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About 2019-10-25T20:02:27-04:00

Hillary Schreiber Rheinheimer

Hillary Rheinheimer
Hillary RheinheimerHead Trainer/Owner
USHJA certified trainer Hillary Rheinheimer

Hillary Rheinheimer founded FMF in 2017 to provide quality riding lessons, training, boarding, and sales services in the CT River valley region.

Hillary is a third generation horseman, with extensive showing and training experience in hunter, jumpers and  hunt seat equitation.  As a junior, under the guidance of her mother and Paul Valliere, she competed in the prestigious ASPCA Maclay, USET and USEF Medal finals placing in the  top 15  five years in a row.  She also won the CHJA Junior Medal and was Reserve Champion at the New England Equitation Finals.

Attending Hollins University, Hillary was the Cacchione rider all four years  and was reserve champion at the national IHSA competition her senior year. She was also the winner of  the International Intercollegiate Show Jumping competition. In 2011, Hillary was inducted into her alma mater, Hollins University’s, Athletic Hall of Fame.

Following graduation  from Hollins, Hillary went to work  for Susie Schoellkopf and Jennifer Alfano, of SBS Farms in Buffalo, Ny.  After her marriage to Stan Rheinheimer,  they moved to Virginia, where she ran a very  successful training business before moving back to CT in 2010 to be Head Trainer and Director of the Riding Program at The Ethel Walker School.

Her dream was to have their own barn to welcome like-minded  horsemen.  Together, she and Stan built  Foggy Meadow Farm to provide quality riding lessons, training and top notch horse care.

As a rider and trainer, Hillary believes the connection between horse and rider is key. If a partnership does not exist, then the ultimate goals cannot be reached. Mutual confidence between horse and rider is the cornerstone of all good horsemanship. This is achieved through developing a strong foundation, based on patience, knowledge and hard work.

Stan Rheinheimer

Stan also comes from a long line of horsemen. He and his siblings are very active on the horse show circuit, from trainers to show managers.  In addition to being the go-to guy at Foggy Meadow Farm, Stan owns and operates Showtime Jump Company.  He supplies jumps to many of the major East Coast shows as well as building custom jumps from schooling rings to Grand Prix rings. Stan is the sole jump supplier for all of the Classic Company horse shows. http://www.classiccompany.com    
   FMF could not run so smoothly without Stan; he cleared the land, built the barn, rings and put up all the fencing. You will most often see him on his tractor or in the workshop.  Although he grew up in Virginia, Stan is now a huge fan of New England; he even likes the winters!
Stanley Rheinheimer
Stanley RheinheimerFarm Director, Owner