We offer weekly riding lessons on client owned horses only~

We can come to you (within a 30 mile radius) or feel free to haul into our facility~

Call or email to get scheduled.



We look forward to hearing from you soon!



In sports as in life, preparation is vital to success. 

Abe Lincoln once said, "If I had eight hours to cut down a tree, I'd spend six sharpening my ax." 

This is the mind set we should have as we enter a more active sporting season. 

Be prepared.  From increasing energy and self confidence to reducing the risk of injury,

there are a great many benefits to an active lifestyle. 

Whether heading to the softball diamond, tennis court, golf course, or the horse riding arena, being ready

to play has such a tremendous upside that it should excite us to take that extra step but

failing to prepare is preparing to fail. 

Let no excuse stop you!


Where All Your Dreams Come True~~~Wellgreen Farm!



Wellgreen Farm

Certified Riding Instruction

Marjorie J. Gilmore, Owner/Manager

North American Riding for the Handicapped (NARHA) Certified



And now, a little more about our riding lesson program.  You must own your own horse for us to give you riding lessons on as we aren't holding over any of our lesson horses.  If you are interested in purchasing one of our well trained lesson horses, please give me a call.  We still have a few left that are for sale. 

We do not offer monthly horse boarding other than overnight stabling.

We are a riding academy and as such, we teach our students how to ride and progress in their riding skills which takes consistent lessons and practice.

To be good at any sport, especially horseback riding (which involves trying to convince a 1200 pound horse to work with you), means you have to be committed, attend regular lessons, and then practice on your own horse.


Students under the age of 18 are required to wear protective headgear, bring their own helmet if they have one, or one of ours will be provided for them. 

Flat soled shoes with at least a one-half inch heel must be worn, no sandals or tennis shoes.

You can download a copy of our Barn Policy (below) and upon arrival at the student's first lesson,

the Waiver of Liability must be signed. 

We focus on western, english, hunt seat, dressage, jumping and gaited disciplines with the main goal of establishing a good, balanced seat,

natural horsemanship techniques, and skills to optimize safety of our riders and our horses. 

Feel free to contact Marjorie Gilmore for more information..... (309) 530-0670


BARN POLICY (click or download)



More About Marjorie



Studied under:

Richard Shrake  Resistance Free Training (5 day) ~ Downs, IL July, 2009

Clinton Anderson Natural Horsemanship Training (10 day) ~ St. Louis, IL  October, 2009

Larry Whitesell Horsemanship Clinic (3 day) ~ Downs, IL ~ September 18, 19 and 20th, 2010

Larry Whitesell Horsemanship Clinic (5 day) ~ Cookeville, TN ~ March 28th through April 1st, 2011

Larry Whitesell Horsemanship Clinic (5 day) ~ Downs, IL (3 day) ~ July, 2011


Mark Russell Clinic, Author of Lessons in Lightness Book ~ Lexington Area, Kentucky (3 day) Feb 19 thru Feb 21, 2011

Mark Russell Clinic, Author of Lessons in Lightness Book ~ Homer, IL (3 day) August 25 thru August 28, 2011









Below are the phenomenal bloodlines our western pleasure stallions, hunt seat stallions, and gaited horse stallions our horses are out of. 







There is something about the outside of a horse that is good for

the inside of a man.- Sir Winston Churchill


"No printed word, nor spoken plea can teach young minds what they should be.Not all the books on all the shelves -

but what the teachers are themselves."
by Rudyard Kipling



Need help with your horse at your location?

You don't have a trailer to haul to our barn?

We're happy to come to you!!  :)





Pocos A Scotch Girl (Candy).....

Bred & Raised at Wellgreen FarmABRA Champion in Halter & Performance Points Reserve World Champion All Around HorseReserve Champion Honor RollReserve High Point Junior Horse Over 600 Points ~ Numerous Disciplines5th Place Open Trail ABRA World Show Top 5 Working Ranch Horse, Western Pleasure, & Hunter Under Saddle

Currently foaled an awesome filly on May 28th sired by ER Hot Chex




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People safety is first,
horse safety is second,
everything else is third.
         ... John Lyons