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Retire your Champion at World Renowned Elmendorf

The owners of Ramard, Inc., Jeff Ramey and Melanie Peterson Ramey, an American manufacturing company dedicated to the highest quality health and performance products for horses and pets since 2006, have announced their latest venture in Lexington, Kentucky.

"Stone Columns Stables at Elmendorf is a life long dream come true for both of us", said Melanie Peterson Ramey. Melanie and Jeff, both successful entrepreneurs in the equestrian industry, are excited to be on one of the most historic farms in America.

"The legacy of this farm, the numerous champions who were born here, graced these fields, and are buried here are all a testament to the quality of the soils and the legacy of all who have been here before us", said Jeff Ramey, a native Kentuckian who is overjoyed to return to his roots.

Elmendorf Farm is no stranger to the history books. Originally called Preakness Stud in 1874, famous sire Virgil stood there and produced three Kentucky Derby Champions; Vagrant (1876), Hindoo (1881), and Ben Ali (1886). The farm then changed hands and was called Elmendorf and produced another famous sire, Salvator. Multiple Hall of Fame and Stakes horses follow and to this day it is known as hallowed ground.

Jeff and Melanie, who live and work in Wellington, FL during the winter season, will split their time between there and Lexington and will be hands on in the day to day operations on the farm.

Melanie has extensive management experience having worked on farms both large and small over the past 20 years as well as her expertise as a real estate professional in both FL and KY. She also has her insurance license and offers services through Jarvis Insurance Agency.

Jeff, who was a custom home and barn builder before starting Ramard, Inc., brings an enormous amount of operation and health care experience to the day to day operations of the farm. A leader in his industry, he has created and brought to market over 40 unique health care products that are used in all breeds and disciplines and by 11 Olympic equestrian teams worldwide.

Together, they are committed to offering the very best care, management, and service to their clients at Stone Columns Stables. They will be accepting a limited number of horses for field boarding, retirement, extended stay turnout, young horse turnout, as well as dry stall boarding. The equestrian center features two show barns with 14 and 22 stalls, 6 horse Kraft walker, round pen, 150 x 250 all weather arena (under construction), large grass jump field, and full jump course all in a park-like setting.

"We are excited to combine our experience in all breeds and disciplines to create a truly extraordinary equestrian center that caters to the discriminating competitor and owner", explains Melanie. "Our commitment to the very best facility, footing, pasture, and care is of the utmost importance to us. No detail has gone unnoticed and no expense has been spared", said Jeff.

Located just 5.5 miles from the Kentucky Horse Park, they are set to begin accepting horses on September 1, 2018. Stone Columns Stables at Elmendorf will no doubt bring the next level of service to the Lexington equestrian community. Contact Melanie to reserve space for your champion or to book stalls. Check out our website,

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