We treat our horses and customers like family.


Canterbury Farm is proud to offer a variety of services and programs to suit every equestrian's love of the sport. Riding lessons, leasing programs, training, horse sales, and more! Please feel free to contact us; we look forward to it!

Lessons & Lease

Riding lessons by our trained professionals.  Contact us for information on our lease...

Training & Showing

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Horses For Sale

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Qualified trainers, attention to detail, a phenomenal staff, and spacious, beautiful facilities…. Canterbury Farm is committed to excellence in horsemanship.

Founded in 1984, originally in Elgin, Illinois and now in world-class state-of-the-art facilities in Hampshire, Illinois, Canterbury Farm is a family-owned and operated hunter/jumper training facility that is dedicated to providing exceptional service to its clients by offering an outstanding level of personalized training and care for both horse and rider.

We pride ourselves not only on our expertise and teamwork, but also on being your trusted partner in developing your skills as a rider and horse owner. We will create a customized, comprehensive training program designed to achieve your goals and build a solid foundation of good horsemanship and achieve your goals within the realities of your skill level and budget parameters. We have also developed relationships and partnerships with an extensive and knowledgeable network of equine experts to call on as the need arises.

For over 25 years, Canterbury Farm has consistently qualified many horses for the Pennsylvania National, Washington International, Devon and National Horse Show. We invite you to visit us, see our facilities, meet our owners and staff, take a sample lesson, and let us show you how we can help make you be the best rider you can be.

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Latest News

October 23, 2015 |

Caitlyn Shiels and Canterbury Farm Featured In The Plaid Horse (October 20, 2015)

We are excited to share a feature from October 20th in The Plaid Horse!! Caitlyn Shiels Leads Canterbury Farm to Top Prizes Nationwide‏ Hampshire, IL – October 19, 2015 – Canterbury Farm, of Hampshire, IL, has become one of the top hunter/jumper facilities in the country thanks to its combination of leading professionals and a dedication to exceptional services and personalized training and care for its horses and riders. Canterbury has had top ribbons at shows across the country in recent weeks, and head trainer Greg Franklin recently officiated as a judge at the WIHS Regional Horse Show on October 16-18. Owned and operated by the Franklin family, Canterbury Farm has been nationally renowned...

October 5, 2015 |

Canterbury Farm in The Plaid Horse June 2015

We are so excited to have a multiple-page feature in The Plaid Horse June 2015 edition! You can view it below, or check out the digital edition by clicking here (pages...

October 1, 2015 |

Capital Challenge Horse Show: Caitlyn Shiels + Granted Wish

Congratulations to Canterbury’s very own Caitlyn Shiels and Granted Wish (owned by Helen Lindsay) on their 8th place finish in the World Champion Hunter Rider Developing Professional Challenge at Capital Challenge this week! With 25 of the country’s best developing pros in the class, Caitlyn + Grant secured a spot on the top twelve during round one, a classic hunter round, and were able to come back for the second phase, also a classic Hunter round, moving up from 9th to an overall finish at 8th. We are so excited for them, and would like to thank Patricia Griffith for her support and insight this week! Photo courtesy of Caitlyn’s Dad, Mike The Plaid...

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