Thursday, 29. July 2021

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

Happy New Year!

Covid-19 Update:  We are still requiring visitors, students, parents to please wear a face mask/covering before entering the barn and wash hands or use hand sanitizer upon entering.

Other Events :

 

Fall Theatrical Horse Performance: King Arthur III: The Reign of Guinevere, October 2021

 

Summer Hours for Riding Lesson times : Reservations required

(Weather permitting & by appointment)

Monday: 12pm to 7pm

Tuesday: 9am to 7pm

Wednesday: 9am to 7pm

Thursday: 9am to 7pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9am to 5pm

Sunday: Closed

Yes, we do guided trail rides. May 1st to October 31st. Cost is $40/pp and includes a short instructional lesson to cover the basics before we head out of the trail. Approx. 1 1/2 to 2 hrs total time depending on group size. Weight limit of 200#. Due to Covid-19 some additional restriction on group size/ number of riders may apply at this time.

 

 

CLINICS:

Trick Riding, Vaulting and Roman Riding Clinic with Veronica Painter: June 19-20, 2021

Dressage and Jumping Clinic with KT Harrington, Fall 2021

English Riding Clinic with Kate Goebel, June 25-28, 2021

English Riding Clinic with Sue Miller, July 17-18, 2021

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 2021

Three Witches Drill Team: April-October

 

 

Dressing schooling show:  rescheduled to Fall 2021

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, children and adults
 
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USPC Top Hat & Tails Meetings - 2020 (February - November)

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2021 Summer & Fall Camp Dates

2 Day Horse Day Camps June 14th & 15th or 21st & 22nd or 28th & 29th, July 12th & 13th or August 2nd & 3rd

4 Day Horse Day Camp – not offered this year

3 Day Horse Overnight Camp – July 26th-28th

Fall Overnight Horse 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 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.

Lesson rates:

1/2 hour private lesson at $25 each or a package of 6 for $125

1 hour group lesson (2-3 riders) $25 each or a package of 6 for $125

1 hour private lesson $40 or package of 6 for $200

Owner/Instructor- Lori Icenogle

Lori grew up riding neighbor's horses.  When her first daughter Rachael, now age 27 (graduated out of pony club at a C1 level but has returned as adult in the Horsemaster program), 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 younger daughters, Erin, age 21 (C2/HB traditional & C2 western level in pony club) and Allison, age 20, (C3/HB level traditional and C2 western level in pony club) help around the barn, help with camps, training and teaching lessons.  Lori has owned horses for the past 17 years and had been involved as a leader of the local pony club group for the past 16 years helping with unmounted and mounted instruction.  She has offered riding lessons and horse camps at the farm for the past 15 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 and USEF.

Farm Instructors-Erin Icenogle & Allison Icenogle

Erin and Allison followed in their older sisters footsteps by loving horses and started riding at a very early age.  Both have been 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 the Horse Management HA Certificate in Pony Club and their Bronze Metal from the USDF.  Erin has also been apprenticing for the last 1 1/2 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.

 

Clinic Instructors:

Dressage and Eventing Clinician - Kt Harrington-Starke

Kt is an HA pony club graduate and a Grand Prix Level Dressage rider. She holds a BS in Communication Studies.  After her graduation from Pony Club she has kept working with highly-qualified, upper-level trainers. In addition, she worked for Red Mills where she sold horse feed which fostered a deeper understanding of balancing the health of horses through nutrition. In 2006 she opened up a boarding and training farm called Pegasus Circle Farm located in Mankato, MN where she has students showing from Intro level through Prix St. George in Dressage and she coaches Eventing students through Prelim level.

Eventing Clinician- Kate Goebel, Pony Club graduate B level and has been an instructor for the past 20+ years in the Milwaukee and Madison area.

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

Lessons with Kt, 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)

Veronica Painter (Trick Riding, Vaulting and Roman Riding)

 


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