It all started in 1944 when loving parents, Howard & Arris Richardson, bought their first child her first pony. That pony, known affectionately as “Queeny”, was Malta #22127 in the American Shetland Pony Club Stud Book. She was sired by #21770 Silver Nevada and out of #19715 Sierra Vista. The old story of not stopping at one is true, and more mares were added along with a stallion, King Howard. Some of the first foals were named Prince, Princess, Duke and Duchess and that was the start of the “Royal” pony farm which registered that prefix with the ASPC in 1948. Howard passed away in 1999 but Royal Pony Farm is still a family affair. Arris still has a herd of broodmares in residence at the Story City, IA farm that she and Howard purchased in 1958 where son Brian helps out. Daughter Donna Norcross lives just 5 miles away and the Royal Pony Farm herd sires reside at her farm near Roland, IA along with size able band of broodmares and the young stock. Youngest daughter Shirley Moore also raise a few “Royal” ponies at the Royal Texas Pony Ranch near Amarillo, TX.
14163 – 580th Ave.
Roland, IA 50236
5100 W Yucca Ave, Amarillo, Texas 79124
806-376-1820 home phone