Hanover Shoe Farms

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Hanover, Pennsylvania

Sorry, your browser doesn't support Java(tm). The Hanover Shoe Farms are located west of Hanover on the Littlestown Pike (extension of Frederick Street). Harper D. Sheppard and Clinton N. Myers, who had rescued the Hanover Shoe Company from oblivion, had no grandiose plans when they formed the Hanover Shoe Stables in the early 1900s.

It was H. D. Sheppard's son, Lawrence Baker Sheppard, that transformed the stables into the Hanover Shoe Farms, the world's leading and largest standardbred breeding establishment.

History of Hanover Shoe Farms         Hanover Shoe Farms, Inc. homepage

Additional information located at the Barbara Chronister Collection

The Hanover Shoe Farms are open to visitors from 9AM to 4PM every weekday.     Directions
Entrance to Hanover Shoe Farms on Littlestown Pike Cemetery
Russell C. Williams
Hanover Shoe Farms

Member Board of Directors for Hanover Foundation fro Excellence in Education

Main Stables
Stables located at Fair Grounds on York Street. This area was also used for football games until 1950.
Interior of stables at old Fairgrounds on York Street. Superb woodwork and well kept stable area. Well-know picture of Titan Hanover, taken in 1944.  Titan Hanover was the fastest two-year-old trotter for many years.  He was bred by Hanover Shoe Farms. Old stadium seating used for football and Standardbred horse races
Horses boarded at the Fairgrounds stables.

These photographs were taken by Lisa Marie Flemming, Hanover Middle School, 2002.