About Us

Our Story

Brian and Carrie Bangert, owners and operators of Timber Creek Stables, have 3 children Bailey, Carter and Abbey and two dogs, Bruin and Zoey. Brian, originally from Tonica, Illinois is the General Manager at Funk Farms Trust.  Carrie grew up in Shirley, spending much of her childhood running around the property on which Timber Creek Stables now sits.  A former elementary school teacher, she now manages Bangert Farms, and Timber Creek Stables operations.  

 In 2003, Brian and Carrie began the journey of building what has become Timber Creek Stables.  


Always wanting to do things "the right way", Brian spent many months planning the facility. He had countless visits with McLean County Zoning, Illinois Department of Ag, Illinois EPA, Funk Farms Trust Board, the McLean County Health Department, along with numerous visits to private and public equine facilities across the midwest.  This proper planning ensured Timber Creek Stables would be the best facility for horse and rider while being compliant with County and State regulations. 

The notion of "build it and they will come" proved to be true.  Even before breaking ground on the new part of the facility, with just two spec stalls and a rough drawing of what was to come, Timber Creek Stables took in it's first boarders in the spring of 2004.  

A result of letting demand dictate the direction of the facility, Timber Creek Stables has become a facility for the performance horse.  All disciplines are welcome.


Timber Creek Stables Equine Manager: Samantha Melvin


COMING SOON-Click here to see the transformation of our facility from Funk Bros. Seed Company to Timber Creek Stables. 

Special Thanks

If not for the Funk Farms Trust Board, this would not have been possible. Faced with the possibility of demolition, and weighing the opportunity of renovation, the board voted unanimously to save the aging seed drying facility. We pray this facility brings as much joy and happiness to those who utilize it, as it has brought to us who worked on its construction. We want to make sure that each and every person knows that we deeply appreciate all of the help to make this unique stable possible. Most commonly referred to as “quite a project,” this has been a great journey.