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Ann Moss Joyner

December 12, 2005

Dartmoor Ponies Prosper Through Long-Term Stewardship

She's perhaps best known for her famous Welsh pony breeding operation, but Joan Dunning's love for equines goes much deeper. Her stud farm called Farnley, located in White Post, Va., is the first American home to the Dartmoor pony, a rare breed that originated in Great Britain.

Dunning stumbled across the Dartmoor ponies while in England in the early 20th century, and a love affair began that's endured for nearly a century.

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