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If you are a current or future lesson student at Enchanted Hollow Stables, please check out these important links for information related to your riding lessons!

  1. Get on our mailing list for riding lesson scheduling updates through winter!
  2. Winter Riding Policy for Enchanted Hollow Stables
  3. What to Wear for Your Winter Riding Lessons

YES, we do riding lessons through the winter!

YES, our schedule is very full, but we are trying to get everyone on the schedule that wants to be! Please be patient while we try to make that happen!

Welcome to Enchanted Hollow Stables!

Set upon 75 scenic acres in Buffalo, MN, Enchanted Hollow boasts a 44-stall facility that houses a variety of services including riding & lessons, horse camps, boarding, leasing, and horse sales.

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The Sansevere Family

Owned & operated by the Sansevere family. Home of National & World Champion miniature horses & Shetland ponies.

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Lessons, Horse Camps, and More

We are proud to offer a top notch lesson program, horse camps, and more.

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For Sale & Lease

When you buy or lease a horse from us, you can be sure that they will be quality, kind, and safe equine partners.

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Merchandise

Sweatshirts, t-shirts, key chains, stickers – we have tons of awesome merch celebrating your favorite horses!

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Upcoming Camps

Check out some of our upcoming horse camps for various age groups!

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Merchandise

We have tons of great merchandise available! Awesome sweatshirts, t-shirts, stickers, and key chains! All locally made in Buffalo, MN.

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Riding Lesson Changes during the COVID-19 Restrictions (Executive Order 20-99)

At Enchanted Hollow Stables, we are so incredibly proud of our riding program and all of our riders, and we always do our best to operate our business as honorably and honestly as possible. That is why we make it a priority to respect the guidelines laid out by the...Read More
November 27, 2020
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Get on our mailing list for riding lesson scheduling updates throughout the winter!

We have created an easy form for current (or future) riding lesson students at Enchanted Hollow Stables to fill out so that we can gather the preferred contact information for all of our riding lesson students! This contact information will be used to contact lesson students and their families in...Read More
October 20, 2020

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Riding Lesson Changes during the COVID-19 Restrictions (Executive Order 20-99)

At Enchanted Hollow Stables, we are so incredibly proud of our riding program and all of our riders, and we always do our best to operate our business as honorably and honestly as possible. That is why we make it a priority to respect the guidelines laid out by the Minnesota Department of Health and......

Get on our mailing list for riding lesson scheduling updates throughout the winter!

We have created an easy form for current (or future) riding lesson students at Enchanted Hollow Stables to fill out so that we can gather the preferred contact information for all of our riding lesson students! This contact information will be used to contact lesson students and their families in case of scheduling changes, additional......

Frequently Asked Questions

We are very blessed to have a very large program and as a result, we end up having a lot of people reach out on a daily basis with questions and inquiries. We’re so thankful for all of you that reach out! Sometimes it can be tough for us to stay on top of responding......

No Riding Lessons Sept. 6-13, 2020! Get Well Soon, Mary.

There are no lessons, horse camps, or official Saddle Club Days during the week of September 6th through September 13th, 2020. We hope to be back to our regular schedule starting September 14th, but please understand that this may change. Mary Sansevere suffered from a traumatic brain injury on Saturday, September 5th, 2020. She fell......

Saddle Club & Study Time: An Option for the 2020 School Year

We are considering the opportunity for parents and riders to have their child join us at Enchanted Hollow Stables during the school day if they are choosing to do distance learning, homeschooling, or even the hybrid learning method. These opportunities can be scheduled on a daily, weekly, or monthly basis. They can come to the......

COVID-19 Preparedness Plan for the 2020 Riding Season

After being in quarantine and under a “Stay at Home” order for months now, we are so excited to be returning to regular operations — with your safety at the top of our priorities! After June 1st, we are slowly reopening our program and services!! In this post, we will lay out some of our......

T-Shirt Design Contest

During our very first Enchanted Hollow Stables ZOOM party last week, we announced that we are doing a T-shirt design contest! Here are all the details: Draw ANYTHING related to Enchanted Hollow Stables! It could be your favorite lesson horse, the goats, the chickens, Pig Newton the Potbelly Pig, your favorite spot on the farm,......

