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Dressage × eventing × hunters × jumpers


conveniently Located in the heart of west metro horse country, West Lake Training is based out of Wintergreen Farm, a top notch boarding facility providing the highest quality care for your horse



  • 22 stall facility, 12' x 12' stalls 
  • 80 x 150 heated indoor arena
  • 100 x 200 fenced outdoor arena
  • Indoor heated wash stall
  • 2 outdoor wash bays
  • 3 grooming bays
  • 2 tackrooms
  • Quality grass and mixed hay fed free choice
  • Customized feeding program tailored to suit each horse
  • Turnout in grass pastures or dry lots available as required
  • $750.00 per month
When you are on a horse, you have the best seat you will ever have
— Sir Winston Churchill

West lake training: lessons and showing at any level



West Lake Training LLC provides top notch instruction for riders and horses of all levels.  Our program focuses on helping each rider meet his or her goals in a safe, fun, and friendly environment.  Riders of all levels call West Lake Training home; from beginners to regional level champions.  Trainers Darcy Workman and Ellen Grady are able to tailor their training to each individual's needs.  Whether your needs are for a once in a while lesson to participating in our very busy show schedule that, beginning this year, spans the globe - we have a place for everyone.  Fully believing in continuing education, Darcy and Ellen host clinics at the farm in addition to traveling to learn with the world's best riders and trainers.  This allows them to not only pass on their knowledge but to share the instruction with students. Call today for more information about our lesson program, packages, and events!


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2018 Show schedule


1/8-1/14 Queenie Productions Winter Show Series

Lake St. Louis, Mo


2/5-2/18 World Equestrian Center Winter Series of the Midwest

Wilmington, OH


3/27-4/1 Millstreet Spring Tour

Millstreet, Ireland


4/16-2/29 World Equestrian Center Winter Series of the Midwest

Wilmington, OH


5/9-5/13 Maffitt Lake Spring Gathering I

Cumming, IA

5/17-5/20 MHJA Spring Horse Show

Hugo, MN


6/6-6/17 Midstates Summerfest and Summer Horse Shows

Mason City, IA


7/9-7/22 Showplace Summertime II & III

Crete, IL


8/21-8/32 MN State Fair Horse Show

St. Paul, MN


9/12-9/23 Midstates Fall and Finale Horse Shows

Mason City, IA


10/1-10/7 MN Harvest Horse Show

St. Paul, MN


Horses for sale

West Lake Training has several fine horses for sale.  The sales list is up to date with horses of varying ages and abilities.

Contact us for more information.

Sight Unseen (Spenser) is a 2008 16.1hh gelding.  3' Hunter super star.  Extensive show record at 2'6-3'. Scope for 3'6".  Rhythmical, simple, auto everything.  No spook, no stop.  Great first horse.  Perfect for amateur or junior rider.  Full clean set of x-rays taken October 2016.  Priced in low/mid five figures.

Roosevelt (Ted) is a 2003 Thoroughbred gelding 16.2hh.  He is a jack of all trades taking his two most recent riders to their first A-rated shows in both the hunters and the jumpers.  Ted has zero spook and is a great confidence builder for a kid or adult.  Has competed up to the 0.95m jumpers in 2017.  Priced in mid four figures.

Synchronicity (Pixel) is a 2004 16hh mare.  She was imported from Canada in November of 2015 and has been winning all over the midwest since.  Fast and clean.  Recent accomplishments: 2016 and 2017 $5,000 MN State Fair Open Jumper 1.15m stake winner and 1.15m division champion, competed at the USHJA Regional Finals in the Children's jumpers with clear rounds in the nations cup format team competition, along with numerous wins in High Children's classics and championships.  She is competitive up to 1.25m - this fall move up to the Low Junior Jumpers.  She does not require professional rides at shows and would be a perfect horse for a rider looking to move into the jumpers or someone looking to win at 1.10m - 1.25m.  Priced in mid 5 figures.

Northern Pursuit (Flynn) is a 2006 16hh imported Bavarian Warmblood gelding.  Has shown up to 1.20m jumpers.  Schooling 1.30-1.40m at home.  Wonderful Medium J/AO jumper. Quiet on the ground, bold to the fences.  

Accord Royal (Remy) is a 2006 16.2 Holsteiner cross gelding.  He is very sweet, no spook.  Excellent manners at shows.  Currently competing with good results at 1.10-1.15m.  His owner graduated high school this year and is hoping to find him a new home where he can teach a new rider in the jumper ring.  Uncomplicated and very sound.  

Walter is a 2009 TB gelding.  Shown through the 0.95m jumpers.  Has had 3 years of training off the track.  Super jump with scope to 1.15-1.20m.

Cazador (Harvey) is a 2006 16hh gelding.  He is a lovely hunter that would make a perfect first horse for a junior or amateur rider.  He showed this summer with a 13 year old junior rider up to 2'9".  Schooled up to 3'6" at home.  He has also participated in fox hunts, hunter paces, trail rides and will hack out alone.  Super safe and quiet. 

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West Lake Training at Wintergreen Farm

6795 County Road 26

Minnetrista, MN 55364