Cedarhill Farm began in the 1970's with Nora Cooke. Originally on Providence Road, just south of Alexander Rd. it moved to Waxhaw in 1989 when Nora wanted to retire, and develop the farm into the neighborhood "Cedarhill".
Right out of college, Brian and I (Andrea) couldn't resist the offer of taking up Cedarhill and assuming the lease at 4514 Waxhaw Marvin Rd where Nora Cooke and her friend and client Susan Clayton had moved to.
In 1991 an electrical fire burned the barn down to the ground, taking our possesions, farm and riding equipment and tack, as well as eight very nice, beloved horses.
With the tremendous help of all my clients, headed by John Tarleton and Lynn Hipp, we purchased land and built our barn at the new location at 2620 Waxhaw Marvin Rd.
For over 24 years Brian and I have continued to work, establishing Cedarhill Farm into the first class facility you see before you. Between the two of us we continue to be involved in the scheduling and conducting all of our horse shows, clinics, camps, riding lessons and benefits.
About Us- Today
Cedarhill today encompasses 40 acres of fields, streams, rings, barns, and paddocks. Home to over 40 horses including boarders, school horses, and horses in training, there is always something going on!
Over 50 students ride weekly year round in our program as well as our boarders. During the summer we have a big camp program with over 60 attendees.
| Andrea and Caroline |
Three trailers transport our horses from one day local horse shows all the way to the Washington International, Devon, National Horse Show, and other fine AA shows.
Four locally sanctioned horse shows are hosted by Cedarhill Farm each year- a great opportunity to show without having to travel.
Our staff is great. Ricardo and Consuelo with their family have been with us for over 12 years. They live on site in our barn apartment and help with the management of daily operations. Helping them is Luis and Candido. As well as maintaining the feeding, turning in and out, and stall cleaning, they also do most of the individual horse care.
Our riding instructors and teaching assistants are well qualified. Caroline Foto recently earned her USHJA Trainer Certification, I am applying next year, with Colleen Huber looking into it. All together we have brought along many from a hesitant timid student to a confident, well educated rider , competing at the national level. Our assistants Kathleen Hammer, Hannah Bee, Hannah Goodman and Tracy Nystrom teach our riders the proper methods of grooming and preparing their mount for their lesson, as well as properly cooling out and returning their mount. They keep our lessons running smoothly.
Two to four foals are born every year at our farm out of our retired top show mares, keeping us busy with youngsters.
Caroline Foto keep our horses sharp at home in a great training program, riding many of Cedarhill owned and our client's horses at both the local and A horse shows. With her help, as well as the help of our friend and fellow trainer Daniel Geitner our horses get the best ride possible. Prepping the horses make my job easy when I am coaching our riders at the A shows. Our system has created many champions at all the top shows.
Welcome to our farm.