The Lesson Program at Movado Farms, Inc.

Riding Lessons at Movado Farms, Inc.

We Offer:

  • Year Round Lesson Program tailored to all levels of interest and goals
  • Group and Private Instruction available
  • $45 1 Hour Group or 1/2 Hour Private
  • $55 1 Hour Semi-Private
  • $75 1 Hour Private
  • Beginner thru Professional level instruction
  • Lessons for both Youth and Adults
  • Leasing options for students
  • 110' x 220' Outdoor ring with custom jumps
  • Heated indoor arena and viewing lounge
  • Nationally Ranked IEA Team
  • Rated Horse Shows Available

We strive to have the very best in lesson horses!  Come meet out string!

Our Trainers

Louisa Fedora - Owner/Trainer

Louisa Fedora (owner/trainer) founded Movado Farms in 1974 and her patience and attention to detail shows in everything we do here. Louisa’s instruction in equitation is second to none and the foundational horsemanship skills her students learn under her tutelage yield successful, long term proven results. A trainer of exceptional patience, Louisa takes tremendous pride in helping her students to achieve their goals.


Louisa is an active member of the Connecticut Horse Show Association; the Connecticut Hunter Jumper Association; the United States Equestrian Federation; New England Horse Council and the Professional Horseman’s Association. Both Louisa’s students and the horses from her breeding program have excelled in state, regional and national competition. Well respected amongst her peers, Louisa is a frequent participant in training clinics along the east coast.


Louisa was the recipient of several trainers awards and her students and horses have won the NEHC, CHJA, CHSA and USEF Year End Champion and Reserve Awards in ponies, children and adult divisions.   Recently, Louisa began coaching the Yale University and Wesleyan University IHSA Teams and has had great success with them on a regional and national level.  


In addition to her accomplishments in the horse show ring, Louisa was the head costumer at Long Wharf Theatre, loves showing her dogs in confirmation shows, and making jewelry with the lamp worked beads she creates.

Tricia Carlton -- Owner/Trainer

Tricia has enjoyed a life long career in the equestrian world. She holds a B.S. in Art Education from Southern Connecticut State University and her love of the teaching and the learning process permeates all that she does. Tricia has been a co-owner/trainer at Movado since 1980 and her approach to lessons and training centers around positive reinforcement and creating a great relationship between horse and rider.


One of Tricia’s many strengths is bringing young riders and horses along to make them competitive on the local, and national scene as a result of her ability to match horse and rider to create a cohesive team. To that end, Tricia has schooled, trained and ridden horses throughout the United States, Europe and Canada, and her students have achieved such honors as year end awards from the CHSA, CHJA, NEHC, and USEF. Tricia is especially proud of her students’ consistent success in the state finals. An accomplished rider herself, Tricia has been nationally recognized and was a zone 1 Silver Stirrup award winner. Tricia has ridden with Peter Leone, Frank Madden, George Morris, Michael Page, Francesca Marcella, Ian Silage, and Bill Cooney.


Most recently, Tricia and co-owner/trainer Louisa Fedora began a Movado farm IEA team and for four consecutive years their riders have won individual national titles at the IEA Finals and the Middle School team won the National Team Final in . When not working with horses and riders, Tricia enjoys art and is an avid agility enthusiast with her dogs.

Riding Lessons at Movado Farms

IHSA Team Trainer

Tracey Brogan Perry - IHSA Instructor & Barn Manager

 

Tracy Perry began riding at the age of 8 and joined the Movado Farm family at age 10 to compete.  Tracy was frequent champion in the Pony Hunter and Equitation divisions. Upon completion of high school she received a full scholarship into the Equine Science program at Colby Community College in Kansas and was the first Hunt Seat rider at the college. During her college career Tracy competed in IHSA in both English (flat and fences) as well as Western, earning her place as a regional qualifier. After a 20 year hiatus Tracy rejoined the Movado Farm family and has accomplished championships in both Pleasure and Hunter divisions. In 2017 she joined the Movado coaching staff and has helped develop our alumni program.   This year she will continue to coach and will be showing the alumni division in IHSA.

Alysa Chenkus -- Beginner Instructor

Contact Us

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Movado Farms, Inc.

119 Indian Lane, Durham, CT 06422, US

(860) 463-5272

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