Busy Weeks Ahead!

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

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!

March 24th, 2012

Hi Everyone!

This is Carli, I am writing my first blog in our new column, From the Trainer’s Corner. I have been working at Cliffwood Farm as the Hunter/Jumper trainer for almost 6 months now and have enjoyed every minute of it! We have a wonderful show team and I am looking forward to all of my students going to shows this year to show off how well they are progressing! We have 2 horse shows coming up at Cliffwood: an IDCTA show on May 12th and a Hunter/Jumper schooling show on July 8th. These will be wonderful shows to practice with our upcoming riders and horses. Until then, we will all continue our hard work and hope to see everyone this summer at the horse shows!

Brad Cutshall Clinic this Weekend!

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!

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

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!

Cliffwood Farm Fall Festival

October 5th, 2011

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

Welcome New Boarder

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!

Brad Cutshall This Weekend!

March 9th, 2011

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

February Brad Cutshall Clinic

January 20th, 2011

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