Our Staff

Patti and JimmyPatti Wright-Shoemaker, owner and trainer of Winterview Farm, is a 1978 Church Music Graduate of The University of Southern Mississippi. She and her husband, Jimmy, live on the 30 acre facility providing 24-hour security and supervision of all activities. Having grown up in the hunt country surrounding Leesburg, Va., Patti was fortunate to have trained with leading professionals throughout the United States. Founder, former President and current Board Member of the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association, she is the first and only Mississippian to be licensed by the United States Equestrian Federation as an “R” judge in Hunters, Hunt Seat Equitation and Jumper Divisions. She also is current with the United States Olympic Committee as having completed the Safe Sport Training program and the Red Cross CPR and Life Saving courses. Winterview Farm is the home base of Jackson Academy Interscholastic Equestrian Association where Patti serves as their Coach. Over the years, Patti has trained both horse and rider to State, Regional and National level competition. Some of these horses include Love That Doctor, Even Steven, Formal Attire, Executives Sweet, Phaedra, Just Dessert, Key West, Brown Eyed Joe, Titan, Hunter, Added Money, Aries, Crush, I’m A Flashy Zippo, Good Bar Step, Top Shelf, Winter’s Song and Indian Outlaw. Currently, training numerous riders, she is an active participant in the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association, Louisiana Hunter Jumper Association and the United States Equestrian Federation.

Susan K. Walt, Assistant Trainer, is a 1982 Industrial Engineer Graduate of Mississippi State University. She began her equestrian career under the instruction of Fellers Drury of Gulfport, Mississippi before moving to Brandon, Mississippi where she has continued riding, training and teaching for the past 16 years. Winterview Farm is the home base of the Central Mississippi Interscholastic Equestrian Association Team and Susan serves as their Coach. Susan teaches both the after-school riding lesson program for young children and Summer Horsemanship Camp. Currently, training numerous students, she is an active participant in the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association and the Louisiana Hunter Jumper Association. She is the 2015-2016 President of the Mississippi Hunter Jumper Association Board of Directors.


jimmy Jimmy Shoemaker, manager of Winterview, is a native of Madison County. He is our "can do" kind of guy around the farm. Skilled in equine care, you can find him addressing the daily needs of the horses as well as making improvements and repairs to the facility. Each morning the ring is watered and dragged for the day's activities and each evening the horses are put to bed and the stables close by 9 p.m. You will find that if you need help with anything, ask "Mr. Jimmy." An avid hunter and fisherman, occasionally he has a substitute! A wonderful husband, father and grandfather, we are blessed to have such a person helping our children, families and horses.