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Horses Available For Sponsorship

Little Black



Little Black became Tulie B's pony when she was 7 years old. Her years of attention and training have turned him into a fabulous pony in the arena, on the trails and chasing cows. Little Black was born around 1986. He is a 13.1 hand, black Welsh/Quarter Horse cross. His large personality packed into a user-friendly size draws the smaller riders to him. Black's responsiveness and obedience under saddle quickly builds confidence in the youngest of riders, making him invaluable for all of our kids programs.

Black is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited.




Finesse joined Methow Valley Riding Unlimited in February, 2007. Born in 1996, Finesse is a lovely black, 14.1+ hand Morgan/Quarter Horse cross. She is an intelligent mare with extensive training and quality gaits. Finesse has the athleticism and talent to challenge our most advanced riders, while also being quiet and patient enough for beginners. She excels at dressage, jumping, lunging and long-lining, making her a valuable addition to our therapeutic, educational and sport riding programs.

Finesse is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited.




Buttons joined the Methow Valley Riding Unlimited family in August 2007. Born in 1996, she is a 16 hand Percheron/Appaloosa cross. She is big and powerful, but gentle and calm. Her dressage training and even, comfortable gaits make her a pleasure to ride. She is steady and dependable over jumps and on the trails. Buttons is a fabulous vaulting horse, as well as becoming an integral part of our therapeutic and sport riding programs.

Buttons is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited.




Sparks Fly is a typy 14h Welsh/Welsh Cob mare, born in 2000. Sparks is super smart and athletic with plenty of ‘go’. Her lovely disposition, ground manners and darling face, endear her to riders immediately. She is super fun to jump and a fantastic trail pony. Sparks was donated to MVRU in February of 2012 by former MVRU rider Devon Trepass and her mom, Tracey March, of Bend, Oregon.

Sparks is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited.




Born in 2000, this 14.1 hand, sorrel Quarter Horse is as patient and sensible as a horse can be. She came to Moccasin Lake Ranch as a four year old and quickly became a favorite because of her gentle nature and responsiveness as a saddle horse. This careful mare allows even the smallest of riders to lead, groom, and clean her hooves with confidence. Under saddle, Ginger is popular in the arena and on the trails with riders of all abilities. Started as a cutting horse, Ginger occasionally gets to show off her moves as we move cattle around the ranch.

Ginger was generously donated to MVRU by Gaye Pigott.




Wall*E is a 13.1 hand Thoroughbred/Welsh cross gelding born in 2000.  Wall*E spent years being Madison Flanders dressage and eventing pony before coming to MVRU in 2018.  He is a wonderful mixture of pony intelligence, excellent training, athletic ability, smooth gaits and a little bit of rascal. Wall*E is one of the resident Houdinis, able to escape from lots of situations!

Wall*E is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited.




Marley is the only homebred horse at Moccasin Lake Ranch.  He was born in 1999 and is a 15.2 hand buckskin Quarter Horse gelding. Affectionately known as the 'little hummer,' he is great on the lunge line and is a favorite of western riders in camps and lessons. His hard working cattle days have created a responsive, reliable and special ride.  He is especially good at teaching groundwork, round pen work and bridleless riding.

Marley is owned and generously loaned by Moccasin Lake Ranch.




Myles is one of the newer additions to the MVRU herd, joining us in December 2017.  Born in 2000, he is a dark bay, 14.3 hand Cob cross who comes to us from Hood River, Oregon.  Myles was Lauren Greenleaf’s partner for five years, participating in Pony Club, eventing, dressage, Washington State High School Equestrian Team events including gaming and cattle work, and trail riding.  He is steady, sane, responsive and a complete gentleman! 

Myles is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited.




Strawberry is the newest pony in the MVRU herd, joining us in February 2018. Born in 2010, she is a purebred Welsh pony, measuring in at just 13.1 hands. The Welsh Pony breed is known for its intelligence and surefootedness and Strawberry is no exception.  Her sweet, quiet temperament is a wonderful complement to her nice movement and athleticism.

Strawberry is owned by Methow Valley Riding Unlimited in partnership with the Lewis-Jaffe family.

For more information, please visit our Horse Sponsorship page, or contact us at annieb@mvriding.org or 509.996.9881