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September 2019

SA The Gambler has officially began his retirement....All horse owners have "that special horse" that comes into their lives and they never forget. He was that and so much more for our entire family. Thankful is an understatement as he gave us his all in and out of the show ring for so many years. Horse shows without our long maned big red chestnut will never be same. Thank you for everything Gambler as we know you will enjoy retirement. We love you!

July 2019

Youth Nationals 2019 in Oklahoma City was a HUGE success!

Six National Champions and Seven Reserve National Championships! Congratulations to Zach, Rex, Gavin, Cameron, Allie and Molly on all your hard work and accomplishments.

February 2018

Congratulations Rex on being named 2017 APAHA Youth English Rider of the Year. Your hard work these past few years has paid off and all of us here at John White Stables are very proud of your achievement.

January 2018

Congratulations Rex on being a 2017 APAHA Horseman's Award Finalist for Youth English. Your accomplishments in and out of the show arena in 2017 were beyond amazing. All your hard work and dedication has certainly paid off.

September 2017

NSH Finals in Springfield Illinois closed out the season with Championship rides. So proud of the rides that will carry us through the winter months.

July 2017

Youth Nationals 2017 in Oklahoma City was a huge success! 4 National Champions, 4 Reserve National Champions and 26 Top Ten Awards. We are so proud of Rex, Zach, Emma, Becca, Cameron and Allie for working so hard and the countless hour spent to achieve your goals!

September 2015

Congratulations...Zach, Rex, Cameron, Carol, October, Allie and Alexa on your NSH Finals' success. Zach, unanimous NSH Champion in the UPHA 14-17, Rex, NSH Reserve Champion 13 & Under (Rex's first show stepping up to the 13 & Under division). Academy Riders stepped it way up! Cameron winning the 2 qualifying classes and the W/T/C Championship. October winning the W/T Championship and Allie, Reserve Champion in the W/T Championship. Carol and Alexa placing in their respective classes. Another great job by the JWS Riders. So proud of our TEAM!

July 2015

Congratulations are in order to Zach White, Rex White and Becca Derezinski on a successful Youth National Show in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Over 2500 exhibitors competed for top honors. Our JWS riders pulled through to bring home 4 National Championships and 1 Reserve National Champion. Great job kids!

May-June 2015

JWS is gearing up for Youth Nationals 2015. Winning Championships at Buckeye Sweepstakes in Columbus, Ohio and Region 11 Championship Show in Springfield, IL. Next stop is New Mexico. Good luck!

February 2015

Lisa Jo White and Zach White, of John White Stables, were recently inducted in to the Arabian APAHA Horseman's Hall of Fame. The criteria for being inducted into the Hall of Fame is for individuals who have reached the highest success in the Arabian show world.

To be eligible for the Hall of Fame an individual must win an award three or more times in an individual Horseman's Awards category. This award is voted upon each year by judges, Arabian horse members, fellow competitors and show officials. Lisa Jo has reached this level for winning instructor of the year for 2010, 2011 and 2013.

Zach was inducted into the Hall of Fame for his success as a youth rider. Zach has been named Youth English Rider 17 & Under for 2010, 2012 and 2013. At 14 years old, Zach is the youngest rider to achieve this honor.

Congratulations Lisa Jo and Zach!

December 2014

John White Stables is excited for our first In-House Barn Show/ Holiday Party on Sunday December 7th.

The barn show will start at 10:00am followed by the holiday party starting at 1:00pm. Join us as we celebrate our first holiday season in the new barn.

September 2014

Congratulations! to the team at John White Stables for your success at NSH Finals in Springfield, Illinois. Zach, Rex, Carol, Christina and Allie brought home 5 championships. Great Job by all!!

July 2014
YOUTH NATIONALS 2014 WAS A HUGE SUCCESS! 7 National Champions and 4 Reserve National champions and Top Ten in all classes entered. Extra shout out to Zach and Rex to be the first brother combination to win National Champion UPHA in their respective age divisions. It was a week filled with excitement . Congratulations Zach, Rex and Kendall.

