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About

Jonesborough Farm is owned and operated by Larry and Rie Jones. Their love and understanding of the Arabian horse has been nurtured since childhood, and is the foundation upon which the daily activities at Jonesborough Farm are based.

Their mission is to promote excellence in horsemanship through comprehensive horse care, breeding and the personalized training and educating of the equine athlete.

Rie’s roots are in Chapel Hill, North Carolina while her formal education was in upstate New York at the Rochester Institute of Technology as a student of photography. Her professional equine photography career evolved during college and continued for twenty years thanks to the influences and mentoring of Arabian horse photographer Jerry Sparagowski and the endless support and encouragement of cherished friend Jim Maroney of Ennistymon Farm in New York. Eventually, her work took her to Dunromin’ Arabians where she met the trainer, Larry Jones, and the Jonesborough story begins.  

Rie’s skills and talents are evident in every phase of Jonesborough Farm, but none so obvious as her artistic talents as photographer/videographer. Her work can be seen as the training horses’ accomplishments are documented and the sale horses are promoted through the photos and videos. One of her personal favorites is the photograph of the rearing black stallion, National Champion, Klint Black++.

Larry’s association with horses began as a child on his family’s Memory Lane Arabian horse farm in Sherman, Connecticut. From there, he continued his education at St. Lawrence University in New York, and after graduation returned to the family farm where clients Arnold and Audrey Fisher eventually hired him to become the head trainer at their newly developed Dunromin’ Arabians.

Larry and the Fishers rose to worldwide prominence  as a major force in the Arabian breeding and training industry in the 1980’s and 90’s. It was during those years that Larry continued refining his training techniques while expanding his knowledge of equine medical care and breeding.

It’s with great pride that Larry recalls one of his favorites, Moonstone Bey V, and the many show ring successes they enjoyed together in halter and performance. And who could ever forget the Mare Championship at the U.S. Nationals in 1993 when Larry and the beautiful *Kawalkada electrified the crowd with their unforgettable National Championship win?

In 2000, Larry and Rie established Jonesborough Farm in Culpeper, Virginia, where the training and showing of Arabian horses became the primary objective. When the International Arabian Horse Association established the Arabian Sport Horse division, Larry took the lead in developing training and showing techniques for the Arabian Sport horse in-hand classes where he’s garnered multiple National Championships, including Klint Black++, PA Nyte Star, FMF Tarif and FMF Arabi, to name a few.

Today, the Jonesborough services have expanded to include layup and rehab therapy, along with stallion and mare management for breeding, which includes collection, insemination and shipping of semen.  

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A lifetime horseman who has enjoyed success at the highest levels of the Arabian horse

industry both as a breeder and a showman, Steve Pekary brings invaluable wisdom,

experience and enthusiasm to the Jonesborough team.

In addition to his contribution to our lives as a professional, we feel most privileged

to call him our dear friend.

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Lee Stevenson moved to the United States from Scotland in 1999 in order to further her career with horses. Whether at a horse show or home at the farm, Lee’s experienced attention to detail and timeless dedication to the welfare of the horses are just a few of the wonderful qualities we admire in her. 

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