Canterbury Farm Announces Sponsors for 2015
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Canterbury Farm Announces Their Sponsors for 2015

Caitlyn Shiels and Greg Franklin proudly display their awards and sponsor banners on their Ocala tack room, which was nominated for the Best Barn Contest in the Functionality Category.

Ocala, FL – March 22, 2015 – Canterbury Farm of Hampshire, IL, would like to announce their new and continuing sponsorships for the 2015 show season. Canterbury Farm will spend the season promoting the top of the line products offered by their various sponsors. The farm promoted the great products during the winter months at the Hits Ocala Circuit while showing their customer and sale horses under the training of owner Greg Franklin and assistant Caitlyn Shiels and proudly displayed their sponsor banners on their Ocala tack room.

Shiels loves her Hayward Sportswear jacket.

Hayward Sportswear Ltd has established a partnership with Shiels. She will be wearing the lightweight, techno style hunt coats while she shows in the professional hunter classes.
“The jackets a breathable and have a really confortable mesh lining that I love wearing while I ride,” said Shiels. “The custom collar ribbon options are so fun! I love having Canterbury represented in a subtle, yet stylish and fun way!"
Canterbury Farm and Shiels are continuing their sponsorship with O'Shaughnessey (OS) apparel, which Shiels wears in the jumper ring.

(Left) Shields sports the Kileyann jacket by O'Shaunghnessey.

“The Kileyann is the newest addition to the OS apparel show coat collection. It’s a perfectly tailored performance show coat, breathable and waterproof, with stretch for comfort and movement. Designed for the athlete who needs function without sacrificing style. And the easy care makes it an essential piece for the active competitor," says Sara Griot, founder of the stylish brand.

"The Kileyann is so gorgeous! I absolutely love it, and it is incredibly breathable, has both comfort and style and is water resistant! I am so fortunate to be able to wear such a unique coat in the show ring!" says Shiels.
Canterbury Farm has sponsorships with Tucci, Samshield, and Butet in addition to O’Shaughnessey Apparel. They are also pleased to partner with Blueberry Hill and Ardie Hastey for all of their tack needs during the HITS Ocala 2015 circuit. Blueberry Hill carries many of their sponsor brands, including Butet, Samshield, and Tucci.

Additionally, Canterbury is pleased to announce that they will be featuring Equifit products and look forward to a successful partnership with this quality brand throughout 2015.


Canterbury Farm has been a family owned business for over 30 years and is a full service facility offering lessons, training, boarding, sales and showing located at 14N200 Thurnau Rd, Hampshire, IL 60140.

Franklin has qualified horses and riders for the Pennsylvania National, Washington International and the National Horse Shows including the Medal and Maclay Finals. He has also shown internationally at Spruce Meadows in the 1.40 and 1.45 divisions and is a certified trainer with USHJA. Additionally, Franklin has his ‘R’ in Hunters, Hunter Seat Equitation, and Jumpers and judges throughout the country.
Caitlyn Shiels was born and raised in Sheffield, Massachusetts, and rode with Andre Dignelli at Heritage Farm as a junior and finished in the top ten in all the major equitation finals. In 2004, Shiels was a double gold medalist in both the team and individual events at the North American Young Riders Championships. Shiels has ridden to many championships for Canterbury Farm since joining the team.
For more information on Canterbury Farm, please visit their website at

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