Avalon Crest is the fulfillment of a dream that began more than 25 years ago when we were introduced to the Arabian breed during a vacation in Florida. The beauty and temperament of these wonderful horses captured our hearts and we began visiting Arabian farms to learn more about them. We were struck by the hospitality of the owners, who welcomed our interest, even though we were “just looking.”
In 1999, we finally took our big step, and purchased a two-year old filly, Merri Porcelynn, from Martha & Bill Bell of Merri Hill Arabians in Minnesota. She rewarded us with a Scottsdale Top Ten win at her first big show and has opened up a whole new world filled with wonderful friends and unforgettable experiences.
After years of searching for the perfect place to build our own farm, we finally discovered our “little bit of heaven” in the beautiful Lehigh Valley in Pennsylvania. Located only two hours from New York City and an hour and half from Philadelphia, Avalon Crest’s 20 stall barn is set on 20 acres in the middle of Pennsylvania wine country just minutes away from numerous wineries and other local attractions such as the Hawk Mountain Raptor Conservatory.
With such mentors and friends to guide and advise us, we have acquired a mare band that has formed the foundation of a breeding program which has provided us with foals that have been competitive both in amateur and open competitions. Featuring bloodlines from Padron Psyche with our stallion, Adamo, and Ruminaja Ali with our foundation mare, DAR Heartbreaker, and now with crosses to amazing stallions like Rhan Al Shahania and Om El Shawan, we are eager to watch our program continue to evolve and grow.
Peaceful and serene, the site of our beautiful Arabian mares with foals at their sides is truly a dream come true for the Steffens family. Our three children and their spouses along with our nine grandchildren all share in the enjoyment that owning Arabians has brought to us. Now it has become our pleasure to say to all our friends and anyone else interested in the amazing Arabian breed, even if you are “just looking”....... Welcome to Avalon Crest.
Cause the truth about it is
It all goes by real quick
You can't buy happiness
But you can buy dirt