Here at Wildwood Farm, we provide a unique experience that gives our horses a well-rounded and healthy lifestyle. We combine strength training on the flat and over fences with ground work and out-of-the-ring conditioning to keep our horses on point in every aspect of their growth. Not only do we develop them as competition horses, but also as enjoyable and respectful animals to work with on and off the show grounds.
We also encourage our riders to take after our hands on approach. While full service care is provided, Wildwood also offers clients the opportunity to learn about natural horsemanship and basic to advanced care and maintenance of their horses.
We individualize every rider's experience so that they can get the most out of the sport in the way that they want it. We train the way each rider wants to be taught, and encourage questions and clear communication in lessons and in the care of your horse. We strive to provide only the best for our horses and riders.
Owner/Head Trainer and Rider/Executive Barn and Road Manager
Lexie has been in the hunter/jumper world for 25 years and has worked as a professional for 12 years. As a junior rider, she competed in the Junior Hunters and the Biq Eq, finishing in the top 30 at both the ASPCA Maclay and the USEF Medal Finals. She represented Massachusetts in the Challenge of the States at the New England Equitation Championships in 2010, was the MHJ Junior Medal Final Champion, and the MHC Junior Medal Final Reserve Champion.
As a young professional, she rode with trainers such as Registered (R) Judge Anne Sibson, top trainer Linda Langmeier, internationally-ranked rider Kate Levy and grand prix rider Ashley Stannard. In college, Lexie competed as an anchor member of the Mount Holyoke College Equestrian Team and as Team Captain her senior year. Lexie helped the team bring home four Regional and four Zone Team Championships. She was also the Zone 1 Cacchione Cup Champion in 2013, a three-time Individual Regional Champion and a two-time Individual Zone Champion. Her team placed in the top ten at Nationals all four years she competed. While earning her BA in Economics at Mount Holyoke, Lexie also worked at Autumn Farms, Schuyler Hill Farm, and Kate Levy LLC as a rider, trainer and road manager. She prepped horses and ponies and their riders, from short stirrup to the junior jumpers, and brought along young sale horses.
Following her graduation from college in 2014, Lexie moved to Tucson, AZ, where she worked at White Stallion Ranch as a wrangler, horse trainer and assistant herd manager. Broadening her horizons, she learned how to train horses from scratch using natural horsemanship and looked after a herd of over 150 horses. Simultaneously, Lexie continued to work with hunter/jumper horses, assisting in training a young jumper to finish third at the five-year-old jumper championships in 2015.
Lexie specializes in working with riders of all ages and abilities in a challenging, yet supportive environment. She believes every rider should be armed with a strong equitation background, no matter the direction they would like to go, at home and in competitions. Her hands on approach includes ground work with each horse, flat and jumping training rides, and both flat and jumping private and semi-private lessons. She is also passionate about bringing along each young horse she works with at their own pace, and finding them successful homes.
In her limited spare time, Lexie works on improving her own riding, working with renowned trainers such as David Olinyk, Greg Prince, Kyla Makhloghi, Dianna Babington, and Ashley Stannard. She has competed through the Grand Prix Level in the Jumper Ring as well as in National Hunter Derbies, earning top results in both divisions. Lexie hopes to continue to expand her experience by riding as many different types of horses as possible, teaching and attending clinics, and pursuing judging in the future.
Sue Lohrer has been teaching riding to children and adults for 25 years. After graduating from Stanford University with a degree in Psychology, Sue worked in the corporate world, as an elementary school teacher and as a teacher educator. As a horseback riding instructor at Wildwood, Sue combines her love of horses, teaching, and students in supportive, varied and fun lessons. Sue's lessons emphasize correct technique, safety and current research about how people and horses learn.
Triangle Equestrian Group LLC
Wildwood Farm is privileged to be partnered with the investment team at Triangle Equestrian Group LLC. We work closely together to buy and sell top quality hunter, jumper and equitation horses in the US and abroad.
We are lucky to work with such a generous investor and sponsor, enabling us to have the best horses and get the most exposure for our brand.
Owner/Account Manager/Co-Barn Manager
Though relatively new to the horse industry, Michael has quickly earned the name "Maintenance Man Michael" for his ability to fix literally anything, his unparalleled work ethic, and his aptitude for learning new things quickly. It wouldn't be a day at the farm without seeing him puttering around doing something!
Trainer/Rider/Barn and Road Manager
Bobbie grew up competing on the A circuit, training under Kristen Bumpus, and attended Maclay Finals with Lexie in 2010. She also was an extremely competitive member of her IEA Team, placing 1st and 8th at Nationals in the Open Fences Division. Bobbie saw success in the Adult Equitation as well after aging out, earning ribbons at MHJ and MHC Finals.
In college, Bobbie competed on the Hunt Seat Team for Mount Holyoke College in the Intermediate and Open Divisions, including riding at Nationals, before transferring to the University of Connecticut to earn her degree in Pathobiology Animal Science. During her time at UConn, Bobbie took up polo, and competed for the team from 2012-2015. Careful she doesn’t hand you a mallet to spice up your flat lessons!
In addition to this already well-rounded background, Bobbie has always enjoyed working with young horses, and has a specific interest in Thoroughbred breeding. During college, she spent summers working at several facilities to expand her knowledge, such as WinStar Farm in Kentucky, home to the largest thoroughbred racing stallion roster in the country! WinStar allowed Bobbie the opportunity to work in state of the art training and rehabilitation facilities with exceptional therapeutic resources. She primarily worked in the yearling division, prepping colts and fillies for the annual multi-million dollar yearling sales.
Bobbie also worked at Greengate, a local MA Sporthorse Breeding program, where she was able to gain more experience working with breeding stallions and broodmares. Some of the descendants from this program can be seen competing on the Hunter Jumper circuit today!
With a knack for working with quirky horses, Bobbie’s first horse purchase after college seemed only fair to be an OTTB. Dating back to their college connection, Lexie and Bobbie traveled together to try thoroughbreds ready for a new career all over the east coast. After riding a freshly retired racing mare, Power of Gold “Reign”, in a field on a hill, Bobbie loaded her up on the trailer that day and took her home! Since then, she has put incredible work into her training, dabbling in Dressage and Eventing, as well as competing at Equitation Finals, before finally landing where both of their hearts belong: in the jumper ring! Reign accompanies Bobbie everywhere she goes to this day.
In 2018, Bobbie began professionally riding, teaching and training. She has brought riders from short stirrup through the junior equitation divisions, and most recently has held the Head IEA Coach position at Mount Holyoke since 2019. The team has consistently seen riders qualify for both Regional and Zone Championships under Bobbie’s guidance.
Bobbie enjoys teaching riders of all levels and helping them achieve their goals both in and out of the show ring, as well as sharing one of Wildwood’s core beliefs of thinking outside the box with each individual horse. She hopes to continue her riding and teaching education through clinics, as well as become certified as a steward or judge in the future.