January in Florida 2017

Friend showed for the first time since he was purchased in 2016. The show was at White Fences and he did Fourth 1 on both Saturday and Sunday with farm owner, Cece Stewart as the rider. He scored a 76 on Saturday and a 72.7 on Sunday. We are thrilled!

2016 Wrap Up

Oak Meadows wrapped up the 2016 show season with a successful Region 1 Regional Championship performance.
Zackonik won the Third Level Open Championship with a 72.7 with Chris Hickey as the rider. Contento won the Adult Amateur Prix St George with a 70.9 with farm owner, Cece Stewart as the rider. After Regionals, the team took a break from showing to prepare for Florida.

The horses (Ronaldo, Contento, Zackonik, Remy, and Friend) arrived in Florida in mid November. Ronaldo has shown the Grand Prix Special twice since arriving in Florida and we were very pleased with his performance. His scores were a 69 and a 68. He is getting much stronger and looking great.

Chris and Cece would like to thank Sue Blinks who has been helping Chris with Ronaldo and Zackonik.

2016 Staff Update

Oak Meadows Farm is pleased to announce new team members!!!
Cody Armstrong, Farm and Stable Manager, has 18 years of experience in the horse industry. She most recently managed Flanagan Stables in Virginia while coaching the Virginia Tech Dressage Team. In addition to managing, Cody is an accomplished rider and trainer. At the age of ten, she started her career in 3-day eventing and starting young horses with her father. She now specializes in Dressage while enjoying bringing the young horses up the levels. She is committed to a strong foundation of basics in every horse and rider with a natural horsemanship background. Cody has earned her USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold medals as well as the USDF Bronze, Silver and Gold Freestyle Bars. She qualified for Nationals and was successful in Kentucky as a rider and a coach to her students, one of whom won the US Finals National Champion First Level musical freestyle as an adult amateur.

Cody currently has a couple of young horses in training at the farm and teaches lessons in the area. Cody is joined by her fiancé, Alex, who works in the Financial Services industry. However, he is a true horse person at heart and loves living on the farm.

Becky Anderson and Brooke Bussman round out our dedicated horse crazy team members. We are so glad to have them all part of Oak Meadows Farm.

Oak Meadows at Regionals

The Oak Meadows team had a great outing at the Regional Championships held in October at the Georgia Horse Park.

Ronaldo won the I2 Championship with a 71

Contento was 4th at the PSG with a 65, only the third time Contento and his owner have competed at PSG!

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USDF Year End Results Are In

Contento and his owner/rider finished NUMBER ONE in the Country at AA-4th Level
Tenth Overall Horse of the Year at 4th Level

Ronaldo was 5th in the Country at the I1 and Danish All-Breed Champion.


Busy Summer for Ronaldo and Contento

Both horses had a great showing and Raleigh and are headed to Chicago for the Developing Young Horse Championships.
View Contento's Page for more details.
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World Dressage News

Update with Christopher Hickey

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Contento Has Great Show In Camden

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Ronaldo Ranked Number One

Ronaldo is now ranked number one in the U.S.

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Welcome Zackonik

Oak Meadows Farm has purchased Zackonik from Helgstrand Dressage.

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Ronaldo at Nation's Cup

Ronaldo, ridden by Chris Hickey, scored 72.3 at Intermediare I...very nice ride!

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Chris Hickey is coming to Oak Meadows!

Chris Hickey will be basing his training business out of Oak Meadows Farm, utilizing both the South Carolina and Florida locations. Read more about Chris

Oak Meadows Farm Welcomes Contento!

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Ronaldo has Great Show at GDF Nationals

Ronald is a real superstar! Getting stronger, more consistent and he is so willing.

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Terrific Year for Oak Meadows

What a terrific year for Oak Meadows Farm's Ronaldo and Windayla. The 2014 USDF Award results are in!

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Ronaldo at Devon!

Ronaldo, ridden by Chris Hickey, had a great showing at Devon.

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It's Official...Ronaldo is on his way to Gladstone!

Ronaldo finishes third in the nation and secures his place in the USEF Dressage National Championship.

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Dressage Daily

Congrats to Chris Hickey and Ronaldo...
The USEF and its High Performance Dressage committee have awarded training grants to six participants in the 2014 USEF Developing Dressage Program.

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Oak Meadows welcomes a new filly!!

Nickayla was born on April 4, 2014.

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Dressage Daily

Chris Hickey (USA) and Ronaldo finished first in the FEI Prix St. Georges presented by Wellington Equestrian Realty on a score of 71.842%,

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Is Ronaldo on his way to Gladstone?

Ronaldo is now ranked #2 in the National Intermediaire Rankings list. The top 15 go to Gladstone in June for the U.S. Dressage Festival of Champions.

