Kate has more than 30 years of experience riding and training horses. Growing up primarily as a hunter/jumper, Kate has extensive experience on the “A” circuit as well as in Pony Club. Kate also has experience in eventing and dressage.
As a junior, Kate competed up and down the east coast, starting in the pony hunters and moving up to the junior jumpers. She competed in numerous national finals including Pony Jumper and Children’s Jumper finals and Pony Finals. Kate even tied for gold in the individual competition of the Junior Olympics.
A bad fall and subsequent back injury ended Kate’s junior showing career prematurely. Thankfully, after a two year hiatus, Kate re-started her show career as an amateur while attending Boston University.
After college, Kate pursued her finance career, moving to various states for work. Fate brought her full circle back to her hometown in Connecticut, where Kate began dabbling in teaching riding. She discovered not only did she enjoy teaching, but students were enjoying lessons, their horses were progressing, and Kate started picking up more clients by word of mouth.
With the endless support from her husband, Kate founded North Meadow Farm in 2014. In 2017, the farm purchased their current, permanent location in Winsted CT.
Now Kate is known for instilling principles of riding in her students and teaching theories that not only create good riders, but solid horsemen and horsewomen.
Lizzy found her love of horses at a young age. She competed in her first lead line class at age two and was lucky to get her first pony as a 6th birthday present. The subsequent years were filled with everything horse--from pony club to barrel racing.
At age 10, Lizzy found her niche on the American Quarter Horse Association (AQHA) circuit. She competed as a youth for seven years and achieved great success at many national events, including Quarter Horse Congress. Lizzy enjoyed all aspects of showing; however, her passion is in Hunt Seat Equitation.
Lizzy attended the University of Massachusetts Amherst where she competed on the Western Team--even finishing 6th at nationals--and majored in Hospitality.
After college, Lizzy pursued her career in Hospitality in Philadelphia while keeping her horse at North Meadow Farm in Connecticut. She spent every spare weekend possible visiting her horse until realizing her passion was outside the office.
Now, Lizzy is an invaluable member of the North Meadow Farm Team, both in and out of the saddle!