PLEASANT PASTURES  was  the manor born on May 17, 1999 at Marshall Jenney’s Derry Meeting Farm in Pennsylvania. 

On May 17, 1999, Pleasant was born at the iconic Derry Meeting Farm in Pennsylvania. A daughter of privilege, she was a prized possession. Pleasant spent her youth protected and frolicking upon bucolic meadows that had raised up many home-bred champions that had come before her.

As a 2YO, she entered training with Jonathan Sheppard. Pleasant raced 18 times from age three to five. Her two wins came in back-to-back victories at Delaware Park. She retired earning $57,980.

In 2005, four months after her final start, Pleasant sold as a ‘broodmare’ prospect at auction for $10,200 in Maryland.

From 2006 until 2016, Pleasant gave birth to nine foals; six colts and three fillies. Her second foal, named CLOSING VISION is a stakes winner of $400,943.

On January 8, 2018, Unbridled purchased PP for $800 along with her best gal pal Secret Forest from the slaughter bound holding pen of Rotz Livestock, a horsemeat broker under contract with Canadian & Mexican slaughter plants.

When we discovered PP and Forest in the ‘Kill Pen’ they had been weighed, stripped of their identity, and tagged with USDA labels for shipment to slaughter.


In December 2017, a 'Kill Buyer' bought PP along with her best gal pal SECRET FOREST for pennies on the pound at the New Holland Auction  in Pennsylvania. When we discovered PP and Forest in the ‘Kill Pen’ they had already been tagged with USDA labels for shipment to slaughter in Mexico.

On January 8, 2018, thanks to generosity of the Courtney Family and contributions from compassionate individuals, Unbridled was able to purchase PP and Secret Forest.  Everyday we celebrate and honor their extraordinary bond with each other and the privilege we have enjoyed in saving their lives.