April 2014

We have finally moved into the new barn. Looking forward to fun times and a new adventure. Check out our new barn photos and track the whole process!

March 2014
Congratulations Lisa and Zach!! 2013 APAHA Instructor of the year and APAHA Junior English rider of the year. The awards were presented at the annual APAHA banquet held February 23 in Scottsdale, AZ. This is the third year for both Lisa and Zach to have won these prestigious awards. Congratulations!

January 2014
Congratulations Lisa for being nominated for the APAHA ( Arabian Professional & Amateur Horse Association) Instructor of the Year for 2013! Lisa was honored to win this award in 2010 and again in 2011. For details and to vote go to the APAHA's website. Click on "Horseman's Awards" and follow the directions to vote. Deadline for voting is February 12, 2014.

January 2014
Congratulations ZACH for being nominated for APAHA Junior English Rider for 2013. What an honor to nominated for this prestigious award for the third time. Zach won this award in 2010 and again in 2012. Good luck! Zach. For details and to vote go to the APAHA's website. Click on "Horseman's Awards" and follow the directions to vote. Deadline for voting is February 12, 2014.

September 2013
It is official! John White Stables new home is under construction. The barn will be located on McCauley Rd. in Woodstock, Illinois. The state of the art equestrian facility is fully heated, consists of 22 stalls, 66 X 184 indoor arena with solar gables and a round pen work area. Other features include the latest in high tech air quality, LED lighting, Non slip arena flooring, automatic waters, heated wash rack, viewing room, show tack room, offices and 7 grass filled pastures. We are looking forward to the new adventure! Stay up to date with the building progress of the new barn.

Congratulations to the John White Stables team on your 8 championships and 5 reserve championships at NSH Finals in Springfield, Illinois. Especially exciting was the new addition of Academy classes to the show. Three of our JWS riders that started in our lesson program through the Woodstock Recreation Department captured 1 championship and 2 reserves in their respective classes.

July 2013

Youth Nationals 2013 was a huge success. John White Stables captured 3 national championships, 6 reserve national championships and 14 top ten awards. This was all done with 3 riders and 6 horses. We are so proud of Zachary White, Kendall Rickert, and Rex White on their national wins!

February 2013
Congratulations to Zachary White for winning the 2012  APAHA Horseman’s Award for Junior English Exhibitor of the Year.  These prestigious awards are named every year by the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horsemen’s  Association and are awarded at the annual Scottsdale show.  Zach previously won the same award for 2010.

September 2012
John White Stables took the National Show Horse Finals by storm this month! The weather was beautiful, the spectators and the exhibitors were enthusiastic, and everyone had a wonderful time.  Riders and their horses from JWS won a total of thirteen Championships, including two Grand Championships, and three Reserve Championships. Management always does a great job of running this show and planning many fun activities…  We hated to see it end, as we do every year.

July 2012
Youth Nationals!   It was another exciting, fast-paced show held under perfectly blue Albuquerque skies.   Breathtaking horses, dedicated and focused kids, and a plethora of activities made for an exciting and fun week.  It also turned out to be especially rewarding for John White Stables.   Five riders and seven horses brought home four Championships, two Reserve Championships, and four Top Tens.    

March 2012

While judging the prestigious Scottsdale show, Lisa was delighted to learn that she had won, for the third consecutive year, the Arabian Horse Times Readers Choice Instructor of the Year Award for 2011. Later in the week, at the Arabian Professional & Amateur Horsemen's Association banquet, Lisa was named the APAHA Instructor of the Year for 2011. Lisa also won the same award for 2010!

November, 2011

Congratulations to Gary and Cindy Heberling, owners of the beautiful half-Arabian gelding Guided, by Afire Bey V, on his 2011 National Championship in HA/AA PLEASURE DRIVING OPEN. With Lisa Jo White driving, Guided won the National Championship in Tulsa in October.

