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In Loving Memory


Dazzle or "Believe in Magic" was one of our most favorite ponies here at KEC, being passed from kid to kid to learn how to ride, show, and just enjoy horses. Dazzle was owned by Gail Kocher for most of his life and was loved and ridden by all of her grandchildren.


He started with Kelsey Kocher when she was just 8 and he was a freshly broke 3 year old. After Kelsey he went to Eliza, Kristin's daughter where he spent a short while throwing her into quite a few fences. 

Dazzle then went south to Gails oldest grandchildren, Mike and Emily Kocher, where he learned some manners and changed his tune. He went from stinky and rank to one of the greatest ponies to pass through our doors. He was owned, ridden, and loved by Pari Cocolin for many years before he came back to be KEC owned. He began teaching lessons for both KEC and Penn State Team students. He was first to be called on when someone needed to jump their first fence or fill a class at a show. Most recently he was pulled to fill the USHJA Pony Derby at the State College Series, after not doing a rated division in at least 4 years. He scored in the 80s proving to us all that he still had it. Dazzle passed in the Summer of 2019 and will have a memorial tree planted in his favorite grazing spot come Springtime. 


Alan was a beloved lesson horse who was donated to the Grier School Riding Program and then made his way over to KEC to be used for the Penn State Eq Team. He was loved by all and never, ever slowed down. He was well into his 20s and still jumped full courses like he was young. It is said that Alan was a Grand Prix horse in his younger days and we honestly don't doubt it. Alan was always very full of life and spunk. 


Jack was donated to the Penn State Equestrian Team in 2015. He was donated after his previous owners, Casey and Katie Norris spent their college years as team members. They felt they could give back to the team by donating Jack and he was well loved by all. Jack encompassed everything a lesson horse should be; kind, dependable, forgiving and just a little bit stubborn. He passed peacefully in Fall 2019. 


Tucker was a favorite among all that came to take lessons and learn to ride. He was sweet, kind and gentle. Tucker was a 2'6'' champion and taught many, many kids to jump their first courses. He also took a great many people on their first trail rides around the farm. 

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