Spinnaker Farm Equine Veterinary Clinic WA

Spinnaker Farm Equine Veterinary Clinic

Clinic in Washington - Spinnaker Equine Veterinary Clinic

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Born, raised, and educated in Portland, Oregon, Dr. Heather Wenzell developed a passion for the equine industry during her preteen years when she involved herself in three-day eventing and show-jumping. Her continued success at horse shows throughout North America ultimately led to her specializing in show-jumping and breeding Hanoverian sport horses.

Dr. Wenzell has ridden for a number of years as a Northwest A-Circuit Grand Prix rider, training under three-time Olympian Kevin Freeman, and later under Hap Hansen, a renowned US Grand Prix competitor. She continued to ride at this level while receiving a Bachelor’s degree in Biology from the University of Portland. She currently trains and competes under the tutelage of Phillip Cillis of Westwood at Rancho Riding Club in San Diego, California.

In 1997, while continuing to compete throughout the Northwest and California, Dr. Wenzell began veterinary school at Oregon State University. Upon receiving a Doctorate of Veterinary Medicine with a focus on equine medicine, surgery, and dentistry in 2001, she received state licensure in Arizona, California, Oregon, and Washington. Years of training and experience working as an associate equine practitioner for practices in both Arizona and California enabled her to move back home to the northwest in June of 2005. Soon after, she opened Spinnaker Farm Equine Veterinary Clinic while living in Lacey, Washington.

Spinnaker Farm Equine Veterinary Clinic is affiliated with the American Association of Equine Practitioners (AAEP), the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA), and Dr. Wenzell maintains memberships in the USA Equestrian Federation, the Pacific Coast Horse Show Association (PCHA) and the American Hanoverian Society.


Joanne Y. Pierce Fine Art

Horseman’s Directory enjoys each and every sponsor over the last 35 years. We get to share in your work and appreciate the dedication in each and every one of you. We WELCOME – Joanne Y. Pierce to our Horse Directory. Joanne has a new project (below) of Triple Crown Winners Secretariat, Seattle Slew, Affirmed and American Pharoah. What a gorgeous painting. Learn what she’s doing with it by reading a letter from Joanne.

Fine Art by Joanne Y. Pierce


Dearest Friends and Family,

It is my great honor and pleasure to unveil my latest philanthropic project – “Triple Crown Winner Montage”.  Inspired by my love and appreciation for the horse racing community, this 20”x30” framed portrait montage of prominent Triple Crown winners Secretariat (1973), Seattle Slew (1977), Affirmed (1978), and American Pharoah (2015) will be presented during the silent auction at this year’s Hats Off to Kentucky’s Horse Industry Day at the Kentucky Horse Park in Lexington on Saturday July 29th.

As many of you know, the horse industry in Kentucky generates 80,000 – 100,000 direct and indirect jobs and impacts the local economy by an estimated $8 billion dollars. In celebration of the horse, Kentuckians flock to the Kentucky Horse Park on Hats Off Day for a free day of family fun and an opportunity to learn more about the remarkable influence horses have on their great state and worldwide.

Along with a fun-filled day of children’s activities, free pony rides, educational booths, and interactive equine stations, there is the opportunity to see some of the best hunter jumpers and riders in the world display their talents at the Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix. The Rood & Riddle Kentucky Grand Prix, a challenging show jumping competition between top international horses and riders, is the featured evening entertainment of Hats Off Day and is taking place in the breathtaking outdoor Rolex Stadium.

“Triple Crown Winner Montage” will be auctioned off in the Sponsors’ Tent during the Grand Prix event to benefit the beautiful and meaningful work that my friends at the Kentucky Equine Humane Center and the Kentucky Horse Park Foundation dedicate themselves to year-round. To learn more about this fabulous event and how you can get tickets to the Grand Prix, be sure to visit http://www.hatsoffky.com/grandprix.html .

Tom and I are very excited to be making the trip down to Lexington this weekend. If you’re in the area, do yourself a favor and spend some time down at the Kentucky Horse Park. Hope to see you there!

Speak to you soon,