Our farm located just south of Owatonna near Blooming Prairie, north of Austin,MN and Albert Lea MN, west
of Rochester and east of Mankato,MN in the beautiful agricultural country of south central Minnesota, has been in Dan's
family since the 1940's. Dan and Leona were married in 1975 took over the family farm to raise hogs farrow to finish and crop
Leona's Dad, Andrew Dolney was a horse lover, his dad raised regitered Belgians in northeast SouthDakota
about 1910-1940s. Andrew purchased an Arabian stud in 1956 and began to raise horses for children, crossing the stud with
pony mares. Raising some outstanding versital childrens cattle ponies and gamers. Leona and several of her siblings raise
and train horses today. Leona's sister Barbara Hoover has an Arab farm near Tacoma WA Called YellowRose Arabians. Barb and
her daughter Kristi train and show gorgeous horses.
Leona's father gave her a yearling filly as a wedding gift.
Coming from a horse background, Leona trained her horse Nickers to drive and she was pulling a cart by October. Leona was
just beginning a long road to riding instruction and horse training. Leona and Dan raised 5 children who all participated
in 4-H, FFA, saddle clubs along with horse related activities. Both Jenny & Mary-Rose have gone to state competitions
with their horses. Leona trained her children to train horses and 3 of the five are very good at it.
and Jenny (Suchanek) Becker are traing horses at home. Mike is training dressage horses for Leatherdale Farm near the
Twincities. Alexis Kasper, a former student of Morning Glory Hill and a student from RCC in Rochester is also training out
of our barn