Meet our Staff...


Ron Ernenwein - Owner of Hillside Meadows and AA Transportation.

Ron with residents of Hillside Meadows, draft horses T and Hank.

ron ernenwein, owner of hillside meadows
ron with hank and mr t

Sheila Dunham - Hunt Seat Program Director/ Operational Manager. Started with HMEC September, 2011. She is fully licensed and insured. She graduated Suma Cum Laude with a bachelor's in Equine business mgt and training at Johnson & Wales in 2010. She trained extensively in dressage and huntseat both here and in Germany where she received her large Bronze medals. She now mostly focuses on her IEA team, her many clients who show locally over the summer months and her large group of adult students. And of course running the farm and all it's events! Sheila can be found at Hillside teaching, riding, or working in her office most everyday. To schedule a lesson or take a tour please email her at...

Lancelot DiGiovanni-  has been involved with horses for 40+ years in France and the US. He trained with French Olympians in jumping, dressage, eventing and showed extensively. He obtained a French riding instructors degree from ENE L'ecole Nationale d'Equitation, Saumur. He moved back to the US in the early 80's teaching and training. He has taught from beginner to upper level riders. He has brought a horse to the Olympic Qualifiers in France for eventing. Lance's philosophy is in the classic equitation which is based on the respect of the horse and teaching the "why" and the "how" of how riding works. He finds great passion in teaching all aspects of horsemanship. Openings for all levels adults and children alike.
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Amber Woodruff- Amber is a Cape Cod native whose lifelong passion for horses began at age 7. She spent her early years riding at Holly Hill Farm, before joining Grazing Fields for her final junior years. Along the way, Amber won five local junior Championships as well as the Sportsmanship Award at MHC Finals. After attending college, Amber began her professional career at The Galloping Field in Richmond, Virginia.
Preferring her native New England, Amber returned to the area and freelanced at several local barns before returning to Grazing Fields in 2009. Amber coaches the Hillside Meadows Western IEA team.Her team has attended and placed in the top 6 in both reining and horsemanship at Western IEA National Finals for the last three years in a row, and in 2015 she coached two riders to National Championships and coached the team to a 5th place finish.



Amber is now teaching at Hillside a few days a week, both huntseat and western. Please contact her for sign ups for Western IEA 2015/16 season at:


Michelle Tibbits recently moved home to Massachusetts after living in Idaho for the last 16 years. She has over 25 years riding experience. She started huntseat lessons at age 3 and continued that for 12 years. She found her true passion was for barrel racing, which she has been competing in for the better part of a decade. She is an experienced saddle and money earner in 1D/2D competition. She also has experience in team penning and sorting.

Michelle Tibbits She is a licensed large animal veterinary technician and has worked side by side with an equine surgeon for the last 11 years. She is hoping to share her love for barrel racing by offering lessons and a buckle series at hillside meadows. She is also offering trail lessons as well. To Contact Michelle for more info email or call (208) 569-2288.
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Brett Cheney - Brett lives on the farm with his two Percherons. He has been at Hillside since it's establishment in 2003. He cares not only for the property but drives us safely to shows. He wears many different hats here at the barn and at AA Transportation.






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Ron Ernenwein
111 George Hill Rd.
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Worcester County
Grafton, MA 01519

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