USHJA Certified instructor
Over 35 years of experience
Horseback riding lessons
Leases and sales
Showing from schooling to rated shows
Successful IEA Coach
Quality Equitation and Hunter instruction
Glastonbury and Bolton, CT.
Leslie is a USHJA Certified riding 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 and C&M Farms Equestrian Center in Bolton, CT.
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. Her IEA 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.
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! For more information:
I have been riding with Les for over ten years. She has influenced me on and off of horses in so many ways. I have witnessed Leslie's ability to tailor her instruction to a wide variety of learners. As a collegiate horseback rider and future elementary school teacher there is no one I would recommend more for a beginner looking to get into the horse world, an old pro, or someone who wants to get back into it after a hiatus. She has instilled in me a wealth of knowledge, confidence, and passion and for that I am grateful to have her as a trainer and role model.
Rita Tryon Leslie is an excellent trainer who works with all age groups and levels of experience. I started riding with Leslie 8 years ago and I always look forward to my lessons with her. She cares about her students and the horses making sure everyone is safe at all times. Train with Leslie and you will experience success and enjoyment in the sport of riding horses
Heather Holbrook Leslie has been my daughter's riding instructor for 10 years. She has always held my daughter's safety as top priority, and she has proven to have our best interests at heart. Two years ago when we purchased our first horse, there was no question who I wanted to be in charge of training our new, young mare! Leslie has brought my daughter from a young, careless rider, into a beautiful, capable equestrian. My daughter has been on her IEA team for 4 yrs and has had excellent success in the show ring! I highly recommend her for all your riding needs!
Leslie is a gifted horsewoman and Hunter/Jumper Riding Instructor who concentrates on basic principles and proper horsemanship! And her students’ successes in the Show Ring, Finals wins and placings are proof positive!