Amy Nelson Equestrian

Hummingbird Stables
Rochester, IL


Attention Hunter/Jump
ers and Eventers - Need somewhere to practice before your next show?

   Want somewhere to just come and 'play' with your horse for the day?

Ride through our practice 
cross country course...perfect for beginner novice through training level.  We can even set some of our cross country obstacles to 18 in - 2 ft if you simply want to "try it out!"  Jump over an angled fence, tree trunk, corner jump, wall, mini palisades, tabletop and more.  You'll ride through the fence obstacles in Hummingbird Hollow  up to the Head of the Pond, where you'll meet a fence/wall option.  You can even splash through the pond...

Or try out our jump field, complete with a 3 jump line, oxer, liverpool, brick wall, stone wall coop, and more!  You can pick your course, any height.  Roll backs and challenging combos to make you and your horse think!  Or practice a solid hunter round before your big event.

Most of our jumps can be set anywhere from crossrails to 5'!  All levels are welcome.



Jump Field

  Trainer Amy Nelson jumping in our jump field. Many obstacles not pictured. Please come out for a tour!

Below - Lexi (left) on lesson horse Sonata. (right) Kenzie practices on Dolce.



Sara,  part of the Hummingbird Stables Show Team, practices for Hunters on Sonata before a show. 








Louise, also part of the Hummingbird Stables Show Team, takes a Jumper lesson. 




Cross Country Course

Many jumps not shown


"Goose Jump"
"Head of the Pond" - two options



"Hummingbird Hollow"

Hummingbird Hollow


Pintail Pond - options to jump out of the pond with a bank...or canter out of the pond around the jumps



The "Bed Jump" - jump an actual twin bed!  Around 2' high, 3.5' wide


Brick Wall Jump
Table Top
Palisade (view of landing side)

Outdoor Lighted Arena

Fire Pit by Outdoor Arena

Lucky's view
Darryl riding Mysti - aka 'ground guy/farm hand'

 Dry Lot and Barn


Front Pasture



Lexi D. at Youth Charity Horse Show 2012


First Commander with trainer Amy Nelson
National Equestrian Center St. Louis

Jacob D. at YCHS 2012


15.3 hh Bay Thoroughbred Mare

AVAILABLE FOR PARTIAL LEASE AT HORSE SHOWS...has done beginner lessons and ridden by teens.  Lovely hunter type, still learning but very forgiving.  Has been shown at the National Equestrian Center 2' courses.  Used for jumping lessons, and has schooled some cross country at home.  Sonata is a great asset to the Hummingbird Stables Show Team - she has ribbons in every class she's ever shown in!


  Sonata is ridden by all levels of students and has show miles!

She's honest to the fences and calm at shows! Louise shows Sonata at the Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds Show 2013

14 year old student Lexi showing Sonata at Youth Charity Horse Show

Sara shows Sonata at the Thoroughbreds Helping Thoroughbreds Show 2013

13.2 hh Bay Quarter Pony Cross

Rides English/Western.  Super quiet at shows!  Won high point at an open show 2013.  For smaller advanced beginner riders.



11.2 hh Welsh Pony Cross mare

Rides English/Western.  Learning to Jump.  Can be ridden by children/small adults.  Great for children ages 5 and up.  Youth Charity Horse Show ribbon winner!  Good beginner's pony.


Shayna learns to jump on Shilah in a lesson


Shilah is patient and sweet with little riders




When visiting please drive slow...we may be out playing on the farm!



Former Lesson Horse


16.0 hh White Appaloosa Sporthorse gelding

Vision recently crossed the rainbow bridge...we will miss you!  He was a wonderful horse, patient in lessons, and taught many people how to ride.  Thank you Vision!  Please watch our tribute below.  Have the sound up please.


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