Horse Training, Showing Is A Family Activity For Dettmers

Aug 19, 2015

Jim Dettmer's son Weston named this horse Lego.
Credit Jim Dettmer

This week on WBOI, we’re asking area teachers how they spent their summer vacations. It’s part of our Summer Vacation series.

Jim Dettmer works at Fort Wayne Community Schools, but that’s not his only job. He also trains, shows, and breeds horses with his family year-round. They show horses at a high level, and last year one of their foals placed in the top ten at the largest horse show in the world.

Jim stopped by the WBOI studios to talk about their horse farm and why it’s so meaningful to his family. His five year old son Weston also visited the station, who showed a horse by himself for the first time this summer.