A Family Barn
Since 1949, Kelsey Farm has been teaching young people to ride. Our students benefit from year-round professional trainers, a small teacher/student ratio and show quality ponies and horses. We offer lessons, summer camp, boarding, and a shared lease program for those who wish to ride three days a week with the option to horse show. Whether you ride with us every day or once a week, you will be part of the Kelsey Farm family.
At Kelsey Farm, we offer a safe space for kids to compete, learn, play, get dirty and find their best selves. Our farm is a world apart from the pressure and fast-pace of present day life. We are a haven of acceptance, mutual respect, dedication to the sport of horseback riding.
Trainer Lisa Sherman has been with Kelsey Farm since 1998. Under her leadership, we have had the winner of the CHJA Childrens Medal Finals and many championships at local and AAA rated horse shows, including the PHA Finals, Hampton Classic, Lake Placid and the Vermont summer series. She has won both the PHA High Points Trainer Award and the Greenwich Horse Show High Points Trainer Award, and has overseen the Greenwich Pony Club's consistent 1st and 2nd placing at regional rallies through the years. She has served both on the board of the National Professional Horsemen's Association and as the Corresponding Secretary of the local chapter of the FWPHA for ten years.
Beloved by our students, trainer Kate Bykowski has been with us since 2011. She holds a Bachelor of Animal Science with an Equine specialization and is British Horse Society (BHS) certified through Level II. Kate's deep understanding of teaching, horsemanship and young people derives from 16 years as a riding instructor and trainer and two years as a Grand Prix groom, prior to joining our team.