News from Willowick Morgan Farm

May/08/2010  May 6-8 Dixie Cup Spring Classic

We had a great show !! Not only did we have our Morgan Show exhibitors, our Academy Riders but Mary and Kris also showed at Dixie Cup! Its fun for the kids to get to see them show, as they usually show out of state, and it was great because both of them won their CHAMPIONSHIPS!!!!! Mary won the Ladies English Pleasure and the Morgan English Pleasure Championship on Kaye Bedell's Willowick Center Stage. Kris won the Hunter Pleasure Championship on Willowick's Stone Pine Sebastian.

Darlene Stodolski and Raintree Let's Dance were the Reserve Amateur Western Pleasure Champions! They were 2nd in a big western pleasure amateur class. Ciara Green won 5th place on Arborwind Black Market in the Jr. Exhibitor Western Pleasure Class.

Kaitlyn Wallace and HVK Top Drawer won 3rd place in the Hunter Pleasure Jr. Exhibitor Championship. They had previously placed 2nd in the Jr. Exhibitor Hunter Pleasure qualifier.

Kaitlyn Wallace also showed Heir Borne in Classic English Pleasure; she placed 2nd in the Jr Exhibitor Classic English Pleasure Class, and a great 3rd place in the open Classic English Pleasure Championship.

OUR ACADEMY RIDERS ROCK!!

Academy Showmanship Pleasure Walk/Trot 11-13 1st Place Kristin Garrison

Academy Showmanship Pleasure Walk/Trot 9&10 Sec 1 3rd Place Maggie Curran

Academy Showmanship Pleasure Walk/Trot 9&10 Sec 2 1st Place Bridgette Hancock Academy Showmanship Pleasure 8 & Under Walk & Trot 5th Place Ellie Mercer

Academy Walk/Trot Championship Section A 2nd place Maggie Curran 5th place Bridgette Hancock

Academy Walk/Trot Championship Section B 2nd place Kristin Garrison 3rd place Ellie Mercer

Apr/13/2010  Congratulations to the WIllowick Riding Academy Riders at Pro AM

Willowick Riding Academy riders at their first show did awesome! They are Ciara Green-1st, Abri Bazemore-2nd, Kristin Garrison-3rd, Maggie Curran-3rd, Ellie Mercer-4th, Bridgette Hancock-4th. First time Walk-Trot Rider Ruth Thompson-4th. My first time saddleseat rider Kaitlynn Wallace who won her qualifier and was Reserve in the Championship. New Western Pleasure Team Darlene Stodolski with her new horse Raintree Let’s Dance won her qualifier and Championship. What a GREAT WAY TO START OUR SHOW SEASON!!!

Our Next Show THE DIXIE CUP May 6 – 8 more info to follow

Apr/11/2010  Champion Rider/Trainer Kris Cole Joins Willowick as Riding Academy Instructor

Willowick Farm is proud to introduce our new Riding Instructor Kris Cole. Kris brings 40 years of show ring experience showing both American Saddlebreds and Morgans. During her Junior Exhibitor and Equitation career Kris earned countless Championships and was consistently in the Top Ten at the World Championship Horse Show in both Equitation and performance classes. For the past 15 years Kris has operated her own stable in Florida where she has produced countless Championship teams in saddleseat, huntseat, and western. This includes multiple Florida Morgan Horse Association year end High Point Champions and Regional Champions. Kris has a unique way of communicating with young riders; and specializes in helping riders meet their goals by forming a partnership with their horse. If you want the best professional equine experience for yourself or your child come experience Willowick Morgan Farm's Riding Acedemy!

More about WMF Riding Academy

Jan/01/2010  WillowickMorganFarm.com - New Website

We launched our new website on January 2, 2010. We have lots more info on the new website including information about our horses, Willowick Riding Academy, News & Events, and lots more. And we aren't finished yet. We will be adding more in the months to come. Please contact us here and tell us what you think. We hope you enjoy our new website.

Nov/26/2009  The Thanksgiving 3 Day Camp was a Huge Success

The Thanksgiving 3 Day Camp was a huge success! All 15 attendees have requested another camp. In addition to riding each afternoon from 1:30 – 3:30, the mornings were filled with fun crafts. On Monday each girl had their choice of which Willowick Farm horse to have their photo made with, we then decorated pictures frames painted in their favorite color and embellished with jewels and beads. When they were completed we boxed and wrapped each one to be a special Christmas present for their mom & dad. On Tuesday we made special Tye-Dye Willowick Farm Camp T-Shirts, and Christmas tree ornaments with duplicate small size photo’s from Monday's photo shoot. On Wednesday we made hanging art for each girls room out of horse shoes, beads, glitter, and stones! Before lunch at the lake side pavilion the girls were taken on a HAY RIDE and it sounded like the roller coaster at Six Flags as Mr Charlie took them up and down the hills of the pastures and they yelled "Faster - faster!" We all had a great time. Check back for dates for the next camp!

Sep/01/2009  Cookout and Barn Sleepover

On Sep 25th Willowick held a cookout for all parents and riding lesson students. After all the parents left the 2nd WILLOWICK BARN SLEEPOVER started; 19 young ladies stayed the night and had a ball.

Jul/25/2009  Ultra Brite Lites wins at Blue Ridge Classic

Ultra Brite Lites stole the show as Mary Brannon guided her to Champion, Western Pleasure Open, after their 1st place spot in the Western Pleasure Junior/Novice Horse. Congratulations to Mary and Britey. What a team.

Kay Bedell and ELK Exotic Vision were Reserve Champion Amateur Western Pleasure after a 2nd in qualifier, and Darlene Stodolski and Her Highness Ms Zinfindal placed 3rd after a great ride!