About Champion Hill

About Champion Hill

Champion HIll Farm is the perfect place to begin or advance your horseback riding career. The attitude at Champion Hill is that enjoyment and fun in a safe family atmosphere are the primary goals. Conveniently located between Buffalo and Rochester in Akron, New York, we specialize in American Saddlebred and Morgan horses. Whether you just want to learn to ride or you are an advanced show rider, Champion Hill has the right program for you.


Josh and Olivia Piatt

Josh and Olivia have a combined 40 years of experience in the show horse industry. They bring to Champion Hill
Farm the same goals and aspirations to help every horse and rider reach their highest of accomplishments, either at the national or local level of horse showing.

Olivia founded Champion Hill Farm in 2004 and has watched the business progress to brighter and better things every year. Olivia enjoys focusing on the promotion of the farm and teaming her amateur and junior exhibitor riders with their horses and coaching riders to reach their wildest dreams!

Josh, Olivia, Ernie & Hannah

Josh, Olivia, Ernie & Hannah

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Some of Olivia's past and present show ring stars have been World Champion Boogie Nights GCH and Grace Biron, Reserve Grand National Champion Stone's Throw Contessa CH and Caitlin Carey, Grand National Equitation Champion Jenessa Preston, Reserve Grand National Champion Reuben Ide Celebrates, Reserve Grand National Champion MLF Blaze Of Glory, and World Champion Turning Point Simply Divine. The wins of her students and horses are numerous on the regional and local levels.

Olivia is dedicated to bringing the best out of both rider & horse and helping every client at Champion Hill achieve their dreams and goals.

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.  Some of his recent champions are the Rock Creek 3 gaited Amateur Champion Just Surprize Me, Alphastar Burning Love and Alphastar At First Sight to name a few.