About Our History
Always a lover of horses, Pam Hester got her first American Saddlebred in junior high: a hot, liver chestnut mare named Misty who captured attention wherever she went. Pam's mother bought Misty from a horse trader in Riceville, Iowa.
Starting the Farm
Singlefoot Farm was established in the mid-1980s after the acquisition of our first Saddlebred, a retired 5-gaited gelding named Wild Crescendo for Buddy to ride endurance in style. Not to be outdone, Pam acquired Dancer, a Saddlebred, through a local horse trader with the intent to compete on 35- to 50-mile rides. Fancy and spirited described her perfectly!
Soon other local saddlebred owners were sought out, which led to visiting the TASHA Shows held at that time in Liberty and at Bear Creek. Pin Oak was at the Astrodome and was so fun to go watch! From there, a pretty black 2-year old mare, Sequoia Summer, was purchased from a local breeder, Tom Lewis.