The Sansevere family has competed Nationally with miniature horses and Shetland ponies for over 16 years. Halfway through that journey, they purchased a 75-acre horse ranch in Buffalo, MN and named it Enchanted Hollow Stables.
In recent years, Enchanted Hollow Stables has been the home of a robust and comprehensive riding school program offering educational opportunities in nearly all equestrian disciplines. With over 20 lesson horses used in their program, they have a horse for any style or level of riding. Learn more about their riding lessons and horse camps offered through their riding school by clicking here.
Enchanted Hollow Stables is completely family owned and operated by the Sansevere Family.
The Sansevere Family
Here is a quick introduction to each member of the Sansevere family.
Bob Sansevere is the co-owner of Enchanted Hollow Stables alongside his wife, Mary. He hosts The BS Show, a daily digital radio show, and was a member of the highly-rated KQ Morning Show for over 30 years. He writes a column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is a daily blogger for thebsblog.com. He also is a member of the BHM School Board.
Mary partners with her daughter Sam to operate Enchanted Hollow’s riding school. She is a lifelong horseback rider and was the driving force behind her family’s involvement in horses. Mary is a former Mrs. Minnesota, a former Minnesota Vikings cheerleader, and a former director of the Minnesota Timberwolves Performance Team. She currently coaches Buffalo Dance Team.
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Sam Sansevere is the eldest daughter of Mary and Bob. She was crowned Miss Buffalo Rodeo 2020 as well as Miss Rodeo Minnesota 2021, and will go on to compete at the Miss Rodeo America Pageant in December 2021. She is a lifelong horseback rider and has experience competing in barrel racing, western games, western pleasure, English pleasure, dressage, and hunter/jumpers. She also grew up competing with her family’s miniature horses.
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Sienna is the youngest Sansevere but arguably one of the best riders in the family. She has grown up in the saddle and is a very confident rider in any discipline on any horse. Recently, she has focused mostly on hunter/jumper, but also competes with her ponies in Western gaming events as well. As a former member of the Vikings’ cheerleaders’ Sparkle team, she and her teammates won two national titles in cheer.
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Enchanted Hollow is owned and operated by Bob and Mary Sansevere with help from their children, Samantha, Sawyer, Spencer, Shane and Sienna.
A horse owner since childhood, Mary is a former Mrs. Minnesota-America who was a Minnesota Vikings cheerleader as well as the director of the Minnesota Timberwolves Performance Team. She grew up competing in various disciplines and with many different breeds. She grew up doing 4H and Western events, and for several years she competed with Arabians.
Mary’s passion for miniatures began after she suffered a work-related neck injury and didn’t know if she would be able to ride full-size horses again. Mary won jumping and driving classes at both the 2013 AMHR Nationals and 2013 Shetland Congress, giving her more than 30 national titles. Mary won both the Classic Shetland and ASPR Pleasure Driving Grand National Championships at the 2010 Shetland Congress, and had five overall National titles at the event in Ardmore, OK. Mary won Ladies Roadster, Over, and Amateur Park Harness, Under and Over, at the 2010 AMHR Nationals.
Mary’s husband, Bob, hosts The BS Show, a daily digital radio show, is a member of the highly-rated KQ Morning Show, writes a column for the St. Paul Pioneer Press and is a daily blogger for thebsblog.com. He is also a member of the BHM School Board.
Bob was a part of the KQ Morning Show, the highest-rated morning show in America during his tenure, for over 30 years. He has been a contributor to several TV sports shows, including ESPN’s First Take (formerly Cold Pizza), and he spent two terms on the Orono City Council. Bob also has written a book entitled, “The Best Minnesota Sports Arguments” and was involved in designing the official AMHR-ASPC rings and pendants with Jostens, an internationally known company that has provided championship rings for Super Bowl, World Series, NBA, NHL and NCAA champions.
