As the cornerstone of our programs, the hard-working equines at Sprout make a career of giving unconditionally to our clients.

Sprout carefully selects horses that possess the temperament, size and gait patterns that promote independence, physical development and horsemanship from clients of all ages.


1998 Connemara x Arabian

Full Name: Gibralter

Breed: Connemara/Arabian Cross

Height: 15.2 hands

Age: 19 years

Buggie is an 19 year old Connemara/Arabian Cross. Buggie was donated to Sprout from another therapeutic riding center when they closed their doors, and we are so happy to have this amazing horse. Buggie stands 15.2 and serves as the mount for most of our teens and young adult riders. His calm nature radiates to everyone in his presence, both in and out of the saddle. Buggie loves attention and is frequently painted during our camps and community events. Buggie is a talented horse that is a budding dressage star as well!

Compassionate and kind, Buggie’s gentle spirit quiets a rider’s soul.



2002 Quarter Horse


2001 Caspian

Full Name: Cupcake

Breed: Caspian

Height: 13.2 hands

Age: 18 years



2010 Swedish Warmblood


1995 Clydesdale x Thoroughbred

Full Name: Duke’s Ransom

Breed: Clydesdale/Thoroughbred Cross

Height: 16.1 hands

Age: 22 years

Duke, is a “been there done that” horse. In his 20 plus years, this Clydesdale/Thoroughbred cross has done everything from driving, trail riding, fox hunting, JPR, eventing, local schooling shows and Pony Club!

Duke brings many years of experience, confidence and tolerance to Sprout. Duke is trustworthy with our riders and loves to work! As the biggest horse in the herd (standing at 16.2 hands), Duke is used for our adult clients and will be utilized in our new Equine Services for Heroes program (a program that serves the needs of military and veterans). Duke quickly assimilated into the Sprout lifestyle. He is trained to take wheelchair mounts, works on dressage in the indoor, trail rides and is great with games! We are thankful for the generous donation of Duke from the Howard family, he is treasured by the Sprout Family!

As the great guardian, Duke watches over the Sprout herd and empowers riders with his strength and valor. Thank you to the Fitzgerald family for your sponsorship of Duke.


2003 Connemara Cross

Full Name: Bright Star

Breed: Connemara Cross

Height: 15.2 Hands


2009 Welsh Pony

Full Name: Pixie Dust

Breed: Welsh Cross

Height: 12.3 hands

Age: 8 years

Our young pony’s friendly demeanor and affectionate nature makes him every rider’s best friend. Freckles has shown at Upperville Colt & Horse Show in leadline and has competed in the hunter ring with children. Thank you to the Waldron family for your sponsorship of Freckles.



2001 Welsh Pony


2007 Dutch Riding Pony

Full Name: Lurton

Breed: Dutch Riding Pony

Height: 14.2


1997 Miniature Horse

Full Name: Kaiteland's Lucky

Breed: Miniature Horse

Height: 36 inches

Age: 20 years

Lucky is a prized individual and four-in-hand driving miniature horse owned by Belle Grey Farm. In his years he has competed at the national and local level and loves to strut his stuff! He has a strong work-ethic, sense of self and a love for all children - making him a perfect addition to our equine movement therapy and therapeutic riding programs. Lucky cares for and teaches Sprout’s smallest riders (starting at 18 months). His riders love his bouncy gait and sweet disposition!


1997 Norwegian Fjord

Full Name: ``Fjord`` Built Fjord Tuff

Breed: Norwegian Fjord

Height: 14.1 hands

Age: 20 years

Fjord is owned by Tammy Martin, of Great Falls, Va. Fjord has had a long career in US Eventing Area 2. He has been shown in eventing and dressage and has taught numerous riders the ropes of riding. In his ripe age of 20, he is ready to continue teaching children how to canter on the lunge line and independently. He may even start his own therapeutic vaulting team!


2007 Dartmoor x Thoroughbred

Full Name: Peter Loon

Breed: Dartmoor/TB Cross

Height: 14.2 hands

Age: 10 years

Peter is a 10 year old Dartmoor/TB cross pony, that stands 14.2 hands high. Before coming to Sprout, Peter was a hunt pony, and excelled in field trials. Peter qualified for the 13+ Junior Field Hunter Championships before coming to Sprout!

Peter’s hunt career ended when he had an accident with a deer during an outing. After that time, Peter was wary of the hunt field. Peter came to Sprout in the fall of 2012 and quickly worked into the program. As a former hunt pony, Peter is quiet and brave. Peter loves children and is patient and forgiving. Peter loves to be groomed and kissed on his muzzle!

Sweet Peter is a true Virginia-bred gentleman. He easily understands and adapts to each rider with quiet reassurance. Please consider sponsoring Peter this year!



2002 Quarter Horse


2006 Welah Cross

Full Name: Mischief Maker

Breed: Welsh Cross

Height: 14.1 hands

Age: 11 years

Owned by Lori Sullivan and registered with USEF, Sawyer has competed in hunters and jumpers. He has a good head, kind heart and is a patient teacher. Sawyer has taken many children from short stirrup divisions to pony divisions and has taught hundreds of children how to walk, trot and canter!


2004 Welsh/POA

Full Name: Connect The Spots

Breed: Welsh/POA

Height: 13.2 hands


2007 Percheron/Welsh

Full Name: Thor

Breed: Percheron/Welsh

Height: 16 hands


2007 Haflinger

Full Name: Wanderjahr GHHH

Breed: Haflinger

Height: 15 hands

Age: 10 years

Formerly known as WanderjahrGHHH, Toasty is a Virginia home-bred and registered Haflinger gelding. He spent his early years with Michael and Kari LaBell and came to Sprout in late 2015. Although he was professionally trained to drive, Toasty prefers his career as a therapeutic riding horse. His inquisitive nature and rhythmic gait make him a great partner for individuals needing movement therapy. Because Toasty was green under saddle, the staff at Sprout have worked to bring him along through flatwork, trail riding (desensitization) and basic dressage.


