573 Magazine Nov 2015 - Page 72

Today, Rolling Hills is a horse boarding facility.  Joyce transformed the place from crop farming to horse boarding in 2000, complete with both outdoor and indoor riding arenas.  She has further diversified to include breeding and selling horses.  During this transformation, Joyce’s son Kyle was instrumental in the day-to-day operations of the farm.  Joyce comments, “Kyle has always been an integral part. It takes all hands to run this place.” Even though subdivisions have popped up in the surrounding area, driving down the lane to Rolling Hills still feels like stepping back in time.  Horses graze on the rolling pastures and peacocks wander around with their wild ruffles and their showy display of feathers.  Jack and Massey, the family dogs, are always lounging in the front yard of the 115-year-old farmhouse to greet people who come to ride or take a lesson.