The Farm

The History

The Smokey Valley Horse has been developed over the past 40 years at Smokey Valley Farm in the Appalachian foothills of Northeast Kentucky. Beginning in the mid-1700s with Reverend James
Coleman, a founding member of the Methodist Church in New England, who rode an 800-mile circuit on smooth gaited Narragansett and Canadian pacers, generations of the Coleman family have pursued a passion for smooth gaited traveling horses of the finest kind.

Starting in 1979, Dr. Bob Coleman began the process of acquiring and breeding exceptional gaited traveling horses with the single-minded purpose of recreating the great traveling horses of the