Horses have been a part of my life since I started riding when I was eight years old in Smithfield, Rhode Island. I guess you could say they are my lifelong passion! After moving to Connecticut, I started showing hunters and competing in equitation and soon I was hooked. In addition to showing hunters and jumpers, I also did some dressage, eventing and rode with the IHSA.
I attended the University of Rhode Island where I obtained a Bachelor's degree in Animal Science. After graduating, I was finally able to buy my first horse, London Fog, better known as "Austin.' He was only four years old at the time. In 2006 Austin was the very first recipient of the CHJA Career Achievement Award.
I am the owner of Hidden Brook Stables in Lebanon, CT, a full service Hunter and Jumper Facility.
My husband John and I live on our farm with our adorable son Zachary. Unbelievably, cereal is my favorite food, but I am also known for loving a "French Vanilla, light and sweet," especially on show mornings!
I am a member of the CHJA Board of Directors and am the Co Chairman of the Equitation Committee, which oversees the Medal Finals. I also serve on the Awards Committee. Thanks to a dynamic committee, I always looking forward to the Finals! In 1996 I won the CHJA Adult Medal Final. I was also the recipient of the 2003 Sportsmanship Award, an honor I was proud to receive.