1998 Quarter Pony

Full Name: Twizzler

Breed: Quarter Pony

Height: 14.3 hands

Age: 21 years


2002 Dutch Warmblood

Full Name: VIP Z

Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Height: 16.2 hands

Age: 17 years



2002 Quarter Horse



2006 Belgian Quarter Horse


2013 Quarter Horse

Full Name: VIP Z

Breed: Dutch Warmblood

Height: 16.2 hands

Age: 17 years

In Greener Pastures


2002 Haflinger

Full Name: Chester Cheeto

Breed: Haflinger

Height: 13.2 hands

Age: 15 years

Phin is a 15 year old Haflinger gelding. Known as “the tank” at Sprout, he is small and stocky. Phin was the first horse at Sprout and is one of our most reliable and trustworthy mounts! Phin is a very friendly and curious pony, and loves to be around people. When he is in the ring, its “go time” and he loves to work! Phin excels at ground-work lessons, and is a great team-player when completing obstacle courses and doing games. Phin has learned how to carry a side saddle, pull a cart (in progress), and paint pictures!

Proud Phin is a true “phavorite” in the barn. His charismatic personality and unstoppable work ethic helps each rider achieve their fullest potential. Thank you to St. Mary’s Episcopal Church for your sponsorship of Phin.


2003 Welsh Pony

Full Name: Picturesque Too Blue

Breed: Welsh Pony

Height: 13.1 hands

Age: 14 years

Blue is owned by Zoe & Maureen Wilcox. He is registered with the VPBA and has competed in dressage, hunters and jumpers. He has even been out fox hunting! Blue brings a wealth of knowledge from his experience in and out of the show ring. Blue loves children and his patient temperament helps them feel comfortable and confident as they begin their riding journey!


1998 Welsh Pony

Full Name: My Little Dreamboat

Breed: Welsh Pony

Height: 12.1

Age: 20 years

Cowboy came to Sprout in the Fall of 2013 after many successful years in the show ring. This little guy brings many years of experience with children to our team. Small in stature but large in heart, Cowboy gives his riders courage and confidence. Thank you to the Fitzgerald family for your sponsorship of Cowboy.

Cowboy works primarily as our Equine Movement Therapy pony. Through this he serves as a physical therapist for some of our youngest riders. Cowboy is sweet and calm. He enjoys being groomed and is always ready for a quiet scratch under his chin. Cowboy is patient and sure footed in the ring, as he carefully carries his little friends during their lessons.


1993 Hanoverian

Full Name: Super Duper Teddy

Breed: Hanoverian

Height: 16.1 hands

Age: 24 years

David is a wonderful Hanoverian gelding who grew up in the hunter show ring, jumping courses, and carrying many riders to the ribbons! He is retired from his show career and enjoys his current job of helping others. David absolutely loves to be groomed and bathed, and adores people! Although he is big, he is calm and trustworthy.

The resident King. David’s regal demeanor makes every rider feel special. Thank you to the Millar family for your sponsorship of David.


1995 American Quarter Horse

Full Name: Pick Up Man

Breed: American Paint Horse

Height: 15.2 hands

Age: 22 years

Pacman spent his younger days in the show ring and his middle age doing competitive trail riding. Pacman was loaned to Sprout in the Fall of 2013 to help out temporarily but he seems to have found his next calling in life and has taken up permanent residence. He is a very gentle guy who is often described as safe, safe, safe for any rider at any skill level. He loves his job at Sprout but most of all he loves peppermints so if you happen to have one in your pocket you’ll have a friend for life. Please consider sponsoring Pacman this year!


2001 Quarter Horse

Full Name: Pop's Top Deck

Breed: American Quarter Horse

Height: 14.3 hands

Age: 16 years

Pippin, also known as Pop’s Top Deck, is a well-known AQHA horse in Northern Virginia. People all around know and love him for his calm and happy nature. Pippin is steadfast, trustworthy and well-rounded. Sprout utilizes his training and education to help teach new riders how to properly use their aids and become independent equestrians!


2005 Oldenburg

Full Name: Condeur S

Breed: Oldenburg

Height: 16.1 hands

Age: 14 years


2004 Holsteiner

Full Name: Valdelamadre Centalyn

Breed: Holsteiner

Height: 15.2 hands


2010 Shetland X POA

Full Name: Captain Jack

Breed: Shetland X POA

Height: 38 inches

Age: 7 years

Captain Jack was rescued from the kill pen at the Cranbury Horse Auction in New Jersey. We don't know what Jack's life was like before he was rescued but we do know that he has a big personality and he loves to drive! Jack has been with the program since 2014 and has stolen the hearts of lots of people.


1999 Morgan

Full Name: Whippoorwill Keep Dancing

Breed: Morgan


Age: 18 years

Dancer was born in 1999 in Connecticut. He is a chestnut Morgan. He is very smart and loves to work. In 2010 he was on the United States Equestrian Team for Combined Driving and represented our country in Italy at the world combined driving singles championships with Anna's dad, Bob Koopman. Today at Sprout he uses his education to teach people how to ride and drive. He loves to be picked and loves pleasing people.

Experienced and smart, Dancer the carriage horse teaches his students driving fundamentals with ease and excellence. Thank you to the Koopman family for your sponsorship of Dancer.


2006 Tennessee Walking Horse

Full Name: Cashing In At The Ritz

Breed: Tennessee Walking Horse

Height: 15.2 hands