KMSHA September/October
Sponsor Spotlight

South Forty Farm

by Mary Marshall

South Forty Farm is a place where everyone can feel at home and experience the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse tradition established by the Cole family. KMSHA Platinum sponsors Diane, Amanda, and Jason Cole own and run a spectacular riding and training facility located in the beautiful Bowling Green, Kentucky, countryside.

Diane is mother to Amanda and Jason, who both work in training and exhibiting the family horses. Jason and wife, Lacey, enjoy watching their daughter, Avery grow up with the horses of South Forty, while Amanda and husband, Nick, are rounding out their first year of marriage on the farm, now co-owning a yearling stud colt to raise together.

Amanda and Diane enjoy getting into mischief together, traveling with stallion, Circle of Life, as much as they can, and sneaking Avery onto him to teach her how to show gait at 18 months old. Every member of the family is "hands-on" with the horses and training and breeding program, devoting time, love, effort, and energy to promoting the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse.

In addition to training and showing, Amanda also runs a lesson program for children age 3-18. Diane, who began showing in 2005, won a ribbon her first time out and has never looked back.

Amandaís favorite mount is the Kentucky Mountain Saddle Horse Stallion, South Forty Circle of Life, who has racked up an amazing show record. The stunning chocolate stallion finished third in the Two Year Old Classic Stallions Futurity and fourth in the Two Year Old Classic Stallions at the 2006 KMSHA International Championships last October. That is only the beginning of his winning show resume. This year he has also won numerous first place ribbons with Amanda aboard.

Also on the South Forty up and coming stallion roster are South Forty Rocks Dot Com, South Forty This Budís For You, and the stunning smoky grulla colt South Forty Gideonís Torch. Their mares are proven show horses, now bred to phenomenal stallions to give them babies to talk about in 2008! Youíll have to see for yourself!

For more information on the Kentucky Mountain Horses at South Forty Farm go to their web site at


South Forty Farm
Diane, Amanda, or Jason Cole

Bowling Green, Kentucky



(270) 202-0284 or (270) 202-1172