Continuing the Legacy
Susannah Small, who owns and operates Laureleye Farms, grew up on a horse farm and has been riding her whole life. She comes from a long line of professional horsemen.
Her mother, Susan Cocks Small Jones, was a horse trainer and ran the layup up operation at the farm the family owned in Coatesville, PA. Susan also was instrumental in setting up the Fair Hill Training Center and ran the Fasig Tipton MidAtlantic division for 8 years. She instilled the love of riding in her 3 daughters.
Susannah’s father, Doug Small, was a champion steeplechase jockey who trained both flat horses and jumpers after ending his riding career. Her grandfather, Burling Cocks, is in the horse racing hall of fame as a steeplechase trainer.
Training off-track thoroughbreds for new careers in the showing, eventing or fox hunting has been a passion of Susannah’s since she was a teenager. Susannah also likes helping people overcome their fears and can help clients get the most out of their ride. Susannah, together with her husband Dr. Steve Siepser and their 3 children, fox hunt, event and compete in mounted games and pentathlon. Their daughter Fenya is passionate about training and competing horses, and is very involved in helping Susannah with the daily operation of the farm.
“Horses are an integral way of life for us here at Laureleye Farms. I love riding with my children and husband, Steve Siepser. Our family enjoys life on the farm and looking out any window we have a beautiful view of all the horses and other animals that live on our farm.
Since the Siepser family lives on premises, boarders are insured that their horses are continuously monitored and well cared for. A barn apartment is also home to the farm staff, further providing boarders a sense of comfort, knowing that someone is always on site providing care. Laureleye Farms is proud to be family owned and operated, welcoming riders of all ages and disciplines to join their farm community.