Welcome to Willowview Hill Farm

If you are searching for some top quality horse hay or professional dressage training then you’re in the right place! Willowview Hill Farm offers both in abundance. The farm is located on a south-facing mountainside, over looking Rt 23 and the magnificent Mount Utsayantha in Stamford, NY. Owners Paul Alvin-Smith and his wife Nikki have called the Catskill Mountains home year round for over 20 years.

Home-produced organically grown horse hay for the discerning horse owner and picky equine eaters is sold in small square bales of 1st and 2nd cut from professionally seeded timothy mix hayfields. Sorry, no delivery is available. Pick up only by appointment.

While noted for their international horse breeding business for over 25 years in the Hanoverian, Dutch and Iberian breeds and development of horses from birth to Grand Prix level, this British international level Grand Prix dressage duo also operate an elite training yard for select horses. Both Paul and Nikki have competed during their careers across Europe and earned scores at the Grand Prix level of above 72%.

Additionally the couple are much in demand worldwide as dressage clinicians and regularly clinic nationwide across the U.S.A., and travel to Portugal, Spain, Switzerland, Germany and the United Kingdom to provide coaching/training help to riders at all dressage levels.


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We Care. Hay Made The Right Way.

Produced by experienced horse professionals, WVH hay is clean and green, meaning weed free and properly cured so won’t harbor dust or mold and is grown and baled specifically for horses.


Yes. We’re Classical.

The art of dressage requires years of study and intelligent application. The horse comes 1st, 2nd and 3rd at WVH.


We’re All In. No Elitism Here.

Paul and Nikki happily work with all horse breeds. During their careers they have ‘dressed’ TB, QH, Arabs, Hannoverians, Dutch and Swedish warmbloods, Friesians, Andalusians and Lusitanos from start to Grand Prix. Riders of all abilities are encouraged to participate in their clinics.

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The WVH Team Ethic
As some of you may know, Paul and Nikki Alvin-Smith sincerely believe in sharing their knowledge with others to help improve the lives of horse and human. You may also know that Nikki is a published author, with equestrian articles published in over 225 magazines worldwide. Another way to share! We invite you to enjoy dressage training, and hay selection/storage advice at the WVH blog and at the community magazine Catskill Horse.
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"Events at Willowview Hill Farm"

Read all about what’s on offer with WVH special mini-clinics for show tune-ups and clinics this season.

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We’re All About Horses and Hay

WVH is a private farm that offers a peaceful, harmonious setting for horse and rider in a fun and supportive environment. Located in the NYC Watershed protected region ensuring clean water and prime quality soils. Haymaking takes place at the farm twice a year, and hay sales are brisk
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Horse Hay

Clean and Green As a Dollar Bill


Clean and Green As a Dollar Bill

WVH hay is weed free, properly cured by Mother Nature to less than 14% moisture.


20 Plus Years Of Haymaking

Grown and harvested by horse people for horse people, your horses will love our user-friendly small squares.


Avoid Equine Respiratory Inflammation

We use no preservatives, dry-down agents or chemical fertilizers or other products that can cause damage to equine lung tissue.


Safety 1st

12’ x 12’ rubber matted stalls, solid dividing walls, windows, insulated roof, grilled front walls and great air circulation. Matted aisle way. Heated tack room/bathroom w/shower, and office.


Indoors and Out

Lighted 65’ x 200’ indoor arena, ample board fenced paddocks with run-in shed option. 76 acres of rolling hayfields with nearby access to 26 miles of trails.


Security 24/7/365

Professional horse person on site for equine care 365 days of the year. Security monitoring provided via electronic surveillance system throughout property.

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First Class Care

Take your dressage talents to the next level.

Get in Touch

You need more information? Don't be shy to reach out to us. Always happy to help.

Find us at the farm. Visits by appointment only.

Willowview Hill Farm
385 Blackberry Street (P.O. Box 22 mailing)
Stamford, NY 12167.

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607 652 2917
Daily: 8:00-19:00

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