About Hidden Ponds
Nestled among the trees and bogs of central Minnesota, Hidden Ponds is my lifelong dream accomplished. 75 acres of grass, bog, poplar, and pines, as well as two ponds hidden among the trees, are home to our ponies and gypsy vanner horses. Hidden Ponds is honored to own several National Champion horses and ponies, and regularly participate in both local and national show circuits.
Hidden Ponds is located just 45 minutes north of both Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. We usually have a few horses for sale, and offer a small number of gypsy foals for sale every year.
You can find us on Facebook also! We post frequent updates about our horses and the shows we attend. You can link by clicking the Facebook logo at the very bottom of this page.
About the Owner
My name is Kari, and I am a lifelong horse lover. After saving up for 8 years, I purchased my first horses at the age of 16. I then completed a degree in Animal Science with an Equine emphasis at the University of Minnesota, followed by The Ohio State University, where I obtained a degree in Veterinary Epidemiology.
I started riding at Fortuna Farms as a child, and huntseat riding is my primary seat, although I do drive my horses and occasionally ride western. Originally growing up with thoroughbreds and warmbloods, I decided to move to smaller horses and ponies as I got older. I was looking for something more docile, easier to manage and easier to maintain. That brought me into the ponies and the Gypsies.
One thing you may notice as you browse the pages are the abundance of fantasy type photos. I enjoy dressing up with my horses for public events. That and the Hunter Paces put on by Long Lake Hounds are probably my two favorite Equine activities.
I am active in the local horse community and I am on the Board of Directors for the Minnesota Horse Council. I am also a member of the American Draft Pony Association, the AMHR, the AMHA, the IGEA, and the GVHS.