What's Happening at Oakwood Farms
Join Our Team!
Oakwood Farms is looking for a new member (or two!) to join our team! The position is open to long-term applicants as well as interns and working students.
We are a large (50+ horses) dressage breeding and training facility with a strong focus on starting and developing young horses. The position includes all aspects of general horse and farm care and can be further focused based on the applicants interest and experience to either breeding and foaling processes, handling and starting young horses, or both!
All work is performed under the supervision of Grand Prix dressage rider and trainer, Meg Williams who has been breeding Hanoverian horses and involved with the American Hanoverian Society for over 30 years. To accompany the wealth of knowledge and experience gained, the position also includes housing as well as a small salary.
All applicants should be self motivated, interested in learning, and work well with others. Please reach out via phone or email (contact info here) to Meg with your interest as well as what experience you have and what type of position (long term, intern, working student, etc,) you are looking for.
We look forward to hearing from you!
Cindy Ishoy Clinics - April 13 and 14 ~ May 11 and 12
Cindy Ishoy is an accomplished equestrian who began riding at age thirteen in Germany and quickly progressed - attending the 1971 Pan Am games just six years later as a member of the gold medal team and placing fourth individually. She has represented Canada in numerous Olympic Games earning a team bronze medal in the 1988 Seoul Olympics. She was the first Canadian to win an international Grand Prix dressage event and has numerous placings in international competition. Cindy has also been the recipient of awards outside the show ring including 2022 Equestrian Canada Lifetime Achievement Award
Cindy has been offering clinics at Oakwood Farms for many years and joins us regularly throughout the year. She is willing to coach horses and riders in a variety of training stages and offers wonderful tools riders can take home to further their training even after their session with Cindy is over.
Contact Meg to inquire about open riding spots. Auditors are welcome.
American Hanoverian Society / American Rhineland Society Inspection - August 1
Oakwood Farms is one of the largest sites of the American Hanoverian Society / American Rhineland Society Inspection Tour annually. We offer Mare Performance Test, Mare Inspection, Foal Inspection, and Futurity. Whether bringing a horse to be inspected or just coming to watch, the day is always full of education as the judges work hard not only to evaluate the horses presented but to explain their evaluations with the audience.
The farm offers numerous permanent stalls large enough for mares with foals at their side available for horses entered in the inspection as well as indoor and outdoor rings for presentation and warm up. Runners are offered for a fee for horses being presented at the inspection. If utilizing an Oakwood Farms runner, please inquire prior to arrival. Meg and the team at Oakwood Farms has prepared and presented numerous mares for their Mare Performance Test - visit our Services page to get more information on training services offered to prepare your mare for this year's inspection!
Contact Meg for with any questions about the Oakwood Farms inspection or to inquire regarding training for the Mare Performance Test. Visit the American Hanoverian Society website for general inspection information or to get signed up!