WELCOME TO WOODWIND FARM

family run and student oriented

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!

monday

3:30 pm – 8 pm

tuesday

3:30 pm – 8 pm

wednesday

3:30 pm – 7:30 pm

thursday

3:30 pm – 8 pm

friday

3:30 pm – 8 pm

Saturday

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

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exciting & upcoming events!

Saturday, January 18th

First Woodwind Farm Showstoppers Meeting of 2020

From 3-4:30PM this meeting will welcome all youth riders at Woodwind Farm that are wanting to become more involved at the barn and make some new friends along the way.

Meet up with us to discuss our awesome plans for 2020 and be a part of that planing! Tell us what you want to do! Let’s make 2020 the best Showstoppers year yet!

PARENTS: We are also looking to add some of you to the fun for this coming year. Let us know if you would like to be involved and be an adult supervisor for the Woodwind Farm Showstoppers!

New and returning Showstoppers members are welcome.
The membership fee for the year is $25 for the year!

We will also talk about t-shirt designs too and get those ordered! T-shirt price will be $20-25.

Let us know if you are coming to the meeting tomorrow or if you cannot make it, we will put you on the 2020 Showstoppers list and email you what we talked about that day and let you know when the next meeting is! 

Join the Woodwind Farm Showstoppers at IASPHA Spring Horse Show in Gurnee, IL (at Fields and Fences Equestrian Complex) for a fun morning of Junior Judging. Check in at Woodwind Farm’s barn (entrance closest to Hunt Club Rd. or Far East side of the barn) to grab a “cheat sheet” to study what class names mean before you enter the show ring to judge.

Sign up for junior judging at horse shows is usually in the show office or near the arena (with a nice lady with a clipboard and a large crowd around her).

Read up about Junior Judging here: https://www.asha.net/clubs/juniorjudging/

Check out of Junior Judging Information Sheet below!

 

Saturday, February 22nd

10 AM Start!

Saturday, February 29th- Snow Date

UPHA Winter Warm-Up Show

Show off the farm for the first time in 2020 at this great open show!

Show academy or your show horse off the farm and start off your show season the right way!

Sign up at the barn!

Saturday, March 14th

1PM Start at the Show Barn!

Woodwind Farm Spring Fun Show

Come participate in the first of 4 barn shows this year at Woodwind Farm.

Enjoy this casual horse show by riding some of your favorite horses, participate in your first show or gain more horse show experience!

Pick up a sign up sheet at the barn and sign up today!

Saturday, April 18th

Junior Judging- 10AM Start! (ending approx. 12PM)

Woodwind Farm Showstoppers Junior Judge at IASPHA Spring Horse Show

Join the Woodwind Farm Showstoppers at IASPHA Spring Horse Show in Gurnee, IL (at Fields and Fences Equestrian Complex) for a fun morning of Junior Judging. Check in at Woodwind Farm’s barn (entrance closest to Hunt Club Rd. or Far East side of the barn) to grab a “cheat sheet” to study what class names mean before you enter the show ring to judge.

Sign up for junior judging at horse shows is usually in the show office or near the arena (with a nice lady with a clipboard and a large crowd around her).

Read up about Junior Judging here: https://www.asha.net/clubs/juniorjudging/

Check out of Junior Judging Information Sheet below!

 

Sunday May 3rd, 2020

10AM Start!

Woodwind Farm Spring Barn 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 Spring Barn Show!

We will be offering classes from beginners all the way up to our suited riders to get ready for a great show season in 2019!

Check out information on our challenge class as well!

WWF Challenge Class Information

Thursday May 14th, 2020

7-7:45 PM

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!

May 11th-May 16th, 2020

3 pm-8 pm

Bring a Friend Week!

Bring a friend during the week of May 6th-11th  to join you during your lesson and you will each receive $5 off your regularly priced lesson!

This is such a fun way to show your friends what you do for fun or sport!

Want to bring 2 friends. Schedule another lesson during the week and receive $10 off your second lesson and your friend still gets $5 off of theirs!

Limit of one friend per lesson (not applicable to Kids Ride Night).
Friend must be a new rider at Woodwind!

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