Friday, 23. February 2024

What's New

Three Witches Farm & Stable offers a variety of events! We always have something going on, so check back often for the latest!!

 

Current Happenings at the Farm


Wagon/ Sleigh Ride Schedule:

Currently none scheduled.  We are hoping the weather will cooperate and we can get a sleigh ride date added soon.

 

Other Events:

 

 


Theatrical Horse Performance: May 2024 and Fall 2024


Late Fall- Winter  Hours for Riding Lesson times: Reservations required

(Weather permitting & by appointment)

Monday: 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday: 12pm to 7pm

Wednesday: 12pm to 7pm

Thursday: 12pm to 7pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9am- 2pm, open later for some events.

Sunday: Closed

*Guided Trail Rides are closed until Spring, approx. May 1st.


2024 CLINICS:

English Riding Clinic with Kate Goebel: TBD

English Riding Clinic with Sue Miller: TBD

Dressage Clinic with Liz Lamm: TBD

 

Dressage Clinic with Mario A Contreras: tbd

Western Riding Clinic: tbd

Horsemanship 101 Clinic: tbd (for Adults or older children)

Driving Clinics dates: tbd







 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top Hat & Tails Pony Club, call about details for 2024

Three Witches Drill Team: April-October

 

 

Dressing schooling show: TBD

Click here to download showbill

 

 

 

 

We are currently full for boarding, but feel free to call or email to be placed on a waiting list!

  • 2 Indoor arenas and Outdoor riding arena
  • Round pen
  • Cross country jumping field and trails
  • Lessons both in English and western riding, Vaulting and Driving for children and adults.
 
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USPC Top Hat & Tails Meetings - 2024 (February - November)

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2024 Summer & Fall Camp Dates

2 Day Horse Day Camps June 10th & 11th or 17th &18th or July 1st & 2nd or 15th & 16th

4 Day Horse Day Camp –July 29th -August 1st

3 Day Horse Overnight Camp – not offered this year

Fall Overnight Horse Camp TBD

Winter Camp- TBD

 

Lessons & Training

Riding Lessons

Three Witches Farm & Stable offers riding lessons to everyone- regardless of age, ability or experience. Both private and group lessons are available. English jumping, huntseat and dressage lessons are available beginner-advanced, western lessons are available beginner-intermediate.  We offer single riding sessions or packages. Grooming and tacking up are included with lessons. Students will be instructed in grooming and tacking up of their horse, which is a very important part of riding and allows rider to get to know their horse prior to getting on. It is suggested to arrive 10-15 minutes before lesson time in order to have horse ready to ride at scheduled time and as to not interfere with the next rider. Please do not arrive any earlier than 15 minutes.

Lesson rates: as of 12/1/2021

1/2 hour private lesson at $30 each or a package of 6 for $150, ride for approx. 25 minutes.

1 hour group lesson (2-3 riders) $30 each or a package of 6 for $150, ride for approx. 50 minutes.

1 hour private lesson $50 or package of 6 for $250, ride for approx. 50 minutes.

Owner/Instructor- Lori Icenogle

Lori grew up riding neighbor's horses.  When her first daughter Rachael, now age 31 showed signs of loving horses and from day one wanted a horse they took her to a riding stable near Madison and this is what started the path to bring horses back into her life and get the family involved in owning and running a horse farm.  Lori's two other daughters, Erin, age 25 (HA Eventer & C2 western level in pony club) and Allison, age 23, (HA Eventer & C2 western level in pony club) help around the barn, help with camps, training and teaching lessons.  Lori has owned horses for the past 20 years and had been involved as a leader of the local pony club group for the past 19 years helping with unmounted and mounted instruction.  She has offered riding lessons and horse camps at the farm for the past 17 years and provides instruction to adults and youth from beginner to advanced beginner level and refresher lessons in both English and western riding.  Lori works with the rider and tailors lessons to the riders needs to help them feel comfortable, gain confidence and learn the basics of groundwork, riding at the walk, trot (jog) and canter (lope) either in an arena or on the trail and teaches the skills needed to start jumping.  Lori had been a Certified Equine Massage Therapist since 2013. Lori, Erin and Allison are all trained in CPR/ First Aid and hold current memberships in the USDF, USEA, USEF, USHJA and IHSA.  Lori, Erin and Allison stepped into the role of Coaching the UW- La Crosse Equestrian Team for 2023-2024 season.

