Head Trainer and Professional Rider
Obsessed with horses from a young age, Amy has over 25 years experience in the equine industry and more than 10 years experience as a professional rider/trainer. Amy has been a USHJA Certified Trainer since 2014. Amy had a successful junior career in the hunters, equitation, and jumpers and graduated from UConn with a Bachelor of Science in Animal Science with an Equine concentration. While at UConn Amy won numerous high point rider honors. Since graduation Amy has coached many students to wins and top placings in local, regional, and national level competitions, as well as riding and showing to her own championships. Amy takes pride in matching horses and riders for the most success. In both 2017 and 2019 she was named the CHJA High Point Hunter Trainer. Amy teaches Folly's boarders and leasing clients and also coaches the Trinity College Equestrian team which is based out of Folly Farm.
In 2020, Amy expanded her business knowledge by earning her MBA from Louisiana State University- Shreveport.
Amy has been proudly sponsored by Voltaire Design Saddles since 2014 and began partnering with EquiFit in 2021.
Head of the Riding School and IEA Coach
Brittney began riding at age 8 and has made horses a major part of her life ever since. She competed in both Hunters and Equitation as a junior and attended UConn where she rode on the Hunt Seat and Western Teams. She also completed instructor training in English, Western and Dressage disciplines. Brittney has been working with Amy since 2013, and together they have built a very successful riding school and IEA program. Brittney is the Head of our Riding School and coaches both Folly's Middle School and High School IEA teams. In 2019 she was named the CHJA High Point Co-Trainer with Amy.
Riding School Instructor
Kate has been riding for nearly twenty years and has been fortunate enough to compete at AA rated shows such as HITS Ocala, Fieldstone, MHC Finals, NEEC Finals, Capital Challenge, as well as on the Interscholastic and Intercollegiate circuits.
Since her junior years, she has had a great deal of riding time with some of the top professionals in the industry and was fortunate enough to work for some of those people as a young professional.
Over the last few years, she has honed her skills as an instructor, continued her love of working with young horses, and has even learned to play polo!
Riding School Instructor
Molly joins the Folly Farm training staff after riding and competing for years with Amy and Brittney as her instructors. Molly's bright smile and patience led us to ask her to begin to teach our youngest students in our Tiny Trotter program. With the development of her teaching skills, she has taken on an integral role instructing students of varying levels in our riding school. Molly is also the director of our summer programming.
Barn and Facilities Manager
As a member of the Folly Farm staff for over 20 years, David is an integral part of our team. His meticulous care of the horses and attention to detail ensures the best experience at Folly Farm. When you notice how great the horses look and how well the facility is kept up, you can pass on your appreciation to David and his hardworking staff.