JEM Farm Appaloosas is owned and operated by Larry and Donna Sorrell, their three children Justin, Megan and Erin.



Our Interest

Raising, showing and breeding Appaloosas. We also have Paints and POA ponies which are used by our students and 4-H members along with our Appaloosas. We are actively involved in 4-H especially the Tangled Reins 4-H Club, Franklin Trail Riders, Dannemora Riding Club, The Colorado Ranger Horse Association and our Regional Appaloosa Club: The Lake Champlain Appaloosa Club.

What does JEM stand for?

Well there is a simple enough reason J. E. M. stands for the first initial of each of our

children's names Justin , Erin, Megan

We offer lessons from the very beginners through advanced. ALL AGES. We have students starting as young as 2 to those who always wanted to ride in their 60s and 70s. It's never too early or too late! Riding is all about fun here at JEM Farm we have students that show but a large majority of our students just want to learn how to ride and have fun. Everyone is welcome!



We instruct English and Western disciplines including teaching pleasure, patterns, trail class obstacles, equitation and jumping. Of course while always having fun!


Lessons are given Days, evenings and weekends. Please call to set up a day!


Our goal here at JEM Farm is to make riding a family event. Parents, grandparents, aunt & uncles are encouraged to take lessons along with kids. Having fun while learning to ride is our motto.








We hold a spring and fall informal farm fun horse show each year for families to get together and all show what they have learned and to have fun.




Left Photo from 2017 Fall Fun Show




We have solid, quiet, very laid back lesson horses & ponies to learn on with different levels of experiences so there is always a horse or pony for everyone!

Cost per lesson

$25 for an hour riding with a group

$30 for an hour private riding


*Students learn to groom and tack up their horses as if it were their own.

30+years riding, showing, training experience.

Looking for a friendly place to board your horse with excellent care? Check us out. Here at JEM Farm we are taking in a few boarders. We offer a 60 X 80 indoor riding area with heated viewing room. 70 x 140 outdoor sand ring. Box stalls and outdoor run ins. Fed 3 times daily If you think you may like your horse living with us...give us a call or stop in for a visit. Pricing: $325 per month $12 a day Includes: hay, bedding, daily stall cleaning, use of farm riding ring and indoor, handling for vet & farrier. Not Included: Grain, supplements, Farrier work, vaccinations, all horse's equipment is the responsibility of the owner including grooming supplies, fly spray, wash supplies, medical, tack etc.

JEM Farm Appaloosas

55 Elm Street

Champlain, NY 12919

Home: 518.298.5401  Cell: 518.578.0515  Email: