Two Hawks Ranch is pleased to be partners with Karen Useman-Patton and Lilly Wood Show Stables.
Karen grew up showing horses on the A circuit and competed in everything from short-stirrup hunters to the Jr. Hunters, winning top 10 at Jr Hunter finals in 2006. She also competed in the JR/AO Jumpers as a junior rider. Karen helped bring IEA to Colorado, all while still in high school. Karen has competed at IEA nationals two years in a row! Karen attended Virginia Interment College on equine riding scholarships, and went on to compete on VI's IHSA team, where they won nationals. Karen graduated Virginia Interment College with a BA in Equine Studies, and has since been competing on the A circuit as a professional. She has numerous tri-color wins in the top divisions and has taken part in several National Hunter Derby's.
For the past 9 years Karen has taken her passion for horses and showing and shared it with her students, helping them learn the skills of sportsmanship and horsemanship along with the fundamentals it takes to be a winner in and out of the arena. Karen’s main focus with her students is teaching them to be the best horsewomen (and men) they can be, in a zero stress, fun environment.
After learning and apprenticing her skills and knowledge for more than a decade from some of Colorado’s top Hunter Jumper trainers Karen established Lilly Wood Show Stables so that she could provide the level of service and training that she expects and wants to offer from herself to her students every day.