Located on 150 scenic acres of rolling farm-land with the Bacon Creek winding its way through the middle is Cardinal Farms. This family-owned farm has been in operation almost a quarter of a century and continues to be owned by the Clausons, the family who began it. The trainer and riding instructor at Cardinal Farms are Adam and Desiree Clau-son, son and daughter-in-law of Don and Janet Clauson. Adam grew up on this farm and gained a deep admiration and love for the American Saddlebred; he knew from the time that he was very young he would be a Saddlebred trainer one day. After years of apprenticeship at several other barns, he came home to take over the training duties at Cardinal Farms. Desiree also grew up around horses and began riding with her aunt at the age of three. She started taking lessons with Debbie Wathen and later moved to study under Lillian Shively. During those days, everyone on the county fair cir-cuit knew everyone else...It was through this circuit that she met Adam. They had known each other for some time when she finally moved to Cardinal Farms to begin teaching riding lessons in 1991and in 1992 they were married. Website:cardinalfarms.net
Desiree is one of the premier riding instructors in the business. With more than 20 years of experi-ence in teaching riders of all age-groups, she pro-vides each student with the right level of encour-agement and challenges to meet their needs. Whether its to just learn to ride or to go to the World Championship Horse Show, Adam and De-siree have the skills to help riders meet their goals.
*Training & Showing*
We attend a variety of shows throughout the country. Traveling to shows as big as the World's Championship in Louisville and attending small one night shows here in Kentucky.
Showing opportunities come at many levels and locations. Shows are meant to be fun and entertaining.
At Cardinal Farms you will have fun!
Our trainer, Adam has large R licenses in judging of Saddlebred, Roadster, Hackney, and Equita-tion. He has judged Lexington Jr. League, UPHA National Equitation finals at Kansas City, UPHA Pleasure Equitation finals at Indianapolis, Ashville Lions Club Ohio State Fair, and numerous non-rated shows.
Welcome to the Family!
*main training barn with 26 stalls
*colt barn with 13 stalls
*foaling barn with 4 foaling stalls & breeding lab
*a large outdoor arena
*200 x 60 ft. indoor arena
*40 ft. diameter training pen
*Breeding & Sales*
Cardinal Farms has two stallions on the premises: WC sire and RWC Slam Dunk H.G., by WC sire and WC Harlem Globe-trotter and out of Buck's IngÃƒÆ’Ã‚Â©nue by Buck and Wing and Cardinal's Fortunate Son by Slam Dunk H.G. and out Reedann's Starry Night.
We assist horses in finding the right owner at the right time. Adam and Desiree have a knack for making the perfect match for the ideal show-ring presence and making sure everyone has a great experience in and out of the show ring.
For more information about our programs, give us a call or check out our web page to see what is available for consideration at our facility.
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