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Suzi Shoemaker, Owner/General Manager
Suzi grew up riding and showing horses in upstate New York, graduating with a degree in Agriculture from Cornell University in 1978, and starting Lantern Hill Farm on seven leased acres later that year. Suzi has been an officer or board member of the Kentucky Thoroughbred Farm Managers’ Club, Thoroughbred Club of America, Central Kentucky Riding for Hope, and Bluegrass Farms Charities. Currently president of Bluegrass Ovarian Cancer Support Inc. and vice president of the Woodford County Rural Land board, she races a few home-breds with husband John Johnson.


Bart Barber, DVM, Farm Veterinarian
Rood + Riddle Equine Hospital Ambulatory
Bart was born on a cattle ranch in Ririe, Idaho and gained some rather unique horse experience by driving Quarter Horse racing chariots. He completed his DVM at Washington State University in 1998, interning at Rood + Riddle from 1998 to 1999. Bart’s primary focus is reproduction, primary and preventive care, and sales. He joined Lantern Hill in 2000.

David Hall, Farm Farrier
Hall Farrier Services
A native of Pauls Valley, Oklahoma, David is a second generation farrier who began shoeing horses in 1979, when he graduated from the Oklahoma Horse Shoeing School. After teaching Farrier Science there for two years after his graduation, David moved to Kentucky and has worked with Bobby Langley, Tex Cauthen and Steve Simon. He’s been keeping hooves in shape for us since 2000.

Katie Brown, Administrative Assistant
Katie Brown first got involved with horses when she began taking riding lessons as a little girl, which led to a passion for the industry. She received equine degrees from the College of Central Florida and Midway College and has done office and sale work for Lantern Hill Farm since 2012. Katie lives just down the road from the farm in the city of Midway and enjoys volunteering for the community in her off time.