Lost World Farm in Highland, Michigan
Lost World Farm is owned by Leo and Linda Wanstreet. It is a small private farm with 4 regular stalls, an indoor arena, and several paddocks. Situated in Michigan's first designated "Horse Community" of Highland Township, the farm includes ten acres of rolling hills with an abundance of trees that the horses really appreciate on hot summer days. The name "Lost World Farm" came from Linda's feeling of existing in another time when at home watching the horses graze and romp, as well as all the other wildlife that claim part of the farm as home during various times of the year.
Linda Wanstreet - Owner
From 2004 thru 2006 Linda learned and competed with the Dutch WB gelding Bim Bambino, a Grand Prix Schoolmaster. Earning her bronze medal in 2005 with scores from Patrick in 1st and 2nd level and Bim Bam in 3rd level, and her silver medal in 2006 with scores in 4th level and Prix St. Georges on Bim Bam. He went on to a new owner and home in Florida in 2006.
Currently Linda is looking for a new Dressage horse and exploring other avenues for herself and her horses.
Melissa Wanstreet - Starbound Equine Services
Melissa Wanstreet joined her mother, Linda, in 2006 on the farm to help with the growing herd of young horses. Melissa started riding in the hunter ring and was Adult Amateur Reserve Champion in Michigan her first year competing. She followed that by attending Findley University in Ohio majoring in Equestrian Studies and competing in hunters and jumpers in Ohio and on the East Coast.
In 2012 Melissa moved to Wellington, Florida and started her own business - Starbound Equine Services. She is training and starting the young horses for our farm as well as for other people. She is also assisting in marketing our horses as well as other people's horses for sale through showing, networking, and producing videos. To see more about her services please visit her website or e-mail her at firstname.lastname@example.org
Pete Cheff – Breeding Manager
Pete comes to us with years of experience under his belt. Pete spent 20 years as the Manager at Del Rob Farms - a Thoroughbred breeding farm - where he was in charge of the breeding of more than 20 mares per year. With the knowledge and experience he gained there, he was able to get one of our 'mature' mares in foal his first year with us after almost 5 years without a foal.
In addition to his amazing breeding expertise, Pete has worked as a groom for some of Michigan's top Hunter/Jumper trainers, including Heather Irvine and Roger Turner. He spent a year managing Bloomfield Open Hunt before he came to LWF Sporthorses.
We feel blessed to have found someone like Pete to join the LWF team who has experience in everything that we do; breeding, raising young horses and training top quality show horses.