Our Trainers

Amy Tilson Ochoa

Amy began riding at age 8 and began showing with Valerie Renihan in Hunters and Equitation when she was 10. Amy continued to ride and show and over the years earned numerous regional year end championships in the Children‚ Hunters, Junior Hunters and Equitation. In 1987 Amy won the IHJA Medal.

In addition to her showing and riding commitments, Amy held several director positions over the years in her affiliation with the Indiana Hunter Jumper Association.

After High School Amy went to Indiana University and obtained a Bachelors Degree in Criminal Justice. Upon graduation in 1994 she decided that her career path would take her back to horses and returned to become an assistant trainer at Meadow View Farm until 2002. During this time Amy continued to develop young horses and earn more regional championships in the professional divisions.
Amy worked and taught lessons with Wendy Newby and Tammy Provost and in 2002 was given an opportunity to establish her own clientele at Lucky Farms in Carmel, Indiana. Amy developed her business and established her own Sierra Woods Farm in 2005.
After several years building her business, Amy returned to Meadow View Farm in a partnership with Wendy Newby and eventually purchased the Meadow View Farm property in August of 2008.

Amy is an active member if the United States Equestrian Federation, the United States Hunter Jumper Association and the Indiana Hunter Jumper Association. 


Emily Ahlfeld

Emily is from Wabash, IN. At age 10, she began riding at Hunter Hill Stable in Fort Wayne, IN under the guidance of Robin Bode. She was fortunate to work at the barn throughout High School, enabling her to ride many different horses and teach lessons.

After High School, Emily attended Purdue University and competed on the Purdue Equestrian Team. While on the team, Emily traveled to intercollegiate shows around the state and also showed in several intercollegiate invitationals out of state. Emily graduated with a degree in Elementary Education and went on tp get her get her Masters Degree from Ball State University.

Upon graduating, Emily began riding at Meadow View Farm where she met Amy Tilson. In 2006, Emily started working for Amy Tilson at Lucky Farms teaching lessons.

Emily is a 5th grade teacher in the Hamilton Southeastern School District. She continues to ride and take lessons with Sierra Woods Farm, and teaches beginner through intermediate riders. She and her husband, Matt, live in Noblesville and have three children. 


Ringo Lesson with JessicaJessica Clark

Jessica began riding at age 5 at a saddle seat barn in Carmel, IN. When she was 12 she switched to riding hunters and began taking lessons with Wendy Newby at Meadow View Farm.

The following year Jessica began showing with Meadow View and took volunteer jobs in and around Meadow View to learn as much as possible as well as help offset some of her showing and riding expenses.

As her learning progressed, she spent summers and weekends working on the farm and helped school horses until she left for college. Jessica considers herself very lucky that Wendy gave her horses to ride just about every day throughout middle and high school. 

Jessica graduated from Carmel High School and went on to earn a degree in Education from Indiana University in Bloomington. During her time at IU she rode on the IU Equestrian team and traveled to intercollegiate shows around the state. After college Jessica began teaching elementary school and pursuing her Masters in School Counseling from Butler University.

Jessica continued to ride and show with Meadow View and began teaching beginner lessons in 2003. Jessica met Amy Tilson at Meadow View Farm and continued to ride and work with Sierra Woods Farm after Amy purchased Meadow View in 2008.

Currently Jessica works as a school counselor in the Noblesville school system, continues to ride and take lessons with Sierra Woods Farm and teaches beginner through intermediate riders for Amy. Jessica also actively participates in the Sierra Woods Summer Camps.

Amy Tilson Ochoa is the owner and head trainer at Sierra Woods Farm. She is joined by assistant trainers Jessica Clark and Kristin Bonacum.