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: