Proud Member & Supporter of the Following Organizations:

FPSNA is North America's only truly active non-profit organization seeking to promote and support the Fell Pony! From 2007-2010, Melissa served as the Promotions Director of FPSNA, returning in 2014 with the additional role of FPSNA Vice Chairman.  In mid-2015, she began to serve in the capacity of Chairman for the association, to the present day.
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About The Farm
Dream Hayven began in Wisconsin in 2005, but moved south to Tennessee in 2012 for the betterment and expansion of the breeding herd. We discovered the perfect property, located in the beautiful Upper Cumberland region, on the Pennyroyal Plateau, with acreage that is especially suited to raising Fell Ponies. Our ecosystem is unique the world over, known as a woodland pasture ecosystem, and is identical to the ecosystem found in Cumbria, England! It is also the same system that envelopes the Bluegrass region of Kentucky, renowned as a horse breeder's paradise.  Our water comes from the Bennett Hill Spring, a limestone aquifer known since the 1800's for its healing properties, so mineral rich it was bottled by Perrier!
The first thing you see when arriving at Dream Hayven
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 2017 in Cumbria, England.
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Our custom built maternity barn
We have hills, valleys, forests & streams in the fields that our herd roams freely all year. This environment closely mirrors the Fell environment of northern England, the homeland of all Fell Ponies, and ensures that the heritage traits so inherent in this breed will continue to survive in our Dream Hayven & Cumberland prefixes.
The farm includes two heritage barns (one for livestock and one for hay & equipment), a large round pen for the safe training of young stock, an outdoor arena, several dry lot paddocks, a newly constructed maternity barn, and a recently renovated foaling stall with wireless cameras.