The first pair of registered Percheron draft horses came to Rolling Hills Percherons in 1938. William W. Sell purchased two mares, Pat and Queen, to farm a 50 acre tract of land. He had a herd of Holstein dairy cows and raised tobacco, corn, grain and silage. He farmed and gardened with his Percherons. He plowed his garden with his Percherons hours before his death in August of 1994. That fall, William W. Sell was inducted into the Percheron Horse Association of America Hall of Fame.
William W. Sell's son, Robert, carried on the tradition through the 70's, 80's and 90's with the help of his daughter Robin, her husband Jerry and son Jeremy. The family raised all of of their own grain and hay to feed their horses up until 1994. Today they still raise their own hay. The grain for the horses is provided by the Walkertown Mill, Farm, Lawn & Garden Inc in Walkertown, NC owned & operated by the Hancock family.
Today Rolling Hills Percherons has over 20 head of Percheron draft horses housed on the original farm. The family is still dedicated to showing, breeding, selling and promoting the Percheron breed across the US.
A 4th generation farm dedicated to the promotion of the Percheron draft horse
The farm features a fenced outdoor arena, a newly renovated barn with 13 box stalls, 3 ties stalls & 2 wash stalls, 4 large turnout lots, a large pasture and ample acres to drive horses. Visitors are always welcome. Give Jeremy a call at 336-399-3837 to