by April on May 23rd, 2013

Middle Fork State Fish & Wildlife Area
10906 Kickapoo Park Road
Oakwood, IL 61858

35 miles of equestrian trails ranging from wooded and hilly to flat and grassy trails along the woods, to sandy river side trails.

Large horse campground, no electric.

Archery Trail, Canoeing, Fishing, Hiking,  Trap Range and more

by April on May 16th, 2013

Horse show results from Saturday, May 11 at Coyote Creek Stables Inc in Sigel IL are as follows:
Youth Walk Trot:  1st Aryele O’Dell, Mattoon , 2nd Grace Marlow, Sullivan
Open Walk Trot:  1st Jan Marcott, Effingham, 2nd Brooke Haller, Effingham, 3rd Kelsi Haller, Effingham, 4th Carren Smiley, Mattoon
Open Pleasure:  1st Jan Marcott, 2nd Aryele O’Dell, 3rd Russel Snow, Ramsey
Youth Poles: 1st Brooke Haller, 2nd Brach Miller, Neoga, 3rd Colby Avery, Dieterich, 4th Aryele O’Dell
3D Jackpot Pole Bending:  1st Division 1st place Brooke Haller, 2nd Division 1st place Cazi Nelson, Flat Rock
Youth Barrels:  1st Brooke Haller, 2nd Colby Avery, 3rd Grace Marlow, 45h Aryele O’Dell
3D Jackpot Barrel Racing:  1st Division 1st place Brooke Haller, 2nd place Cazi Nelson
Open Breakaway Ranch Roping:  1st Marshall Parkinson, Brownstown, 2nd Russel Snow, Ramsey
Youth Steer Daubin:  1st Brach Miller
Open Steer Daubin:  1st Marshall Parkinson, 2nd Colby Avery, 3rd Russel Snow, 4th Rhonda Brown, Jewett, 5th Lisa Forcia, Robinson
Open 3 Man Sorting:  1st Hillary White, Mattoon , Lisa Forcia & Rhonda Brown, 2nd place Bob Matthews, Stewardson, Marshall Parkinson,  Russell Snow, 3rd Hillary White, Bob Matthews, Rhonda Brown.

by April on May 6th, 2013

May events are posted on facebook and a calendar at or call 217-844-2161.  Free entertainment for spectators, new riders welcome.

On, Saturday, April 27, Coyote Creek Stables Inc had the largest ranch sorting show in the last 8 years.  Results are as follows.  
Draw class:  27 teams, 1st Gary Bartels, Effingham, Chuck McPeak, Mt Zion, 2nd Ted Wilman, Greenville & Gary Bartels, 3rd Tony Brown, Lovington & Merlin Otto, 4th Wyatt Roberts, Toledo & Mitch Titus, Charleston
Open class:  41 teams, 1st Lisa Stief, Mulberry Grove & Richard Syfert, Shelbyville, 2nd Tony Brown & Gary Bartels, 3rd Richard Syfert & Gary Bartels, 4th Tony Feldhake, Hord & Tony Brown.  5th Chuck McPeak & Richard Syfert
Pro Am Class:  33 teams, 1st Rene Winkler, Walnut Hill & Richard Syfert, 2nd Todd Custer, Shipman & Gary Bartels, 3rd Reuben Otto, Sullivan & Curtis McPeak, Dalton City , 4th Lisa Stief & Kent Goodin, Mulberry Grove, 5th Tony Feldhake & Shelly Custer, Shipman
Ladies Class:  8 teams, 1st Lisa Stief & Shelly Custer, 2nd Carissa Duncan, Iuka & Rene Winkler
Beginner Class:  7 teams, 1st Matt Tabbert, Strasburg & Justin Navis, Shelbyville
Youth Class:  6 teams, 1st Jasmine Rench, Hillsboro , 2nd Ryan Lehr, Keysport                                  

by April on April 24th, 2013

Big River State Forest

RR 1, Box 118, Keithsburg, IL 61442
68 miles of horseback riding trails
Tent &trailer camping

by April on April 5th, 2013

We had a great turnout, one of the best sorting shows ever at Coyote Creek.  It was so sunny and warm we had the big North arena doors open!  The outdoor arena was in perfect condition and most riders warmed up outside.  Riders came from hours away including Kentucky and Chicago area.

 Draw Class:  23 teams, 1st Gary Bartels & Reuben Otto, 2nd Chuck McPeak & Mitch Titus, 3rd Curtis McPeak & Richard Syfert, 4th Todd Custer & Tony Feldhake

Open Class:  22 teams, 1st Tony Feldhake & Mitch Titus, 2nd Richard Syfert & Larry Harvel, 3rd Gary Bartels & Larry Harvel, 4th Mitch Titus & Tom Eich

Pro-Am Class:  18 teams, 1st Jason Repking & Gary Bartels, 2nd Todd Custer & Jim Beal, 3rd Reuben Otto & Curtis McPeak

Ladies:  3 teams, 1st Shelly Custer & Michelle ?

Beginner Class:  12 teams, 1st Jeff Thompson from Newton, 2nd Jason Repking

Youth Class:  8 teams, 1st Brandon Repking, 2nd Erin Blair

Coyote Creek has events 4 out of the next 5 weekends.  Check out our events tab on the Coyote Creek Tack & Stables page.

by April on March 18th, 2013

HORSE RIDING EVENT DATES, details and show bills are in the events tab on facebook.
Sat March 23 @ 2 pm, Sorting SHOW, 1st in a series
Friday, March 29 @ 6:30 pm, Sorting Practice
Saturday, March 30, 3D Barrels & 2D Poles Jackpot & Practice
Friday, April 5 @ 6:30 pm, Sorting Practice
Friday, April 19 @ 6:30, Sorting Practice
Saturday, April 27 @ 2 pm, Sorting SHOW, 2nd in a series
Horse Shows will be starting soon!

by April on February 16th, 2013

We had a nice turnout for the last Barrel Racing and Pole Bending open arena, warmup and Jackpot.  Everyone really enjoyed the 2 entries for 1 money with combined times average for the winner.  With 2D poles and 3D barrels, it was possible for everyone to compete whether novice or more seasoned horses and riders.  Another event is planned for Sat, Feb 23. 

by April on October 28th, 2012

Great turnout yesterday.  Congratulations to Tony Brown who placed first second third and fifth in the open class!  Only two more shows left this year!

Posted on October 15th, 2012

Lots of nice used saddles in on consignment recently including 15"  Tex Tan Hereford pleasure/trail, great condition, ONLY $399!  16" Dakota Pleasure/Trail with silver just reduced to $450!  15", 16" & 18"  Big Horn Cordura, great condition.  Lots more!  Come take a look.

by April on October 6th, 2012

The third horse show of the summer season was held Sept 29 with a great crowd of participants.  The cattle classes seemed to be a big hit this year in addition to the regular show classes.  My poor little calves didn't know what to think of riders chasing them and throwing ropes at them!  Photos have been added to the horse show album. 



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