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
Alexandra began riding at age four in Massachusetts, starting showing at the age of seven and showing on the A circuit at eleven. She mainly focused on Equitation throughout her years as a junior rider attending all major Medal Finals and catch riding numerous horses in the hunter and Jumper rings. Alexandra prided herself on bringing young horses up the ranks in the show ring as a junior rider, often being the only Junior rider in mostly professional Hunter divisions.
At age fourteen Alexandra started at Stoneligh Burnham School, a college prepatory school with one of the most elite riding programs in the country. It is there that she was able to train with multiple trainers including dressage trainers as well as compete in IEA. Alexandra went on to win IEA Nationals with her team two years in a row as well as placing in the top three in the Open individual championship.
At age eighteen Alexandra was offered a scholarship to the University of Georgia Equestrian team as one of their first NCAA Equestrian recruits. She contributed to winning SEC and National Championships during her time with Georgia. In 2005 Alexandra pursued her professional career and opened Wisteria Farm. This same year Alexandra started importing young horses from overseas to train, show and resell. Alexandra continues to import and buy numerous horses for investment purposes whom she shows in the hunters from baby greens through International Derbies and in the jumper ring through the Prixs.
In 2008 Alexandra and her husband Ryan purchased their beautiful 30 acre farm in Monroe, Georgia where Wisteria Farm resides permanently. Alexandra rides and trains all levels of horses and riders wether you are wanting to attend indoors or just maintain a steady training schedule at home. She has helped countless clients find their dream horses and gain success in and out of the show ring.
In 2016 Alexandra received her USEF “r” Judging card in Hunters, Jumpers and Equitation and became the Assistant Coach for the Hunt Seat NCAA Equestrian team at the University of Georgia.
Alexia Gorey-Heinbuch-Assistant Trainer
Alexia began riding at the age of four in Northern California, starting on the A-AA circuit when she was ten. Alexia was champion at numerous A-AA shows in the Children’s Jumpers and catch rode in all three rings in the 3-3’6″ ring by the time she was twelve. At the age of 14 she she brought along a 7 yr old herself under the guidance of her trainers and competed in her first Grand Prix. As a teenager she continued to compete in Young Riders and in National Grand Prixs while expanding her experience with racetrack rehab work and starting young horses. At 19 she moved to Florida where she brought along sale horses in all three rings. She also coached her own clients, who successfully showed up to the A-AA level.
Returning to California in 2010, Alexia began working in top hunter barns where she prepared amateur, junior and open horses. Alexia has coached riders of all levels to wins and championships in the Equitation, Grand Prix, Junior Hunters and Pony Hunters as well as winning championships herself up and down the coast in the open divisions in both jumpers and hunters.
Alexia finds it most rewarding to see the horses she has prepared winning in the show ring with their riders and her clients achieving their personal riding and horsemanship goals. She also takes great pride in personally selecting appropriate horses for her clients to create winning, goal achieving and happy partnerships of horse and rider.
Alexia works with clients to formulate clear and achievable goals. A highly empathetic rider and coach, she can adapt to many learning styles and enjoys teaching people of all levels and training horses of all types. As such, her training style is tailored to each individual, whether they have two legs or four. This kind of teamwork mentality carries over to the management of the health, well-being and happiness of the horses. Working closely with vets and farriers, Alexia ensures that each horse is maintained and managed to be at their best, whether they are retired, pleasure, or show horses. The horse always comes first and proper care and management is something that she prides herself on.
Now relocated to Georgia, Alexia is excited to be part of the Wisteria Farms team. Alexia will be running the lesson program as well as assisting clients and their horses in training and showing at both Local and AA rated shows.
Aimmie Sonnier- Barn Manager