Since 2005, Bob has won 37 National championships at AMHR Nationals and Shetland Congress, including 20 national titles in jumping classes (16 in Jumper and four in Hunter). Between 2006 and 2009, Bob won three of four Adult Jumper Under National titles with two minis: Classique’s Phantom Gold (2006 and 2008) and Festervans Bodaous (2009).
In 2012, Bob became the first exhibitor to win Adult Jumper Under and Golden Age Jumper Under in the same year. He has won every Golden Age Jumper class he has entered. Driving Whispering Hill Farm Magician, Bob won Open Roadster Over in 2007 and Roadster Stakes Over (34-36) in 2013. At the 2009 Shetland Congress, he guided Emerald Glenn Noah to a unanimous Grand National Championship in Classic Roadster Over. In 2010, Bob won three National titles at Shetland Congress and collected a fourth National title at AMHR Nationals. In 2013, Bob again won the Grand National Championship in Classic Roadster Over, this time with FMF Rant and Rave. He won back-to-back Classic Roadster Under Stakes classes in 2015 and 2016 with Larch Acres Zebulon, winning unanimously each time.
Samantha has won a total of 36 National Championships and one World championship. She closed out her Youth career with six National Championships in 2013 — five at AMHR Nationals and one at Shetland Congress.
In the fall of 2010, Samantha began contributing high school-related web features for foxsportsnorth.com. That was just the beginning of her career in the media — she is now with iHeart Media-Minneapolis working as a producer and on-air host of Justice & Drew on Twin Cities News Talk (AM1130, 103.5fm, and the iHeart Radio app.) She also hosts iHeart Media-Minneapolis’ public affairs programming called Minnesota Community, which airs on all iHeart stations in the Twin Cities, Rochester, and Eau Claire.
When she was in high school, Samantha wrote a weekly column about high school sports for Fox Sports North and was a contributor to the Buffalo High School newspaper and yearbook. When she wasn’t focusing on journalism and editing her on-camera interviews, Samantha focused heavily on her AMHR and ASPC youth career.
She won Youth Jumper Under and Youth Park Harness Under with Classique’s Phantom Gold at the 2011 AMHR Nationals, and won three national titles at the 2011 Shetland Congress, including Classic Open Hunter. Samantha won Classic Youth Pleasure Driving with Larch Acres Zebulon at the 2010 Shetland Congress and, along with Corey Luchetta, won a National title in the ASPR Halter Mare division. She won Youth Jumper Over with Rumor for the second year in a row at the 2008 AMHR Nationals and won Fancy Turnout with Taylor Prince for the fourth straight year in 2010. Samantha won the Reserve National title and also was third at the 2009 AMHR Nationals in Youth Jumper Under, and was Reserve National champion in Youth Park Harness Under.
At the 2008 AMHR Nationals, she won the Reserve National title in Pleasure Driving Over. She also received two prestigious awards from the 2008 show season — the Sarah Tennant Memorial Youth Jumper Division B award, which she and Rumor won for the third year in a row, and the 2008 AMHR Youth Horse of the Year award in the B Division, which she won with Dutch. Samantha won four national titles at the 2007 AMHR Nationals — Youth Jumper Over, Youth Roadster, Youth Country Pleasure and, with Taylor Prince, Fancy Turnout. Samantha won Reserve National titles at the 2006 AMHR Nationals in Youth Hunter Over and 12-Under Roadster. She also won two Reserve National titles at the 2005 AMHR Nationals. At the 2009 Shetland Congress, Samantha was the Reserve National Grand Champion in Classic Roadster Stakes Under.
She also has competed on the local level in dressage, hunter/jumper, Western gaming and barrel racing.
Sawyer graduated from Buffalo High School and attended St. Cloud Technical College. He is a diesel mechanic and now owns his own farm on the other side of Buffalo. He was member of Buffalo High School’s championship trap shooting team and is an avid shooter. In his first year as an amateur exhibitor, Sawyer won Classic Adult Jumper and Classic Amateur Jumper at the 2016 Shetland Congress, continuing a streak of wins dating to the 2015 AMHR Nationals when he went 1-2-3 in Youth Jumper Under and won Youth Jumper Over in the 13-17 age division.