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Ronaldo AT GDF-5 CDI Show in Wellington

Ronaldo places 2nd at Prix St. Georges

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Ronaldo Wins at Global in Wellington!

Ronaldo had a great showing at the Global Dressage Festival.

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Pacino Offered for Sale

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Ronaldo Shows In Denmark

Chris Hickey took Ronaldo to a Silkeborg Riding Club show on October 26-27th. Ronaldo did his first regular Prix St. Georges and scored 70% which took second place.

The next day in a Danish National test similar to PSG, Ronaldo took first with a 72%

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2013 USDF Horse of the Year Results Are In !!!

Wins All Breeds for Danish Warmbloods at Fourth Level.
Ronaldo ranks Second nationally at Fourth Level.
Reserve Champion!!!

Wins All Breeds for Oldenburg at Grand Prix!!!

We are so proud of their accomplishments...so happy!

Zonnerhall Wins at Regionals

Zonnerhall, ridden by Susanne Benne, had a great showing at the USDF Region 3 Championship in Georgia at the International Horse Park.

He placed First at PSG and came in Fifth in his PSG Championship Class.
Congratulations Toni and Z.

Frolicking Foal by Mary Sand

Cece Stewart, owner of Oak Meadows Farm, is pleased to announce the unveiling of a beautiful...newly commissioned sculpture by Mary Sand.

"Frolicking Foal" is on display at Oak Meadows Farm in Edgemoor, SC

[ Learn more about Mary Sand and link to her website ]

Ronaldo Qualifies For Nationals!

Ronaldo has qualified for the Developing Prix St. George National Championships!

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Pacino and Ronaldo Show at Suddenly Farm Dressage

Both Pacino and Ronaldo were successful winning first in their classes.

Pacino scored 69.5, his best score showing at Grand Prix and took first place.

Ronaldo won again at Fourth Level with a 74.47, which took first place.

Ronaldo Working to Qualify For Nationals!

Ronaldo, ridden by Chris Hickey, rode a qualifier for Developing PSG at Dressage at Stockade! He scored a 70.3 which is great. He needs another qualifying score and the top 15 horses will go to the finals in Chicago.

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Ronaldo Wins at Wellington Nations Cup

Ronaldo, ridden by Chris Hickey, continues to impress the judges! He had a commanding win at the recent Wellington Nations Cup.

Ronaldo rode Fourth Level Test 1 and scored 74%

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Ronaldo Has Great Outing in Wellington

Ronaldo, ridden by Chris Hickey, showed TOC (Fourth Level Test #1)at the WEF Dressage Classic held at the Global Dressage Festival.

He scored 77%...9 on his gaits. Congrats boys...you wowed the judge!

El Donnti Has Been Sold

Nicolette Halsey of Egremont, Maine has purchased El Donnti. We wish them much success!

Zonnerhall Goes Prix St. George

Zonnerhall had an amazing weekend at the Snowbird Paradise Show in Orlando. Amazing showing on his second day scoring a 69.5% for First Place.

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Pacino - First Recognized Show at Grand Prix

White Fences - Polar Express
December 15-16, 2012

Pacino, ridden by Chris Hickey, just did his first recognized show at Grand Prix. He scored 67.234%!

Pacino Wins at Grand Prix Level Schooling Show

White Fences Schooling Show in Florida on December 2, 2012...Pacino on at Grand Prix level with a 65%. This was his first time out at Grand Prix!!

Pacino Wins Regional Championship

Harvest Moon Dressage, Williamston, NC
November 1, 2012
Pacino, ridden by Chris Hickey, has won the Region 1 Championship Finals at Intermediate II with a score of 65.46. Congrats!!

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It's Offical. Remy Is Number One!!!

We are thrilled and very proud to announce that our boy...Got Rhythum has been named the 2012 North American Champion Dressage Yearling by the KWPN-NA.

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Remy and Tootsie Win First Premiums!

2012 KWPN Keuring
Two yearlings earned first premiums and Remy took first place. He is currently the Number One yearling in the US for the breed.

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2012 KWPN Keuring
Tootsie earned first premium in the Foals/Dressage Horse category!

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Oak Meadows purchases Em Windayla

Windayla is an Elite Hanoverian Mare purchased from Oakwood Hanoverians in Indiana.

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Pacino Is Back In The Show Ring!

Pacino has been training with Chris Hickey to confirm all Grand Prix movement. They just scored a 67.5 at I2 in the USDF show at Blue Goose Dressage. Won the class!!
Pacino takes the I2 class again in August at Blue Goose. Scored a 68.8.

