Even More News & Events at WRR

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At the May 2009 Otter Creek Eventing Show,
Katie Clapp and Wonder Girl had fine rides in Dressage, Cross-Country, and Stadium Jumping. Here's a video of part of her cross-country ride.
(17mb flash video may take some time to load.)


Cosmos died of cancer

Cosmos went to greener pastures Thursday morning, March 4th. He died on the way to the vet. 3/11 -- The UofM Veterinary Diagnostic Lab results are in: it was cancer. A large (10 inches in diameter) mass was found in his intestines. The lab will study the tumor further to determine what kind of cancer it was. Read more about Cosmos and memories >


Mark, Katie & Kelly O'Rourke had a great time at the 2009 Minnesota Horse Expo

We hope you saw their Centered Riding demo. We'll be hearing more about Susan E. Harris and Sally Swift in future lessons! Mark's demo with Flash went well, as did his talk about horse ownership basics.

Here's a video showing Mark's emergency dismount from the lope.

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Fun Shows at the Windy Ridge Ranch

The 2008 Halloween Fun Show -- Here's a video of the costume event by Rob McKenzie. Here is a photo gallery from last year's show.

See fabulous photos of past fun shows and other WRR activities, taken by Helen's husband Bob Krone.


Winter Carnival Parades - we won first place in the Horse Unit category!

See a video of the WRR Horse ClubTorchlight Parade
(On YouTube: choose "play in high quality" if your internet connection is high-speed.)

Winter riding is fun! Here's how to stay warm while riding in the winter. And here's a link to a video of Mark ski-jorring behind Brendan & Tally.  
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The Minnesota Horse Council has a new website. Katie Clapp and Joe Dolson worked together to create it. Check it out: www.mnhorsecouncil.org

Weather Related Items  


WRR's Weather cancellation policy.


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Forecast for Windy Ridge Ranch


Winter Safety Tip

oxytet Video about oxytet treatment of thrush.  
WRRHC Fun Shows Past  
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The 2008 Halloween Fun Show was likely our hightest-attended show ever!

Here's a video of the costume event by Rob McKenzie. Here is a photo gallery from the 2008 show.

See photos of past fun shows and other WRR activities, taken by Helen's husband (aka Bob).


2007 Valentine's Day Fun Show Photo Gallery

... and more photos



2006 Halloween Fun Show Photo Gallery


showphoto See photos from the May 20th, 2007 schooling show.  
Other Club Events of the Past  

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Our 2008 WRRHC Winter Carnival Parade unit took home a first place for the Torchlight Parade!

Twelve Windy Ridge Riders entertained the crowd in the St. Paul Winter Carnival's Grande Day Parade in downtown St. Paul on Saturday, Jan. 26th and in the Torchlight Parade Feb. 2. See the photos that Helen's husband, Bob, took.

Also see a photo from the Torchlight Parade.

x-mas_8 Christmas Caroling on horseback Dec 16, 2007  
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2006 Christmas Caroling on Horseback

On Dec 17, 2006 the entire WRR herd of 47 horses left the WRR for a singing trail ride through the Stone Mill Farm neighborhood. It was a great success. The horses were perfectly behaved and we sounded great! Pictures. Here is a list of horses and riders.

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2007 St. Paul Winter Carnival Grande Day & Torchlight Parades

Grande Day Parade Photo Gallery

Download the video (by Dave Miller -- 12 MB .avi file)

Torchlight Parade Photo Gallery



2006 Club Overnighter Photo


The 2008 Annual WRRHC Barn Dance was a great success.

About 40 dancers joined-in. See the photos from Lisa Bond.

State Fair Performances Past  
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Windy Ridge Riders Drill Team at the 2008 Minnesota State Fair!

The Drill Team put in a good performance and placed 3rd. in the State Fair competition. It was an exciting ride!

Rank & File photo.

WRR DRILL TEAM VIDEO (Put on You-Tube by Rob McKenzie)



Windy Ridge Riders Drill Team
Minnesota State Fair 2006 Champions

We tip our hats to Troxel for providing our drill team with helmets. Thank you Troxel!

Download a video from our performance. This is a 37 MB file and you will need a fast internet connection and a few minutes of waiting time.



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Drill Team 2007 State Fair performance video

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Old Horse News That's Still Interesting  

Juniper, Winnie's foal, was born July 10, 2008. Watch the video of her delivery.

Winnie was born at WRR, out of WRR's former thoroughbred dam, "Lady," and was sired by Anne McKay's Holsteiner stallion "Rapport". Juniper is sired by "Hang On Johnny." Here's a web page describing him: http://www.blackshireequestrian.com/HangonJohnny.html


nanibou Nanibou fractured her cannon in June of 2007. Click here to see the X-ray and to watch a video of the cast being applied. Her leg healed and she is sound!

Cocoa's torn ligament exam.

Cocoa was in recovery from January, 2007 to September.

smokey Smokey's tie back surgery

Horsey B-Day 2008
At the beginning of each year we celebrate another birthday in the lives of the members of the Windy Ridge herd.
Silly, we know; but fun, nevertheless!

Horse Camping & Other Fun WRR Activities


Zumbro Bottoms Horse Camping
June 2007


Horse Swimming (Click to see a flash video.)

Root River

Horse Camping in Forestville State Park, May 2007.

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Photos of Mark & Katie's April 2006 Ireland Jumping Adventure