Jim and Kathie Woodward
  DeLeon Springs, Florida
386-734-8561 [home and barn]  
Email: jwoodwar@stetson.edu
 

The Woodward family keeps busy year around. Now retired from being Dean at Stetson University, Jim devotes his full time keeping the farm going along with Kathie, who also retired from her teaching position.

Show Ring

We enjoy training and showing our horses. Our mild weather throughout the year makes such work pleasant. An active show circuit is establishing itself here in Florida, and we are active participants. Each summer we travel to Missouri  to the Three Year Old Futurity and Spring Show as well as to the Show and Celebration in September.

Winnings

 
 
Bolero and Jim
MFTHBA SHOW AND CELEBRATION 2012
Reserve WGC 4 Year Old Open Amateur
WC 4 Year Old Amateur Owned S/G
WC 4 Year Old Open Amateur S/G Reserve

Florida State Amateur Foxtrotter Champion 2012

MFTHBA Show and Celebration 2011
Reserve WGC 3 Year Old Amateur Owned
World Champion 3 Year Old Amateur Stallion/Gelding
World Champion Men's Out-of-State
 


Dolly and Kathie at 2009 Celebration

Medicine Man's Kachina Doll (Dolly)

2012 Celebration—WGC Open Amateur 5+ YO (3 gait) - 5th
2012 Celebration—WC Open Amateur 5+ YO (3 gait) Mares - 5th
2012 Celebration---WC Amateur Owned 5+ YO (3 gait) Mares - 9th

2010 Celebration - Open Amateur 4 Yr Old World Grand Champion - 6th
2010 Celebration - Amateur-Owned 4 Yr Old World Grand Champion - 10th

2010 Spring Show - Ladies 3 & 4 Yr Old - 3rd

2009 Celebration - World Grand Champion Amateur Owned 3 Yr Old - 6th
2009 Celebration - World Champion Amateur Owned 3 Yr Old Mares - 2nd
2009 Celebration - Amateur Limited 4 Yrs & Older Mares - 7th
2009 Celebration - Open Amateur 3 Yr Old Mares - 10th

2009 Spring Show & Futurity - 3 Yr Old Amateur Mares - 6th

 


Prissy and Kathie at 2005 Celebration

Prince Jester's Golden Princess (Prissy)

2005 Celebration Amateur 3 Yr old Owned & Trained (60 days)
         - World Grand Champion

2005 Celebration Ladies Out of State Mares
         - Reserve

Playboy's Jolie Blonde (Jolie)

Jolie and Kathie at 2005 Celebration

Jolie Blonde and Kathie

 
2005 Celebration - Amateur Specialty (2 Gait) 5 Yr+ - Reserve World Grand Champion
2005 Celebration - Amateur Specialty (2 Gait) Mares 5 Yr and Older -1st

2003 Spring Show - Amateur 3 Yr Old Mares 60 days - 3rd
2003 Breeders Cup - Men's Division - 6th

2002 Southern Classic - 2 Yr Old Grand Championship - 1st
2002 Celebration - Amateur Owned & Trained Grand Championship - 3rd

SOLD HTR Cloud's Afternoon Delight (Delight)

     Congratulations to Mike Lord and family, Forestville, NY

2010 Celebration
       - Amateur Owned & Trained World Grand Championship - 7th

2010 Spring Show - Men’s Out of State  -2nd
2010 Spring Show - Amateur Specialty 5+ Mares - 4th
2010 Spring Show - Amateur Specialty 5+ Championship - 9th

2005 Celebration - Men’s Out of State Mares - Reserve
2005 Celebration - Senior Citizens - Reserve
2005 Celebration - Amateur 4 Yr old Owned & Trained Mares - 3rd 

Jim and Delight at 2005 Celebration

 

Dusty Sunrise

Jim and Dusty Sunrise

Dusty Sunrise and Jim at Celebration 2001

Dusty Sunrise and Jim at Celebration

 
2009 Celebration - World Grand Champion Amateur Owned (3 Gait ) - 8th
2009 Celebration - World Champion Amateur Owned Stud & Geldings (3 Gaits) - 2nd
2009 MFTHBA Spring Show - Amateur Limitied Stallions & Geldings - 1st
2009 MFTHBA Spring Show - Senior Citizens - 1st

2002 Florida Gaited Classic - 3-D Champion - 1st

2001 Southern Classic - 5 yrs & older Amateur Stallions & Geldings - 1st
2001 Celebration - Amateur 5 yr & older Stallions & Geldings - 1st
2001 Celebration - Amateur World Grand Champion 5 yrs & older - 4th

2000 Mid America - 5 yr & older Stallions and Geldings - 1st

1999 Mid America - 4 yr old Stallions and Geldings - 1st


Pride’s Raging Rhythm and Kathie
2003 Spring Show

Pride’s Raging Rhythm & Kathie (Rage)

2006 Southern Showcase Amateur Championship - 1st
2006 Southern Showcase Open Championship - 1st

2003 Spring Show - Amateur Studs and Geldings 5 yr and older - 1st
2003 Spring Show - Amateur 5 yrs and old (Canter) Championship - 1st

