SBS Farms, Inc.
SBS Farms, Inc., leases a section of the barn at The Buffalo Therapeutic Riding Center in Buffalo, New York. SBS is one of the top hunter show barns in the country today. Under the direction of Susan B. Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano, SBS horses have won six United States Equestrian Federation national titles for Horse of the Year awards.
Each year, SBS transitions to their winter home base in Ocala, Florida, leaving in January and returning in April. During the summer months SBS horses and riders travel throughout the Midwest and on the East Coast, with the fall indoor circuit as the culmination of their show season in October and November.
SBS Farms specializes in preparing horses and riders for the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation show rings. A select group of green and made horses are always available for sale and lease. Please contact us for our latest offerings!
Susan B. Schoellkof
Susie grew up at The Saddle and Bridle Club, and therefore she's committed to continuing the tradition and superior quality service that's been a hallmark of the club. In addition to her involvement with SBS, she's immersed in the equine industry and was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame in 2014.
Susie has served as the Executive Director of BTRC since 1990, has been a United States Equestrian Federation (USEF) and United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Board Member and served on a variety of committees and task forces. She currently sits on the USEF Drugs and Medication Committee and is chairman of USHJA Zone 2. Susie is also a sought-after USEF R-rated judge and has presided over the best shows in the country. In 2010, Susie became one of the first USHJA-certfied trainers.
She's trained five USEF National Champion horses, including Gabriel, GG Valentine, Big Bad Wolf, Kansas and Jersey Boy. In addition, SBS-trained riders have accomplished major wins in the hunter and equitation ranks, including Stephen Comunale, Lauren Gioia, Kacey McCann, Katherine Newman, Grace Weidner and Luke Olsen.
Of late, Susie may be best known as the owner of Jersey Boy, the three-time USEF Horse of the Year (2009-11) and winner of the 2012 USHJA International Hunter Derby Championship. Jersey Boy is the USHJA International Hunter Derby Lifetime Standings money-won leader, with more than $260,000 to his credit as of 2015. He's also a three-time winner of the George H. Morris Perpetual Trophy, awarded to the Leading Horse of the International Hunter Derby Member Event Championship Qualifying Series.
Jennifer Alfano began her riding career at the age of 3 at her parents' farm in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. She started showing in the walk/trot classes and went up the ladder from ponies to junior hunters. At age 12, Jennifer went to train with Maxine Best, where she concluded her junior career by placing seventh in the USET Show Jumping Talent Search Finals and 10th in the USEF Medal Finals.
The care of the famous Grand Prix show jumper Gem Twist became Jennifer’s next accomplishment. She traveled with Greg Best and Gem Twist to the Seoul Olympic Games, where Greg and Gem won the individual silver medal.
In 1990, Jennifer went to work for Susie Schoellkopf and SBS Farms, Inc., where she's become an integral member of the team. Jennifer has trained many equitation and hunter riders, including Lauren Gioia (third and eighth in the ASPCA Maclay Finals), Stephen Comunale, Kristy McCormack (third in the USEF Pony Medal Finals), Emily Buck, Katherine Newman and Diego Creel.
Under Jennifer's talented ride, SBS has produced three USEF National First Year Green Hunter champions, including, Kansas, Big Bad Wolf and GG Valentine.
With her famous partner Jersey Boy, Jennifer has dominated the USHJA International Hunter Derby program, winning three series titles, the 2012 Championship and Reserve Championships in 2014 and 2009. Jersey Boy firmly stands atop the Derby lifetime money-won leaderboard.
In addition to a plethora of championships and leading rider titles from the country's most prestigious shows, Jennifer is a two-time World Championship Hunter Rider Professional Champion, and she has more than $400,000 in lifetime USHJA International Hunter Derby winnings as of 2015 with Jersey Boy and other mounts. Jennifer became a USHJA-certfied trainer in 2010. For her riding talents, Jennifer was inducted into the National Show Hunter Hall of Fame.
Hannah Duffy grew up in Southwest Virginia where she attended Virginia Intermont College. At Intermont, Hannah received a bachelor of science degree in Equine Studies and competed on the school's successful Intercollegiate Horse Show Association team. During this time, Hannah focused her showing in the hunters and adult equitation.
Hannah is a certified American Riding Instructor Association instructor in Hunters and Equitation. She began working for SBS Farms in November 2014, where she manages, rides and assists in training clients.