Ever Glades Farm, nestled in the rolling hills north of Kansas City, MO., was established in 1832 by Kentuckians Thomas Calvin and Charlotte Griggsby Gordon. Landon and Sarah Rowland purchased the property in 1986 with modest intentions but before long the farm became a significant part of the American Saddlebred horse industry in the Midwest.

Our talented trainer, Melissa Hughes-Smith, is a William Woods University graduate with vast experience in prior employments, manages the training and care of all our equine friends and facilities and the farm has thrived under her direction.

Assistant trainer, Delynn Uttecht, is a Stephens College graduate with experience at stables across the country such as Mercer Springs Farm and Crumpler Stables. With knowledge and caring, she assists our daily training, lessons and equine care. 

Melissa Hughes-Smith


Delynn Uttecht

Assistant Trainer

Pedro de la Torre

Farm Manager

Rachel Arnold


About Us

Vickie Hamilton

Executive Manager

Rey Barron


Sarah Rowland

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