Serving riders and their equine partners since 2005, Alexandra Linscheid O’Toole and Wisteria Farm emphasizes equitation, horsemanship and sportsmanship as the key to success in the Hunter Jumper discipline.
Welcome to Wisteria Farm
We offer Full Board board, training, lessons, showing and buyer/seller agent services. We serve clients ranging from pleasure riders to local and “AA” circuit horse showing. We offer individual, goal oriented instruction and training. We provide top quality care for our horses and offer an exceptionally clean and organized facility.
Alexandra Linscheid O’Toole
Alexandra prides herself on the standards she maintains at Wisteria Farm. She promotes a positive and encouraging learning environment for her students and stresses horsemanship, sportsmanship and camaraderie as core values.
She respects the goals of her clients and then helps them to put a plan together to achieve those goals.
Alexandra strives to provide the best boarding facility and the best riding instruction in the area and is dedicated to serving her clients and their horses with the best quality care and training possible.
Experienced in finding suitable horses for her clients, she has travelled internationally as well as across the country helping her clients find their perfect “partners” to help them reach their goals in the show ring.
Alexandra has her USEF “r” Judging card in Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation and is the current Assistant Coach for the Hunt Seat NCAA Equestrian team at the University of Georgia.
- 1997- Started competing on the A circuit level in all three rings attending Mass and New England Equitation finals each year.
- 2002, 2003 – Named Most Valuable Rider and was Open High Point Rider for the National Championship IEA Team at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.
- 2002, 2003– Qualified and attended Pessoa Hunt Seat Medal Finals in Harrisburg.
- 2003- 3rd place at IEA Nationals in both the Team and Individual Open Over Fences as well as both the Team and Individual Open on the Flat and the Open Championship.
- 2003 – Recipient of the coveted 4 year “Horsemastership Award” at Stoneleigh-Burnham School.
- 2003 – Recruited and signed as one of the first scholarship athletes for the University of Georgia’s NCAA Equestrian Team.
- 2003—2006 – Competed for UGA’s Division 1 Equestrian Team and was a member of the SEC Championship Team and the NCAA Championship Team.
- 2006- Became a Professional, opening Wisteria Farm.
- 2007 – Graduated from UGA with a degree in Sports Business.
- 2008 – Purchased the permanent home for Wisteria Farm at their beautiful 30 acre facility in Monroe, GA.
- 2014 – Inducted into “Equestrian Wall of Fame” at Stoneleigh-Burnham School. (sbschool.org)
- 2016- Finishing the last of the requirements needed to become a Licensed USEF judge in the Hunter, Equitation and Jumper rings.
- 2016– Assistant Coach for the University of Georgia’s NCEA Equestrian team as well as in charge of all recruiting for the English Squad.
Kelly Lynn Garrison –Assistant Trainer
Kelly started her riding career at the age of 5 under the guidance of Kathy Jones at Huntcliff Stables. When Kathy decided to move to her farm in Watkinsville, Georgia, Kelly decided to continue her training Kathy’s assistant trainer Leslie Segars. In 2003 Kelly moved to WindCrest Farms and Jill Mills in Alpharetta, GA. It is here where she learned her extensive knowledge of horsemanship and proper training methods. Kelly had the opportunity to ride many horses at different skill levels with Jill which prepared her for competing on her high school IEA team, who won the Zone 4 Championship in 2008 in Conyers, GA.
Kelly was accepted to Sweet Briar College in Virginia where she began riding with Shelby French. She was invited to join the Junior Varsity Hunt after her first semester. While riding at Sweet Briar Kelly had the opportunity to ride a wide range of horses as well as ride with multiple clinicians.
Kelly has been accepted into the Retired Racehorse Project Makeover to be held in Lexington, KY in October. She will be training her 5 yr old OTTB, Amontillado, for Show Jumpers and Competitive Trail.
Kelly Joined Wisteria Farm in January of 2017 teaching beginners starting at age 4.