Our Trainers

Renee and Nora show in the jumpers

Renee Lenkart


Renee Lenkart has owned and operated Wild Oak Farm for 24 years. With 35 years of experience as a professional hunter/jumper trainer, Renee brings her wealth of knowledge into her training of the horse and rider. She has won multiple Grand Prix classes, along with top results in the hunter ring. Renee focuses on the horse’s development and individual needs. As a trainer, she will build on your skills and keep your individual goals in mind.

Dee Maki and Suess show in the hunters at the Kentucky Horse Park

Dee Maki 


Dee grew up in Minnesota and trained with Renee from Children's Hunters up to Grand Prix level. In 2016 life came full circle when she came back to Wild Oak after riding and training for 30 years on the east coast.

Her favorite things are: horses, ponies, people who are excited to learn, tea, teaching lessons, dancing, horse shows, cleaning tack, figuring out horses, people with goals and horses.

Ashley Hayes


Ashley began riding at Wild Oak Farm 10 years ago as a junior rider. After successfully competing at the junior and amateur level in hunters and jumpers, Ashley started with a career as a part-time trainer at Wild Oak Farm.