Solomon Farm is a family-run sport horse breeding operation located on the Daum family's historic cattle ranch, the Riverview Ranch (learn more about our family ranch's history on our History page!). We are proud of our family farm's reputation for integrity and quality - we treasure our multi-generational heritage of quality breeding, selection and genetics. We are a breeding farm first and foremost, focusing on the breeding, raising and initial training of top young sport horses. Here are some pictures taken around the farm, showing the true picture of what our ranch is like, day to day. We have many repeat customers, and interns who return here for their vacations, or for a second year. We welcome visitors - come see for yourself!
Pictured are our main stall barn (9 stalls with an apartment for interns and guests built over the loft in 2000) and second barn equipped with eight 12 x 24 foaling stalls complete with wireless day/night video surveillance cameras for foal watch time.
Most of our training and lessons occur in our outdoor sand arena or round pen. Our young horses get a perfect balance of time spent out in the big pastures, just being horses, and time spent in the barn, learning to be cooperative life partners for their future careers in sport. We are dedicated to providing the best start for our promising young athletes, with professional handling, care and training, as well as an attentive eye for detail, starting from the moment of birth.
Our main barn features a tack room and lab, wash stall and breeding stocks with hot and cold running water, box stalls and foaling stalls with runs. Our numerous foal premium award plaques decorate the barn aisle, along with breeding and training charts.
We continue work on our plans to expand our facility with a new indoor arena and attached stall barn. Unfortunately, construction had to be put on hold in late 2009 when we found out that all of the exterior steel and stalls we had purchased for the new building was missing. We are looking for information leading to the recovery of barn building materials and equipment, including arena, stall-barn and house roofing steel, European-style welded stalls and hydraulic wheelbarrows. The steel was purchased from Frontier Enterprises of Park City, UT, but never delivered.
Pictured here on the far left is our ranch house, and to the right of that, the historic Peterson house -- the 100 year old former log cabin which was the original homestead on our ranch. No one lives in the Peterson house, but we're proud of the history of our ranch. Below see pictured our outdoor arena in 2 seasons, our 2nd barn with foaling stalls and a shed for tractor and equipment storage, the interior of our cathedral-ceilinged guest/intern apartment, and a view of the winter paddocks and barn from the riding trails and private shooting range around our fishing pond.
Solomon Farm is no longer associated with Mark Joy (also known as Markus Joy)
or Natalie Joy of Joy Equestrian, Inc., Joy Training Stables, Frontier Enterprises, Inc., Performance Horses International Inc., and their associated aliases, including Mark and Natalie Joy, Markus and Natalie Woletz, Mark Woletz and Mark Woltz.