Mar 28



Harper D. Sheppard and Clinton D. Myers began the Hanover Shoe Stables in the early 1900s. Sheppard’s son, Lawrence Baker Sheppard, greatly expanded the operation in the 1920s, and changed the name to The Hanover Shoe Farms. This view is from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:10 PM on Friday, March 28, 2008.

The Gettysburg Daily visited property along Storms Store Road to observe some of the horses at the Hanover Shoe Farms, the largest standardbred breeding establishment in the world. The operation is open seven days a week, and at the barns which allow self-guided tours, visitors have a chance for someone to be around to answer their questions. Hanover Shoe farms lead North American Breeders in 2007 with over $2.7 million dollars from its colts and fillies.



From January 23, 2008 to March 18, 2008, 84 foals had been born. 686 foals were born in 2007. In 2008 the Shoe Farms have 456 brookmares. This view was taken from the northwest looking southeast at approximately 4:10 PM on Friday, March 28, 2008.



In 1951, Hanover Shoe Farms purchased Tar Hill for $125,000. By 1977 his children had earned over $27 million. View from the northwest looking southeast at approximately 4:10 PM on Friday, March 28, 2008.



The Hanover Shoe Farms now consist of 27 farms, 3000 acres, 1200 horses at the peak season, 40 barns, and more than 100 employees. View is from the northwest facing southeast at approximately 4:10 PM on Friday, March 28, 2008.


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