Stallion business growing at Leigh Ann and Kerry Hopper’s RichWine Farm
by Claire Novak
When Leigh Ann Hopper talks about building an Indiana breeding operation from the ground up with her husband, Kerry Hopper, she’s not kidding. Every fence post,every bit of the barn, all of the layout and the pasture space were painstakingly created by the couple, who bought a 40-acre hay field in late 2009 and opened their Thoroughbred farm for the 2010 season.
“It was lush and beautiful, with lovely green fields, and is located close to I-69,” Leigh Ann Hopper said of the property she and her husband developed into R Star Stallions at RichWine Farm. “It was available at the right time and it was a nice piece of land that spoke lots of promise to us.”
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