Our family and our farm
We purchased our 40 acres of land in September 2013 and moved in during the middle of May 2015. The farm layout and buildings were designed and constructed by my most talented husband, contractor, master electrician (and smartest guy I know), Chris, with help from his work crew.
I thought about what to name the property. I wanted something meaningful. We owned Tennessee Walking horses (mostly black in color), so I thought about The Black Horse Farm, then, to make it a bit more unique, The BlackHorse Farm.
While researching the ancestry and records for our property, we found a very interesting court case that shows a lengthy and public dispute between the land owner of our farm and other Rush residents dating back to the Civil War era. The published legal quarrel over a black mare that grazed the fields of our property long ago inspired us to move forward with the name, “The BlackHorse Farm.” How ironic (divine, we think) that the land has “black horse” history and we didn’t even know it.
If you look closely at our custom logo, we created a silhouette of a Tennessee Walking horse with a shield background, a Christian cross on the horse's hind leg area and a dachshund silhouette in the outline of the horse's neck (I've had a miniature dachshund for over 16 years now).
We are a family owned and operated business committed to bride, child, client (and horse) satisfaction. Not only is our farm our business; it’s our home where we raise our precious children. We take great pride in our place and value our business reputation.
The opportunity to serve you is greatly appreciated.
Our farm sits on 40 acres of land at the intersection of State Route 854 and Pigeon Roost Road (near the Ramey-Estep Home). The original house that was on the land was torn down. We live in a barn; literally. Our new house is connected to the 28 stall horse barn. The 6,000 square foot arena is across the drive from the barn and sits parallel to the road. Also under construction is a new training/boarding barn with a special surprise addition coming soon. :)
H.P. Sexton and family, the Church family and the Jarvis family have all called this property home at one time. Click on the photos below to view some interesting artifacts and pictures of our place. Thanks to Teresa Martin-Klaiber for providing genealogy insights.
"The farm is spacious and outstandingly clean! The owners were so helpful and nice. All of my guests were impressed with everything including the the hospitality. I would recommend them to anyone."
"Awesome experience today with white cane day! All the kids, teachers, parents, and volunteers had an excellent time on your beautiful farm; highly recommend for your next event or party! The owners, Jessica and her husband, went above and beyond to make things happen for these kids and it did not go unnoticed! Excellent experience!"