2002 Florida State Fair - Amateur Championship - 1st
2002 Celebration - Ladies Amateur Stallions & Geldings - 1st
2002 Celebration - Amateur Stallions & Geldings (canter) - 2nd
2002 Celebration - Amateur World Grand Champion 5 yrs and older - 7th

2001 Ocala Spectacular - Amateur Championship - 1st
2001 Mid America - Amateur Championship 4 yr old - 1st
2001 Celebration - Amateur World Champion 4 yr old - 4th

2000 Mid America - Amateur Championship 3 yr old - 1st
2000 Spring Show - Amateur Owned & Trained Championship - 1st
2000 Celebration - Ladies Stallions & Geldings - 2nd

 
SOLD Shania Twain (Shania) Congratulations, Mike Lord, Forestville, NY.

 


Shania and Jim at 2003 Spring Show


Shania Twain and Jim

2011 Florida Fox Trotter Championship Show
     - Novice High Point Award - ridden by Bonnie Schut

2003 Spring Show - Amateur 3 Yr Old mares 60 days - 2nd
2003 Celebration - Amateur Owned and Trained Mares 60 days - 3rd
2003 Florida Gaited Classic - 3-D Champion - 1st

2002 Celebration - Amateur 2 yr old Mares - 6th
2002 Celebration - Amateur World Grand Champion 2 yr old - 8th

That Golden Girl (GiGi)

That Golden Girl, Missouri Foxtrotting Horse

GiGi and Kathie

GiGi at the 2010 Celebration

 
2011 Florida Fox Trotter Championship Show - Reserve Open 3 Gait Champion

2010 Celebration—Amateur Owned World Grand Championship (3 Gait) - 8th
2010 Celebration—Open Amateur World Grand Championship (3 Gait) - 10th
2010 Spring Show – Open Amateur 5+ Year Old Championship (3 Gait) - 5th
2010 Spring Show—Open Amateur 5+ Year Old Mares (3 Gait) - 5th
2010 Southern Spectacular - Open Champion (3 Gait)

2009 Show and Celebration - World Grand Champion Amateur-Owned (3 Gait) - 10th
2009 Show and Celebration - World Champion Amateur-Owned (3 Gait) - 6th
2009 Show and Celebration - Amateur Limited 4 Yrs & Older Mares - 5th
2009 Show and Celebration - Amateur Owned Specialty Mares 5 Yrs - 8th
2009 Show and Celebration - Open Amateur 5 Yrs & Older Mares - 7th
2009 Florida Spectacular - 3 D Division Champion

2008 Florida Fox Trotter Show Circuit - High Point - Owned & Trained Division
2008 Show and Celebration 9th Place - Owned & Trained Championship Class
2008 Dixie Plantation Show - Reserve Overall Championship

On the Trails

Florida is fortunate to be in the middle of the development of a series of trails that is very impressive in its scope and variety – from woods, to swamps, to hills, to the beach. Various entities of the state of Florida and the U.S. Government have purchased a large amount of land to protect the environment from the run-away development for which Florida is famous. The good news is that most of this land is available for the development of equine trails. It’s a great time to be in Florida.

One particularly interesting example is the Cross Florida Greenway. Early in this century, the state decided to build a barge canal across Florida to assist commercial interests. Later in the century the decision was made to abandon the project. The state had purchased a strip of land entirely across Florida and some of the canal was dug, locks built, and filled with water. However, most if it was never touched and much that was dug was never filled with water. Recently, the state has returned this land to the counties through which it passes. The result is a wonderful resource of undeveloped land that is now available for trails and other uses. The state recently built a horse bridge across I-75 at the point where the Greenway crosses. This enables us to ride for literally hundreds of miles.

If you are planning to come to Florida to ride during the winter, please give us a call and we can direct you to some great trails.

Florida Fox Trotter Association members on a trail ride at Dupuis Forest in South Florida.
 

Avalon and Jim

Southern Rhythm, missouri foxtrotter

Avalon and Jim experience a dip in the Atlantic Ocean

Rhythm and Kathie on the Trail

The Florida Affiliate (FFTA) of the MFTHBA is an active group of Fox Trotter enthusiasts who participate in activities promoting the breed and provide a wide variety of events for fox trotter owners. We sponsor the Florida Fox Trotter Spectacular each year and hold a series of smaller shows and clinics throughout the year to help our members and others gain an understanding of their horses and their gaits. Each month (except during the summer) we sponsor at least a couple of weekend trail rides and campouts. Through the years, the Association has provided demonstrations illustrating the versatility of the Fox Trotting Horse. We celebrate the Christmas season with a party and end our principal riding season in April with the Annual Gathering. This event draws a large number of our 200 members and offers them an educational presentation, a trail ride, and a party with live music. It’s a favorite social event of our year.

After retiring from being president for many years, Jim currently serves on the FFTA Board.


Members of the Florida Fox Trotter Association practice a demonstration routine.


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