At Bennett Bunn Plantation in Zebulon, NC, we breed, raise and race Thoroughbreds. The wide open, historic farm grounds make Bennett Bunn an exceptional candidate for such breeding. We also keep our Clydesdales and Spotted Draft/Friesian-cross for our carriage rides and Warmbloods and pony Hunter-Jumpers.
Due to our proximity to Raleigh, we race primarily on the mid-Atlantic tracks at Charles Town, West Virginia; Pimlico and Laurel in Maryland; Colonial Downs in Virginia; and Delaware Park in Delaware. Tom Hendrickson was named North Carolina’s Breeder of the year by the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association in 2011, and was recognized at the Thoroughbred Owners & Breeders Association (TOBA) National Awards Dinner in Lexington, KY that fall.
Our first homebred, Dancin Banker, finished third in the $500,000 West Virginia Breeders Classic and was named 2009 Older Male Horse of the Year by the North Carolina Thoroughbred Association.
Horses & Ponies for Sale or Lease
Mr. BojanglesOutstanding 2002 Grey Welsh cross Large Pony Hunter for lease, Bennett Bunn’s Mr. Bojangles qualified for and ribboned at Pony Finals and Harrisburg 2012, won the Zone 5 Large Pony Hunter Championship in 2012, finished 3rd in NCHJA Larges, and 6th in Zone 3 Larges for 2011. He is an honest, simple and sweet pony with a great personality. He is a great mover with a textbook style jump. Mr. Bojangles is 14.1 1/2 with a permanent card.UPDATE: Congratulations to the Battershall family of Grand Rapids, Michigan on their lease of Mr. Bojangles through Pony Finals of 2013! Good Luck!
House Cat – “Cat”
2003 Grey TB gelding, lightly raced, excellent confirmation, $24,000 yearling. Currently working on the flat w/t/c with an easy led change.
Exclusive Firm – “Fonzie”
2001 Bay TB gelding from the last crop by Triple Crown winner Affirmed, out of a Theatrical mare. Fonzie is an athletic race winner that is an outstanding jumper and eventing prospect.