About Charming Creek Farm
Our mission is to provide a safe, efficient, and healthy environment for equestrian activities... boarding, education, and pleasure.
Steve and Cindy Vollers
Steve Vollers can often be found on a tractor or other piece of farm equipment. The family excavating business is evident by his constant efforts to grade, provide swales, and keep the long farm lane in good shape. Steve is an avid motorcyclist and dirt bike rider. He is also the farm’s official historian, and is constantly documenting new bits of information about Charming Creek Farm’s past. Steve owns a wonderful red dun Quarter Horse, Dun By Einstein (Stein). Steve was a strong supporter of Team Turbo, taking care of many mechanical and behind-the-scenes jobs, as well as navigating at times. Steve is CCF’s planner and envisionary...the courtyard was designed by him. He is always thinking about ways to improve efficiency and safety on the farm. He enjoys visitors and loves to have a cup of coffee and a visit on the farm porch along with his good friend Ruger, a feisty Toy Fox Terrier.
Cindy grew up in Lancaster County, Pennsylvania and began riding when she was three years old on an old pinto horse named Tony. Cindy, Lois and their friend Karin, grew up riding all over the trails of Middle Creek Wildlife Management. Horses have always been a passion with her. Almost twenty years ago she developed an interest in combined driving and also in Friesian horses. She imported two four-year-old Friesians and learned to drive them as a pair. Eventually this lead to acquiring four AraboFriesian weanlings from the Netherlands. Those weanlings are now 13 years old. Cindy continues to be passionate about driving. Two of her AraboFriesians, Dark Timke and Dark Upke were part of a four-in-hand driven by Wiebe Dragstra for two years. Cindy loves liberty work and good, all around horsemanship. She is the business manager of the farm.
Steve and Cindy are blessed with two grown children, Matt and Erin, and four wonderful grandchildren.
Steve and Lois Smith
Steve Smith is the official lawn mower of the farm and can be seen maneuvering the zero turn throughout the summer season. He retired from Bethany Children’s Home in 2011 after 25+ years as Director of Cottage Life. He now works part time at Adult & Teen Challenge in Rehrersburg. Steve owns a 15 year old purebred Arabian, Tucson. Tucson was a fearful two year old when he arrived at the farm, and Steve patiently and persistently worked with him and started him under saddle. Steve is active in his church, St Thomas in Bernville. Steve loves golf and can usually be found on the course several times a week as long as there is no snow on the ground.
Lois Smith has been involved in horses since she was eight years old. Her very first horse was an aged pinto gelding. She and her sister Cindy were active members of Broken Bit 4-H Club, lead by Charles and Doris Risser. Charlie and Doris provided an invaluable basis of horse knowledge and skills that have lasted through the years. Lois owns a wonderful buckskin mare, Hollywood Halo. She enjoys trail riding and ground work and is passionate about improving communication skills with horses. Lois wrote three children’s books about the ponies on the farm. She loves liberty work and the partnership it creates between horse and human.
Lois and Steve have two grown sons, Chad and Scott. They have four grandchildren and one great-grand child.