How to Support Our Riding School during the COVID-19 Outbreak

There are a lot of changes and closures happening around the country, including our very own riding program suspending regularly scheduled riding lessons for the rest of the month. For the time being we will be unable to conduct our regular business operations. Just like many industries and individuals that will be feeling the economical......

Our Riding Program Plan for the COVID-19 Outbreak

Early last week, after President Trump declared a National Emergency for the COVID-19 outbreak and Governor Walz declared a Peacetime Emergency, we posted a statement on Facebook to share our thoughts on potentially pausing activities at Enchanted Hollow Stables. Since then, as most people know, there have been some major developments in the situation. Governor......

FOR SALE: Macaroni (Buckskin Pinto Kids Pony)

Macaroni SELLS to the highest bidder at the Twin Cities Appaloosa, Paint, & Quarter Horse Catalog Sale on April 4th, 2020! She does not have a hip number yet but as soon as it has been assigned we will update this page. Phone bids welcome — just call Simon Horse Company at 507-263-4200 to set......

FOR SALE [Hip # 129] Frankie ~ All Around Double-Registered Lesson Horse

Sia Kharizzamas Khizz (also known as Frankie) SELLS to the highest bidder at the Twin Cities Appaloosa, Paint, & Quarter Horse Catalog Sale on April 4th, 2020! She does not have a hip number yet but as soon as it has been assigned we will update this page. Phone bids welcome — just call 507-263-4200......

Attending Shows with the Enchanted Hollow Stables Team

We have had a lot of inquiries from lesson students and parents about attending competitions with our lesson horses. We are always trying to figure out new ways to expand our program so that our riders can continue to further their riding education and accomplish new goals. Therefore, this is definitely something that we have......

Join the Enchanted Hollow Stables Saddle Club for discounts, free lessons, and more!

This post was updated on May 21st, 2020 to reflect changes that have occurred due to the COVID-19 outbreak. Over the past couple years, we’ve seen a really great sense of community and friendship develop at the barn. A lot of the riders that have become good friends through riding at the barn started calling......

What to Wear for Your Winter Riding Lessons

When you don’t have a heated facility to ride in, it can be very tough to figure out how to dress appropriately for the cold weather! Here are some tips and products that we have found to be very useful over many years of riding in Minnesota’s frigid winters. Dress in layers! The best tip......

Winter Riding Policy for Enchanted Hollow Stables

Here at Enchanted Hollow Stables, we are blessed with a 44-stall barn, indoor arena, indoor round pen in a separate shed, an outdoor arena, an outdoor round pen, fields, and trails. We are thankful for what we have and for the program that we are able to operate from our facility. That being said, we......

SOLD: Hip #122 Miss Ebony Rose AKA Lady Bug

UPDATE: LADY BUG SOLD FOR $10,100 AT THE TWIN CITIES APPALOOSA, PAINT, & QUARTER HORSE SALE ON APRIL 6TH, 2019. THANK YOU TO EVERYONE THAT WAS INTERESTED! Miss Ebony Rose (also known as Lady Bug) is hip #122 and she SELLS to the highest bidder at the Twin Cities Appaloosa, Paint, & Quarter Horse Catalog......

Homemade Horse Treats Honoring Bud

Some of our lesson students have been asking how they can help or what they can do to show their respect after our lesson horse Bud’s passing. One thing we are suggesting they could do is make homemade horse treats for the other two horses in Bud’s herd of “old guys,” Chester and Destiny. Chester......

Our hearts are broken with the loss of our lesson horse, Bud.

From our main riding instructor, Sam Sansevere’s, post on Facebook: Thank you so much to everyone that has left flowers where Bud passed away. So many beautiful photos of our students and Bud have been shared, as well as amazing stories about the impact that he’s had on everyone that met him. Here are some......

