Instructors & Staff
Oakley’s journey through the professional horse world started in Vermont but soon branched out to Quebec, Canada where he was a jumper rider and working student with Laurie Bucci. He turned professional in 2013, training and coaching at Twitchell Hill. Soon however his talent caught the eye of George H. Morris and he started working for GHM at clinics and riding for him in Florida at WEF in 2013. In the winter of 2014 he worked for Havens Schatt (and learned more about the hunter world) and later for Lindsay Maxwell. In 2015 and 2016 he worked as a rider and assistant trainer at Heritage Farm for Andre Dignelli. Oakley returned to Twitchell Hill Farm for the 2017 show season where he currently remains on staff, teaching all levels of riding, training horses, and competing. In 2021 Oakley and his life partner JC Engle opened a new business called Rivendell at a new location in Winhall, Vermont. There they run an upscale training and show program. Contact Oakley if you are in that area and are interested in training board and showing.
Sofia has been a rider all of her life, competing in the juniors and then attending Skidmore College where she took Equine Studies classes and riding instruction. In 2005 she started a summer pony camp at the Twitchell Hill Farm Homestead and it all took off from there! Sofia teaches and coaches beginners through junior jumper students; she combines positive cheerful energy in her teaching and coaching with the highest standards for excellence in horsemanship and equitation.
Sue Perna is the Twitchell Hill Farm Barn Manager where the most careful and best care is our constant objective.
Twitchell Hill Farm LLC is 100% owner managed and staffed! A family operation.