Christopher Ewing, Head Coach

Christopher has over 30 years of national and international show jumping experience. With numerous wins in the show ring, Christopher is credited with having imported and trained some of the top hunters & jumpers in the country, including "Renaissance"
(pictured at left), the 2008 USEF Regular Working Hunter "Horse of the Year". Several other horses that Christopher has imported and trained have gone on to win tri-colors at such shows as Capitol Challenge, Washington International Horse Show, Harrisburg, The National Horse Show, Winter Equestrian Festival, Indio, Hampton Classic, and many others. Christopher has also trained junior riders who have ranked among the Top 100 equitation riders in the country. Many became finalists who have competed in all of the major equitation finals, including the ASPCA Maclay Finals in New York, the USEF Medal Finals in Harrisburg and the USEF Talent Search Finals in Gladstone.

Oakland University Equestrian Team members have competed in Regional, Zone and/or National Finals every year since its inception in 2005,
placing among the Top 10 at two National Final competitions!  



  Kim Thayer, Assistant Coach

 Kim has been riding, training and showing for over 20 years.  In 2002 she was the Michigan Hunter Jumper Association Open Adult Medal Champion and has since gone on to train numerous riders from Beginner to Adv. who are consistently winning at regional horse shows.