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Horses Forge Connections With Kids

May 2, 2018

 

When you fall off a horse, you need to get right back on it.

 

Those are words that define the life and career of Heavenly Hilltop owner Jean Weeks.

 

As the youngest of five kids on a Hubbardsville farm where they had horses and cows, she did fall off a horse as a child. “I fell off and cracked my head open,” Weeks said of that momentous day. “I have been in love with horses ever since.”

 

Her dad was a horse dealer, so Weeks has been around horses all of her life. She quickly got into training horses and offering riding lessons as she grew up, enjoying just about anything horse-related, she said.

 

But Weeks was never into showing her horses in competition, she noted. She preferred being able to introduce others to the pleasure of riding and caring for horses.

 

Heavenly Hilltop offers riding lessons, trail rides, full-service horse boarding, and horse leasing. Weeks started the business with her late partner, Harvey Davidson, who she met thanks to their mutual love for horses.

 

The two offered their services for seven years on a 24-acre farm with 130 miles of trails in Brookfield. Six years ago, they made the decision to move to the larger, 130-acre farm in the hills of the outskirts of Clinton.

 

Sadly, Davidson, a World War II Marine Corps veteran of the Pacific Theater who owned Harvey Davidson Sales, passed away in January 2015.

 

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