About Us

OUR HISTORY


Wilhelmina and Fred McEwan’s involvement with horses began in Fenwick, Ontario, Canada. For Wilhelmina, those riding lessons evolved into a life-long career with horses. As a teenager, Wilhelmina rode with the Alamo Pony Club in San Antonio, Texas. She successfully competed on the Texas show circuit winning many championships in the hunter, jumper and equitation divisions under the coaching of Col. John W. Russell, while Fred was beginning his riding career with his pony, Irish Rover. By the mid 1970’s, Wilhelmina was competing on the Grand Prix circuit in the United States and Canada, while spending a summer in Germany with Hans G. Winkler. Wilhelmina was a member of the 1976 Canadian Equestrian Team at Spruce Meadows and competed in the 1977 American Invitational, aboard Mr. Dennis, an Australian thoroughbred.
During the summers as a teenager, Fred was trying his hand in the thoroughbred industry in various jobs at SamSon Farm in Canada and Normandy Farm and Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky. He also spent time at the race track with thoroughbred trainers Mike Bell and Peter Howe. He then gained experience at the sales working at Lanes End and Mill Ridge.
As Director of Racing for Spendthrift Farm, home to Triple Crown winners Seattle Slew and Affirmed, Wilhelmina had the opportunity to closely work with some of the top trainers in the world, including D. Wayne Lukas who trained Kentucky Oaks winner Lucky Lucky Lucky for her father-in-law, Leslie Combs. Wilhelmina was closely involved with the inaugural Breeders' Cup at Hollywood Park and continues to work closely with the World Championship event through Fenwick’s partnership. She then obtained her trainer’s license and successfully campaigned in New York and Florida having her first winner at Calder Race Course. As a trainer, Wilhelmina is proud to have bred and trained Clark Cottage, a G1 stakes filly in New York.
Wilhelmina is a member of many equine organizations including the USEF and a board member of NTRA's HorsePac and SCTOBA. She has written a chapter on the Thoroughbred Industry for Marlene Jupiter’s New York best seller, “Savvy Investing for Women”. Wilhelmina was a recipient of the 2004 NRCC Business Advisory Council’s Businesswoman of the Year award for South Carolina.

OUr MISSION


Fenwick Equestrian®, a US based company, was created in 2009 when the brother-sister team of Fred and Wilhelmina McEwan began looking for a unique alternative to mass market products for horses. They wanted an exclusive, high performance product that was stylish, functional and therapeutic. Unable to find any alternatives that appealed to them, Wilhelmina and Fred created Fenwick Equestrian®. They began to work with designers and industry experts in Europe to develop the perfect line of performance coolers, horse blankets, saddle pads, clothing and leg therapy for all horse disciplines.


From start to finish, it was extremely important to the Fenwick design team that the merchandise was:

  • Top Quality
  • Exclusive—made in limited quantities using high performance fabrics
  • Stylish in fit, look and feel
  • Trendy and functional—the cutting edge in equine products.
  • Easy care and therapeutic

Today, Fenwick is an expanding, equestrian therapeutic product manufacturer providing distinctive and superior quality goods to individuals and horse communities around the world. Owners ideas are changing when considering health care for their animals. Many more people are seeking alternative methods of preventative/alternative care. Through this paradigm shift it looks like Fenwick’s Liquid Titanium® products are transforming into a wonderful adjunct inside the search for optimal health and wellness.


Fenwick stands apart from other companies because its products are tested in a "real life" situation at Fred and Wilhelmina’s thoroughbred training center in Camden, SC. Ethical business practices and outstanding service are essential components of the company’s values and are what keeps Fenwick Equestrian competitive. Fenwick measures its success based on repeat business, customer satisfaction and long-term relations.