The Equine Expert
Steven Sansone
Expert Witness
Thoroughbred Racing, Steeplechasing, Carriage Driving and Dogs
Appraiser - Horses and Dogs
 

Biography

Steven Sansone has enjoyed many successes in both the equine and canine industries. He owns and operates Long Grove Bloodstock, LLC and Long Grove Kennel, LLC out of Malvern, PA. Long Grove Bloodstock has had many successes over the years in thoroughbred breeding and pinhooking. Long Grove Kennel enjoys breeding and showing champion Giant Schnauzers winning national, regional and Westminster titles. Steven has also been a passionate carriage driver for many years.

In 1999, Steven founded Long Grove Bloodstock LLC, a thoroughbred brokerage company specializing in breeding, appraisals, and sale of bloodstock. Riding ponies as a child, showing hunters and other breeds, he turned his passion as an adult to thoroughbred racing to make his lifelong passion his business. Nasty Fever, a multiple stakes winner, was bred by him and is an example of his success in breeding thoroughbreds. Steven has also been working as a Preferred Agent for Sequel Stallions based out of New York since 2014. He has also served as President and Board member for the Georgia Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association.

Steven has also been active in the Steeplechase industry since the mid 1980’s as an owner, trainer, steward and judge. The sport of Steeplechase found him when he attended his first race at The Atlanta Steeplechase. When living in Georgia, he served as a Member of the Board of Stewards of the Atlanta Steeplechase and as a Paddock Judge. He is also involved in the Radnor Hunt Races and has served in various positions since 2009 such as Patrol Judge, Placing Judge and currently Senior Paddock Judge.

Steven has also been active in the Steeplechase industry since the mid 1980’s as an owner, trainer, steward and judge. The sport of Steeplechase found him when he attended his first race at The Atlanta Steeplechase. When living in Georgia, he served as a Member of the Board of Stewards of the Atlanta Steeplechase and as a Paddock Judge. He is also involved in the Radnor Hunt Races and has served in various positions since 2009 such as Patrol Judge, Placing Judge and currently Senior Paddock Judge.

With his wife Cynthia, he has been involved in Hunters and Eventing in Georgia and in Pennsylvania. They have owned several successful hunters and eventers earning championships such as in 1996 International Hunter Futurity Grand Champion Icee Waters and again in 2008 with Road Trip. They have owned many winners at Devon and championships for both non-thoroughbred and thoroughbred horses in breed classes.

His personal passion for carriage driving led him to sport. He was Founder and Chairman of the Historic Sugartown Carriage Drive and served on the committee for the Pennsylvania Hunt Club Drive. He also led the Pennsylvania Hunt Club Drive for many years.

Like many horse people, Steve has a passion for dogs and owns Long Grove Kennel, breeding some of the top Giant Schnauzers in the country. They include the first Grand Champion in the history of the breed, Skansen’s Bacchus ll. Skansen’s Havannah was the number one Giant Schnauzer in 2014, and Long Grove’s Saint Louis a multiple Regional Specialty winner, Westminster Breed winner, number one dog all systems and sire of Champions. Steven is experienced with breeding and training dogs as well as understanding behavior and personalities; therefore, he is able to serve as an Expert Witness for both horses and dogs.

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