Archive for the ‘Around Cliffwood Farm’ Category

Kentucky National Horse Show

Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012

Hey everyone!

This is Carli and I just wanted to update everyone on my Kentucky National Horse Show trip. As many of you know, I took my 4 year old jumper, Roceteer, to compete in the 4 year old Jumper Futurity Class. This was Carl’s very first time in a horse show and he ended up 4th place! I could not have been happier with him. The only thing that I was missing was my amazing supporters from Cliffwood. It would have been wonderful to have you all there, cheering me on!

The whole time I was in Kentucky at the lovely facility, I kept on thinking about how wonderful it will be when our Cliffwood Farm Show Team ends up competing there! I am looking forward to teaching everyone about these big time horse shows. I believe we will all have successful horse shows coming up next season, judging by all of my students hard work.

 One last thing, we have a promotion going on right now with Check it out and come sign up for lessons and join our team!  


Horse Shows!

Monday, August 6th, 2012

Hi everyone!

We have been so busy at the farm! Last weekend Carli took a couple students to Equifest at Lamplight. They were very successful! Kate and Jackson won the Marshall and Sterling Children’s Medal! Colby and her pony Bella faced some tough competition in the Children’s ponies and really improved with each class. Both girls had so much fun!

This Saturday we are hosting our rescheduled horse show. It should be a ton of fun. The first horse will be on course at 9:00 am. I hope to see you all there!

Enjoy the beautiful weather!


Horse Show August 11th and Olympics!

Friday, July 27th, 2012

Hi Everyone!

We have had great weather the past week at the farm. The horses are so happy that it has cooled down a bit.

Tonight marks the Opening Ceremony of the 2012 Summer Olympics! The Equestrian events should be exciting this year. The first televised event will be the individual eventing dressage, shown tomorrow at 12:45-1:45 on NBC sports network. The team eventing dressage section is on Sunday from 1:15-2:00 on NBC sports network. Cross Country will be shown on the same channel throughout Monday morning. For full coverage of the Olympics go to 

Just a reminder that our rescheduled horse show will take place on August 11th. I hope to see you all there! The prizelist is located on our events page at

Have a wonderful weekend!

Christmas in July Horse Show postponed until August 11th.

Saturday, July 7th, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Unfortunately we had to cancel the horse show this weekend due to the excessive heat this past week and the health of our trainer. Plans are to reschedule the horse show for August 11th. Put it on your calendars!



Christmas in July Horse Show This Weekend

Tuesday, July 3rd, 2012

Hi Everyone,

Just a reminder that our Christmas in July Horse Show is this Sunday. We are still accepting entries so check out our website for the Prize List. Here is the link

Have a great 4th of July!


Brad Cutshall Clinic this Weekend!

Wednesday, December 7th, 2011

Hi Everyone!

We have Brad Cutshall coming to Cliffwood this weekend. He should be here on Saturday afternoon and Sunday midday. It is free to audit so everyone can come out to see him teach!

At the farm we have been hard at work running gas lines and we expect that we should have gas heat working throughout the property (including the big indoor!) within the next two weeks. It can’t come soon enough with winter weather upon us!

Cliffwood Farm will be hosting its 1st IDCTA sanctioned Dressage and Combined Training horse show on May 12th- Save the date!

Our horse’s name is Jackson!

Monday, October 24th, 2011

Hi Everyone!

Our Open House was a huge success and I just wanted to thank everyone who helped us celebrate Cliffwood Farm! After much deliberating over the many fantastic name choices for our new lesson horse, we decided on the name Jackson, submitted by Kerri Johnson. Congrats!

We are beginning riding lessons with Carli Curtis, our new hunter/jumper trainer, this Wednesday! Read more about Carli on our website. Call our office at 815-678-7000 for more information or to schedule a lesson.

Until next time!


Cliffwood October News

Friday, October 14th, 2011

A lot of things have been happening around the farm. We just finished up our re-surfacing project and have new asphalt surrounding the barns. We are currently laying pavers down to create a walkway to the outdoor arenas. Come and check it out!

We are also welcoming new boarder Dana and her horse Bobby today. Stop by and say hello! She will be in the west barn.

There is just a little over a week until our Open House on October 23 from 1:00pm to 4:00pm. I hope to see you all there!

Welcome New Boarder

Wednesday, September 14th, 2011

Hi everyone!

This is Kara the new farm manager. First of all I would like to welcome our new boarder Nancy and her horse George! We are very excited to have you join the Cliffwood family.

This Saturday we are having a party to celebrate Marissa Lefevre’s accomplishments and help send her off to Regional Dressage Championships in Ohio! The party will be at the farm from 4:00 pm to 7:00pm. I hope you can all make it out!

Winter Tack Sale

Tuesday, January 11th, 2011


Stop by on February 6th between 11:00 am and 4:00 pm for our Winter Tack Sale!