Welcome to Ansala/Leslie Poirier

Welcome to Ansala/Leslie Poirier

Welcome to Ansala/Leslie PoirierWelcome to Ansala/Leslie PoirierWelcome to Ansala/Leslie Poirier

 True Horsemanship-Classic Instruction-Lasting Friendships 

Riding lessons

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

First Horse Show ribbon


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.

About Leslie

First horse show ready to go

 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,. 

Associations and partners

Riding lessons

CHSA Finals Champion, Training Hunters

 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.   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!

Andi Sheptoff

 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! 

Contact Us

Drop us a line!

Ansala/Leslie Poirier

78 Hunter Lane, Glastonbury, CT 06033

(860) 465-6913