GMC Farm is a full-care riding facility located on 30 acres in Glastonbury, CT. This family run farm prides itself on 3rd generation management that understands the needs of every horse owner, tailoring their services to the casual-trail rider, retired equine or the casual or competitive Hunter-Jumper, whichever your preferences may reside. Owners live on premise to provide 24-hour care.
The facilities offer large grass turnouts (group or private), automatic waters, 24/hr hay, recently updated electric fencing, a 100x100 sand riding ring with jumps and a summer hunt course. The property backs-up to miles and miles of trails reaching the Glastonbury reservoir. Promoting the health and well-being of your equine companions, GMC Farm believes in 24-hour turnout with the use of run-in shelters. There is a 4 stall barn that is available if your horse becomes sick or injured, as well as a medical paddock for rehabilitation. Located within the barn are individual tack lockers to house all of your tack and equine necessities.
In addition to boarding, GMC Farm also offers group and individual riding lessons with head trainer Olivia Carey. Olivia has been a part of the Hunter/Jumper community for over 15 years coming from a diverse background. She began her riding career learning the fundamentals of western riding within the Quarter Horse community before entering into the Hunter/Jumper world. It is here she found her true passion; competing on the local and rated level. She has been a part of USEF, CHSA, and CHJA since she was a child rider. While attending the University of Connecticut, Olivia was a part of the IHSA team, making it to both Regionals and Zones on an individual and team level. While her forte is developing young horses, teaching them the basics all the way through, she also has experience with schooling the seasoned pros. Olivia customizes each and every training program based on the goals of the rider/owner; making sure the goals line up with each horses ability. Young horses are started slowly and correctly, learning the fundamentals which will allow the horse and rider to perform effectively throughout their careers. Olivia focuses on developing the riders through a solid seat and leg to help guide the horse through flatwork and over fences. Through hands on guidance and communication, Olivia is able to show each rider what they are capable of, no matter what their goals are for their riding career.
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