The Schaefer Family established a Charitable LLC in 2015 and acquired the 75 acre land parcel on Carters Creek Pike located 2 miles from downtown Franklin. Camwood Farm is owned and operated by the Schaefer Family and has partnered with professional trainer, Christoph Schroeder, to create a premier hunter/jumper facility.

Camwood Farm Goals

  • Provide the highest standard of equine care and riding lesson program
  • Deliver a world class equestrian facility maintained with the highest standard in cleanliness and beauty
  • Give back to our community with donations to 501(c)(3) charities

Our Team Leadership

Cristi Caruso – Professional Trainer
Cristi has over 20 years equestrian experience in multiple disciplines of hunter/jumper, eventing and dressage.  Her collegiate experience includes Captain of IHSA team and Coach of Murray State University Jump Team.  Cristi worked and trained for 5 years with Olympian Gold Medalist, Joe Fargis.  The last several years, Cristi has focused her career training and competing at the highest levels of show jumping and hunters throughout the U.S. and Canada.

Isadora Duhaime-Trowbridge – Professional Trainer
Isadora has over 25 years equestrian experience and holds a degree in Equine Sciences (Focus: English Riding).  In addition to competing in Canada, Spain and California A-rated show circuits, Isadora has trained with top ranked Hunter riders, Erin Duffy in Malibu, California and Joan Font in Barcelona, Spain.  Certification:  Riding Instructor (FEQ)

Eduardo Gutierrez – Managing Groom
Eduardo has over 25 years experience in the hunter/jumper industry and 15 years as Managing Groom.  He has worked for barns with as many as 300 horses and 135 stalled horses.  Eduardo has been a show groom for top Junior riders competing in indoor finals and is also widely known for his body clipping artistry.  He also enjoys riding and has ridden horses as a hobby for over 20 years.

Camille Schaefer – Owner
Camille has worked in business over 15 years and uses that knowledge and experience to run Camwood’s financials and operations.  Additionally, she grew-up on a small horse farm in Ohio and has 18 years equestrian experience in western and hunter/jumper disciplines.  Certification:  Young Horse Trainer, 2016

Camwood Farm is very appreciative of the nomination and final selection for this year’s Best of Franklin Award.  The Best of Franklin Award focuses on quality and is granted to companies believed to have achieved exceptional success in their local community and business category.  Award winning companies that enhance the positive image of small business through service to customers and community.  These exceptional companies help make the Franklin area a great place to live, work and play.