Past Events

Essential Oils Class

Saturday  May 20, 2017   12:00 pm

at Mill Swamp Indian Horses, 9299 Moonlight Rd, Smithfield, VA 23430  

Class description:  Essential oils can be a natural way to support physical and emotional health. In this free class, you will learn what essential oils are and how to use them safely and effectively. This class will be taught by doTERRA Wellness Advocate, Ronda King. Ronda is excited to share her love of essential oils and why she chose doTERRA. Essential oil sets will be available for purchase at the end of the class.  Questions about the class may be emailed to Ronda King

Natural Horsemanship Training Demonstration

Saturday  May 13, 2017   9:00 a.m.

Sunshine, a formerly wild Corolla now owned and cared for by Becki Crowder Wells,  will move into her next level of gentle humane training.  Steve will begin with a bit of conventional round pen work and then will quickly turn the horse over to Lydia Barr. Lydia is a professional horse trainer who began riding with me when she was eleven years old. She is a first rate practitioner of natural horsemanship. Her focus with this horse will be using a technique of gentle handling known as  "Doma India."  

Save a spot by emailing Bring a lawn chair and pack a lunch. There is no fee charged but we strongly urge all participants to make a contribution to Gwaltney Frontier Farm, Inc to allow us to continue to work to save these horses.

For more information, see the blog post on April 30th, 2017


Mounted Easter Egg Hunt

Saturday  April 15, 2017

Mounted Easter Egg Hunt for program participants. 

Miss Virginia Cinderella Visit

December 11, 2016

Krysta Rutherford will be hosting a "Day in Smithfield" for the 2016 Virginia Cinderella Royalty on December 11, 2016 in which the Royalty will be visiting Mill Swamp Indian Horses as part of their day.

Krysta is the 2016 Miss Virginia Cinderella Teen. Krysta owns Katalina, a formerly wild Corolla Spanish Mustang, and is a member of the Horse of Americas, American Indian Horse Registry, and the Youth Program at Mill Swamp Indian Horses. She adopted Katalina from Outer Banks of North Carolina and is training her to be part of the program at Mill Swamp under the supervision and support of Steve.

The Cinderella Scholarship Program was founded in 1976 and is now is its 4th decade as a leader in the youth pageant industry. With participants coming from around the world, Cinderella awards hundreds of thousands of dollars in cash, scholarships and prizes annually. More than just a pageant, Cinderella is a year round program designed to promote and develop the talents and abilities found in each of its participants. For more information on Cinderella Scholarship Pageant,

Introduction to Natural Horsemanship and Introduction to Trail Riding

Saturday Sept. 10, 17 and 24, from 4-6 pm

Two Free Class Offerings

Mill Swamp Indian Horses, located on Moonlight Road, Smithfield Va, will conduct free classes on Saturday Sept. 10, 17 and 24, from 4-6 pm. One program, "Introduction to Natural Horsemanship" will teach humane training techniques used to tame and gentle wild horses. The other, "Introduction to Trail Riding" will teach the basics of learning to ride horses. Both classes are open to novices and anyone interested in understanding the mind and body of a horse. Further information contact Registration is required