196 Pine Street
Specialty: Introducing students and horses safely to the sport of eventing, custom training programs, over 29 years experience in riding, 13
years of instruction. Have a background in hunters, equitation, dressage, jumpers and pony club. Master's Degree in Education, am a full time school
teacher which enables me to differentiate instruction and think outside of the box.
THE GUILFORD RIDING SCHOOL
Trainer Jill Walter-Robinson has been an active eventer for many, many, years. She has
established a school barn which stresses safety and horsemanship while still
providing fun for children and adults in the CT shoreline area. Her program has
been established since 1992 in Guilford and she has a long list of experience at
places such as Belmont racetrack, Farmington Polo grounds and the Maryland
Equestrian Center. She really is a huge asset to our sport and her attendance
at some schooling shows (along with her students) single handily can keep them
full!! (She typically brings 4-6 students with her).
DEB MOYNIHANIRISH ACRES FARM
46 Clark Rd.
USEA Certified Instructor, USDF Certified Instructor/Trainer, Level IV Centered Riding
Instructor/Clinician. Offering lessons, training, clinics. Indoor/outdoor facilities, Borders 100
acres of trails. Conveniently located 12 miles east of Hartford. Small facility with care/training
tailored to you and your horse.
VIRGINIA LEARYLOST RUN FARM
Virginia Leary is a former international level eventer who has coached riders at the advanced level. Virginia now shows and trains at the fei level
in dressage and is liscenced to judge eventing dressage training level and below. She is in the small r dressage training program. Available for
lessons clinics and judging.
SARAH DALTON-MORRISGREAT VISTA FARM / FRAZIER FARM TRAINING CENTRE
335 Middle Road Turnpike
Specialty: Pony Club "A" and BHSAI. 22 years at Frazier Farm Training Centre. Over 25
years experience developing young riders, green horses and adult riders. Cross country course
open for schooling with your own trainer or group schools available with SD-M by appointment.
MISSY MILLERTOWN HILL FARM
55 Limerock Road
HEATHER CARLSONSTARLIGHT FARMS
503 Long Mountain Rd.
New Milford, CT
Specialty: Eventing since 1985, Heather has a passion for horses, people and the safety of
our sport. She has competed up through CCI** level and has many students ranging from beginner
novice through preliminary. With facilities in both New Milford and Aiken, SC, Heather competes
and coaches year round in Areas I, II, and III. Facilities include indoor and outdoor arenas
with a variety of jumps as well as dirt roads for conditioning.
1187 Quaddick Town Farm Rd.
Thompson, CT. 06277
Experience: ICP Level II Certified Instructor. 30 Plus years riding and teaching. Dressage to Intermediate I Eventing to Intermediate and CCI*. Eventing Students to Intermediate. Dressage Students to Third Level, USEA ICP Participant. USDF Bronze Medal
Training: Full, Half and Daily schooling to showing at competitions. Consistent approach with dressage emphasis for control, soundness as it relates to jumping.
Lessons: Available for lessons and clinics on premises, will travel and coaching at events
Facility: Located in Thompson, CT. Indoor arena to provide year-round training and lessons with variety of jumps. Truck Ins welcome. Winter in Aiken, SC.
MARISA MELBYFIVE STAR FARM
1 Bluff View Drive
Guilford, CT 06437
Instruction Offered: Eventing: elementary-training, Dressage: intro-second level
Lessons: At farm/will travel. Clinics: At farm/will travel. Coaching: At events.
Horses Trained: All levels
Facilities: Indoor and outdoor arena with jump course. Large galloping field and trails.
Experience: Marisa is a US Eventing Association Certified Instructor through training level. This gives her the ability to teach dressage, stadium jumping and cross country riding at the training level in the sport of eventing. Test assessors included Robin Walker, Eric Horgan, Phyllis Dawson, Mark Phillips and Karen O'Connor.
Marisa graduated with a bachelors degree in Animal Science at the University of Massachusetts in 2009. While at UMass Marisa taught lessons to beginner level college students at the Hadley Farm, and was the president of the Umass Polo Team at Stone Pony Farm.
Some other accomplishments have been instructing at the annual GMHA Junior Horsemanship clinic in Woodstock VT, grooming for Stephen Bradley, advanced eventer and olympian, in Leesburg VA and competing through second level in dressage while working in New York.
Connecticut Dressage and CT Association (CDCTA)
We have an active volunteer-based club,
and offer numerous clinics for both dressage and eventing, scholarships, schooling and
recognized dressage shows, schooling CT and HT.
American Warmblood Society Combined Training
I hope to personally attend
as many events as humanely possible to award prizes to AWS members who place at our
events. I am working on this and stay tuned for more info. In order to qualify for our
awards, you must be a current member in good standing, and have your horse qualify as
an American Warmblood-which most will be. See our website at
for information. Your horse may qualify at one of our inspections, or through
competition. Happy eventing!
Mid-Hudson Dressage & Combined Training Association (MHDCTA)
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New York Upper Connecticut Region of the UNITED STATES PONY CLUBS
Lakeville Pony Club
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