As 2018 comes to a close and we are moving into 2019 it is time for a little reflection on the past year and setting goals for the New Year.

The passed year for Canterbury Farm was an exciting one. It started with our annual pilgrimage to Florida where my students were riding in new divisions on new horses. Everyone who went had a great time, won lots of ribbons and most importantly learned something about their horses and themselves along the way.

Molly-Zygmont-canterbury-farm-chicago Photo of Molly Zygmont , Courtesy of Shawn McMillen

The spring and summer brought us some new horses from Europe and we went to some horse shows that we had not been to before. We finished the summer with several of my students achieving goals that they had set out for themselves. Some of those goals were lofty while others were more basic, but all were achieved. My niece, Molly Zygmont, qualified for and was able to show at the 2018 USEF Pony Finals in Lexington, KY. She did a great job on the medium pony, Mr. Monk, that we leased for her from Emily Elek – finishing in the top 30 out of 170 ponies. She also made the standby list for the USEF Pony Equitation finals. This was her first time attending the finals in Lexington, KY and she did a great job.

Katie-Lomas-canterbury-farmPhoto of Katie Lomas

Katie Lomas qualified and rode at the Hamel Foundation NHS 3’3” Equitation Championships in Lexington, KY. This was also her first time at a National Equitation Finals. She had several good rounds and gained lots of experience competing at her first Equitation Finals.

2019 is going to bring us some exciting new combinations of horses and riders. Madeline Pogorzelski has a new horse, Hamilton, that was recently purchased in Germany, which she will be showing in the Equitation Divisions and the Children/Adult jumpers. Marcelite Bucheit is leasing Cydelle to show in the Children’s Hunters.

Everyone has been working hard getting ready for Florida. We cannot wait to get down to some warm weather. We have a few open spots if you would like to join us. Whether you have a sale horse, looking to qualify for indoors, or just want to get away from the cold weather. Please contact us at or (847) 274-1605.

Canterbury Farm, Premier Horse Boarding and Training Facility, 14N200 Thurnau Road, Hampshire, IL 60140 (847) 274-1605