established in 2003 by olivia
joined by josh piatt in 2010
two decades of excellence
josh & olivia piatt, owners/trainers
Diligent & determined
Some of Olivia’s past and present show ring stars have been World Champion Danell’s Lovely Assets and Emily Biron, World Champion Boogie Nights GCH and Grace Biron, Grand National Champion Jenessa Preston, Reserve Grand National Champion Reuben Ide Celebrates, Reserve Grand National Champion MLF Blaze Of Glory, Reserve Grand National Champion Brazada CH, World Champion Turning Point Simply Divine, Reserve Grand National Champion Stone’s Throw Contessa GCH and Caitlin Carey, and Reserve Grand National Champion Johannesburg GCH and Corinne Hill.
Olivia’s horse addiction began as a child, and she has never taken her eyes off the prize. She enjoys all aspects of the business. From preparing and working many of the amateur and junior exhibitor mounts and making them a team, to giving the tiniest new riders their first introduction to a gentle lesson horse, she lives and breathes horses and loves to share her passion with others.
Her attention to detail is embraced through her riding lessons with her adult and juvenile riders. Watching a client achieve their wildest dreams is a driving force in her life. When not working on the farm, in the office or managing the marketing end of the business, she relishes in spending time with her son Jackson, cooking, and playing with their dogs, Haven and Ernie.
The problem solver
Whenever we have a problem, it’s Josh to the rescue! Not only is he a handy guy to have around, but he’s a multi-talented horseman with both Morgans and Saddlebreds, in harness or under saddle. Some of his recent champions are the Rock Creek Three-Gaited Amateur Champion Just Surprize Me, Harlan’s Azurean, Thunderboomer, Alphastar At First Sight. and Johannesburg CH. Josh is the glue that keeps the operation together. Outside of the horses and barn duties, he enjoys spending time with son Jackson, golfing, enjoying a nice dinner and catching up with friends and family.
Josh joined Champion Hill Farm in 2010, when he and Olivia were married. He spent his junior exhibitor career showing Morgan horses under the direction of Jim and Jenny Taylor at Memory Lane Farm. He then advanced his knowledge as a member of the Memory Lane staff, working with several World Champions including Stonecroft Trilogy, Firewind Diva and Patchwork Simply Amazing. Josh enjoys working the young stock of the farm, harness horses and making sure all the operations at the farm are running smoothly.