He won Youth Roadster Over with Enchanted Hollow King Zebulon in the 13-17 age group — his first year in that division — at the 2011 AMHR Nationals and again in 2013. He won the Open Hunter National championship for the second year in a row at the 2010 Shetland Congress with D&S Double Dutch Chocolate, where he also was the National champion in Classic Roadster, Youth, with Larch Acres Zebulon.
Sawyer won four National championships at the 2009 AMHR Nationals and three at the 2010 AMHR Nationals. In ’09. he won both the Under and Over classes in the 8-12 Roadster divisions, and also had national titles in Youth Jumper Under and Youth Park Harness Over. In ’10, he won Pleasure Driving and Roadster Over youth classes, and also went 1-2 in Youth Jumper in the 8-12 division. He won the 2008 AMHR Nationals Country Pleasure Driving Over National title. Sawyer won the 2007 AMHR Nationals Youth Hunter Over national title with Magic and had several top five and top 10 finishes at the 2005, 2006 and 2007 AMHR Nationals. Sawyer was the 2009 Junior Ambassador at AMHR Nationals. In his final year as a Youth at AMHR Nationals, he went 1-2-3 in Youth Jumper Under, finished first and fourth in Youth Jumper Over and won Youth Park Harness Over.
Spencer is a student at St. Johns. He won Classic Youth Roadster in the 13-17 age division at the 2016 Shetland Congress with Larch Acres Zebulon (aka Enchanted Hollow King Zebulon as a mini) and won Foundation Classic Youth Roadster with D&S Double Dutch Chocolate.
Spencer won Youth Roadster in the 8-12 age group with Zeb at the 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015 AMHR Nationals. The youngest exhibitor in the class, he won the Classic Roadster Youth class at the 2013 Shetland Congress.
He won the 2010 Shetland Congress National championship in ASPR Pleasure Driving, Youth, with Enchanted Hollow King Zebulon, and followed that up by winning Youth Pleasure Driving with Zeb in the 7-Under age division at AMHR Nationals. Spencer won national titles in Youth Pleasure Under and Over classes three years in a row at AMHR Nationals (2007-08-09). And, in his AMHR Nationals debut in 2006 at the age of 4, he had two reserve national titles in driving classes. In his final season in the 12-Under division, Spencer won three national championships and had four reserve national titles.
Shane attends Buffalo High School. He won four national titles at the 2016 Shetland Congress, including Hunter and Roadster championships.
Showing his versatility as an exhibitor, he won a halter class at the 2013 AMHR Nationals. He won Youth Pleasure Driving in the 7-Under age group at the 2011 AMHR Nationals, and won three national titles at the 2011 Shetland Congress.
Shane was the 2010 Shetland Congress Reserve National Champion in Classic Leading Rein. At the 2010 AMHR Nationals, he finished third in the Youth Pleasure Driving, Over, class won by his older brother, Spencer, and he also received an ovation from the crowd when he was the youngest competitor to complete the Youth Hunter class. He made his AMHR Nationals debut in 2009 and had several top five and top 10 finishes. He made his show debut in Sioux Falls, S.D., in May 2009 and finished with second-place ribbon in Youth Halter, beating at least two teenagers in the class. Shane was the helper in the Shetland Classic Liberty class at Shetland Congress when he was two years old.
Sienna has won multiple National Championships in riding classes. She is undefeated in riding classes at the ASPC Congress. She won two National Championships in 2015 riding Larch Acres Zebulon, and three National Championships in 2016 riding Onekas Silver Streak. She also won Youth Fancy Turnout with her big sister, Samantha, at the 2013 AMHR Nationals and finished second with older brother Sawyer in 2015.
As a member of the Vikings’ cheerleaders’ Sparkle team, she and her teammates won two national titles in cheer.