Welcome to Woodwind Farm

family run

WoodWind Farm, a saddleseat riding facility, was established in 1980 by Bonnie Kittredge. No matter your skill level, we are eager to introduce you to the incredible world of horses.


equestrian centered

WoodWind operates as a full service training facility and lesson program which holds it’s lessons later in the day to accommodate our schedule for training horses or camps in the mornings. Catering to all ages and skill sets, we are able to teach year round in our comfortable indoor facilities. We also offer outdoor lessons for our intermediate and advanced students, weather permitting.

Exceptions can be made for the hours below for select students based on schedule, homeschooling, and etc. Please speak to an instructor about your schedule situation and we will try to help!


3:30 pm – 8 pm


3:30 pm – 8 pm


3:30 pm – 7:30 pm


3:30 pm – 8 pm


3:30 pm – 8 pm


11 am – 4:00 pm

Scout and B-Day slots available!

Closed Sundays


Or reserved for your scout or B-Day party!

Our Facility: 2721 S. Justen Road
McHenry, IL 60050

exciting events

October 19th, 2018


Kids Only Ride Night

Join us at Woodwind Farm with a group of great people and riders for a fun night of horseback riding games!

This is a great opportunity to sharpen your skills in a fun way and hang out with your new or old barn buddies!

Welcome to those who can confidently ride by themselves.

Snacks will be provided but feel free to bring something to share!


October 20th, 2018


Woodwind Farm Showstoppers Meeting

welcome all use to join us at this meeting!
We will be having our last “horsey” spa day of the year of the for the barn show which will be just a few weeks after. At this meeting, the Showstoppers will learn more about the basic care of horses and more detailed care of horses want to comes to giving them baths clipping and taking care of the equipment we use on them.

We will also be going over our theme for the costume class we will be participating in the following weekend on Saturday, October 27 around 8 PM. The costume class will be held at IASPHA horse show where of the showstoppers will get to have their Halloween party during the show and participate in the costume class after the evening performance.

Saturday, October 27th

Junior Judging- 10AM Start!

Halloween Party- 6PM Start

Costume Class- 8:30PM Start (approx.)

Woodwind Farm Showstoppers Junior Judge, Halloween Party and Costume Class Participation

Join the Woodwind Farm Showstoppers at IASPHA Fall Horse Show in Gurnee, IL (at Fields and Fences Equestrian Complex) for a fun morning of Junior Judging and an exciting evening where the Showstoppers will have their Halloween Party in the viewing lounge at the show and then will participate in the Costume Class at the end of the evenings performance!

Please bring a snack to share for the party and sign up at the barn so we can count you in!

November 4th, 2018

10AM Start!

Woodwind Farm Fall Horse Show

It’s time to shine and show off what you’ve been working on! Whether you are new to the show ring, have done a few barn shows, or compete throughout the Mid-West circuit off the farm, practice your skills at the friendly but competitive Fall Barn Show!

We will also be hosting our first Woodwind Farm Challenge Class! 

You can still qualify by entering in classes 6 or 8.

November 12th-17th, 2018

3 pm-8 pm

Bring a Friend Week!

Bring a friend during the week of November 12-17th to join you during your lesson and you will each receive $5 off your regularly priced lesson!

Limit of 2 friends per lesson.

November 16th, 2018


Adult Wine and Ride Night!

Our adult ride nights are always a great hit! Whether you have a child riding at the barn, are an adult who loves horses themselves, and even if you haven’t ridden in 20 years,  join us for a great night of snacking, riding, and great company, both 2-legged and 4. Space is limited! Sign up on Facebook or at the barn!



November 17th, 2018

4PM Start

Showstoppers Trivia Night and Bonfire

Test your basic and Woodwind Farm horse knowledge at the Showstoppers trivia night and tentative bonfire!

– Bring a snack to share but snacks will be provided! 4PM Game Start!


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