About Us

Our Facilities

Plum Lake Dressage sits on 69+ acres with 639’ of fishing frontage on the east end of Plum Lake in Sayner (20 miles NE of Minocqua & 20 miles NW of Eagle River). The insulated and heated polypropylene barn is 70×160’ and houses a 60×100’ arena with a cushy textile footing, 8-10×10 stalls, 1-10×20 stall, feed & tack room, a lounge complete with an Espresso Bar and a 2BR 1 bath apartment. There are pastures with lean-to’s on the east and west sides of the barn. A deck, fire pit and screened gazebo are on the south side next to the garden and small orchard. The 62×132’ outdoor arena and 60’ round pen with sand and rubber footing are also on this end. An outside stall row for overflow stabling has 6-10×12 stalls. Riding and driving trails are being developed on the acreage.

Our History

Plum Lake Dressage was established in 2001 as a private hobby farm by Debra Stephenson. With the desire to promote dressage through the proper training of horse and rider, Debra was soon hosting clinics (Frank Grelo, Katie Hiller & Fred Kappler) and bringing in instructors (Kathy Kopp & Susan Medenica). This then expanded to include conducting symposiums (Dominique Barbier) and adult dressage camps.

With all this activity the private hobby farm morphed into a business in 2015, Plum Lake Dressage Equestrian Center LLC, and Debra took on a partner, Penny Wahlgren, Barn Manager. Penny is available to instruct beginner child and adult students on one of our school horses. We host retreats and lease the arena to special interest groups (such as, Pony Club, 4H, canine agility training groups, and therapeutic riding programs) for their activities. In addition, we have limited boarding available.

With all this, however, the mission remains the same:  to create a peaceful & comfortable learning environment for horse and rider, a place to escape for awhile and enjoy the companionship not only of your horse but also of fellow horse lovers!

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