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Ansala/Leslie Poirier

 True Horsemanship-Classic Instruction-Lasting Friendships 

Riding lessons

First Horse Show ribbon

Looking for horseback riding lessons that will take you from the sidelines to the show ring?


USHJA Certified instructor

Over 35 years of experience

Proven results

Horseback riding lessons

Leases and sales 

Showing from schooling to rated shows

Successful IEA Coach

Quality Equitation and Hunter instruction

Glastonbury and Bolton, CT.

First horse show ready to go

About Leslie

 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. 

Associations and partners

CHSA Finals Champion, Training Hunters

Riding lessons

 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:

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Ansala/Leslie Poirier

78 Hunter Lane, Glastonbury, CT 06033

(860) 465-6913