Meet The Horses Of A.R. Willden Show Stables

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Barn Name: Sampson "Sam"

Show Name: Uncle Sam

Owner: Andrea Rajniak Willden

Meet Sam, a Thoroughbred X Paint, he is owned by Andrea and is one of her main English lesson horses. He has anywhere from beginners all the way to advanced riders that ride him. Andrea trusts this horse with anyone and he's a great horse to learn and advance on. 

Barn Name: Rocko

Show Name: Caruso

Owner: Andrea Rajniak Willden

Meet Rocko, an OTTB, he is owned by trainer Andrea. He has been such a great addition to the team. He's got the biggest personality and he strives to please. He is Andrea's Derby horse and we plan to have him take us far. He is also used for some intermediate/advanced lessons. 

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Barn Name: Jet

Show Name: Frequent Flyer

Owner: Andrea Rajniak Willden

Meet Jet, he's a Swedish Warmblood X Paint, he is one of the horses that's part of our lesson program. He has the funnest personality and is an absolute sweetheart who is great with kids!

Barn Name: Tennessee

Show Name: Old Fashioned

Owner: Andrea Rajniak Willden

Meet Tennessee, he's an AQHA ex chariot racer. He is currently owned by Andrea. He has been under her training and has come so far. Andrea's hopes for him is to become another lesson horse. He's got such a good brain and awesome personality!

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Barn Name: Jack Jack

Show Name: Jack Daniels

Owner: Kacey Thredgold Barnes

Meet Jack Jack, he's a young, non raced thoroughbred. Jack Jack is assistant trainer Kacey's horse. He is three years old and currently in training. He's definitely the clown of the team and keeps us laughing all the time. Even though he's got a goofball personality, he is a looker and a very nice mover! High hopes for this one!

Barn Name: Summer

Show Name: Everlasting Assets

Owner: Jakelyne Devey

Meet Summer, she's an appendix mare. She is owned by our working student Jake. Summer is currently one of our lesson horses, and Jake's jumper/equitation horse. This horse has taught so many people, and we are so fortunate to have Jake share her with us!

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Barn Name: Okie

Show Name: A-Okay

Owner: Alissa Anderson

Meet Okie, an OTTB shipped here from Texas. He is currently owned by Alissa. They have been working together as a team for over a year now and we are so pleased with their progress! They are going to be showing for their first time this year and we are so excited for them!

Barn Name: Nelson

Show Name: Squid

Owner: Hanna Wangsgaard 

Meet Nelson, a young, AQHA. He is currently owned by Hanna. They have recently come into training with us about three months ago. Hanna has fallen in love with the sport and we are so excited to watch this team progress! They will be showing for their first time this season!

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Barn Name: Kenai

Show Name: Polaris

Owner: Jenny Nicholas

Meet Kenai, he is an OTTB shipped here from Florida. He is currently owned by Jenny. Kenai is Jenny's first horse, and we are so excited to have these guys in training with us. Jenny has been riding with us for two years now and we are so excited to guide her through this exciting new adventure in her life! They will be showing for their first time this season. 

Barn Name: Tristin

Show Name: Hard Knock Life

Owner: Anneke Payne

Meet Tristin, he is an OTTB that was shipped here from Florida. He is currently owned by Anneke. Tristin is Anneke's first horse, and we are so excited to have these guys in training with us. Anneke has been riding with us for about a year now and we are so excited to guide her through this exciting new adventure in her life! Tristin definitely thinks his life his tough (even though he's spoiled rotten). 

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Barn Name: Foose

Show Name: Big Red

Owner: Hanna Wangsgaard

Meet Foose, he is owned by Hanna Wangsgaard. He is a 7 year old AQHA. He originally started out as a barrel horse, but his old owners soon realized he needed a career change. He is now in training with Andrea full time and he has a bright future ahead of him! He's got natural talent underneath him and we are super excited to see where him and Hanna go.

Barn Name: LC

Owner: Mikell Stephens

Meet LC, she is a Quarter horse, she is owned by Mikell Stephens. Mikell has been riding with us for a couple of months now, and has decided to put LC in training in hopes for both of them to enter the show ring! We love the sass this little mare has, but she is also super willing and eager to work! We are so excited to see where these two go!

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Barn Name: Duke

Show Name: John Wayne

Owner: Andrea Rajniak Willden

Meet Duke, he is owned by Andrea Willden. He is a 9 year old Percheron and stands 19.3hh. He was broke to ride and drive by the Amish. He is currently Andrea's lesson horse. We got him to accommodate bigger beginner riders and help them achieve their riding goals! He's the biggest puppy dog and is a big pleaser.