Farm Staff – Owners and Instructors


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Jan Groat a.k.a “Ms. Jan”
   Barn Owner

Pictured here riding Glory

Ms. Jan is one of the owners of Mystic Meadows Farm and also one of the instructors. She has an extensive background with the horses, starting with owning “Casper” her horse she had growing up. Ms. Jan has brought the love of the TWH to MANY students. She loves to ride the open trails, yet has a great time in the show ring too. Winning multiple championships in the show ring with many different horses, she has a lot of great knowledge to pass onto her students.

Ms. Jan has given a lot of her time and efforts to make sure the wonderful Tennessee Walking Horse has a chance to make it’s way into many people hearts.

When Ms Jan is not with the horses and students she loves to be Nana for her hour grandchildren!


Suzy Wyckoff a.k.a. “Ms. Suzy”     
Barn Manager/Riding Instructor/Horse Trainer

Pictured here riding Diamond (a Sale horse at Mystic Meadows Farm)

Ms. Suzy  is the barn manager and one of the riding instructors at Mystic Meadows. She has a large background in the horse industry starting with Morgan’s and Saddlebred’s and now with the TWH’s. She has had a lot of opportunity to learn from many instructors and has helped build Mystic Meadows family to be the way it is today. Ms. Suzy left in 2002 to go to MSU. Graduated and then went to work for other businesses. Missing the horses and the students she has returned to become the barn manager.  Adding to the many hats Suzy wears, she is also our resident horse trainer. She has a wide range of knowledge to offer for all breeds of horses. Specializing in the Tennessee Walking horse Suzy can teach you and your horse together. “Smooth and Sane” is Suzy’s motto. Using a combination of Natural Horsemanship methods and traditional methods Suzy can get your horse to be a joy to ride, wether on the trail or on the rail.  When Suzy is not at work she is spending time with her husband, Pete, and her two sons, Charlie and Shane. 


Jim Groat a.k.a “Mr. Jim”
Barn Owner

Pictured Riding Tommy Girl

Mr. Jim also has an extensive background with horses. Going back to his childhood visiting family in Tennessee and riding their horses. Mr. Jim also had horses growing up. He returned back to the TWH breed in 1993 when he purchased our first family horse “ID”. Mr. Jim likes the trail, but loves the show ring. He has many high point championships with the TWH’s. You will often find Mr. Jim lending a helping hand to the riders at the shows and at the barn. Jim is very busy running two other businesses including Groat Machinery and a WICK Barns. He is the guy to talk to if you have any building needs including storage sheds, garages, and beautiful award winning horse barns. When Jim is not working he enjoys being Grand Dad to four grandchildren.


Pete Wyckoff a.k.a. Mr. Pete

Pictured here riding Jewel

 Mr. Pete is Suzy’s husband. He entered into the Mystic Meadows family in 2003 when he started dating Ms. Suzy. He didn’t have much horse background at that time, but you should see him now! He is the horse show groom extraordinaire and a very good rider. Pete has a good time at the shows and enjoys riding in the groom’s classes, but he loves the trails. The more he can run the bigger his smile. He is also the proud owner of Granite. Pete is an Engineer for Ducks Unlimited and is a Die Hard MSU Fan!! (as many of my students are aware of!)  :)

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