Congratulations to Hilltop Farm bred Pacino and Chris. Watch for Pacino in the Grand Prix in Florida this winter!

Hot To Trot Arrived On April 15, 2012

Prima Donna's newest baby is a beautiful dark bay filly. She is nursing, standing and Mom is doing great.

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Prima Donna in foal!

Prima Donna is in foal to Ampere.

Ampere is a Bay 16.2 hand KWPN. He won the 2008 KWPN Stallion Show in Den Bosch. Ampere is the third stallion show champion in a row of the sire, Rousseau. Rousseau himself was silver medallist at the World Championship for young horses in 2003. Ampere's damsire, Flemmingh, is the sire of many Grand Prix horses like Krack C ridden by Anky van Grunsven and Lingh ridden by Edward Gal. Ampere's dam, Larivola, has the predicate "keur".

Ronaldo Shines!

Last year Chris Hickey found Cece Stewart, owner of Oak Meadows Farm, a fabulous young horse prospect in Denmark and February 5, 2012 marked his first outing. According to Chris, "Ronaldo was a rock star at the schooling show! He behaved like a seasoned show horse." The pair earned a 72% and a 10 on gaits! We are excited about his recognized show debut in a few weeks.

Horses Will Arrive In Wellington - January 25, 2012

Chris Hickey has been training in Denmark with Morten Thomsen. The horses will arrive in Florida on January 25, 2012 and winter training will begin.

Welcome Cooper!

Oak Meadows is very happy to welcome Cooper to the family. He is the most adorable puppy and we love him.

Donna Tucci Has Been Sold

Jennifer Freeland of Virginia has purchased Donna Tucci. We wish them much success!


Pacino rode his first Intermediare II at Blue Goose Stables on August 10, 2011. Blue Goose Dressage III was a USEF/USDF recognized Show and he won with a 66.3!!!

Got Rythum

"Remy" will go to the KWPN keuring at Blalock Lakes Farm in Newnan, GA on September 14, 2011. We can't wait to see how he does!

Got Rythum

Oak Meadows welcomed a new addition on Friday, March 25, 2011. Got Rythum was born to Prima Donna at 9:00PM. Mother and baby are doing very well.

"Remy" is out of the Dutch stallion Negro, Reserve Champion of Stallion Performance Test, KWPN and KWPN-NA approved. Read More About Negro

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Oak Meadows Farm purchases Ronaldo

Oak Meadows Farm has purchased Ronaldo, a 5 Year-Old gelding out of Don Schufro and Romanov, from Helgstrand Dressage in Denmark.

This exceptional young horse should arrive at Hilltop Farm around the end of March. He will be training with Chris Hickey.

Chris saw "Aldo" when in Europe looking for a new horse since the loss of Cabana Boy. Chris loved Ronaldo and thought he would be perfect for Oak Meadows.

We love the young horses and we are very excited about Ronaldo. We will start campaigning Aldo as soon as he is ready. Pictures to come!!

UPDATE: Aldo is hard at work training with Chris Hickey at Hilltop Farm. We have started a page for Aldo in the Competition Horses section of the website. Check back often for updates on his progress. View Aldo's Page

'Levin' Oil on Canvas by Mary Sand

Cece Stewart, owner of Oak Meadows Farm, is a big fan of Mary Sand. Cece first met Mary when her bronze "Breathtaking" appeared on the cover of The Chronicle of the Horse. Cece acquired that piece and has continued to add more of Mary's bronzes to her collection. So when Cece decided to honor Levin and mark his retirement, she commissioned Mary to do a portrait.

"Mary is a horseman and she has a special talent," said Cece. "She has absolutely captured Levin's strength and spirit...I am thrilled with the portrait."

[ Learn more about Mary Sand and link to her website ]

Pacino at White Fences Show

The White Fences Kickoff Schooling Show was held at the White Fences Equestrian Center in Loxahatchee, Florida on December 5, 2010.

Chris Hickey rode Pacino to a win in his first Intermediare l with a 64%.

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Pacino featured in The Chronicle of the Horse

Cece Stewart’s Pacino posted top scores for breeder Hilltop Farm, winning two fourth level tests with Chris Hickey aboard.

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Pacino Named Top Oldenburg

2010 USDF All Breed Awards
Pacino was named the Top Oldenburg in the United States in the Open Division at Prix St. Georges Level
ISR-Oldenburg N.A.

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Pacino Wins at Devon

Chris Hickey and Pacino had great success at Devon this year.
Chris showed Pacino to a 64.684% - a very nice result as it was only Pacino's 5th PSG test...and his first CDI!!

Also, Pacino went on to take top honors in both his Fourth Level Test 2 and Test 3 classes.

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Last update October, 2015

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