Profiles of Our Dedicated Team

Mallory Mort
Farm Manager

Mal grew up in on his family’s farm in southern Pennsylvania where he showed horses and livestock in 4H and youth shows. He came to Gallagher’s Stud in 1979 after graduating from Penn State with a BS in Animal Production, having worked for two years in the university’s Quarter Horse program under noted horseman and farrier Ward Studebaker.

Through the years Mal worked with all facets of the farm’s equine and cattle operations from champion Angus cattle to graded stakes winning horses and has managed the entire farm operation since 2005.

Mallory Mort

Ann Jardine
Office Manager

Annie joined the staff at Gallagher’s as office manager in 1992 after having worked in the field for several Thoroughbred breeding operations. She handles the farm’s financials as well as keeping our equine and cattle records up to date.
Annie Jardine

Bert Poucher
Equine Foreman

Bert has a lifetime of horse handling experience having started working at Gallagher’s as a part timer in 1979 while still in high school and then becoming full time after graduating from college. He schedules and coordinates our vet and farrier work as well as our sales prep.
Equine Foremane Bert Poucher of Gallagher's Stud in Ghent, NY

Ashlee Cruz
Equine Handler & Foal Watch

Ashlee was raised on Gallagher’s Stud and began working here in 2002 while still in school and after years of 4-H horse and livestock experience. Ashlee also works night watch during foaling season.
Equine Handles and Foal Watch Ashlee Cruz of Gallagher's Stud in Ghent, NY

Stephanie Poucher
Equine Handler

Steph has handled, ridden and trained horses since childhood. She has utilized those skills in all facets of our operation since she joined the Gallagher’s Stud team in 1996.
Equine Handler Stephanie Poucher of Gallagher's Stud in Ghent, NY

Jose Cruz
Equipment and Maintenance Foreman

Jose keeps our pastures looking great and our equipment
well maintained.

Jose Cruz