Mississippi View Farm and Equestrian Center

About Mississippi View Farm

Mission Statement

MVF strives to provide a dressage facility based on the idea that content and well-suited horses with confident and educated riders will achieve the highest goals, whether that is in the show ring or at home. We want an atmosphere of friendliness, clear direction towards to goals set by each rider, and of safety, both physical and psychological. Each horse, regardless of its breed or background, deserves to be content in its stall, its daily routine and its work demands. Each rider, regardless of their age, experience or goals, deserves to be in an environment that provides quality instruction through clinics and lessons to help them achieve the goals that they set for themselves.

MVF has 36 stalls. It is located across the road from the Mississippi River. Its clients enjoy the large heated indoor arena, a standard-size outdoor dressage arena, and 20 acres of wooded trails. The horses enjoy ten separate turnout areas for private and semi-private turnout and round-the-clock care. Well-trained school horses are available through MVF's lesson program for those who have not purchased a horse or those who want to advance their skills by riding different horses.

Owner and Trainer Kate Phillips

Kate Phillips has more than twenty years experience in the sport horse world. She began showing dressage in 1978; today she successfully competes at all levels up to FEI. Kate has won numerous USDF All-Breed Year-End Awards, including Horse of the Year from the American Warmblood Society, the American Quarter Horse Association, the International Arabian Horse Association, Oldenburg Verband and the Swedish Warmblood Association of North America. Kate has earned her small "r" for judging dressage from USA Equestrian.

Kate began breeding sporthorses in 1980, when she was instrumental in importing the Swedish stallion Leopard from Flyinge Stud in Sweden. She has since stood the Swedish stallion Livius, who she qualified as a fully licensed breeding stallion for the Swedish Warmblood Association. Livius received the then-highest score ever given to a 3-year-old in the US, and was the youngest horse ever approved in the US. More recently she stood the Swedish Warmblood Stallion Galapard, and hosted the American Approvals of the Swedish Warmblood Association.

Kate's ability as an instructor is also noteworthy, as attested to by her students who have won many year-end awards on horses trained at MVF. She specializes in training horses that are suitable for amateur and young riders. 

Kate Phillips and J'Ing

Kate Philllips and J'Ing