The Nowaks

John Nowak has been barrel racing competitively for years. He has competed against some of the top riders in the nation. Currently he runs on Tootsie (pictured above) and Spunky.


Caroline Nowak is very kind and loving. She is motherly to everyone at the barn, human or animal. She does a little riding on Peyote and accompanies John at all his barrel races as a strong support.


John & Caroline's grandchildren love to come up and ride the horses. Jackie is a little superstar riding most of the horses at the barn.

Lauren Burke

Lauren has been working with horses for 20 years. She started off  riding and showing English Hunter & Equitation. Upon coming to Highwood Acres she entered the Western world learning Barrel Racing & Gymkhana. She excels at Natural Horsemanship building bonds with many horses through a higher level of communication.