Our Trainers

Renee and Nora show in the jumpers

Renee Lenkart


With 35 years’ experience as a hunter/jumper trainer, Renee Lenkart brings knowledge and experience to the horse and rider. Having won multiple Grand Prixs to further success at all levels of hunter classes Renee focuses on the horse, its development and individual needs in order for it to be successful. As an instructor Renee will build on your skills, help you overcome weaknesses and keep your individual goals in mind whether it just having fun or a national competition. Renee has owned and operated Wild Oak Farm for 24 years.

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 Jumpers. 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 started out riding at Wild Oak Farm 10 years ago as a junior rider. After successfully competing at the junior level in both hunter and jumpers, Ashley started with a career as a part time trainer at Wild Oak.