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~Mattie transformed the act of selling our Halflinger pony from a dreaded chore into a speedy, pleasant and profitableexperience. I would recommend Mattie and Rivkah Farm to anyone who is considering selling a horse. She made the consignment arrangements in an efficient and professional manner-promptly returning e-mails and being very flexible in every way. She found the perfect home for our pony within a week! We couldn't have asked for a better experience! Chantel of Beaverdam, Virginia~


~Mattie went out of her way to accomodate my needs and wishes.  She got my horse sold quickly after I had tried for several months, to no avail.  All my emails and calls were returned promptly, and progress reports were frequent and encouraging.  I would be happy to use Mattie's consignment or training services again.

Deborah Barrett, Palmyra Va~


~Hi Mattie!Tori loves her new pony! Lilly is so sweet, a beautiful mover and a great learner. She has the best ground manners.  Mattie -you are a wonderful horsewoman and care for your horses so well. It was obvious to us from the beginning that you are thoughtful in your care and training of the horses you work with. I know Lilly had challenges when she came to you and you helped to change the path of her life.  Thank you also for being a woman of your word and for holding onto Lilly as our family was making transitions.  I just want to thank you again for Lilly! We are grateful to have found her thru you.  I'm sure in the months and years to come we will have many more updates for you! Thanks again!  Jenny & Tori & Lilly! Ruckersville, Va~


~I wanted to say a big thank you to Mattie Ferrara, I took two of my horses to her for training after seeing her ads on the internet and then talking to her on the phone a few times. One of the horses I took to her was for my seven year old daughter who wanted to be able to show her pony in our local shows and the other for under saddle training so that I could sell her. Mattie not only trained both the pony and the horse for me she also marketed the one I was trying to sell. While with Mattie she trained them to load in a trailer, which I tried to do for several weeks without success. When I got them back they had impeccable ground manners and both the vet and farrier commented on how much easier they were to work with.When I brought my daughter’s pony home we went straight to a horse show, where she placed in the ribbons in pre-short, short stirrup, and pleasure classes. Another girl used her to jump 2 ft fences and placed first in her division. Needless to say I was very very pleased with the results that Mattie produced in both my horses. I would highly recommend Mattie for training and plan on using her again in the near future for my Friesian cross, please feel free to email if you have any questions about the horses that Mattie trained for me at

Janna Kincaid.  Unionville, VA~


~Hey Mattie, I've been meaning to email you for awhile now and just kept forgetting.
 Easy Man, now named Ace is doing just fine. He truly is a perfect match and I love him very much!

He has the best attitude about everything and has been a fast learner since the day he came to live with me at the farm :-). He really has grown up! He is a perfect little hunter horse now and just absolutely amazing! :-). So again thank you so much!! I couldn't ask for a better horse, he is the perfect match. Alexandra Matheny of Gordonsville Va~