Sunday, 29. January 2023

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

Winter Fun at the Farm:

Sleigh Rides, Cookies, Hot Cocoa and bonfire: February date to be determined yet.

We will schedule when we get some more snow.

 


We do not have an opening date yet for the new building.

We are hoping soon, we are waiting on backordered major components.

 

 

 

Covid 19 protocols in place

Other Events:

 

 


Spring Theatrical Horse Performance: May 2023


Winter Hours for Riding Lesson times: Reservations required

(Weather permitting & by appointment) * We will be closed for a winter break January 28th-February 11th, and then scheduling lessons as soon as the weather permits.

Monday: Closed

Tuesday: 9am to 7pm

Wednesday: 9am to 7pm

Thursday: 9am to 7pm

Friday: Closed

Saturday: 9am to 4pm

Sunday: Closed

Yes, we do guided trail rides. May 1st to October 31st. Cost is $50/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: summer 2023

English Riding Clinic with Kate Goebel: July 8th-9th

English Riding Clinic with Sue Miller: June 10th-11th

Dressage Clinic with Liz Lamm, April 16th

Jumping Clinic with Sami Stalsberg, May 7th

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 2023

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.
 
Read more...
 

USPC Top Hat & Tails Meetings - 2022 (February - November)

Read more...

2023 Summer & Fall Camp Dates

2 Day Horse Day Camps June 12th & 13th or 19th & 20th or July 10th & 11th or 24th & 25th or August 14th & 15th

4 Day Horse Day Camp –June 26th-29th or July 17th-20th

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 30 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 18 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 and USEF.

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.  Erin has also been apprenticing for the last 3 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.  Allison is a member of the UW-LaCrosse Equestrian team.

 

Clinic Instructors:

Dressage and Eventing Clinician - Kt Harrington

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 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 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