Kerry Kocher: Kerry is the owner & manager at Stonefence Farm. He is USEF licensed "R" Hunter/Jumper judge, "R" Hunter/Jumper course designer and FEI Level 2 course designer. Kerry has been in the horse business for over 46 years. He has been very successful over the years training, showing, selling and officiating. Kerry currently spends most of his current professional focus managing shows, course designing and judging. He co-owns and manages the State College Series Horse Shows--a long time family run USEF Premier and National 2 week series of shows.
Kelsey Kocher: Kelsey is the eldest Kocher daughter. She is the head trainer and second manager at Stonefence Farm. She graduated with her BA in Business Administration from St. Andrews University in May 2017. Kelsey is the Sponsorship Coordinator for the State College Series. She also works with her mother, Kathleen at their family-owned general medicine veterinary practice in State College as a veterinary technician. During fall of 2017 and spring of 2018, Kelsey rode for Melinda Cohen of Dream Catcher Farm in Adamstown, MD and competed in the 2018 HITS Ocala Winter circuit to continue developing her skills. She had the opportunity to have instruction from Joe Fargis, Aaron Vale, Katie Prudent and Linda Zhang during that time. Kelsey has a lifetime of experience riding and showing with her father, Kerry. She enjoys developing young horses and building the horse and rider connection with her clients-- helping each of them to reach personal and/or competitive goals.
Chelsea King: Chelsea joined the SFF team in February 2017 as our full time feeder. Chelsea spent many of her younger years riding at Stonefence during her middle school and high school years. Chelsea has her degree in Radiology from Pennsylvania College of Technology. We love having her at the farm, and she is a huge reason SFF can run as smoothly as it does!
Eryn Dutrow: Eryn is currently a senior at Penns Valley Area High School. She began working for us as a part-time feeder in August 2019. Eryn is planning on attending South Hills School of Business and Technology. Eryn has her own horse, Willy--who she keeps at her family farm.