Meet our team.
The Hill Family
Owners and Barn Managers
Bruce and Wendy Hill, along with their twin daughters Emma and Grace, are the owners and operators of The Farm at One Under Lane. In April of 2015, the Hills entered into a partnership with another family and purchased the former Windfall Farm. Bruce and Wendy decided that a country atmosphere would be the best place for their family. Bruce was raised on a farm in New Ellington, SC, outside of Aiken, and knew the many lessons farm life could teach his family and the hard work involved. Bruce is an owner-operator truck driver, whose mechanical skills and work ethic have helped develop the Farm to the point it is today.
Wendy is a middle school assistant principle with a Masters degree from USC in Administration and a Bachelors degree in Science (Biology and Chemistry major). She also has a heavy background in management. Both Wendy and Bruce have a love for animals of all kinds and for learning as many new things as possible. Emma and Grace have embraced riding competitively and life on the farm as if they were born into it. Since moving to the Farm, both Bruce and Wendy, along with Wendy’s mother, Suzy Jackson, have worked diligently to make the Farm a safe, family friendly atmosphere. Suzy moved to the farm in 2016 to be closer to her family and the horses she loves.
Early in 2019, the Hill family purchased the Farm as sole owners and have continued to pour their hearts into creating the perfect home for their family and those who may as well be!
Maddy Brown is the head trainer here at The Farm at One Under Lane. She brings with her a strong background in equitation, training, and horsemanship. As a junior, Maddy was a working student for Jennifer Sansbury at Circle A Plantation and later for Laurie Occhipinti of Grand View Ponies. At Circle A, Maddy learned strong horse and barn management principles from Jennifer, who went on to be the head barn manager at St. Andrews University. At Grand View Ponies, Maddy trained, rode, and showed young Welsh and Welsh Cross ponies from their first rides to the “A” circuit. There, she learned about proper training, preparation, and show horse care. Also as a junior, Maddy competed in hunters and equitation at local through nationally rated horse shows on her own mounts and catch-rode horses owned by some of the industry’s top professionals such as Peter Pletcher, Elizabeth Vogt, and Harrison Ford.
In 2013, Maddy was recruited to the University of South Carolina’s NCAA Varsity equestrian team, during which time the team won the SEC Championship. There, Maddy learned about a true team atmosphere in the equestrian world in addition to improving her riding and learning how to host horse shows, including the SEC Championship. As an amateur, Maddy qualified for PSJ and BRHJA Adult Medal Finals and was Champion or Reserve at every show in the Adult Equitation, Hunters, and Jumpers aboard her OTTB mare, Maritime. After a banner year, Maddy declared her Professional status and has been teaching and training ever since. Maddy ran and managed her own Garnet Hill Farm before being brought on at The Farm at One Under Lane, and has coached many riders to success including medal final qualifiers, 2018 HJ Fox Pony Medal Finals Champion, 2017 Tally Ho Perpetual Medal Champion, and many year end awards. Not just winners in the arena, Maddy’s students also won the national award for the USHJA Horsemanship Quiz Challenge Stable Challenge in 2016. Maddy competes with her gelding Topsail in the jumper ring, with whom she has been year end Champion or Reserve every year since 2016 and has claimed many feature class wins. She was also Reserve Champion in the 2018 and 2019 HJ Fox Trainer’s Equitation Medals. She holds an FEI Level 1 Course Design certificate, and is SafeSport and concussion management trained.