Farms, owned and operated by Charlie and Penny DeWeese, is
located in Franklin, Kentucky. The farm came into existence
in 2005 in part to their granddaughter, Langstone Harvey,
and her love of horses.
Due to Langstone’s relentless desire to
ride and be around horses and after thoroughly researching
the different breeds they purchased their first Mountain
horse, Rebel Ridge’s Sally Wren. Shortly after their
granddaughter began to ride, their son, Tanner DeWeese,
decided to give riding a try and now has to be chased out of
In 2007, after several years of
admiration, Tanner purchased Taken Charge. The bond between
the two has proven to be a strong one and together this year
they have won several Grand Championships. Tanner has also
had an unbelievable year aboard South Forty’s Francesca and
was Grand Champion in the 12 - 17 Trail Pleasure division.
When the DeWeeses’ are asked why they
decided to own and raise Mountain horses they always remark
about the horses kind disposition and forgiving nature,
making them an ideal family horse. And like many other
people that have a love of horses, they believe that being a
part and witnessing the interaction between horses and
children is very special and that the lessons taught by
their four-legged friends help to instill strong character
They also claim to be very fortunate to
have such an educated and caring extended show family.
Owning and showing some of the most beautiful horses
anywhere is truly a family affair for the DeWeeses’ who all
go to the shows, including the family’s dog, Scarlett.
In early 2007, DeWeese Farms purchased an
outstanding stallion, CW’s Hightower. With the assistance of
some of the finest trainers in the industry, Hightower went
on to win multiple Grand Championships in both Conformation
and Stallion Park Pleasure. One of their proudest moments
this year was watching CW’s Hightower earn the prestigious
Junior Robinson Award. The first foals sired by CW’s
Hightower are highly anticipated this year, including the
impending arrival of a foal out of South Forty’s Francesca.
The DeWeese’s kindly donated the use of
their arena, the finest in the area, on January 26th so that
local 4H members could ride inside due to the inclement
weather. Penny also made it possible for the local 4H club
to ride in the Christmas parade where the DeWeese Farms
float won second place.
There is no doubt that DeWeese Farms proves that the love
of horses is quite contagious. First, with their
granddaughter and now each and everyone of them have "their
horse." The love and joy these fine horses have brought to
their lives is truly immeasurable.