About Flower Farm

Established in 1986, Flower Farm was named after a special horse, Sweet William, who inspired a dedication to breeding horses with spectacular talent, conformation and bloodlines combined with rideability and heart.

Owner and trainer Ginger Parker is a 1990 graduate of Bucknell University and a 1993 graduate of the University of Pittsburgh School of Law; Ginger is a member of the Pennsylvania Bar. In 1983 through 1986, Ginger swept the Junior Hunter division with mount Sweet William, competing at all major events and qualifying for all finals. She also was a working student in Dressage, with extensive show miles through Third Level, and a working student in Show Jumping with James Fisher in England.

From 2000 through 2006, Ginger competed Flower Farm bred Nickender (Rampal x Verbella) in the Amateur Owner Hunters, finishing at the top of all of their classes, before trading in her Amateur status for Professional. Currently Ginger is competing both Flower Farm bred as well as client horses in both the Dressage and Hunter arenas.

Flower Farm has 50 acres with large rolling pastures, enormous run-in sheds, automatic waterers and galloping fields. Our training barn features over-sized stalls (standard size is 12 x 14; Foaling stalls are 14 x 18), hot water wash stall, spacious aisles, heated bathroom, and a large tack room with security cameras. Flower Farm has a bright and airy indoor arena with oiled, washed sand footing for year-round training options and a 100 x 200 lighted outdoor arena with a full course of show jumps. Flower Farm offers a premier training facility with outstanding care in a low-key friendly environment.



Ginger Parker & Nickender in the Zone II Amateur Owner Finals





Our Training Barn

The standard size stall is 12 x 14; foaling stalls are 14 x 18.




Ginger Parker & Vinca

Head Trainer





100 x 200 Lighted Outdoor Arena

 

Our Breeding Program

"Dutch with an American accent"

It is a paramount goal of the breeding program at Flower Farm to create a horse that is innately show-ring ready and, therefore, requires minimal preparation.

Breeding for correct conformation predisposes a horse to longevity- they will stay sound and healthy longer. Breeding for spectacular movement and athleticism gives Flower Farm horses an immediate edge in the show ring.

Our horses are superior athletes due to careful breeding of the best dam and sire lines only. These horses are offspring of Olympians and show champions on both sides of their pedigrees so they are built to perform. It is natural for them to be in a show ring performing at top levels.

Our mares are of the best quality and temperament or they do not reproduce. It is not unusual to see one of our broodmares pulled from a field and taken for a trail ride - they are that rideable and they continue to pass this quality on to their offspring.

It is our philosophy that temperament and heart are innate, inherited characteristics. We absolutely only breed horses that we want to ride!


Jake Wymard & Bella Donna FF, PECHA Baby Green Series Grand Champion

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