Hillary Schreiber Rheinheimer
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.