Copyright 2012 Thornwood Farm

       Since 1981 Amy S. Keefer and her husband, Jim, have
owned and operated Thornwood Farm, a full service    
boarding,  training, lesson, showing, breeding and sales
facility located in Western  PA  in northern Butler County.

  •                                 is a full service facility that offers boarding, lessons,
     and training in a  program customized specially for you and your horse.  We
     have a 60' by 120' indoor arena, a 70' by 140' outdoor ring and a 150' by 250'
     outdoor jumping field.  Six fields and paddocks allow for frequent turnout.   
     Miles of trails are available for hacking.

  •                                           Amy has been breaking and training  young
     hunters and jumpers, race horses, and horses of all breeds for a  variety of
     equine careers for over 35  years.    In 1996 she received her certification
     by the American Riding Instructors Association to teach Hunt Seat Equitation
     from Beginner basics to Advanced horsemanship. She also teaches and
     coaches two Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association teams - Slippery Rock
     University at the Storm Harbor Equestrian Center at  SRU and Clarion University
     at Thornwood Farm.   As an active member of the Western PA  Professional
     Horsemens' Association for many years, Amy has served on the board of
     directors in many capacities,  including as manager of the annual USEF
     sanctioned WPAPHA horse show.  Amy is also a recorded USEF judge with an
     'r'  rating in Hunters and Hunt Seat  Equitation and a 'R' in Hunter Breeding.   

  •                     Thornwood Farm students and horses compete at USEF
    recognized shows on the WPAPHA circuit and at local  Mountaineer
    Hunter/Jumper affiliated shows, and have earned many championships
      and  year- end awards.

  •                       Although we specialize in hunters and hunt seat equitation, all
    aspiring horse-persons are welcomed here to pursue their goals in whatever
    discipline interests them.  Amy Keefer teaches a balanced, independent seat that
    is adaptable to any riding endeavor.  All levels and ages of riders are welcome,
    from beginners to advanced, from 6 yrs old to 60+.  Horsemanship at any age is
    good for your physical and mental well-being.

  •                                  Thornwood Farm also offers rehabilitation services for
    horses that need customized care due to traumatic injury or experience.  Ex-
    racehorses, and/or horses that  just need some down time from competition are
    put on an individualized program that will accommodate their special needs and
    bring them back to optimum health and rideability.  We combine classic methods
    of care with the latest holistic techniques, such as acupuncture and
    chiropractic/massage.  Our exclusively equine veterinarian service is regularly
    scheduled for routine care and also on call 24-7 to immediately take care of any
    emergency that may arise.

  •                          Thornwood Farm can help you take advantage of the PA Breeders
    Awards program by boarding and foaling your Thoroughbred mares and raising
    your foals for you.  We foal sporthorse mares also, and can help you plan your
    mating, raise your foal,  and train it and/or you to handle/show it.  We also stand at
    stud the great National Champion Andalusian stallion 'Cresswood Gitano Rey',
    owned by Lois Hamilton of Grove City, PA.  Rey has a wonderful disposition and
    the conformation and athletic ability to improve any mare if you want a top quality  
    sporthorse foal.

 For more  information regarding specific services please see our services page.
For more information please
     email   or
phone 724.735.2342
Amy Keefer and  Goodwood at the  
Hartwood ShowJumping Festival

       HARRISVILLE, PA 16038
   Amy S. Keefer :  Trainer / Barn Manager
Amy Keefer and
Spencer's Legacy
Emmett's Law, 2003 TB foal out of
Higher Degree by Judge TC.  He was
bred, raised and started under saddle
at Thornwood Farm..
          about Thornwood Farm
Emmett's Law, learning
a new job
The Andalusian stallion, Cresswood
Gitano Rey, Champion & Gentleman
Tyler & Emmett enjoying a
day off.
Amy enjoys judging hunters
& hunt seat equitation
riders at all  levels, from
schooling to USEF, IHSA &