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 and provide top quality care for your horse and offer an exceptionally clean and organized facility.
Alexandra Linscheid O’Toole
In 2008, “Alex” and her husband Ryan purchased their beautiful farm in Monroe, Georgia where Wisteria Farm resides permanently. Alex continues to oversee all operations here on the farm, while working full time as the University of Georgia’s Assistant Coach for the Hunt Seat NCAA Equestrian team. Alex also holds her USEF “r” Judging Card in Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation. She expects to have earned her “R” Judging Card by the end of 2018.
Alex began riding at age four. Growing up in Massachusetts, she started showing at age 7 and competing on the “A” Circuit by age 11. She focused mainly on Equitation throughout her years as a junior rider, attending Medal Finals and catch riding numerous horses in the Hunter and Jumper rings.
Alex attended Stoneleigh-Burnham School, a college preparatory school in western Massachusetts that prided itself on one of the most elite riding programs in the country. It was at Stoneleigh- Burnham school that Alex was able to train with multiple experts. The foundation that Stoneleigh-Burnham provided in the English riding discipline including Horsemanship, Dressage and Equitation made their IEA team a force to contend with. Alex was a member of the two-time IEA National Championship Team during her time at Stoneleigh-Burnham and was 3rd Place in the Open Individual Championship.
Alex was recruited by the University of Georgia and became one of their first NCAA scholarship athletes. She contributed to winning the SEC and National Championships during her time on the team. Alex majored in Sports Business with a minor in Equine Studies while at UGA. In 2005, Alex became a professional and opened Wisteria Farm.
Alex has trained and shown numerous horses to success in the Hunter and Jumper rings from start to finish. She enjoys working with green horses from backing them all the way through to receiving ribbons at Nationally recognized competitions. Alex feels a sense of pride watching her clients start with a green or unbroke prospect and developing both horse and rider into a successful pair.
Alex maintains a very high standard of horse care and training here at Wisteria Farm. She believes strongly in the values of good horsemanship and she makes sure that those values are consistent amongst all who are employed by the Farm. She welcomes all levels of riders, beginners through “A” Circuit riders, and has a lesson program here that can suit all levels of interest.
Bethany Reel –Assistant Trainer