About Us

A little bit about us! Memory Farm actually began in my dreams as a child. Just like most little girls I always wanted a horse and like most little girls we lived in the city and didn't have a place for horses.

The dream for Memory Farm began to come true in 1982 when my husband Harold and I purchased of a few acres of land and a Tennessee Walking Horse named "Red" . You can see  pictures of our grandchildren riding him on the slideshow. He is still making "Memories" for us. From there we went on the ponies and Quarter Horses doing a variety of things with these breeds;  from teaching private riding lessons, to  doing summer camps for the LA Center for the Blind and the Girl Scouts of America. Along with the teaching program our children showed their horses in all types of competitions from speed events to western show classes. Since  showing in these different classes we have been exposed to and owned a variety of horses and different blood lines, it has given us a good view of what these different lines can do.

 

Becky Young with children and grandchildren
Becky Young, son, James, daugher, Leah Madden,
(front) grandchildren, Parker & Hannah



 
Parker and Hannah on Red

Now living in a country setting with around 60 acres to use and raise our horses our program focuses on raising quality American Quarter Horses and Quarter/Pony crosses that will be able to excel not only in halter but also in performance classes. A love of horses that I never outgrew has been passed on to our children and grandchildren. By being envolved aspects of the horse industry I am totally convinced that it is one of the best if not the best activity a family can do together. You will be surrounded by families that are interested in number one doing things together.

 It is a family actiivity that you will be able to do with your children but not make them feel like you are smothering them. Our children were responsible for the care, training and showing of their horses. They had to learn to manage their time to include school work and their other extrcurricular activites as they were all honor roll students and envolved in basketball, baseball, and softball. We are thrilled with the acomplishments of our children. Just take a look below:

Memory Farm is owned and operated by the Young Family with each member of the family doing their part to support the farm and its endeavors.

Harold my husband for the past 35 years and the best honeydewer ever supplies the labor and building ingenuity to the farm.

Becky, (that's me)Along with managing the farm I work as a  registered nurse in pediatrics at our local hospital.

Leah Madden our oldest daughter is now a  registered medical technolgist and works with our breeding program in analyzing semen and also managing our newly started ultrasounding program. Leah also still enjoys riding and showing when she isn't running Parker and Hannah back and forth to school or to football and ballet practice oh and in her spare time she works full time as a Med. Tech. Leah's husband Wes is also a big asset to our program always ready and willing to haul horses for us and help with medical care of our horses as he is a registered nurse and has extensive knowledge of medicine both human and animal.

Le Ann Young our youngest daughter works in the horse industry as performer for Dixie Stampede as a trick rider (see her on slide show).  Le Ann also helps us by keeping an eye out for quality brood mares for the farm. Along with her full time job a Dixie Stampede she also performs at several rodeos through out the year.

    James Young, our son, is a senior at LA Tech University majoring in Environmental Science is a big help around the farm. James showed Spanky for us in AQHA Amateur classes he and Spanky looked good and did well in the show ring.

 
Le Ann - Performing trick rider with Dixie Stampede

Along with helping her at the farm James is also going to be pursuing a law degree in Environmental Law.  

Parker and Hannah the Memory Farm apprentices and are fastly taking their place at the farm feeding, grooming and soon to be showing Memory Farm Horses.

 
 
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Becky Young
400 McGuire Rd.
Simsboro, LA 71275
Mare and Foal
Phone: (318) 263-2329
Cell: (318)243-3392
 
 
 
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