About Us


Sylvan Stables was purchased by Dee Ladow almsot 50 years ago. After enormous success, she passed it on to her daughter, Alisha Metcalfe. Alisha then changed the tone of the farm from dressage to hunters, jumpers and equitation. Now she and daughter, Sierra Wilson, are teaming up to continue the family tradition. Sierra and I are in the process of revamping the business completely. Please stay tuned



Alisha Metcalfe

She has been instructing and competing in the horse industry for more than 30 years. Alisha has been fortunate enough to learn and continue learning from top professionals such as: George Morris, Jeff Wirthman, Randy Mullins, Geoff Teal, Jeff Cook, Judy Grayson, and Debbie Stephens.  Alisha can create the perfect program for both the horse and rider. She understands that every pair is different, in a spectacular way.

Sierra Wilson

She is a professional who handles our international sales. Sierra is currently based in Holland, The Netherlands. She has trained ponies for Pony Finals, hunters for Junior Hunter Finals, and equitation horses for the Medal, Taylor Harris and McClay Finals. Sierra now competes internationally with her jumpers and has opened her own international sales barn over a year ago.  Finding quality horses is easy for her. She has also worked with many top professionals such as: Jeff Cook, Jeff Wirthman, Debbie Stephens, Mike Rhinehiemer, Amanda Lyerly and Frank Madden.