Tuff Competition Farms

Stable Canton, GA

April learned from the best resources in the industry, so her expertise, for both horse and rider, is unparalleled. She grew up riding and showing on the "A" circuit with "The Howards" (Fox Meadow Farm), under Polly Howard. Her early accomplishments include 5th in the nation at Pony Finals, qualified five years in a row for the Medals, Maclays, and Multiple Zone 5 HJAM Champion and Res. Champions.

April continues to ride competitively, training and developing her own warmbloods imported from the Netherlands. April maintains a robust network that includes top breeders, farriers, veterinarians, and trainers, like John and Beezie Madden, both in the US and in Europe. After managing and owning several farms of her own in NC and GA, she has decided to give up her amateur status and begi ...Click here to read more

Property Details

Facility Acreage: 9
Turnout Acreage: 9
Max # of Horses: 10
Arena: yes

Horse Trailer Access:

  • Horses for Sale
  • Horses for Lease
  • Kid-Friendly
  • Clinics


Wash rack: Covered, Heated, Hot water
Tack room: Shared, Temperature controlled, Humidity controlled
Lounge: Climate controlled
Bathroom: Climate controlled
Temperature controlled barn: Heated, Air-Conditioned, Fans
Caretaker: lives on site

Horseback Riding Lessons

We specialize in: Beginner Lessons, English, Hunt Seat Equitation, Hunter/Jumper, Jumpers, Show Jumping

  • Trainer Onsite
  • Transportation to Shows
  • Trainer Accompanies to Shows


We specialize in these breeds: Danish Warmblood, Dutch Warmblood, Hanoverian, Oldenburg, Quarter Horse, Swedish Warmblood, Thoroughbred


Training Board

Reviews (2)

  • Geoff07/16/2021

    Lovely boutique stable nestled in the rolling hillside of Canton closest to Milton. From the scenic drive to the property, to the wandering, creekside approach to the stable, to the warm and inviting stables as you park - you’ll be charmed before stepping out of the car. From there, it doesn’t disappoint. April’s friendly, competent, and caring team is welcoming and expert in their field. They care about the farm, the horses and ponies, and most importantly - they’ll care a whole lot about you. Simply a feel-awfully-glad-you-found-it place.

  • GoDawgs06/20/2018

    Having grown up in the area, I have tried almost every trainer (I think there are only 2 I have not tried). I was on the UGA NCAA Equestrian team and can say, without a doubt, that April is the best horseman I know. Having known her for a couple years of years, I have found her to be a phenomenal trainer, barn owner, rider, but in my opinion more importantly, an unparalleled horseman. She is someone that I look up to, admire, and wholeheartedly trust. April saved my gelding from having to be put down and in just three months, he was happily enjoying WEF. I simply cannot articulate how valuable April is to the horse world and this area. Her knowledge and talent are unmatched and her phenomenal resources - vet, farrier, equine nutritionalist - are true experts. If you aren't training and boarding with April, then I know you are sincerely missing out on learning from the best.

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