Passion, Practice, Prestigue
William grew up riding in Northern Virginia with Peggy Smith and Karla Williams at Oak Ridge Stables. Here he rode from ponies to horses and finished his junior years riding The Mariner in the jumper ring. After graduating from High School in 2003, he accepted the position as Assistant Instructor under Karla Williams after Peggy's retirement. The business changed names to Carter Oak Show Stables. William stayed on until 2006 before pursuing a college education at Virginia Intermont College.
He earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Equine Studies and a minor in business. While he attended VI, he rode on the IHSA team and showed throughout North Carolina, Tennessee, and Georgia where he earned championships and great ribbons on horses such as Monty, Samson, and Will!
After graduating, William returned to Northern Virginia and opened Brown Hall Farm. William has worked hard to develop many riders and horses since the inception of the business in 2010, such as Lily Barber and Pin-Up, who earned William his first training ribbons at Devon, Indoors, and Junior Hunter Finals and his first Zone 3 Championship. In 2016 William trained VHSA, MHSA, NCHJA, and Zone 3 Champions with Date Night ( Adult Amateur Hunter 50+ ) and Rock Lobster ( Children's Jumper Champion ), as well as other top placing with Coraline in the small junior hunters.
William has been blessed with many wonderful owners and clients throughout the years. More recently William has begun showing young horses in-hand in the hunter breeding divisions.
William has a passion for teaching and producing winners in the hunter, jumper, and equitation ring