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Deerfield Farm News

Message from Katie about the 2020 World Show

To say this year has presented its challenges is definitely an understatement. Our gratitude runs deep to all of the people who had a hand in creating a show we weren't sure we would be having! We showed up when there was many reasons not to.

This year our students and horses gave 100% day after day and they reaped the reward of their hard work. THANK YOU to all of our amazing clients that allow us to do what we love everyday.

THANK YOU to our amazing vets at Northwest Equine, and our outstanding shoer who support our animals in being their best. THANK YOU to Sue Schultz who believes in me as a trainer, and knows the power of people learning to believe in themselves through the mastery and discipline of horsemanship.

We are made of more than we realize, and we thank and honor the horses for teaching us this important lesson.

Highlights from the 2020 Appaloosa Youth World Show

Kelly Ross & Ziggy

  • Champion Non-Pro Western Pleasure
  • Champion Non-Pro Western Horsemanship

Carmen Ross & Ziggy

  • Champion English Showmanship 18 & Under
  • Champion Novice Horsemanship 18 & Under
  • Champion Hunt Seat Equitation 13 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Pleasure 13 & Under

Samantha Cichos & Baylie

  • World Champion Novice Trail 18 & Under
  • World Champion Trail 14-18
  • Reserve Champion Novice Hunter Under Saddle 18 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Novice Hunt Seat Equitation 18 & Under

Olive Holm & Posh

  • World Champion Horsemanship 13 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Bareback 18 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Western Riding 18 & Under

Libby Wilhem & Truman

  • World Champion Novice Hunter Under Saddle 18 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Hunter Under Saddle 13 & Under

Libby Wilhelm & Noah

  • Reserve Champion Trail 13 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Western Horsemanship 18 & Under
  • Reserve Champion Novice Showmanship 18 & Under

To see the complete list of 2020 World Show results, visit our Show Results page.

Safety Practices

We are accepting a limited number of new students and practices, such as wearing masks and social distancing, have been put in place to keep everyone safe.

New Half Day Camps

Sign up now for our 2 new winter half day camps Dec. 22-24 and Dec. 29-31 for kids ages 8-12. Camps run 9 am to 12 pm and cost $310.

We have 6 available spaces. You do not need to be a Deerfield student to attend. Contact us to reserve your spot.

Unstoppable Kindness going strong

We are so proud of our students and their non-profit Unstoppable Kindness! Every month our teams make 100 sack lunches to feed Seattle's homeless.

They also learn about philanthropic endeavors through raising money and designing projects like their Survival Backpacks or Welcome Home Laundry Baskets.

Since 2012, Unstoppable Kindness has been dedicated to eradicating homelessness in Seattle and developing the leadership skills of young women. To find out more or to donate, please see their website Unstoppable Kindness.

College Updates

We want to give a special shout out to Malena Palmer who is attending UC Davis on a scholarship and is riding on their equestrian team.

In other news, both Julie Kelly, a Senior at Fresno State and Haley Pembroke, a Senior at Auburn University, are still making us proud by riding on the college level.

Audrey came home transformed from the first team lesson yesterday. She was inspired, happy, proud and PROFOUNDLY moved by the bestowing of the first place world championship medal. It felt like "sacred gold" to her. I cannot thank you enough for this opportunity for us. I am deeply moved by the experience and want to express my sincere gratitude to the coaches, teams and horses at Deerfield.

- Annie-proud parent