Testimonials

Like several others at Lakefield, I re-ignited a lifelong
passion for horses in mid-life, after being a horse-crazy kid without the
opportunity to have much access to them growing up. Rosanne and Don have both
been incredible mentors along the way. I had no idea how much there is to learn
and how rewarding every step of the journey would be. I started out taking
lessons on a few of their horses, which led to leasing one of their horses,
who, I am very happy to say, I ended up buying and he is now my horse. One of
the things I love best about Lakefield is that the training is very customized
to your own goals and abilities. I primarily work with Rosanne, and over the
years, she has come to have a significant understanding of what works best for
me. She knows when to push me out of my comfort zone and when to let me hang
out in my comfort zone long enough to ramp up my confidence. I can’t imagine
that many other trainers would have the same level of patience and
understanding. As a boarding facility, I don’t think I could ask for much more.
There is a profound respect for all the horses at Lakefield and best of all,
they are all “allowed” to be horses – they’re turned out most of the time and
only get stalled when the weather warrants. I’ve met many life-long friends at
Lakefield and am very happy to have it be part of my life.

Wendy Z

Lakefield is a great place to learn and grow as a rider and a horsewoman.  They have the skills to teach you any discipline and offer important insights into the nature of horses and horsemanship.  I continue to gain valuable skills under their tutelage.
With trails, indoor and outdoor arenas to ride, you won't get bored.  They
have clinicians come in offering even more opportunities to learn. 

I bought my own horse after taking lessons at Lakefield for 4 years.  I finally felt confident enough to take that step and Espirita and I have learned so much from the Korineks.  I feel confident that when I am not there she is well taken care of.  I have learned that like any true art,
horsemanship is a journey.  I am glad I'm on that journey with the Korineks and Lakefield Farm.  - Kendra McMillan

 

Lakefield Farm is much more than just a place to board a horse.  It is the place where a journey began a long time ago for a little girl who wanted to learn to ride horses.  Since then it has progressed into a family pastime, an education in horses and ourselves, and a wonderful adventure.  None of this would have happened without the knowledge and dedication of Lakefield Farm and the Korinek family.

 

Eleven years ago my daughter wanted to take riding lessons.  She started taking lessons at Lakefield when she was 5 years old, first with Paula and then Leanne.  Over the years she has learned to ride well, had a lot of fun, success and failures at horse shows.  Most importantly she developed the knowledge of horses and horsemanship and confidence in herself both as a rider and individual.  She has been given many opportunities at Lakefield….horses to ride when we didn’t own a horse, helping with lessons, volunteering at summer camp, working with therapeutic riding, feeding at the barn and much more.  Lakefield Farm has been a fantastic place for a girl to grow up. 

 

We were very excited when the time finally came to purchase a horse 3 years ago.  We could not have done this without Leanne’s help.  She helped us look online; she went with us to look at every horse.  She drove us out to pick him up when we finally found our horse and brought him to his new home.  And yes, it is home.  Everyone was so excited for us.  Never having owned a horse before we sure had a lot to learn.  We were so lucky to have so much knowledge available to us.  Don, Rosanne, and Leanne all bring something different to the table and yet with a common thread.  They are extremely kind and patient teachers.  I have learned something different and valuable from each of them.  They are incredible resources and I could not have begun this journey without them.  I just yesterday took my horse out to the Kettle Moraine area for a fall ride and had the best ride of my life.  Throughout the entire ride I could hear each of their voices telling me what to do and what not to do and it all came together for the best ride ever!

 

I would never have guessed at what an important part of my life and my children’s life Lakefield Farm would become when we started this ride 11 years ago.  It truly is like a family.  The support, encouragement and kindnesses shown are incredible.  Everyone at the barn is part of the family.  Everyone shares in each other’s successes and failures.  We have a lot of FUN!!   It is not just a place to keep your horse.  It is a home.

Brenda