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Carousel Farm Fulton, New York
Carousel Farm is one of New York State's premier boarding facilities. The farm is owned and operated by Catherine Dunnagan. The farm is known for offering a wonderful boarding facility for people that wish to enjoy their horses as well as those that strive to be accomplished in the show ring. The farm prides itself on producing and showing some of the top Appaloosa horses in the country. The farm's breeding program is specialized to strive to produce excellent moving, good minded horses that will accomplish the goals of anyone that wishes to own a horse that was bred and raised at Carousel Farm. Guest are always welcome at the farm. We enjoy showing off our horses.
Background information about Carousel Farm.............
Carousel Farm is one of central New York's premier boarding stables and came into the ownership of Catherine Dunnagan in July of 1997. The former Highland Pines Stable on County Route 6 in Fulton, New York was purchased by Catherine Dunnagan and renamed Carousel Farm.
Catherine Dunnagan has lived in Central New York area since 1981 and she was raised in North Carolina. By way of South Carolina, Florida and Kentucky, having been previous homes to Catherine, she moved in the New York area to go to work for the Miller Brewing Company and after five years changed jobs and went to working at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. in Baldwinsville, New York where she has been employeed for over 30 years.
Catherine is a very competitive rider in the Non-Pro Division at the Appaloosa shows throughout the Northeast and an established Appaloosa breeder, standing such well known Stallions as Skips Streak and The Absolut. The farm currently stands the Appaloosa Stallions - AlwaysIn The Mood, Bring It On and Zippin Dirty.
It was a real fluke that Catherine managed to come into the ownership of Carousel Farm, but it must have been meant to be as she offered the previous owner David McFarland a ridiculous sum for the property when he had it for sale and he shook her hand and told her that she was now the owner of this fabulous facility. Since that time, Catherine has tried to maintain a first class boarding facility and although she lost both her breeding stallions - Skips Streak and The Absolut, she continued to dabble in a breeding program by crossing out to well known Appaloosa stallions such as The Hunter, Lads Strawman and Impulsive Zipper that resulted in some her most recent offspring that have become World Champions.
The discovery of French Accent as a breeding horse prompted Catherine to consider getting back into the Appaloosa breeding arena and a goal for Carousel Farm has been established to become an outstanding breeding farm for Hunter Under Saddle horses for the Paints, AQHA and mostly importantly the Appaloosa horse. With the passing of the Performance Permit for resulting solid colored Appaloosas that are the offspring of a registered Appaloosa horse and an outcross such as a AQHA or Thoroughbred, the field is once again "wide open" for new blood to enhance the gorgeous Appaloosa horse. Catherine is continually searching for those Appaloosa mares that have their background in the Hunter Under Saddle area and have the movement desirable of the modern huntseat horses to cross with her thoroughbred stallion - French Accent.
With the passing of French Accent, Catherine moved on to using a stallion that she had raised from her wonderful show mare - Two Precious. The colt was sired by The Hunter and bears the name of Always In The Mood. Moody has gone on to sire a National Champion and several horses that have finished in the Top 10 in the Nation and is proving to be a sire of horses that are winnning in the show ring. Always In The Mood is featured in the December 2014 as one of the Select Sires for 2014. A tribute to this wonderful horse and Catherine's breeding program.
Always In The Mood, Bring It On and Zippin Dirty are the current Stallions standing at Carousel Farm.