January 4, 2018
By David Nordby
The Brillion News
TOWN OF BRILLION – Meadowood Farm on Boettcher Road in Brillion is a full-service horse training and riding facility for all levels, and according to one of its trainers, Faden Fulleylove-Krause, it’s a positive thing it’s in the Brillion area.
“We’re lucky to have a guy of Mark’s caliber in Calumet County,” she says, adding that most of Meadowood’s stature in the state are in the Madison or Milwaukee areas.
Mark Holm, the man behind the farm who prefers the focus on instructors and students, established the farm in 1997. Trainers and instructors have over 100 combined years of experience in teaching and training horses and riders.
“Mark does a good job of getting all the students ready for the lesson program,” Fulleylove-Krause said. “The students have to learn how to take command of the horse and put them through the paces while they keep all of their body parts in the right places.”
Horse riding is intricate, and Fulleylove-Krause has been around horses for 53 years to learn it all. She’s been with the farm since 2005, and has become a part of the group that has 19 national titles and 15 world titles.
“There’s nothing better than watching your kid make a victory pass,” she said. “I’m not a competitive person, I keep telling myself, until I get into this horse arena.”
The farm is advanced in its services too, starting with a heated barn that operates year-round including horse shows, open houses and clinics.
Possibly the most important thing the farm does is the work with their special needs division that serves students with a daily living skills program.
“Mark has a very excellent special needs program,” she said. “He does a very good job … Learning how to ride a horse is also learning some important life skills.”
Please see the complete story in the January 4, 2018 edition of The Brillion News.