Harvest Fest Grand Prix

HARVEST FEST GRAND PRIX This Saturday night the Minnesota State Fairgrounds is hosting a $25,000 Grand Prix! If you are unfamiliar with the term “Grand Prix”, it is a jumper competition style of show where they jump big horses over big jumps. It is essentially what you see in the Olympics or WEG (World Equestrian […] Read more »

Reward the Good

It is so important to reward the good. I hopped on a horse yesterday for a few minutes and the first thing I noticed was she seem to say, “let’s just get this over with”. So, I took it slow and I rewarded every good turn (around the barrel) with a rub on the neck. […] Read more »


Riders- To qualify for a Championship this weekend at the show- you will need to ride in an A course, B course and WTC class. The Champion and Reserve Champ of each division will be given for highest score average for the three classes. Championships are attainable in 12″ crossrails (you may ride either in […] Read more »

Should I own or lease a horse?

If you live in the city, don’t have a lot of time to devote to a farm life, LOVE horses and want to show, or want to ride outside of lessons to improve your skills- leasing is a great option for you. Leasing is affordable with less risk of medical/vet care. Pine Lake Pastures has […] Read more »

PLP HORSE SHOW Sept 29-30th

Our fall show this year will be: Sat Sept 29th at 2pm Cross Country Jumping followed by Gymkhana. We can gather around the camp fire after and enjoy family time. SUNDAY Sept 30th will be the HUNTER/JUMPER Portion of the show 9-12pm. There is a sign up at the barn – PLEASE SIGN up soon. […] Read more »


Let’s wish Kayci/Chance and Kenzie/Stormie best of luck at the state 4H Gymkhana show this weekend! We are so proud of these girls for representing our team! Have a good time! Read more »

The Thoroughbred lesson

At camp this week, we did an all Thoroughbred lesson with the exception of one tall Arabian. It challenged riders and built a ton of confidence. One horse and rider even jumped 4’6!! Guess which one? Read more »

St Croix County Fair

Be sure to stop by the fair this weekend down in Glenwood City and see some our riders do their ‘stuff’. Kenzie/Stormie Kayci/Q & Chance 1 Tori/ Rusty Rachel/Haze Emma/Cash Aria/Outlaw From gymkhana on Friday, Saturday dressage and jumping to Sunday’s Equitation and Pleasure classes, it is sure to be a spectators’ delight.   Read more »

Welcome to the Barn!

Welcome to the Barn! In the last few weeks, we have had some new additions to the farm! You may have seen an absolutely stunning blue roan mare in the round pen or Winnie’s pasture, and if you haven’t, we strongly suggest you make time to meet this adorable mare. Stella, a young 3 yr […] Read more »

Newsletter: Lots of Important Notes!

Three Ring Circus This past Memorial weekend, a group of PLPers traveled to Carriage House Farm in Hugo, MN, for the annual Three Ring Circus horse show. Kenzie, Aria, Kyla, and Kayci all rocked the show rings and really represented the PLP atmosphere. Aria and Kyla were crazy supportive of not only the PLP riders, […] Read more »