Farm Instructors-Erin Icenogle & Allison Icenogle

Erin and Allison followed in their older sister's footsteps by loving horses and started riding at a very early age.  Both were home schooled in order to allow them to pursue their journey with horses. They have ridden with Susan Miller, Kate Goebel, Elizabeth Lamm, Cathy Frederickson, Bunny Hendericks, Richard Lamb, Claire Harmon and are currently under instruction with Kt Harrington and Mario A Contreras.  Erin got the privilege to be instructed in Artisic Rejoneo by one of the top bullfighters in the world from Portugal, Antonio Gracia.  They will both be showing at Eventing and Dressage shows this summer season and continue to improve their skills in driving, vaulting, trick riding, Roman riding, Greek riding and archery. Both are working on their A Eventing Certificate in Pony Club and have their Bronze Medal from the USDF.  Allison also received her Bronze Bar for Freestyle and her Silver Medal from USDF.  She won the Novice Amateur Division at the USEA's American Eventing Championships held in Lexington, KY.  Erin has been apprenticing for the last 4 years with Steve Price to become a Farrier. She has learned how to trim correctly and is working on learning how to shoe.  Erin has several of her own clients and is currently accepting clients for hoof trimming.  Allison is a member of the UW-LaCrosse Equestrian team.

 

Clinic Instructors:

Eventing Clinician- Kate Goebel, Pony Club graduate B level and has been an instructor for the past 25+ years in the Milwaukee and Madison area.

Eventing Clinician- Susan Miller, Pony Club graduate HA level and has been an instructor for the past 30+ years in the Milwaukee and Madison area.

Lessons with Kate or Sue are $50/rider in a group 60-75 minutes lesson (2-3 riders) or $90 for a 45-50 minute private lesson, (these do not fall under the barn lesson packages).

Other Regular Clinicians:

Mario A Contreras (Dressage, Alta Escuela, Aires above the ground)

 


Erin Ground Driving Olaf, Fall 2015

 

Training

Three Witches Farm & Stable specializes in finishing horses- transitions, lateral movement, advanced movements, etc. However, we do start young horses at the trainer's discretion.

 

 

Our Philosophy

FINISHING:  Horses that need finishing are green or have not been ridden in a couple years. Finishing, in essence, refines your horse's skills: neck reining, jumping, side passing, etc. We also works on lunging, groundwork, standing quietly, and trail riding calmly. Ally and Fancy, Fall 2015

We specialize in teaching dressage, jumping, cross-country jumping, arena skills, barrels, poles, and trails.  We can even show your horse or take him/her trail riding to other places.  We will also work on lunging, leading, standing quietly, ground manners, etc.  All horses have potential!

STARTING: Horses that need starting or "breaking" are not currently ridable. They are either young and untrained or have forgotten and are in need or "restarting".

First fact to keep in mind:  Horses are semi-domesticated, wild animals.  Second fact:  Horses learn by repetition.  Our theory of training is a natural, kind way, with creating a solid foundation.  We take inspiration from Clinton Anderson, John Lyons, Chris Cox, Stacey Westphal and Pat Parelli, with some good old-fashioned hard work.  We start with some respect and ground work, move to lunging, putting the saddle and bridle on, and riding.  We teach moving away from pressure, walk, trot, canter, halt, and back up.  We believe that at 2 years old one cannot put too much stress on a horse’s joints and muscles (too much work, weight, and circles), because they are still growing.  We cater to the horse’s mental and physical capabilities.  This cannot always be done in 30 days.

 

Training - Summer 2016

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Allison and Thor, Summer 2016