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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 Five Star Boarding, a state of the art full service facility providing the highest quality care for your horse



  • 40 stall facility

  • Large stalls with automatic waterers

  • Custom built air circulation system to keep air fresh even in winter

  • 15,000 sq ft heated indoor arena

  • 100 x 200 fenced outdoor arena

  • Indoor heated wash stalls with infrared heat lamps

  • Eurociser

  • Beautiful wood tackroom with laundry facilities

  • Full onsite security system with 24 hour monitoring

  • 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

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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2019 Show schedule


7/5-7/7 Dressage at Alpine

Medina, MN

7/17-7/21 Carriage House Farm

Hugo, MN


8/5-8/11 Equifest

Elgin, IL

8/19-8/22 Minnesota State Fair

St. Paul, MN


9/9-9/15 Midstates Fall Horse Show

Mason City, IA


10/1-10/6 MN Harvest Horse Show

St. Paul, MN

10/7-10/20 World Equestrian Center Fall II & III

Wilmington, OH


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 2017.  Priced in low/mid five figures.

Cambridge (Cam) is a 2012 17.1hh Hanoverian gelding. He was imported from Germany as a 3 year old and started in the dressage market before switching to jumping in November of 2017. Cam is currently competing in the 1.20m jumpers. He has numerous championships in the open 1.10, 1.15 and 1.20 divisions over the last year and a half. He has also competed with a junior rider in the High Children’s. He has scope to do the 1.40s. Shows in a snaffle. Will continue showing and moving up in divisions until sold. Priced mid 5 figs.

Be Mine (Peter) is a 2015 16h Irish Sport Horse gelding. Peter was imported in May of 2019. He is currently schooling 2’6-3’ and showing in the Baby Greens. Peter is a simple and soft ride with a lovely uphill canter. He is very quiet and calm for being a 4 year old. Peter will be ready for the 3’ Green division for 2020 and would be suited for an amateur or a junior even now. Priced in mid 5 figs.

Rhiannon (Rian) is a 2013 17hh Irish Sport Horse Mare. Rian was imported in May of 2019. She is a lovely jumper with experience up to 1.10m as a 5 year old. She is schooling 1.20+ at home with scope for the junior jumper ring and would also make a lovely equitation horse. Goes in a snaffle, lovely rhythmical canter and easy lead change. Priced in mid 5 figs.

Kjenta JS (Lily) is a 17.1hh 2010 Belgian Warmblood mare. She was imported May 2018 and has been showing in 1.25m jumpers up to Regional Grand Prixs as well as Big Eq. Would make a fantastic High Jr/Am jumper. Excellent bloodlines, incredibly sweet and takes care of her rider. Priced in 6 figs.

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.  

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.  

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