Barb Ellison Wins 2019 US Equestrian Breeders’ Cup Award

Barbara Ellison and her Wild Turkey Farm are announced the winners of the 2019 US Equestrian Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders’ Cup Award.

The Ellen Scripps Davis Memorial Breeders’ Cup Award recognizes an individual and/or breeding enterprise who consistently breeds outstanding performance and show horses. The award honors the role that good breeding plays in the development and improvement of performance and show horses.

“I am speechless and very honored,” Barb said, upon receiving the news. “And honestly this is an award won by a team: my staff at the farm, Mandy Porter, my vets, Ryan Ferris, Columbia Equine, my farrier, Jason Smith, etc. As they say, it takes a village. Thank you!”

WT Lannister — SOLD!

WT Lannister, 2019

Congratulations to Elli Araujo of Driggs, Idaho on the purchase of WT Lannister (LioCalyon x Capital)! We’re so excited to see this special son of Lio and Summer go far in the sport with Elli in the irons.

WT Lakota Awarded Stallion Approval By Holsteiner Verband

We are absolutely thrilled to announce that WT Lakota is now an approved stallion by the Holsteiner Verband. This 2015 stallion (LioCalyon x Coriander x Langata Express) is truly one to watch. Congratulations to owner, Drew Weber!

Showcase of Wild Turkey Alums at Thunderbird

It’s always special to see our Wild Turkeys out competing with their new owners and riders. Here are a selection of horses bred at Wild Turkey Farm that were jumping beautifully at Thunderbird Show Park this summer. If you have a Wild Turkey of your own, please send us your competition photos so that we may share here, as well!

WT Cacao & Paige Sullivan


WT Lightyear & Alex Falconi


Chance (aka WT Lucian) & Kambiz Ayromlooi


WT Corina & Alexandra Richards


WT Dexy & Karin Dolan


Altitude (aka WT As If) & Lindsay Acheson

All photos by Totem Photographics

WT Zalira — SOLD!

WT Zalira

Congratulations to Lori Johnston on the purchase of WT Zalira! This 2019 filly (Untouchable x Caresino x Corrado I) was awarded premium foal at the 2019 Oldenburg GOV approvals at Wild Turkey Farm.

WT Valdiva — SOLD!

WT Valdiva

Congratulations to Mandy Porter and ACP Enterprises on the purchase of WT Valdiva, 2019 filly (LioCalyon x Calato x Nimmerdor). Valdiva earned site champion at this year’s Oldenburg GOV approvals at Wild Turkey Farm.

WT Ca-Pow! and Mandy Porter Win $25,000 Adequan Welcome Prix

Mandy Porter of Encinitas, CA, and Wild Turkey Farm’s WT Ca-Pow! celebrated their first Grand Prix win as a team in the $25,000 Adequan® Welcome Grand Prix. Their four fault, 43.623 second jump-off beat out thirty-six other entries for the win.

“He is 10, bred by Wild Turkey Farm, which is really exciting because he is an American-bred horse,” Porter continued. “I have gotten to ride both his mother and father, we are like family, it’s really special. I am really thankful to Wild Turkey Farm and our relationship. He is just a little bit his own style. I am encouraging him to be himself yet, still get it done. He is a little bit unorthodox, so he has had to learn how to do it correctly. He wants it really bad, he goes home at the end of the day and thinks about what he just did. He is always trying to fix it.”

WT Lannister Jumps to 5th in Young Horse Showcase

WT Lannister (LioCalyon x Capital x Lys de Darmen) jumped to a top 5 finish in the $1,250 Crooks Show Jumping 5-year-old Young Horse Showcase at Thunderbird Show Park! This lovely 2014 Holsteiner gelding is proudly offered for sale:

Wild Turkey To Host 2019 Oldenburg Approvals

The 2019 Oldenburg Approvals will begin at 8:30 am on Tuesday, July 23, at Wild Turkey Farm. Spectators are welcome and lunch will be provided. If you would like to have a mare and foal or youngster inspected, please email [email protected].

WT Exclusive — SOLD!

WT Exclusive

Congratulations, Sajid Saleem, on the purchase of WT Exclusive!