Established in the Fall of 2004, Little Cedar Miniatures began as a single colt named Jake purchased by John
and Tricia Willeford at the Clay County Fair in Spencer, Iowa. Then, in October, the I-90 Expo sale led to three mares coming to the farm. Two were bred for 2005 foals.
Tricia found out from her Mom, Barb; that her Dad, Lyle Wallin had once been interested in miniature horses; and one of the three new mares was purchased by Lyle. John and Lyle came up with
the farm name, Little Cedar Miniatures because of a nearby creek.
In the Spring of 2005, the first two foals arrived, a colt and a filly. John & Tricia then ended up purchasing a two year old buckskin show mare and a buckskin stallion from their friends, Ed & Jan Hedberg of EJH Miniatures in nearby Newell, Iowa; whom they thank for lots of good advice regarding miniature horses. Then, trips to the 2006 I-90 Expo sale, Lilliput Acres farm in Minnesota, and Indian Peaks Miniatures, as well as the Little King Heritage sale, led to six other miniature horse purchases. After considering building a new horse building, an older 108' X 36' insulated hog building was moved from Barb &Lyle's place, 1/2 mile across a field, to Tricia & John's place and was transformed in to a nice horse building.
Little Cedar Miniatures farm is located in Northwest Iowa and all horses are AMHR registered--and some are AMHA eligible.