The primary purpose at Kateland Farm is to breed, sell, educate clients, offer equine services and activities, and to showcase the driving American Miniature Horse. Since the establishment of Kateland Farm in 1989, Kateland’s efforts to improve, bring attention to, and contribute to the American Miniature Horse breed are outstanding, recognized on a national level, and are unlike any other. The popularity and respect of the American Miniature Horse as a driving horse has grown nationally as a result of Kateland Farm.
The first Kateland Miniature Horse, a weanling named Katelin, was acquired from Mendon Equestrian Center in 1989. Since then, Kateland Farm has produce over 300 Miniatures, raising many to be driving horses. While many breeders have limited their programs to breeding for smaller and smaller Minis, Kateland’s exclusively designed breeding program has been directed toward breeding larger American Miniature Horses ranging from 33 to 38 inches, and training the horses to drive.
Initially, the Minis were shown in breed shows, such as ones offered at the state fair grounds. However, the acceptance of the Miniature as a special driving horse group by the American Driving Society in 1995 resulted in many opportunities to compete, and the farm has concentrated on raising competitive driving Miniature Horses. One of the largest pleasure driving competition in the world, Walnut Hill, was held in Pittsford, New York where the Kateland Miniatures have excelled in creating an excellent showing record. In 1998, Bill Remley asked Kateland Farm to form a Driving Drill Team for exhibition at the Walnut Hill Competition (pictured above). The team showed for many years with over 20 different drivers (whips) participating.
The farm has three horse barns with one used for expectant broodmares, another for mares and fillies, and a third for geldings and stallions. A large indoor arena barn on the property has been converted to a special events barn and hosts weddings. The property also boasts a 40 x 80 meter gravel dressage ring. The 28 acre farm is laced with trails and obstacles used for cross country driving by horses of all sizes.
Located in Rochester, NY and with over 30 years of experience breeding and showcasing the driving American Miniature Horse, Kateland Farm continues to provide driving horses, training, lessons, equipment, and equine services and activities for Miniature Horses.