Under the management of Rider/Trainer Oakley Clark, Rivendell combines expertise, knowledge and passion for all things equine for both aspiring and established equestrians who are looking to bring home top ribbons in the Hunter, Jumper and Equitation divisions. Rivendell is a full-service facility catering to the serious rider while maintaining a fun, friendly and hassle-free environment. The facility features a 14-stall barn complete with heated tack room and viewing area, indoor and outdoor rings, riding trails, and numerous turn-out paddocks (both grass and all-weather) in the heart of southern Vermont’s beautiful mountains. Rivendell is close to many major horse shows including Vermont Summer Festival, Lake Placid, and Fieldstone Show Park, and exhibits at other top shows throughout the East.
I am passionate about helping horses and their humans achieve their potential in the Hunter and Jumper rings, while still keeping the fun in the sport.
A native Vermonter, Oakley Clark started riding at a very young age. After a solid background as a top Junior rider, he gained experience riding and showing for some of the most prestigious Hunter & Jumper trainers in both the United States and Canada, including Havens Schatt of Milestone Farm, Lindsay Maxwell, and Pan Am Bronze Medalist Andre Dignelli at the renowned Heritage Farm as an Assistant Trainer and Rider. In 2017, he returned home to Vermont to help his family manage their successful Hunter & Jumper program at Twitchell Hill Farm in Middlebury, Vermont, before launching Rivendell in early 2022.