About Hillary Carlson:
I pride myself on my memberships, accreditations and affiliations within the equestrian community.

Hillary Carlson is a highly qualified equestrian.  If you’re looking for horseback riding lessons, horse boarding, or horse training in the Columbus, Ohio area, look no further!

Hillary is a proud member of the following organizations:
• Welsh Pony Association of America
• USEF – United States Equestrian Federation
• Ohio Quarter Horse Association – Lifetime Members
• Ohio Hunter Jumper Association
• Rocky Fork and Headly Hunt Master Fox Hunters’ Association

As a 2001 graduate of Columbus College of Art and Design, Hillary earned a BFA in Fine Arts and a minor in Art History.  Having ridden since she was six and having taught for 25 years, her passion has always been horses.

Ms. Carlson has been awarded several championship titles and has shown innumerable times. Participation at the most prestigious shows in the country, in both the hunters and jumpers has created a strong background in dressage and eventing. Hillary has several accomplishments as a pony clubber.

Hillary has trained and continues to clinic with the sport’s renowned Chris Kappler and his trainers as well as Olympians such as Pam Graham, Chuck Waters, Anne Kursinski, Richard Rinehart, Rohanne Froh, Wendy Newby, and Kobi Rhodes; just to name a few.

As a very active member in the Miami Valley Hunt Club and Ohio Welsh Pony Association, Hillary has completed the Equine Breeding Management Course at the Ohio State University of Veterinary Medicine (January 1999).

If you’re looking for an experienced professional with years of experience in horseback riding, training, boarding, dressage and jumping, Hillary Carlson offers a wide variety of options from lessons to camps for individuals of all skill levels and ages.

We Love What We Do

Individual Lessons
Group Lessons
Show Circuit
Boarding & Leasing

Hillary Carlson was amazing in working with our twins for their first lessons.  Both of our girls have special needs and she exceeded our expectations in how she treated them.  We are grateful that she was their first experience, we have found our long-term coach!

Chuck H.

Hillary has been teaching my 6 year-old daughter riding lessons for about a month now and we will not go anywhere else.  She is patient, kind, and SO knowledgeable and professional to a tee.  You can truly tell that she loves what she does and it is apparent in the lessons and attentiveness she gives each and every one of her students! 5 Stars!

Laura H.

My daughter just started with Hillary this summer and has had under 10 lessons...within such a short time, I can see an amazing change already in her confidence, listening skills, and she has such a great positive attitude!!!  She wants to be more involved with other things and is just so happy in general.  Hillary has an amazing gift for teaching these young children with her horses.  I see such bright eyes and the want to learn when we're there.  If you're on the fence about starting lessons, I highly recommend her program!!! Hillary is truly amazing!!!

Shanna C.