Academy Riders at Four Willows
Our Academy Program at Four Willows Farm is where most lesson riders begin! We offer lesson horses, most of them are former show horses, to teach our riders to compete at horse shows at the Academy level.
Academy riders compete at horse shows throughout the year including, for example; the Spring Warm-up at Cloverdale, Twin Rivers, Springfield Charity, Blue Ribbon Classic and many more! Attire for Academy shows include black jodphurs, show vest, long sleeved shirt, tie, gloves and jodphur boots. We can assist riders in finding the correct attire.
In addition to the larger shows mentioned above, if your child is just beginning their showing career we also visit Hartmeyer's Stable in Muncie, Indiana and Grandview Stables in Indianapolis, Indiana twice each during the winter season for their "Winter Tournaments"! If your child participates with these shows and then shows at the IASHA Spring Warm - Up in Cloverdale, Indiana they will receive a ribbon stating their placing within their age group. A great way to start for many of our beginning show riders!!
Our Academy riders can also lease a show horse and eventually transition to advanced classes and show levels at horse shows.
Academy riders are encouraged to join the Four Willows Show Club where they can enjoy discounts and receive a Four Willows Farm show jacket to wear at horse shows!
Show Horses Trained at Four Willows Farm
Upstate Agent and Brianna Robison are trained by Jennifer Abel and received the Reserve Champion at the 2015 All American in Indianapolis and was recently awarded 2015 High Point Report Top Ten Champion, Jr. Exhibitor, 17 & under, 3 Gaited Show Pleasure and were published in the Saddle Horse Report publication on Jan. 23, 2016.
Congratulations to Upstate Agent, Brianna, the Ellis Family, Jennifer, and Four Willows Farm on this wonderful accomplishment!
Upstate Agent and Brianna also competed at the World's Championship Horse Show in Louisville, KY this year in the Junior Exhibitor Show Pleasure 14-17 and had a heck of a class competing against 18 other horses.
Here is a photo of the design that comes on the jackets purchased with the Show Club Membership!
Four Willows Farm
Here is a picture of the group from one of the Winter Tournament shows from last year!
Bringing the passion of American Saddlebreds, and excitement of saddleseat riding to one place in a family friendly environment.