Sugar Hill Farm has grown over the years to encompass multiple buildings that house brood mares, foals and youngsters while hundreds of years of family farming continue today on the rolling acreage that surrounds the buildings.
In 2018, after many successful years in business, the focus at Sugar Hill Farm is one of rededication and renewal. Our breeding program will produce better horses, improving on the generation before. We strive to bring wonderful, well-mannered horses to the market with the efforts of a devoted and involved staff. We are motivated to continue to educate ourselves to ensure we remain appropriate stewards for the Arabian horse.
In April of 2018, Betsy Kubiak welcomed renowned judge and horse trainer, Mitch Sperte to the dedicated team at Sugar Hill.
Who we are. . .
Team Sugar Hill (left to right) Mitch Sperte, Caitlyn Soudan, Patrick Schoeneman, Chelsea Quinlivan, Jerrika Crawford, Lily DeBrock and Betsy Kubiak
Mitch has made the coveted victory pass at every level of competition all over the country. He's carried a judges card since the mid eighties and is known for his professionalism, fairness and horsemanship as both a judge and competitor.
Of all his accomplishments, that which matters most is the respect of his peers in the industry with which he has made his living. By his peers, Mitch was chosen to receive the Arabian industries highest honor, that of Horsemen of the year.
‘Mitch Sperte is a man of consequence, a man who will be known and remembered.’ Jo West Lauter
“Mitch Sperte is talented, dedicated and diligent. He is an excellent horseman, both trainer and judge, with a truly unique sense of fairness. Mitch takes seriously his responsibility to actively participate in the horse community. His ability to articulate and his desire to improve conditions for horses and Horseman is a great asset to everyone involved in our industry.“ Gene LaCroix
“His conscious commitment to the profession has allowed Mitch to uniquely integrate the art form with the science of the sport. I don’t know anyone who takes the industry more seriously, which leaves him vulnerable to ridicule for alphabetizing his tack room, but most certainly makes him undeniable in the show ring when properly mounted.“ Kathy Knill Meyer
Team Sugar Hill consists of some of the finest and most dedicated young horsemen and women in the Arabian community. Pictured left to right: Mitch Sperte, Caitlyn Soudan, Lily DeBrock, Chelsea Quinlivan, Jerrika Crawford, Patrick Schoeneman and Sugar Hill Farm Owner, Betsy Kubiak.