Mike Woebkenberg has been in the industry his entire life. He started showing Pleasure Drawing Ponies at the Great Cincinnati Horse Show at the age of 6 along with racing Harness Ponies in the early 1960’s. Being a third generation horse racing family enabled Mike to be the youngest standardbred driver in the country by 1967.
By the time he was 16 he began showing horses for customers, and with the money he saved he was able to pay for his tuition at The Ohio State University. After college Mike racing horses and showing them in the afternoons for customers. One day a customer could not pay him and offered his two carts as payment, with the two carts Mike fixed them up and sold them. Having a minor in Economics he quickly realized the market for horse carts, and Superior Sulky was born.
In spending his childhood showing horses he was able to learn the mechanics of how a horse travels and the importance of a balanced cart, so a horse can reach it’s true potential. Mike used this knowledge to then start constructing his own line of carts, which have been sold to people all over the world including leading horse trainers, showmen, and even movie stars.
Superior Sulky has now gained the respect of the Horsing Racing and Showing community and that has enable us to display at some of the best industry events in the country and even Canada.
- Quarter Horse Congress
- Morgan Grand Nationals
- Arabian Nationals
- Eqine Affaire
- Little Brown Jug
- American Miniature Nationals
- The Julep Cup Show
- Royal Red Arabian Show – Canada
In 2011 Mike was honored to receive the Rambling Willie award from the Ohio Chapter of the United States Harness Writers Association for his work in harness racing over the past two decades.