Tudor Oaks Farm, a turn of the century English Tudor estate with 140 acres of rolling green pastures, was created by owner Richard J Stephenson of Barrington Hills, Illinois, who envisioned a world class equestrian center dedicated to the breeding, training and sales of “modern” Austrian Haflinger Horses, as well as to the promotion of equestrian excellence in the classic disciplines.

With excellence as its standard, Tudor Oaks Farm is World-renowned for breeding the best quality Haflinger horses in the world, with an eye for athleticism and superior conformational attributes. Since its inception, Tudor Oaks Farm Haflingers have been successfully shown in open all-breed competitions, in the classical disciplines of ridden dressage and jumping, as well as in combined driving and pleasure driving events, under the careful supervision of internationally recognized trainers. Tudor Oaks Haflingers have consistently dominated competitions against all breeds of horses, winning the highest honors in Dressage, Hunter/Jumper, Eventing, Pleasure Driving and Combined Driving. In every type of event and venue, Tudor Oaks Farm Haflingers are making a favorable impression in the highly competitive family sport horse market. By breeding the modern Haflinger, averaging 14 to 15 hands, with athletic conformation and elegant movement, Tudor Oaks Farm is attracting new customers from many other breeds and disciplines. Tudor Oaks is active in all areas of the equine industry, including breeding, showing and sales. The success of Tudor Oaks Farm is a testament and tribute to the hard work, integrity and "Commitment to Excellence" which is shared by all involved with its operation.

This same “Commitment to Excellence” has carried through to the expansion of the operation to include a select group of very high quality Sport Horses for the classic disciplines. Under the direction of trainer Jennifer Howlett-Rousseau, these young horses are well-prepared for the show ring using the classical method combined with North American style to produce sane, rideable, happy, sound mounts suitable for children, amateurs and professionals alike. The horses are developed with love and understanding, without quick fixes, gadgets or gimmicks. As a result, they become successful, confident competitors capable of a variety of disciplines, specializing in Hunters, Jumpers and Event horses.

Technical instruction for a select group of beginner through advanced riders is also part of the Tudor Oaks Farm profile. Under the tutelage of Manager/Trainer Jennifer Rousseau, USEA Certified Level III instructor, USHJA Trainer Certified, Canadian Pony Club graduate A, and founder of Technique Classique Training, the classical method is taught on the base of the modern American position, producing excellent riders through the advanced levels in the sporting disciplines. Team Tudor Oaks is a driving force in both the Hunter/Jumper and Eventing worlds across the country.