Qualified trainers, attention to detail, a phenomenal staff, and spacious, beautiful facilities…. Canterbury Farm is committed to excellence in horsemanship. Located just minutes from I-90 and Route 47 in Hampshire, IL; Canterbury Farm is Chicagoland’s preferred full service Hunter/Jumper barn.
ABOUT CANTERBURY FARM
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 30 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.
“I started riding as an adult and came to Canterbury Farm with-in my first year. I have been with them ever since, 17 years. Greg Franklin helped me purchase my first show horse through my Grand Prix horse. Greg has an amazing talent of figuring out the optimal horse rider combination. The farm is beautiful, the rings we ride in are amazing and the turn out for our BFFs are top notch, but that is not the reason I stay. I stay because from trainer, staff, boarders and owners we are a family. This group of passionate individuals care for each other and cheer the team on. I trusted CF with my training and horses and now trust them with my girls. They teach safety and responsibility first in a family – team oriented environment.” -Kathy P. from Elgin, IL (yelp.com)
“I have brought my daughter in to Canterbury for lessons. The instruction she has received from Greg Franklin is phenomenal! The barn is gorgeous and the horses’ care quite obviously top-notch. I was worried that the atmosphere might be “intimidating” but that absolutely is not so – everyone is friendly and helpful! I would highly recommend lessons with Greg Franklin….my daughter’s improvement was literally measurable after her very first lesson!!” – Christine F. from Crystal Lake, IL (yelp.com)
“I have been a boarder at Canterbury Farm for over three years now. My horses and I both loved the quality care, attention to detail, and family friendly environment that Canterbury has. It is not intimidating to come here as a beginner, and is challenging for riders who are looking for advancement in their discipline. I started here three years ago after an eight year hiatus. Greg helped me purchase my horses, and has been an integral part in the health and wellness of my horses, and my continued learning as a rider. My horses are happy! They get a lot of time outside and are always in the hands of professionals. Greg Franklin and Caitlyn Shiels make a great team teaching both the horses and the riders. Allie and staff are on hand to oversee the day to day care of the horses, allowing me to rest easy when I am not there. I highly recommend these people and this facility – not only it is the pricing great, but these talented individuals really put their heart and soul into this business. And it shows!” -Michelle D. from Chicago, IL (yelp.com)