Hippophile Farm 2017 Show Schedule


June 3 & 4 Judging NWDA Fun In the Sun Jumping Schooling Show Iron River, WI Bayfield County Fairgrounds

June 10 & 11 Competing NWDA USDF Cooler By the Lake 1 & 2 Iron River, WI Bayfield County Fairgrounds

July 22 & 23 Competing NWDA USDF Summer 1 & 2 Show Iron River, WI Bayfield County Fairgrounds

July 29 & 30 Competing USDF Otter Creek Dressage Show Wheeler, WI

August 19 & 20 Competing NWDA Summer Schooling Show Western Dressage Iron River, WI Bayfield County Fairgrounds

September 23 & 24 Competing USDF Dressage Festival Lake Elmo, MN

USDF Jubilee Dressage Show 2016 Florida Horse Park
USDF Jubilee Dressage Show 2016 Florida Horse Park

Mark Aplin Clinic: Profile & Registration Form

Mark Aplin Registration Form
Mark’s Profile

Awarded 2016 AQHA High Point Award Dressage Second Level

AQHA High Point Award Dressage acceptance
AQHA High Point Dressage acceptance by Kristin Carey.

2016 AQHA High Point Award in Dressage

Kristin Carey and Creative Reign were awarded the 2016 AQHA High Point Champion in Dressage at Second Level.  Kris traveled to San Antonio this March to attend the 2017 AQHA Annual Awards Banquet to receive this prestigious award with her husband William Tibble.  It was a very special honor to be recognized for the achievement.   What makes it really special is that Creative Reign had been involved in a trailering accident in 2013 which was life threatening, but he pulled through to make a miraculous recovery.  Who new after his accident he would recover and become the AQHA High Point Champion in Dressage!!   Follow your dreams!!


Creative Reign takes home a blue ribbon


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Hippophile Farm was established over 15 years ago on the shores of Lake Superior .  It is a first rate equestrian facility located on Madeline Island. La Pointe, WI.  We offer top notch  boarding, training and riding instruction for the beginner through the advanced rider in dressage and jumping.  During the summer months we offer our Summer Kids Horse Camp. and various clinicians for riders interested in dressage and jumping.

I came to Madeline Island over 20 years ago, with my now husband.  We established the facility from scratch, keeping in mind the importance of a well planned training  facility.  The farm boasts  an attached indoor arena 70X 184 with sand/rubber footing, large 100 X 200 outdoor sand arena, large mowed grass field for schooling, and trails for your enjoyment.  Horses have it made in large pastures with 2-3 horses per group, or individual turnout

My background in horsemanship goes back 25 years.  I have worked extensively over the years with Master instructor Cyril Pittion-Rossillon owner of Palm Partnership Training in Ocala, FL.  In 2006 I was awarded status as a Bronze Level Affiliate of Palm Partnership Training, under the guidance of Lynn Palm and Cyril Pittion-Rossillon.  Since then I have competed /trained in hunters, worked with several jumpers and competed in USDF competition.  I have owned/ trained or competed in all 3 disciplines and attribute my success to being taught with  Classical Dressage principles.  I carry that knowledge into both training and instruction and focus on not only correct rider position and biomechanics, but also on creating a happy willing horse who enjoys there training.  I have set up the facility to be able to take advantage of hacking down the roads, riding in the fields, or working in the indoor or outdoor arenas.  I have found that the best way to have a happy horse is to always give them variety in there training.   At Hippophile Farm it is my mission to pass on well founded principles of horsemanship, using the methods of dressage. for whatever the students goals may be, whatever the riding discipline.

It is my belief that the experience and knowledge we have gained for ourselves is nothing if we don’t pass it along.   By sharing my experience through instructing students & training horses I hope to help make the world a better place, especially for our equine friends.  Horses have been my best teachers, and without them I would have never learned the art of patience.

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Kid’s Camp Photos


Board Services offered

  • Seasonally
  • Year Round

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Board includes:

  • 1 stall w/ bedding
  • Quality Hay & grain 2 times per day,
  • Daily turnout
  • $550/month

Facility offers:

  • 8 stall barn 11 X 12 stalls w/ window
  • 72 X 184 attached indoor arena rubber/sand footing
  • Feed Room
  • Tack room
  • Inside & outside wash rack w/ hot water
  • 120 X 225 outdoor arena sand footing
  • Full jump course for training over fences
  • Large individual paddocks for private or pal turnout
  • Large pasture for summer grazing
  • Safe Ramm fencing
  • Large field for open riding
  • Plenty of trail both open & wooded

At Hippophile Farm we pride ourselves in offering a professional, friendly, caring environment for your boarding needs. Board is offered for the seasonal customer or year round as well.  Inquire with us about our availability and what you may be looking for.  With a smaller number of horses at the farm, between 6-10 maximum,  we are able to pay attention to the details.  We offer Purina feed and  work with you to come up with a feed & turnout program that works for your individual horse.

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“GREAT teacher. We will ride together again” – Michaleen M. Josephs

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