Archive for the ‘Events’ Category

It’s IEA season again!

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Hi Everyone,

As the summer winds down and school starts up again; so does our IEA team!

Our first event for the year is our Studious Horse Clinic with USEF “R” Judge Jill Groff Worman. The clinic is this weekend, August 29th and 30th. If you’ve ever left a horse show frustrated or confused, this is the clinic for you! Check out our events page at for more information!

We are hosting 4 IEA shows this year (for now!). The first 2 will be October 10th and 11th and the later 2 are October 31st and November 1st. Spectators are always welcome.

Although we have established both a high school and middle school team for the year, new members are welcome to join until November 1st. If you are interested in being a part of our team, please contact Ana at

Happy Riding!

Great horse show weekend!

Monday, August 13th, 2012

Hi Everyone!

We had a wonderful horse show yesterday. Thanks to everyone who came out to ride and cheer on our riders. A special thanks to Austyn Erickson who did a wonderful job judging, and Diane Huss, our stellar announcer, along with the rest of our staff. We hope to have photos up later this week.

Have a wonderful week!


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!

Don and Linda Coulter Clinic Monday!

Saturday, June 23rd, 2012

Hi Everyone!

We are so excited for Don and Linda Coulter to give some of our students a clinic on Monday. Don focuses on the groundwork to help with specific issues or problems that horses have. Linda will teach structured jumping lessons to help improve both horse and rider. There are still spots available! For more information check out our website events page

We are also two weeks away from our Christmas in July hunter/jumper horse show. Its a great place for green riders or horses to start or seasoned riders to polish their skills! The horse show includes a special $500 12 days of Christmas Equitation Challenge. Check out the prize list at It should be a lot of fun!

Have a great weekend everyone!


A successful 1st horse show at Cliffwood Farm

Tuesday, May 15th, 2012

Hi everyone!

We hosted our 1st IDCTA horse show at Cliffwood Farm last Saturday. We were fortunate with the weather and hope that everyone had a wonderful time. It was a great way to start the season for our new riders and green horses. Hopefully this will be the 1st of many IDCTA shows that Cliffwood hosts!

Our next horse show at the farm will be a hunter/jumper horse show with some special events on July 8th. Check out our website over the next week or so for the prize list.

On Monday June 25th, Don and Linda Coulter will be at Cliffwood hosting a clinic. Don specializes in ‘fixing’ problem horses and specific issues whereas Linda teaches hunter/jumper riding. Together they forge the link between groundwork and riding to help both horse and rider maximize their potential. For more information on the clinic, please call the farm at 815-678-7000.

Enjoy the weather!


Busy Weeks Ahead!

Thursday, April 19th, 2012

Hi Everyone!

I just wanted to thank everyone who donated to the survivors of the Black Tie Stables fire. We had a great turnout!

We have a busy next couple of weeks at the farm!
This weekend- Carole Olford Grant is here doing a dressage clinic on Saturday from 9:00 AM to 2:30 PM and Sunday from 7:30 AM to 12:30 PM. Auditing is free!
April 29th we are having a Spring Fling party for our boarders and lesson students.
May 12th is our IDCTA Horse Show.

Everyone have a safe and happy weekend!

Donations for Survivors of Black Tie Farm Fire

Friday, April 13th, 2012

Hi Everyone,
Many of you have probably heard about the horrific tradegy that took place at Black Tie Stable on Wednesday. The terrible fire claimed the lives of many horses, but also destroyed everything on the farm. The owners of the surviving horses were left with nothing but their horse. In an effort to help these people and their horses, Cliffwood Farm is hosting an horse supplies drive. We are collecting new and gently used horse products; anything from brushes to blankets, halters to horse products, or anything else you can think of. We are taking donations TOMORROW, Saturday April 14th, from 10-2 at our office at 7713 Tryon Grove Rd., Richmond, IL. Please help us help them!
Thanks so much!

Cliffwood Farm Fall Festival

Wednesday, October 5th, 2011

Please join us for Cliffwood Farm’s Open House & Fall Festival
Sunday, October 23, 2011
1:00pm to 4:00pm

Brad Cutshall This Weekend!

Wednesday, March 9th, 2011

The Brad Cutshall Clinic is this weekend … March 12th and 13th, 2011

February Brad Cutshall Clinic

Thursday, January 20th, 2011

Come to Cliffwood Farm on February 19th and 20th for the fabulous Brad Cutshall weekend clinic.