Do you want to jump high and go fast? How about polishing your form and skills? No matter your goals, the training staff at Oakland Hills Farm is here to help you achieve them.
The horses and riders and at Oakland Hills Farm benefit from comprehensive training programs tailored to the individual needs of the horses and the goals of their owners/ riders. They receive the individual attention and quality instruction that has been proven to lead to continuous improvement and success in the show ring. Our trainers maintain a careful balance between fun and the hard work and discipline necessary to promote optimal improvement.
Our training philosophy focuses on teaching students not only to be successful show riders, but also to become successful horsewomen and men. Emphasis is placed on having a correct and effective rider position and riders learn the necessary mental discipline and focus necessary to reach the highest levels of riding and competition.
We combine our lessons with reading materials, videos (both educational and of oneself), and demonstration rides in order to provide a well-rounded learning experience that is suitable for all learning types.
Horses in training benefit from Tim Sullivan’s extensive knowledge of horse biomechanics and corrective techniques and exercises. Our goal is not only to train the horse, but to strengthen, condition, and balance the horse in order to ensure optimal health and performance.
All training rides are performed by Sarah Robertson under the guidance of Tim. Tim serves as Sarah’s eyes from the ground and the two of them work together to maximize a horse’s training and potential.
Please call or email to arrange an appointment to discuss you/ your horse’s training needs and how we can help you attain your goals and potential.
Oakland Hills Farm is a premiere full-service hunter/jumper facility offering boarding, training, lessons, showing, and sales.