Spy Coast Farm specializes in the breeding and development of top quality performance horses.
We have three locations along the east coast, each of which has a role in the success of our horses.The breeding, training, competition and sales arms of our business are all integrated.
It is our belief that the quality of any one of these functions would suffer without the continued feedback and support of the others.
We at Spy Coast Farm are committed to this process in order to make top quality performance horses available to you, our customer.
At one time, our original farm, located on Strong’s Neck in Setauket, NY, was prime fishing and hunting territory for the Setalcott Indians.
During the Revolutionary War, George Washington commissioned the Setauket Spy Ring to operate from the area. It is said that the patriot, Anna Smith Strong, received intelligence from the local tavern owner and then hung her petticoats and handkerchiefs on her laundry line in a predetermined array in order to inform the whale boat captain, Caleb Brewster, in which harbor the Redcoats were located. Their efforts contributed in no small measure to the success of the Patriot troops.
Since that time, the Strong’s Neck area has been known as the Spy Coast. We consider it an honor to be able to name our farm after this significant chapter of our nation's history.
New York Farm
Our New York farm focuses on the early development and training of our young horses. The New York team, which consists of both professionals and amateurs, concentrates on ground work, backing and early training. The training program integrates classical European techniques with elements of natural horsemanship.
The young horses are introduced to their first show experience at Old Field Farm, which is near our farm. They also enjoy trail riding around the farm, our neighborhood and during the warmer months, they go swimming in Long Island Sound.
The 400 acre Lexington, Kentucky farm serves as our primary breeding facility. It is the year-round home for our broodmares, foals and young horses. It also serves as the summer home for our competition horses. Noted for it's nutritious "bluegrass", Kentucky is famous for having soil rich in limestone which helps to strengthen the developing bones of young horses.
Our location allows us to take full advantage of the world class equine resources in the area including veterinarians,farriers, feed companies, the The Gluck Equine Research Center and the home offices of the USEF and USHJA and many others. The farm is conveniently located adjacent to the Kentucky Horse Park and is less than five minutes from the renowned Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital and Hagyard's Equine Medical Center.
We have a resident veterinarian who oversees our breeding program and offers expert guidance and advice to those who elect to breed to our stallions. We have begun training some of our youngsters at our Kentucky farm and we offer a USDA-certified quarantine facility there. Visit us whenever you can to pick out your next prospect!
Spy Coast Farm South is located in Wellington, Florida, home of the Winter Equestrian Festival. We lease this farm to Ali and Shane Sweetnam, owners of Sweet Oak Farm. Ali, Shane and their staff train, show and market some of our more advanced young home-breds. Shane shows our more experienced show horses, including most of the stallions we offer to our customers.