Anne and Paul Hellhake dreamed of owning their own horse farm for over 25 years. Their dream became a reality when they began construction on their newly purchased property in Coatesville, Pa in 2009.
Anne Hellhake spent her childhood living on her family’s farm in Gum Tree, Pa while caring for their horses, goats, cats and dogs. She later instilled her love for horses in her two daughters, Kyley and Laurel. Middle child, Taylor, and husband, Paul, may not share the same passion for the horses the the girls do, but they certainly love driving the tractor!
Anne is a motivated and energetic horsewoman. Her focus is on developing a partnership with the horse that is meaningful to both the horse and rider. She prides herself on operating a boarding facility that promotes excellent care, individualized attention and happiness to the horses and boarders.
She has over 30 years experience with horses with her history rooted in pony club (B level), 4-H, eventing (up to preliminary level), pony hunters, dressage, foxhunting, training young horses, galloping racehorses, competitive trail riding, mounted games, and bomb proofing children’s ponies. In her adult life she was district commissioner of the Pickering Hunt Pony Club and 4-H leader/mentor to many youngsters along with many years spent cultivating her own children’s love and understanding of horses.
Along with her pony, Blitz, Anne recently has renewed a passion for acquiring new knowledge in training horses for recreational fun using natural horsemanship methods. Her goal is to develop a versatile, safe and meaningful partnership with the horse.
Kyley (Hellhake) DiLuigi
Kyley was instilled with a love of horses at a very young age by her mother, Anne. She grew up involved with her local Horse 4-H and the Pickering Hunt Pony Club (C-3). Kyley spent her youth competing in Dressage, Eventing, Mounted Games, and Polocrosse. In 2004 Kyley began clicker training her very first trick pony, Minnow, a wild-born Chincoteague Pony. Over the years Kyley has created a World-famous herd of Chincoteague ponies that are known for their ability to paint. Now in her 20’s Kyley enjoys traveling and performing with her very special group of ponies. She also actively competes in mounted games and versatility competitions with her young pony Chesapeake Boomerang. In 2011 Kyley and Boomerang competed in Craig Cameron’s Extreme Cowboy Race at the Horse World Expo, placing 6th overall. Kyley continues to evolve her training methods with her ponies and enjoys running and organizing versatility and mounted games events at Iron Horse Farm.