Mary is a true horsewoman whose education, experience, and background is incredibly well-rounded. She has widespread understanding of the development of horses and riders from all ages and levels. Mary began her life with horses very young and always persevered to learn from the best and develop several green horses, including OTTB’s, into successful A Circuit hunters and jumpers. With a strong work ethic throughout her entire life, Mary worked hard, rode anything and everything, and even learned to braid for others in order to make money to show. She had the opportunity to work and groom for top trainers such as Gary Ryman at the Menlo Circus Club in California, Jennifer Atkinson Newell, Richard Keller, Laurie and Bridget Strang, among others. Mary was able to ride and clinic with numerous top names in show jumping during her career such as Archie Cox, George Morris, Anne Kursinski, Karen Healy, Kyle King, and Nicole Simpson.
In 2002, Mary went to Northern Germany where she rode for a riding school. She would jump horses in the mornings and ride Dressage in the evenings. During this time she traveled over 3,000 miles attending shows and watching some of the top riders in the sport compete in the International Grand Prixes.
After this experience she moved back to the states to partially manage the enormous Rancho Polo Equestrian center located in Indio, California (right next to Thermal). Here, is where she met Grand Prix Rider Jenni McAllister and her husband Steve McAllister who hired Mary to manage their barn and work for them. Mary began teaching professionally shortly after and became the sole manager of the 80 acre Rancho Polo Facility. This facility is 3 miles down the street from Thermal and becomes a seasonal hub for trainers from all over the continent. During her 15 years of management at the facility she was able to make connections, learn from, and work for riders and trainers such as Kyle King, Charlie and Haley Schwab, John Anderson, Tracey Epp, Jamie Barge, John Pearce, Liz Ashton, Mary Masterson, Julie Winkel, Eduardo Hegewisch, among many more.
Owner/ Trainer of Twisted Tree Farm
Twisted Tree Farm Stables is the premier equestrian facility in Scottsdale, Arizona. The staff at Twisted Tree Farm is comprised of enthusiastic horse people who love horses and the equestrian sport. Whether your riding goals consist of enjoying a comfortable hobby or building your personal riding skills to the next level, achieving your goals is a journey which may take a number of turns. Twisted Tree Farm stables wants to help you achieve your goals and we have the expertise to guide you. We are a Hunter Jumper horse boarding & training barn in Scottsdale Arizona and we provide something for everyone with English riding lessons to kids camps to quality show jumpers for sale.
1994 El Paso Child Crisis Center $80,000
1995 Paso Del Norte college preparatory school $15,000
2010 Healing Hearts Animal Rescue $1,400
2012 Phoenix Dream Center Foster Care Program $15,000
2013 Phoenix Dream Center Foster Care Program $22,000
2014 Phoenix Dream Center Teen Center Room
2015 Phoenix Dream Center Buys 3 Mini Vans
Phoenix Dream Center Says Thank You Twisted Tree Farm!
Sydney Oshinski, started her riding career with Twisted Tree Farm at 5 years old. Sydney came to Twisted Tree Farm during her family vacations to Scottsdale from Chicago, Illinois to ride as often as possible. At the young age of 9, Sydney started traveling and competing with Janet Hischer to venues such as Colorado, California, Washington, Oregon, Canada, and New Mexico. After winning numerous championships in the hunter divisions she expanded into the jumper arena. Sydney attended Arizona State University full time where she began her professional career with Twisted Tree Farm. She graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Criminology & Criminal Justice and a minor in Spanish. Sydney currently attends Chicago Kent College of Law in Chicago, IL., where she is on track to graduate in December 2019, and is in the top 18% of her class. As she attends classes during the school year, she is able to be out at Twisted Tree Farm intermittently, but stays involved in the marketing, social media, and other administrative affairs of TTF. Sydney is an extremely enthusiastic coach and a dedicated rider. Her students always leave the ring with a smile. She enjoys passing her extensive horsemanship knowledge onto her students.
Janet is the third generation equestrian in her family. Accomplished equestrian trainer, Janet Hischer, has been horse crazy since childhood. Her lifelong affiliation with horses began at an early age, at age 9 Janet began taking her first riding lesson. Janet has been on the competitive show circuit either as a competitor or trainer of a competitor since she first opened Twisted Tree Farm over 30 years ago. At the Twisted Tree Farm facility in Scottsdale she helps horses and riders achieve their potential in their personal riding goals as well as in the show ring. Janet is an accomplished rider herself with numerous Hunter championships and Grand Prix results both nationally and internationally. Twisted Tree Farm offers Janet's supreme expertise in training champion show horses and riders.