SOLD: Gru – 14 Hand Silver Grullo

Price: $3500 SOLD | Location: Buffalo, Minnesota QUICK GENERAL INFORMATION Name: Gru Age: 13 (according to vet) Height: 14 hands Color: Silver Grullo Registered?: No, but is eligible for buckskin, dun, or quarter pony registries. Been used for: Group riding lessons, trail rides, horse camps, cow sorting, general riding. Best suited for: Either kids or a small adult. He is fine for beginners and has......

The Rescue Pony that Rescued Me

By Samantha Sansevere Rescuing animals has always been a passion for me and my family. It always will be. Even when we’re stretched thin, busier than ever, have plenty of other animals to take care of… When there’s an animal in need, we step up to do whatever we can. I personally try to do my......

2018 Spring Break Horse Camps – Teen Days, Little Rider Days, and more!

APRIL 2-6 2018: We are very excited to offer a few different options for spring break horse camps this year! These camps have been planned according to the Buffalo/Hanover/Montrose Spring Break dates. To start off the week on Monday, April 2nd, we are offering a day camp for teenagers 13-18. The next day on Tuesday, April 3rd we are......

ARCHIVED: Seeking Chore Help in Exchange for Lessons

This is an old post from early 2018. We are no longer offering an exchange program like this – however, we are considering a robust volunteer program that through developed relationships can lead to riding and working with horses as well, so please do not hesitate to reach out if this is something that may......

2017 MEA Horse Camp

REGISTER BY CLICKING HERE Enchanted Hollow Stables is offering a mini horse & pony camp over the MEA break (October 19th and 20th, 2017). It is open to beginners to intermediate riders of all ages. Participants will be broken into age, size and ability groups and will have the option of working with either a miniature......

SOLD – Cajun Joe – Kid-Safe Buckskin Lesson Horse

** SOLD FOR $6,250 ** LOT #9 AT THE HOUCK HORSE COMPANY SPRING SALE IN HINCKLEY, MN ON MAY 13TH HE SELLS LOT #9 THIS SATURDAY AT THE HOUCK HORSE COMPANY SPRING SALE Cajun Joe is the family horse you’ve been searching for. He’s great for the husband or the kids! Big enough for everyone,......

The Kiger Mustangs of Enchanted Hollow

This is the story of a mother, a daughter, and their two mustangs. Almost four years ago, Mary and Sam went to a traveling mustang adoption. Mary adopted Ki, a dun 4-year-old Kiger mustang that was rounded up as a two year old by the Bureau of Land Management (BLM) from a mustang herd management area (HMA)......

Trail rides, pony painting, and more at the MEA Weekend Camp!

Enchanted Hollow Stables just wrapped up Day #2 of our MEA HORSE & PONY DAY CAMP with a fun pony painting competition. What a whirlwind the last couple of days have been. Day #3, which starts later today, is going to be the biggest group we’ve had and the busiest day yet! Samantha, Spencer, Shane, Alaina,......

Training Example: Bridleless riding, kids, desensitizing!

This is an example of a pony that was bought, trained, and sold by Samantha Sansevere in the Spring of 2016. Tater Tot arrived at Enchanted Hollow in January of 2016 and was sold at the Houck Horse Company Spring Sale in May. When he came to our farm, he had never even been inside......

MEA Weekend Horse & Pony Day Camp

Enchanted Hollow Stables is offering a mini horse & pony camp over the MEA weekend. It is open to beginners to intermediate riders of all ages. Participants will be broken into age, size and ability groups and will have the option of working with either a miniature horse, pony or a full-size horse depending on......

Saved From Slaughter: The pony nobody wanted.

    One week ago, we weren’t planning on adding another horse to our family, let alone two. The thought wasn’t even on our radar. I had no idea that I’d be sending my mom, Mary, to a kill pen in rural Southern Minnesota on a busy Friday to pick up a pony to save him as......

169 National Championships … And Counting.

(Written by Bob Sansevere) Since 2005, my family has shown Miniatures horses and Shetland ponies. When we started, it was just Mary, me and our three children — Samantha, Spencer and Shane. That first year of showing, Mary was pregnant with Shane. A few years later, Sienna came along. All seven of us show. All......