In the early 1970’s, Logan & Ann Dickerson purchased three contiguous farms near Greensburg, PA to form the present day Lindwood Farm. The original 490 acres were assembled to accommodate Royal Charolais Co., their nationally recognized purebred polled Charolais cattle operation. It wasn’t until 1978 that the Dickersons purchased their first Standardbred mares and yearlings to start a breeding/racing program under the Lindwood Farm banner.
Over the next decade, the cattle and horse operations continued
to grow. During this time the farm’s livestock consisted of
over 1000 head of purebred charolais cattle and an average of 50
standardbred horses on 1500 owned and leased acres. In the early
1990’s, a decision was made to discontinue the cattle operation
and reduce the horse interests. The original farm was not underutilized
for long as the Dickersons began breeding and raising ostriches.
Over the next several years ostriches and horses occupied the farm.
It was during this period that the ostrich breeding was instrumental
in the Dickersons forming a company known as Protos
Foods to nationally market the Ostrim® brand of
meat sticks; and their deciding to maintain and breed outside mares
in addition to their own. It soon became apparent that standing
stallions was the future of Lindwood Farm. After acquiring an interest
in the Standardbred stallion, Dragon’s Lair, Lindwood was
on its way to standing additional stallions with World Champion
stature and becoming a very active stallion station in Pennsylvania.
In the mid 1990’s, the Dickersons began developing a large portion of the farm as an upscale planned residential community (PRD) known as Lindwood with over 150 single family homes; while maintaining mares and breeding stallions of several breeds in additional to Standardbreds on over 100 acres of the farm. These breeds include Thoroughbreds, Quarter Horses and several performance horse breeds. The future of Lindwood Farm holds no limit for continued operation of a professionally operated facility for standing stallions and breeding mares.