Cindy Troy McKee has loved Welsh ponies since she was a child. Today, that passion remains and the name of her successful Annandale, NJ farm reflects that. "I was looking for a Welsh name since I love both Welsh ponies and Welsh Corgis. Snowdon is the highest mountain in Wales."
Originally from Pennsylvania, Cindy began riding at age 7, and understands firsthand what riding and caring for ponies and can do for a young girl's spirit, physical well-being and self-esteem. She herself rode and competed on a number of horses and ponies in the hunter and equitation divisions before finally getting a horse of her own at age 16. From there, she just kept going, attending college nights so she could continue riding and working with horses. Over the years she gained experience working with top professionals including the late trainer and horse show judge, Victor Hugo-Vidal and leading international Olympic medalist, Anne Kursinski. She was also a contributing editor for Practical Horseman magazine for many years.
At Snowdon, a training and showing facility, she works with a close group of riders, most of whom have their own horse or pony. Over the years she has watched many girls blossom from young horse-crazy children to confident, accomplished riders and responsible young adults. "That's what it is all about for me - how our association with the horse can make us into better people." The family atmosphere at Snowdon helps to further that journey.
Dedicated riders at Snowdon also enjoy lessons and clinics from the top trainers listed on our training services page.