Our instructors have years of experience in horse riding and have competed at various levels. They are passionate about teaching and are committed to helping our students achieve their goals.
Our horses are well-cared for and well-trained. We prioritize their health and safety and ensure that they are always in top condition. Our horses are suitable for riders of all levels, from beginners to advanced riders.
We offer a range of programs that cater to the needs of our students. Our programs are flexible and can be tailored to suit individual requirements. We also offer private lessons for those who prefer one-on-one instruction.
Pepper was purchased by Wildwood Farm in September of 2017 from a private farm in Snohomish who used her as a husband’s trail horse as well as breeding mare. Pepper is a registered Paint mare that was born in 1999 in Elk, Washington. Pepper was bred to a Friesian stallion and had a stunning daughter that is competing in the dressage ring quite successfully. Pepper stands 15.3 hands tall and is our most elegant teacher who is as wise as she is beautiful. She teaches intermediate riders on their dressage and flat work and loves taking guests out on recreational trail rides.
Aurora was rescued from a senior citizen who could no longer take care of her in June of 2016. Quite thin with respiratory issues we never though Aurora would make it more than a few days. She pulled through beautifully and to everyone’s surprise has turned into a safe and thoughtful school horse. Aurora is an Arabian mare that was born in 1999 and was used for recreational riding and trail until her owner became ill in 2013. It has taken time for Aurora to learn to trust her human care takers again, but our patience was well rewarded as she is now a solid teacher for both beginners and intermediate riders in both English and Western disciplines, as well as the recreational trail rider.
In October of 2022 we were fortunate enough to run across "LJ", a 2003 registered quarter horse gelding. His owner was heading to college and wanted him to stay useful and active, and thought our program would be the perfect place for him. LJ is a well-trained Western Pleasure show horse who is a fabulous teacher for those who want to learn to ride a horse who has a lot of buttons and skills. He is also a great trail horse for the more intermediate rider. He is a bright sorrel chestnut color and stands approx 15.1 hands tall. (Picture attached)
In August of 2022 we ran across an ad for a lovely Arabian/Quarter Horse mare who was looking for a new home. When we met Tango we knew she would be a perfect fit for our program, with her gentle disposition and thorough training. Tango was used in a mounted drill team program for many years, and when her owner retired she wanted to find her a new job. Tango is a valuable part of our riding program and is ridden both English and Western for the intermediate rider. She is also a quiet and dependable trail horse for our recreational riders. She was born in 1999, is a deep dark bay color and stands approx 14.2 hands.
Max is a registered chestnut Leopard Appaloosa who was gifted to our program in August of 2019; he was bought by his owner from a ranch in Kentucky to be her trail horse, but when he arrived he was a little bigger than she anticipated and found she could not mount by herself safely. She knew Wildwood Farm would give him a good job and home, and we are so fortunate to have him. Max is a well-trained Western pleasure horse that is just as good for the experienced rider as he is for the beginner rider, and he is a very safe trail horse as well. He can be ridden English or Western and is even a favorite for the littles as a walk/trot horse. Max was born in 2000 and stands 15.2 hands high
Mara is a registered quarter horse mare who came to Wildwood Farm in May of 2023 as a rehoming option as her owner was moving to Montana and did not want to stress her out. She spent most of her past years as a recreational trail horse, but when she was younger she was a very competitive show horse in both Western and English. Today Mara is ridden by our more intermediate riders who can ride a more forward horse with a lot of athleticism, and she is loving dressage! Mara is a buckskin that stands about 15 hands tall and was born in 2001.
Charley was adopted by Wildwood Farm in the spring of 2017 from his owner in Renton. Charley is an American Bashir Curly and stands 14.2 hands and was born in Montana in 2000; he was purchased by a father and daughter who lived in Kent and trained Charley to be an excellent children’s horse. He was purchased by his former owners in 2009 for their son who was just learning to ride, and Charley proved he is an amazing and patient teacher. Charley is a favorite for riders of all levels because he knows how to read the rider and help them learn what they need to know. He is quite versatile and is used for English, Western and jumping lessons as well as recreational trail rides.
Dusty came to Wildwood Farm in the spring of 2020, a gift from an elderly gentleman who had fallen ill and wanted to be sure his horse was taken care of. Dusty is a champagne Tennessee Walking Horse and offers the smoothest gaits you will ever ride, a fabulous and gentle trail horse who is rock solid and safe for beginners, and a joy to ride for more advanced students. Dusty was always a steady, confident horse on the trails and carried his new owner thousands of miles before he was sent to a farm in Tenino for semi-retirement. We are grateful Dusty found his way to Wildwood Farm, he is a fabulous addition to our school horse/recreational riding program.
Affectionally known as "Wren", this handsome registered quarter horse was purchased in July of 2022 from his original owner on Camano Island. Wren was born in 2000 and was nicely trained when he was younger and did some shows on the A-circuit as well as local 4-H level classes. He is a fabulous horse for the intermediate rider, and loves to canter! He has lovely form for English or Western and is a safe and sound trail horse for our recreational riders. He stands 15.1 and is beautiful dark bay. (picture attached)
Our dear little Penny came to us in May of 2022 when her owner had to abandon her. Penny had not been cared for much in the previous years, but she was in really good condition (fat!) and extremely healthy. We found her to be very adaptable and friendly and she was the perfect size for our little riders. Although her training was spotty at best, she has risen to the challenge under the eye of our trainers and is turning out to be a really safe and reliable pony for our beginner riders and a favorite of our summer campers. She is used for our walk/trot lessons, pony rides and occasional trail rides. She is a beautiful light bay color with white socks and stands about 13.3 hands. Although she is not registered she is
Comet was a pasture mate to Mara and was also rehomed to Wildwood Farm in May of 2023. Comet was considered a husband's horse who was great on the trails, and we have found this to be true. He is happy to lead the trail and is a favorite horse for our instructors to ride while he is being given a few more skills. He is also finding fans in the arena with his big loftly trot, and our intermediate students love to ride him dressage. Comet is a steel gray Appaloosa gelding that stands 15.3 hands and was born in 2001
Although these little fellas are too small for riding, they up the cuteness-factor at the farm with their antics and happy demeanor. The love to be groomed and are used for children’s birthday parties for comical relief! We adopted our oldest mini, Giant, 2003 from a rescue home in Redmond. He stands 33 inches high, is chestnut and was born in 1984. We adopted two more minis named Max & Sterling in 2015. Max is the only registered American Miniature Horse of the bunch and his real name is FGM Elljah Blue. He is chocolate colored with blonde mane and tail, stands 33 inches high, has a hap-hazard blaze and was born in 2000. Sterling is also chocolate colored but does not have any face markings but has "big hair", stands 32 inches high and was born in 2004.
Two Nigerian Pygmy Goats we acquired a few years ago are sure to make the kids laugh