WELCOME TO CANTERWOOD!
Canterwood Farm is a full-service dressage and hunter/jumper show barn in Oxford, Michigan. We are a fun, supportive facility where riders of all ages come to improve their knowledge of horses, their horsemanship skills and their competitive performance.
Owner & Head Trainer
Having grown up with horses, Canterwood’s Owner and Head Trainer, Emily Fuller, has over 10 years of experience teaching dressage and hunter/jumper riders.
Emily began her career as a working student with a show barn on the West Coast. Later, she managed a training and boarding facility in Michigan and quickly developed a reputation for successfully coaching children and young adults.
Emily believes strongly that the pursuit of any equine discipline and the solution to many training problems lies in the basics: balance, rhythm, relaxation, suppleness, contact and connection. She excels in dressage and regularly hosts clinics featuring Susanne Benne, an international FEI instructor and Master clinician.
A versatile rider, she has also gained respect for her ability to start horses under saddle and re-train problem horses.
Competitively, Emily travels with her students to both Michigan Dressage Association (MDA) and MHJA circuit shows.
Sunny and well lit with clutter-free aisles, the Canterwood Farm staff takes pride in maintaining clean barns and a safe environment. The large stalls are rubber-matted and bedded daily in a combination of pellets and top-quality shavings. Also available is an indoor wash rack with hot and cold water, as well as tack rooms, locker rooms and restrooms.
Both Emily and her staff live on farm property and are available to respond quickly to issues or requests. Cameras are also strategically placed throughout the property to provide additional surveillance.
Set on 17 acres just east of Oxford, Michigan, Canterwood Farm is a beautiful facility that is under constant improvement.
THE ARENAS & GROUNDS
The 60’ x 160’ indoor arena features mirrors along the short side, a heated observation room and free WiFi.
There are two outdoor arenas, including a 80’ x 200’ ring with covered viewing area.
In July, 2018, Canterwood installed new footing in both its indoor and outdoor arenas. The indoor arena features Premier Equestrian’s Master Blend Athletex footing, a rubber textile mixture designed to provide maximum cushion and stability; one outdoor arena has a mixture of sand and Athletex.
Opportunities for trail riding abound! Canterwood is just a ¼ mile jog to the Polly Ann Trail, a 14-mile-long, non-motorized riding path that connects the communities of Orion Township, Oxford, Addison Township and the Village of Leonard.
BOARDING & TRAINING
Email us for rates — firstname.lastname@example.org. Currently, there are a limited number of stalls available.
Lesson horses and ponies are available for those who do not own their own horse.
- Grass/alfalfa hay, first and second cutting, is fed 2 to 3 times per day.
- Grain is fed twice daily, typically Tribute Kalm & EZ or Kalm Ultra.
- Stalls and buckets are cleaned daily; water is refilled several times a day.
- Weather permitting, horses are typically turned out all day in one of 17 grassy paddocks.