Horse News & Antics

Clover has returned to the WRR after spending the winter in training

Our 4-year-old mare, Clover, spent 4 months at Schmitt Training Center, learning excellent manners and being trained under saddle. Amanda Plucker got this great shot of her last winter. Here are videos of some groundwork and early riding in April, 2020.


Racer -- 1984-February 28, 2020

Born at the WRR, out of Mark's stallion, JR, and dam, Paint. Great-grandson of Secretariat. Racer started out strong, packing camping gear at age 2 for 130 miles. As the herd leader for many years, all he needed was a sideways look to clear his way. In later years he greatly enjoyed his life's routine of twice-a-day mash and lessons for little ones. Racer inspired many riders to love him devotedly, including Carol, who leased him for the last 22 years. Her daily care is the reason he lived so long. We celebrate all that he gave for 36 years and mourn his loss.

New Horse -- Zoom!

Zoom came to us directly from the Otter Creek Summer Horse Trial as an 11-year-old. She's a Canadian Warmblood and did her first show with Louisa in the fall of 2019. Zoom and Louisa have big plans for a fun 2020!

Louie aka Purple Rain

Louie is a 17.3 Irish Draft, now 12 years old. After trying him out for a few months, Mark bought him in August of 2019. His skills include all the disciplines of Eventing: Dressage, Cross Country Jumping and Stadium Jumping. Here are some photos of Mark at shows with Louie in 2019.


Meet Paris

Paris, a 21-year-old Quarterhorse mare, came to us in the spring of 2019 from a long-time riding student. Paris is a well-trained pleasure horse. She's been a terrific addition to our program.


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The frisky photo of Springer, born at WRR in May of 2018, is him at 7 months. A year later we decided he's going to turn out to be gray, like his sire, Beeston Laird! Springer turns 2 in May. His best friend is Zoom.