The daughter of Hazel and Lynn Williams, Lynda Williams was born in Lynchburg, Virginia. Her Daddy's love of horses rubbed off on Lynda when she would ride in front of her Daddy while trail riding after church on Sundays thru the Blue Ridge Mountains. Through her adolescent years, Lynda Williams showed her family owned horses and started riding for others while traveling to horse shows and learning to ride better by trial and error. Her unwavering love of horses and teaching lead her in receiving inquiries for her to teach lessons. It wasn’t long before those lesson families wanted horses and Lynda Williamson began running a barn in Roanoke, Virginia.
Lynda moved to Indiana when she took a job as an assistant trainer at Delovely Farm. Under the guidance of Raymond and Lillian Shively, Lynda honed her skills in the roadster and equitation divisions. After several years at Delovely Farm, Lynda returned to her roots in Virginia when asked by Karen Waldron of Bent Tree Farm to teach her niece, Challen Cates.
Lynda had aspirations to run her own barn again when Pat and Bobbie Antonacci of Riverton, Illinois were looking for someone to run their barn and teach their 4 children. In the seven years at Wildwood Farm, she began to be known for her ability to match horse with rider and it was evident by the successful combinations that went on to win World and National titles.
While at Wildwood Farm, Andy and Lynda had met on the Midwest show circuit as they had bought and sold numerous horses between the two of them. After a lengthy courtship, Lynda found herself relocating to Hollow Haven in Chanhassen, Minnesota.