78 Hunter Lane, Glastonbury, CT 06033  



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Leslie is a USHJA Certified instructor who has been teaching horseback riding lessons to children and adults for over 35 years. As a child she was a member of Glastonbury Pony Club. She graduated the UCONN animal science program and then owned and operated Ansala Farms, a breeding and training farm where she taught riding lessons in Andover, CT for 18 years.  She spent 12 years building and managing the riding program and schooling the green horses at Kingsley Farm in Coventry, CT with Dee Dee Hopper.  She was with Full Circle Farm in Manchester, CT from 2010 to early 2015 where she built the riding program and initiated and coached the successful IEA Show team. She now teaches out of Hunters Run Stables in Glastonbury andMeadowbrook Farm in Lebanon. Her instruction in equitation and hunters is based on the classic principles of  George Morris and  Bernie Traurig  as well as other great masters who teach that position is always the first building block in a rider and only from proper position and balance do softness and feel  develop.  In addition good horsemanship produces a happy, comfortable horse which will always be the best  and most willing partner. She strives to create proficient students in and out of the show ring focusing on safety and horsemanship as well as form and function.  From nurturing a first time beginner rider or young horse, to coaching them to their first blue ribbon and championship she instills a sense of responsibility and passion for all aspects of riding and horse care. Her students have achieved Finals wins and year-end awards at many levels. She brings her diverse equine background to her students. If you are looking for horseback riding lessons for yourself or your child call Leslie!

Lessons must be scheduled in advance and 24 hrs cancellation notice must be given

Lesson rates @ Hunters Run Stables:

     $50/ half hour private

     $60 3/4 hr private

     $75 hour private

     $50 hr group or 3/4hr semiprivate

     $45/half hr beginner lesson

     (leadline and walk trot)

Boarders and ship ins only @ Meadowbrook,  call for rates.

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  • USHJA Certified instructor
  • Over 35 years of experience
  • Proven results
  • Huntseat riding lessons
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  • Showing from schooling to rated shows
  • Successful IEA Coach
  • Quality Equitation and Hunter instruction
  • Glastonbury and Lebanon.
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About Leslie

 Leslie offers horseback riding lessons for all ages and levels of riders from the very young child or older adult just starting out to the experienced competitor.  HerIEA teams are for middle and high school students who want to compete in the interscholastic arena. She welcomes riders looking to move to the next level and tailors an individual approach for each rider.  She shares her lifelong love of horses and passion for horsemanship with all her students focusing on safety and instilling confidence in all her students.
Children and adults alike learn the joys of riding and caring for horses to create educated horsemen and women.  Her approach, based on classic principles, takes her students from their first show to successful finals competitions.  Basic position and understanding how form affects function are the keys to a solid foundation and good riding at all levels.
 The USHJA certification assures adherence to timeless, traditional standards that have been the bedrock of success for so many top riders over so many years.  The rider’s effect on and relationship with the horse is nurtured and educated to create working partnerships. Come join our team!

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