About Fox Hollow Farm
Lee Ann Weber has been a professional Riding Instructor and Horse Trainer for over 40 years and is the former Head Instructor/Trainer at Fox Hollow Farms. She has been dedicated to teaching good classical Horsemanship and Equitation, always striving for excellence and committed to passing her knowledge to the next generations. She has been a proponent for instructor certification and has been certified with ARIA American Riding Instructors Association since 2003.
She went to Meredith Manor Horsemanship school in 1975.
In 1978 Lee Ann and her daughters Carrie and Christy moved to Nacogdoches, Texas. There she started her own equestrian center, Oak Ridge Stables, and boarded horses, taught lessons in Hunt Seat and Dressage and bred Welsh Ponies. She helped with the Nacogdoches Pony Club. She later moved to Lufkin, Texas and taught at Sassafras Ridge Farm and started the Angelina Pony Club. She was also on the board for the Piney Woods Horse Association and managed several horse shows and clinics.
She was involved in clinics with Lucinda Pryor Palmer Green, Walter Strauss, Jack Le Goff, Tad Coffin, Robert Dover and Frank Madden. She owned her own tack shop called “The Riding Habit” and started cross breeding Warmbloods to Welsh Ponies, being one of the first breeders to do so. Believing in breeding the best to the best. They also owned the Old Towne Carriage Company. Her students were always at the top of the Year End Awards for PHSA. The Angelina Pony Club that she coached won a Bronze Medal at their first rally and a Gold Medal at their second Rally in the larges Region in the US. Lee Ann’s daughter Carrie was asked to be on the cover of the National Pony Club brochure with Olympian Tad Coffin. Lee Ann was voted PHSA Trainer of the Year. They also had several ponies qualify and compete at National Pony Finals.
In 1988 Lee Ann moved the family to Molly Butler’s famous Glan Nant Pony Farm near Ithaca, NY. There Christy, Carrie and Lee Ann won many awards at the Hunter shows and National Awards with the Welsh Pony and Cob Society. The girls also rode with Gary Duffy and Rob Bielefeld. Lee Ann again started a US Pony Club where there was none. While there they got to show at Elmira, Kerrymeade, Syracuse, NY State Fair, Culpepper and Devon Horse Shows.
In 1989 Lee Ann and her daughters were chosen to represent the WPCS in George H.W. Bush’s Presidential Inaugural Parade in Washington DC and they were asked back for the Independence Day Parade. While in Ithaca she learned even more about Equine Reproduction by doing embryo transfers in cooperation with the Cornell Vet School.
In 1991 Lee Ann and her daughters moved to beautiful Huntersville, North Carolina, where she took over Gabel Acres. She was also on the board for the Piedmont Hunter Jumper Association. Her daughters and students won many PHJA Year End Awards. Christy and her horse New Oktober were Horse Of the Year and Christy was Rider of the Year. Lee Ann has also been an equine consultant for several movies and commercials that her horses were in and taught several movie stars.
While in North Carolina she attended or hosted clinics with Gregg Best, Jack Towell and Don Stewart. Lee Ann also wrote the script for a series of educational equine DVDs called “In The Stable” that were sold worldwide.
In 2007 Lee Ann and her husband “Blue” bought a beautiful piece of property in Mooresville, NC called Fox Hollow Farm. They built the Equestrian Center from scratch. It is now a state-of-the-art premier equestrian center with beautiful trails. Their motto is “Professional and friendly”. Her daughter, Christy Conway Chester, is now a highly successful trainer and has her own farm, Oak Manor.
Lee Ann has dedicated her whole life to the highest level of horsemanship and riding skills, perpetuating excellence. Many of her students and interns have gone on to be successful professionals in the equine world. She always goes the extra mile with Christmas parties, trips to Tryon International Equestrian Center and the annual Christmas Movie that is a recap of the year and celebrates each student.
We are very fortunate to have Coby Hildebrant join our team. Coby has been riding since he was 5 yrs. old. He has a degree in Equine Business Management from Centenary University. He was Centenary University’s Team/Show Coordinator, on the Hunter/Jumper Team, IHSA team and in charge of helping coordinate horse shows at Centenary for multiple teams. In 2018 he placed 7th at IHSA Nationals and continued competing at Centenary Horse shows in the equitation and hunter divisions.
Since then he has worked for, and trained with, some of the top professionals in the field including George Morris (the United States Equestrian Team Coach for many years) Paul Valliere, Hunter Holloway, Alex Granato, Adolpho Franco and Michael Page.