Ingrid Knippelmeyer is the trainer and owner of Blue
Spring Farm. At eight years old she began weekly hunt
seat riding lessons at Nimrod Farm in Oconomowoc, WI.
Soon she was allowed to ride the farmís sale horses for
extra riding. She got her first horse when she was 12
years old and showed at local B rated shows and A rated
shows in WI, IL, MI, MN, IN and IA. With two different
horses she successfully showed throughout her junior
1989, she started breeding her own mares and breaking
the young stock for resale. She gradually purchased
more mares for breeding and had 4-5 foals per year. In
1998 a farm in Menomonee Falls, WI became available for
lease and is now the current home of Blue Spring Farm.
That allowed her more room for mares and foals and an
indoor arena for breaking them.
many people expressing interest in riding lessons,
Ingrid gradually started buying school horses. She now
has 10 school horses that help with 90-100 lessons per
week. During the summer months she takes 6-8 riders to
the local B rated shows in Wisconsin and Illinois.
In 2010, she
began working with the School District of Menomonee
Falls and the Menomonee Falls Community Education and
Recreation Department with the Equestrian Program. The
program has been a great success! She looks forward
to more enthusiastic new riders in the years to come.
started their Equestrian Club with Blue Spring Farm in
2013. Their riders enjoyed the friendly atmosphere, the
organized lesson program and the new, modern facility.
Ingrid loves working with students of all ages and
abilities, helping them improve their riding skills and
knowledge of the horse, while providing an environment
that is relaxing and fun.