I live in Cheshire on 3/4 of an acre backed up to 3.5 acres of inland wetland where we used to keep two horses or ponies at a time. Our children (now adults) had fun jumping our hunt course on the vacant lot, hunting in Litchfield, occasionally showing and just hacking until civilization closed in on our area. Sadly, after 54 years of marriage I lost my husband and best friend in January of 2015.
I was born in New Haven, never had a horse as a youngster, but always found something to ride, from the milkman's horse to Saddlebreds, Western, Jumpers and even played polo for five years-compliments of Yale University. I majored in English and Equitation (dual majors) at Southern Seminary Junior College and received a B.A. in English and Psychology from Mary Washington University.
After graduation, I went to work and bought my own horse! Then came five years of Public Relations and Advertising work until I went back to teaching riding, first at a private barn and then at Miss Porter's School in Farmington. Following marriage and during raising children I was a substitute teacher for nineteen years at Cheshire High School. I have taught riding to students with their own horses, coached the 4-H Club, and judged 4-H shows.
In 2010 I gave up my judge's license because I was so busy as a Steward...doing about 45-50 shows a year ( mostly USEF). I co-manage two charity horse shows a year and am an Officer of the Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association (CHJA) serving as it's Secretary. I am a President Emeritus of the the Connecticut Horse Show Association (CHSA) and I am their Prize List Editor. I am also the CHSA Representative to the New England Horsemen's Counci
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