• Attention Young Riders (of all ages...)!

    At Hardwood Creek Farm in Hugo, MN, we work with young riders at all skill levels from beginning riders to riders training for regional and national competition. At our horse farm, you'll find a community of horse enthusiasts of every age. Our youth group offers riders a valuable opportunity to meet each other, work together on the Horsemastership Achievement Program (run by the American Morgan Horse Association), learn horse care, judging skills, and practice ridership skills with fun activities including barrel racing and horse soccer.


At its Hugo, MN location since 1997, Hardwood Creek Farm offers a full-service training, showing, marketing and lesson operation specializing in Morgan and Saddlebred horses to owners and riders throughout Minnesota and Western Wisconsin. Our amenities include a heated barn with over 50 stalls, spacious indoor arena, tack room, and observation window. Lyle and Colleen Wick, the owners and trainers, have built a national reputation through their unswerving commitment to an ethical, safe, family-oriented environment that ensures safety and proper training of both horse and rider. Their exceptional qualifications and expertise have resulted in years of ribbons and awards at regional and national shows where their entries have won numerous world championships in different classes.

The Wicks both earned B.S. degrees from the University of Minnesota where Lyle was head of Equine Science at the U of M, Crookston for ten years. During that period, Colleen taught continuing education in addition to giving riding lessons. In 1983, the Wicks began training horses professionally and built Hardwood Creek Farm into a world-class Morgan and Saddlebred facility.

Colleen and Lyle have played active roles in regional and national Morgan and Saddlebred horse organizations, including the AMHA (American Morgan Horse Association). Lyle also serves as a judge at horse shows across the country. In 2008, Lyle and Colleen received a special award of recogniotion from the AMHA for their outstanding dedication and contributions to the Morgan horse.