Biggins Stables, Inc. offers training, sales and riding instruction. Our address is 750 Noland Pike, Simpsonville, KY 40067, and mailing address is PO Box 302, Simpsonville, KY 40067.
Biggins Stable is dedicated to providing excellent training and development of horses at all levels. We develop and work with horse and rider to form a team. We help our customers realize their full potential and this is based on our knowledge of all aspects of the equine business, thus giving our customers the best possible environment. Everything we do reflects this mission.
John Biggins was born and raised in Fort Worth, TX with parents Dan & Mitzi Biggins and older sister Kathleen. John grew up buying one horse, improving it, selling it and buying better quality stock each time. Always owning only one horse at a time.
John went to college at Texas Weslyn in Fort Worth while working at Doc Beasley's Barn. His love and talent has always been with working American Saddlebred horses. John has worked for Dale Milligan, Jack Nevitt, Don Judd, Don Roby, and Ed Teater.
John purchased Biggins Stables in 1980 and has operated and ran a successful business in Simpsonville for 30 years. John is very talented working with colts, training them to ride and drive, showing them and selling them for their owners. John also enjoys the challenge of teaming up Amateur horses and riders and putting them in the ring.
John is a member of the UPHA, United Professional Horsemans Association and USEF, United States Equestrian Federation. In 2001, John and Reneé received the most coveted award at the UPHA convention, the Richard E. Lavery UPHA Professional Horseman's Award.
Reneé Biggins grew up in Highland, IL, 35 miles East of St. Louis, MO with Paul & Marjorie Capelle as her parents and six brothers and one sister. They lived on Merwin Morgan Farm, mostly a breeding farm.
Reneé spent all of her free time at the barn, usually had one horse to show in 4-H and the county fairs. Her first riding lesson was at William Woods College. She worked summer jobs under Reneé Page, Glen Bouvia, Bruce Ekstrom, and Gayle Lampe.
Reneé got her start in Saddlebreds at William Woods University (1979 - 1983). After graduation, she took her first job at Rock Creek Riding Club with Rob and Sarah Byers. She worked there for nine years, as Assistant Instructor, Assistant Trainer, and Youth Club Advisor. It was during that time that she met her future husband, John.
Youth Club Activities:
- Winter Tournaments
- Academy Shows
- ASHA Youth Convention & Academy Medals
- ASHA Scholarship Ride-A-Thon & Bonfire
- Christmas Party
- Year end Awards
- ASHA Basket Bonanza
- Stuffed Animal Drive Simpsonville Firehouse
- Rider of the Month
- Lunge Lessons
- 4-H Judging Competition - Exhibit Saddlebreds
- Noland Pike Trash Pick-Up
- Saddlebred Rescue Ticket Sales & Luncheon
- Shelby County Humane Society
- Making Strides Breast Cancer Walk
- Salvation Army Angel Tree
- Nursing Home - Oak Lawn Collect Magazines
- Silent Auction Off Show Horses - Home of Innocence
- Candy Bar Sales
- Concession Stands at Tournaments
- Shelby County Flea Market Sale
- World Cup Raffel Ticket Sales
- Operation Care Food Pantry
- Kosair Children's Hospital
- Copperfield 4th of July Parade
- St. Patricks Ponyrides
- Saddlebred History Video
- Riding Clinic with Christmas Party