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Ellie's Big Adventure - Equine Affaire 2019

On the last day of September, I received an email from the Vermont Morgan Horse Association asking if I would be interested in bringing Ellie to Equine Affaire in Massachusetts from November 7-10.  I became a member of VMHA this year when I decided to compete at Vermont Heritage Days; so even though I live in Maine and not Vermont haha, I made a snap decision to say yes!  
Honestly, it was 21 minutes after the email came in that I responded yes!  Then I had to figure out how to actually make it all happen hahahahaha.  Typical.
I attended Equine Affaire as a spectator a few times way back when and then for many years I ran the breed booth for the Standardbreds, including a four-day stint in C Barn with Dreamy back in 2013.  It is fun and exhausting to travel 4+ hours one way from home to talk with thousands of people, walk thousands of miles around the venue (ok, not that far but close), and ride in demos on a horse that has never seen such a huge venue (though in her defense, Ellie was …

About Me

I have been a horse crazy little girl for most of my life.  I began my equine career in 1985 when I was six years old. My earliest recollections of horses are from visiting my great-grandfather's Standardbred farm. 

I began riding with Joy Spencer of Joydale Morgan Farm, which is where my first horse Sparky was born.  I took jumping lessons for a year with Chelise Storace of Cressbrook Stable when she was located in Straham, NH and then went on to ride in college at the University of New Hampshire with Janet Briggs from 1997 - 2001.  I took summer dressage lessons in college on Lusitano stallions with Vitor Silva of Sons of the Wind when he was located in Deerfield, NH.  

I have been lucky enough to ride in clinics with Steuart Pittman, Linda Zang, Lendon Gray, Heather Blitz, Chris Lombard, Gwyneth McPherson, and Jennifer Wilson-Horr. I took dressage lessons with Judy Thibeau of Little Moon Farm for years with Dreamy.  Most recently, I have been riding dressage with Beth Brainerd of Hidden Brook Farm and jumping with Babette Lenna Gonyea of B-Eventing.

I live on my own little farm with my husband and two children!  I am a schoolteacher in real life, which gives me the opportunity to enjoy the summers with my horses and kiddos!  Drop me an email anytime at cloverledgefarm@gmail.com!  :-)