About Champion Hill

About Champion Hill

Olivia established Champion Hill Farm in the fall of 2003. Starting from the ground up, she has never taken her eye off the goal to continue her education and offer a fun, family orientated type business that is first class in customer relations and horse care. We embrace a well rounded program for those who join us once a week for a fun ride or those who team up with Champion Hill to help them achieve goals with their horse at a high level.  The business has been at it's current location for the past seven years and it has grown year after year. 


MEET THE TRAINERS

Olivia Piatt - diligent & determined

Olivia enjoys all aspects of the business.  She enjoys preparing and working many of the amateur and junior exhibitor mounts and making them a team.  Her attention to detail is embraced through her riding lessons with her adult and juvenile riders. She loves to see someone achieve their wildest dreams! When not working in the farm, office or managing the marketing end of the business she has great joy in spending time with the couples son Jackson, cooking, and playing with their dogs Haven and Ernie. Olivia is dedicated to bringing the best out of horse and rider and helping them achieve their goals. 

Some of Olivia's past and present show ring stars have been World Champion Danell's Lovely Assets and Emily Biron, World Champion Boogie Nights and Grace Biron,  Grand National Champion Jenessa Preston, Reserve Grand National Champion Reuben Ide Celebrates, Reserve Grand National Champion MLF Blaze Of Glory, Reserve Grand National Champion Brazada CH and World Champion Turning Point Simply Divine, Reserve Grand National Champion Stone's Throw Contessa GCH and Caitlin Carey, Grand National Equitation Champion Jenessa Preston, Reserve Grand National Champion Brazada CH.

JOSH PIATT - WHO YOU GONNA CALL?  JOSH PIATT!! 

Josh joined Champion Hill Farm in 2010 when he and Olivia were married. Josh spent his junior exhibitor career showing Morgan horses under the direction of Jim and Jenny Taylor at Memory Lane Farm. He then advanced his knowledge as a member of the Memory Lane staff, working with several World Champions, including Stonecroft Trilogy, Firewind Diva and Patchwork Simply Amazing. Josh enjoys working the young stock of the farm, harness horses and making sure all the operations at the farm are running smoothly. Whenever we have a problem - Josh is the first one to be the problem solver! Some of his recent champions are the Rock Creek 3 gaited Amateur Champion Just Surprize Me, Harlans Azurean, Thunderboomer, Alphastar At First Sight. Josh is the mold that keeps the operation together.  Outside of the horses and barn duties, he enjoys spending time with Jackson, golfing, enjoying a nice dinner and catching up with friends and family. 

Olivia & and her beloved Hannah 5/04 - 7/17. 

Olivia & and her beloved Hannah 5/04 - 7/17. 

Josh driving Griffin's Black Velvet owned by Overtime Farm, LLC. 

Josh driving Griffin's Black Velvet owned by Overtime Farm, LLC. 

kyrsten Hathaway - cheerful & motivated

Kyrsten has been employed with Champion Hill Farm for the past 3 years and has now embarked on a new endeavor as riding instructor to our beginner riders.  She is ambitiously beginning an Academy Team with Olivia, and her energetic attitude is palpable when she is giving her lessons. With a background in hunters and western, Kyrsten has found the saddleseat horses to be exciting and is anxious to share her experiences with new comers.  She lives in Akron with her husband on her own farm with five horses, four alpacas, one llama and three dogs!  She keeps herself busy working in the barn helping with the show horses and lessons, but in her free time she enjoys cooking, Muay Thai fighting and spending time with friends and family.  

 

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