugh was a city boy that was introduced to horses via Jewell and became quiet the natural horseman.  He bought a halter yearling as his first horse and broke her himself.  Not enjoying the politics of horse showing, he started competing in barrel racing and did quiet well earning many local titles/championships.  The loss of his first mare due to a misdiagnosis by a vet hit him hard and he is just coming back around to messing with horses again.  He does support his wife and son with their equine endeavors.

Jewell started riding in 1985 and that puts her in the industry for 30 years!  She has shown Appaloosas and Miniatures on a regional and national level, and she has worked for over 15 years in the veterinary industry in all positions including equine veterinary assistant to veterinary practice management.  She currently works for the County Animal Shelter as the Shelter Manger.  She has always had a love for horses, especially Appaloosas, and has been the Tarheel Appaloosa Association Regional Club President or Vice President for the past 5 years.  They cut back tremendously on their horses and equine activities in 2012 to start a family, but they're back and their son, Archer has inherited his mothers love for horses as well!

Archer Horton at the Tareheel Appaloosa Association spring show in Leadline Class

Why Call Me Dignified?

To our knowledge he is the only Always Dignified Stallion standing on the East Coast!  We believe that champions come in all varieties and owners.  You shouldn't have to be rich to own a quality horse, and you shouldn't have to spend $3,000 up front just to breed for a competitive foal!  Do we want his foals to be World & National Champions? Of course!  But we are just as satisfied with them being Regional & ACCAP champions; or even your beloved pet!  We simply ask that you breed responsibly!  The horse market is saturated with animals and we don't want to contribute to that, so please understand that we are only breeding to select mares.  If you're interested in breeding to him, send us your information, photos of your mare, show record (if applicable) and pedigree!  We will get back with you right away! [email protected]