Windt im Wald Farm
Geauga County, Northeast Ohio since 1995
Windt im Wald Farm Salutes
the Winners of the 2004 Coloring Contest
Last updateApril 26, 2013
In the age 9-12 category, the winning entry
was submitted by Taylor Prugel, age 11, of Painesville
Taylor shows great hand-position on the reins.
Tsammie and Taylor are listening to directions.
Taylor Prugel demonstrates her exceptionally good
seat. Nevertheless, note how intent she is on doing
a great job!
In the age 7-9 category, the winning entry
was submitted by Cassie Cendrowski, age 7, of Chester
Cassie Cendrowski leads the "wild and crazy"
Arabian mare, Supreme Tsamaz to the Windt im Wald
Farm Arena. Mrs. Cendrowski is in the background.
Cassie and Tsammie have an uproarious good time
walking through the plastic wading pool used for
training "wild and crazy" horses.
Cassie is sitting well and smiling at her riding
The Annual Coloring Contest for 2004 sponsored by Windt
im Wald Farm in the Country Critter Journal of Northeast
Ohio is now over, and the winners have been notified by
telephone. There were 25 entries, which came from as far
away as Akron and Alliance. All of the entrants colored
very thoughtfully, and we had a difficult time deciding
Nevertheless, only two winners could
be chosen for the free riding lesson (as soon as Ohio snow,
sleet, ice, and cold clear up) and color photo, which will
appear in spring 2005 in The Critter Journal. Thank
you, Jo Ann, editor of The Critter, for printing the contest
rules and picture! Look for another coloring contest in
late fall 2005, and best of luck to all entrants!
Let's blame the delays and confusion on Mother
Nature. The unending Winter of 2004 with its cruel April
Fool jokes until nearly May gave many of us serious cases
of Cabin Fever. Two of the most patient survivors of the
Winter of 2004 were 7-year-old Cassie Cendrowski of Chesterland
and 11 year old Taylor Prugel of Painesville. Six months
after winning Windt im Wald's annual coloring contest,
both talented artists finally were able to collect their
reward--an hour-long riding lesson aboard Supreme Tsamaz,
Before the lesson of May 14 was over,
Cassie had learned how to make left and right turns, do
a complete stop, and back Tsammie--all without the aid of
a bit or bridle. Cassie was all confidence and concentration,
listening very well to instructions and sitting up straight.
Cassie, you did an excellent job, and you asked many important
questions. We think we will hear many fine things about
you as you become a more experienced rider.
came to us on May 21 completely decked out in protective
headgear and English jodphurs. She mounted Tsammie like
a pro, did diagonals and serpentines at a trot, and managed
to get Tsammie into a canter the whole length of the arena.
Needless to say, we were all impressed with her ability
to keep her heels down and her hands very quiet.
We were pleased to play host to these two future champion
riders. They helped us to remember why we love horses and
children so dearly.