We are Shauna Brummet and Jeffrey Skinner, founders, owners and operators of Hobby Horse Farm Alpacas, located in Wooster, Ohio, raising full Peruvian Huacaya alpacas for nearly 24 years. We welcome this opportunity to say “hello” and invite you to visit with us. We “met” alpacas at the Medina County, Ohio county fair in July 1996 and fell in love. We also raise, show and love Samoyed dogs and previously had dressage and jumping horses. We had a small farm with barn and pasture and had experience caring for animals. Our horses had gotten old and died and our barn was empty and sad – until our beautiful alpacas came along!
Hobby Horse Farm produces seed stock Huacayas in pure, luscious colors. Our mission as alpaca breeders is to produce healthy, sound, elite-fibered alpacas with show ring presence, winning ability and production excellence. We believe in the growth potential of the industry and are working collaboratively with customers and colleagues to build not only the seed and production stock aspects of the industry, but also to support the development of profitable cottage and commercial use of our beautiful natural fiber.
Our customers, who often become fast friends, discover our offerings to be outstanding Huacayas, and they appreciate the desirable economic characteristics including lingering fineness; uniformity of micron, character, and color; density (as proven by skin biopsy) with low medullation; beautiful breed type and sound conformation; excellent temperaments and nurturing maternal instincts. Our customer service is unsurpassed — we will support you before and after the sale — on husbandry, health, training, breeding and business needs.
We are pioneers in the alpaca industry in the use of quantitative genetic tools (EPDs) and skin biopsy analysis to improve our breeding stock. We are happy to assist you in understanding and utilizing these tools to make good buying and breeding decisions. See our website for articles on these subjects.
Contact us to talk “alpaca” and visit with us at our farm in Ohio. You’re sure to find answers to your questions, business development support, experienced husbandry, training, and genetic guidance, and that special alpaca — whether a breeding female, HerdStarter Herdsire™, a show-stopping young prospect, or a Fiberrific™ fiber producer. Your satisfaction and success is our success.
Hobby Horse Farm
phone (216) 780-0696 — Jeff