Official location for all equine classes
Penn-Walt Equestrian located in the rolling foothills of the beautiful Ohio Valley is a professional riding and training barn operated by Justin DellaPenna. Justin, a 3x World Champion Horseman, strives for an environment that promotes enrichment and learning for both horse and rider, and the myriad of other critters that call the 22 stall facility home. Horses, Kune-Kune Pigs, Alapaha Blue-Blood Bulldogs and Toby, the miniature donkey, all eagerly line up to greet barn visitors new and old.
Justin offers lessons and training for horse and rider as well as show services for those with a competitive side. He is well capable in various styles of riding and has working knowledge of many breeds including but not limited to: Gypsy Vanner, American Quarter Horse, Appaloosa, Paint, Pinto, Clydesdale, and even the rare Black Forrest Horse. And proudly…. all show records aside… one of his former equine trainees (an 18h Percheron mare) even found work with the mounted police!
However, the Gypsy Vanner will ever hold a dear spot in our hearts, as it was exhibiting Gypsies at “Equine Affaire” in Columbus Ohio in 2016, that we had our first encounter with Becky and instantly we felt like kindred spirits. When we realized we were neighbors and the opportunity arose to share our space it was a “No Brainer!” It is a decision that continues to bless our life, and one we are grateful to have made!