September 2011

John White Stables had a triumphant show at the National Show Horse Finals in Springfield, Illinois, winning six NSH championships! For a complete listing and details of show results, visit the Show Results page on our website.

August 2011

Congratulations to Zachary White and Freakness on being named the Reserve World’s Champion in Saddleseat Equitation, Walk and Trot, 10 and under, at the World Championship Show in Louisville, Kentucky. Zach and Freakness showed under the direction of Lisa Strickland and Strickland Stables.

The 2011 Youth Nationals provided a wonderful finish to the show season for the young riders of John White Stables. Four riders earned a total of seven – yes, seven – National Championships! Three of those were in equitation classes, one in each age division. Three more were in the pleasure division and one was in driving. All in all it was an exciting and rewarding week in Albuquerque! (Check out our Show Results page for complete details.)

March 2011

We are proud to announce that Lisa Jo White was awarded, at the Scottsdale show, the Arabian Professional and Amateur Horse Association Award for Instructor of the Year! In addition Zach was named the APAHA Junior English Rider of the Year. At age ten, Zach is the youngest rider ever to win this prestigious award.

Earlier in the week, Lisa was also named as winning the Arabian Horse Times Reader's Choice Award for Instructor of the Year. This is the second year in a row that Lisa has won this award. Thanks to all of you who voted for Lisa and Zach for these awards!

Lisa Jo White nominated for the 2010 Arabian Horse Times Readers Choice Instructor of the Year Award.

December 2010

Lisa Jo White is nominated, for the second year in a row, for the Arabian Horse Times Readers Choice Award for Instructor of the Year.  Lisa won this award for 2009, with the announcement made at the February, 2010, Scottsdale show.  To vote for Lisa please go to the Arabian Horse Times web site http://www.ahtimes.com, register a new account, and vote.  There is no fee…anyone can vote!  All voting must be completed by January 30, 2011.  Let’s help Lisa win this prestigious award for the second year in a row!


FLASH!  Lisa was just nominated for APAHA ( Arabian Professional & Amateur Horse Association) Instructor of the Year!  For details check out the website http://www.apaha.com.  Click on “Horseman’s Awards” and follow the directions to vote.  Deadline for voting is January 30. 


FLASH!  Congratulations to ZACH for being nominated for APAHA Junior English Rider.  He is the youngest rider ever nominated for this award.  You can vote for Zach the same way you vote for Lisa.  Go to the APAHA website, click on Horseman’s Awards, and follow the instructions to vote.

November 2010

Zachary  White competed at the 2010 American Royal in Kansas City, MO, in November. He was fortunate enough to be able to ride the brilliant Saddlebred gelding,  Freakness, owned by Double G Farms in Louisville, Kentucky.   Zach and Freakness competed in the UPHA 10 Years and Under, Walk-Trot Challenge Cup National Championship  where they won the Reserve National Championship!  Thanks to trainers Lisa and Jacque of Strickland Stables for all their help and for allowing Zach this wonderful opportunity to show such a great horse.  As Zach said, “It was a great way to end the show season!"

October 2010

Lisa was honored to judge the National Academy Finals in Murphreesburo, TN.  Young and older riders from all over the country met in Tennessee to compete in classes measuring their riding skills.  The competitors were all beginning riders sharing one common trait…an enthusiasm for riding!  All the horses, like the riders, came from lesson programs.  The setting provided a great venue for measuring the quality of horses and riders.  As Lisa commented after the show, “What a wonderful experience!  The enthusiasm of the riders was equaled only by that of the instructors!  It was a beautiful weekend in Tennessee and I enjoyed every minute of it. 

Lisa Jo White winner of the Arabian Horse Times Readers' Choice Award for 2009 Instructor of the Year.

May 2010
Zach won the National Horsemen 2009 Best Photo contest!  Many thanks
to all of you who voted for him.  According to National Horsemen, your support resulted in an unprecedented record-breaking number of votes!

Winning Picture!

Zachary White and Hello Boys


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