Background & Qualifications
My name is Melissa Kreuzer, and I am the owner of Dream Hayven Farm. I have been breeding, raising and training Fell Ponies exclusively since 2005. Prior to discovering the Fell Pony, I earned my degree in AgriBusiness with an Equine Management major. I spent several years working professionally in the equine industry, and had a 15 year career in the world of finance, prior to beginning my own farm. Managing Dream Hayven is my full time profession, and the ponies are my passion!
The proper stewardship of the Fell Pony is of the utmost importance to me, which includes sharing this rare English treasure with as many people as possible!
As often as I can, I visit the birthplace of the breed in Cumbria, England, where I have been able to learn from and network with owners, trainers and breeders of these special ponies. In that regard, my sincere appreciation and respect go out to the handful of English breeders who have devoted their lives to preserving and continuing the breed as it has existed for generations.
Pictured at right is Melissa in 2014, photo credit Belinda Bo Couch.