Willow Hill Farm is owned and operated by Annette Mohr, our Head Trainer, and Denise Dahms, our Business Manager.
Annette started riding at the age of 10, studying with noted trainers Victor Hugo-Vidal and Carl Knee. At the age of 14, Annette went on to be one of the youngest competitors to win the Junior Hunter Division at the National Horse Show in Madison Square Garden.
During her career, Annette has qualified many students for the Medal and Maclay, qualified horses for Zone Finals, and also served as head coach with the F.D.U. Equestrian team for eight years. Most recently, Annette brought our Medium Pony Hunter, "Willow Hill's 24 Karat" to the USEF National Pony Finals in 2005, where she placed 9th in the nation in the Green Medium Pony Division. Annette continues to successfully train our students in the Amateur and Junior Divisions, and show our young prospects both locally and on the 'A' Circuit. As a registerd (Large 'R') Judge she continues to officiate at many noted 'A' shows.
Denise holds an MBA in Accounting, and serves as our Business Manager handling all of our financial and administrative functions. Denise is also a Member of the Board of Directors of the Western Hudson Valley Professional Horsemens’ Association and serves as its Treasurer. She also serves on the Board of Directors of Equine Rescue Inc. as its Treasurer.
We are very pleased to announce the recent addition of Barbara Whyte to our staff as our Assistant Trainer. Barbara is a graduate of The State University of New York at Cobleskill and holds a BT degree in Agricultural Business Management with a concentration in Equine Studies. Barbara has been riding and successfully showing for the last 14 years in Hunter, Jumper and Equitation Divisions, having qualified six times for the Marshall & Sterling League Finals and also competing at the National Pony Finals. We are more than pleased to have Barbara join our team at WHF!