Jennifer purchased the farm we have now in 1993. She met Chris in 1995...They got married in 2000 and have 2 beautiful children Travis (born in 2001) and Taylor (born in 2003).
Rockin' H Ranch home of VIP Chincoteague Ponies is now owned by Chris and Jennifer Hagquist.
Jennifer has had horses and ponies since she was 10 years old. She has been breeding and showing for over 40 years. She started out with grade horses and ponies and then had a few quarter horses.....Paints and Half Arab pintos took over from there....but when she got married and started to have her own children she decided to switch to breeding ponies...
In the year 2000 she discovered that a registry for Chincoteague ponies had been started in 1994 and since she was hoping to breed some type of registered ponies...she decided to look for some registered Chincoteague ponies. Since there were only about 1000 registered Chincoteague ponies in the country at that time, this task proved difficult.
She finally found 2 bred mares and a stallion in Iowa...the ponies were originally purchased at the 1997 and 1998 pony swim auctions.
In the spring of 2002 her first Chincoteague foals were born ...both colts...a solid black and a palomino pinto.
Since then she has bought, bred and sold over 50 registered Chincoteague foals, mares and a variety of stallions, even adding the lines of the famous "Misty of Chincoteague" to her herd. She now keeps 10-15 Registered Chincoteague Ponies here at the farm. We now produce and sell fewer foals each year then we used to but now we sell more broke to ride and proven show ponies.
Jennifer still uses her years of breeding experience and extensive research in genetics to choose which ponies to breed to produce the best Chincoteague foals possible. She has shrived to produce purebred Chincoteague ponies with good confirmation, temperments and athletic abilities and matched them to customers looking for what each foal had to offer. We still sell our ponies ranging from weanling foals to trained show ponies, but there are some changes coming in our breeding program.
We show as many of our ponies as we can get out there in everything we can do with our ponies....Always hoping to make them into "been there, done that" ponies!
Our motto here is "Making childhood dreams come true....For ALL ages!
Any of the ponies at Rockin' H Ranch may be available for purchase under the right circumstances even if they are not on the sales list.
A high percentage of our business has been from repeat customers and referrals. We also work with other Chincoteague Pony owners and breeders to promote the breed.
We would welcome the opportunity to introduce you to our ponies and see if a Chincoteague Pony should become part of your family!
2129 Dutchtown Road
Endicott, NY 13760
We are almost always here, but please call for an appointment and we will put on a pot of coffee or brew some iced tea!