Sea Horse Stables is a full service show barn competing in all three rings locally and recognized across the country. Some of our shows include; HITS Saugerties, Devon, Kentucky & WEF. We specialize in pairing successful partnerships through our training staff and customized programs for horses and riders to achieve their goals. We are also well versed in rehabilitation and lay up care & the development of young horses
A lifelong equestrian and accomplished "A" circuit rider, Kristen has made a name for herself and trained in all disciplines of competition: pony club, hunters, jumpers, equitation, and dressage. Kristen was educated by renowned professionals: Robert Hoskins, Patrick Rice, Leslie Burr Howard and Timmy Kees. As a Junior Kristen competeted at the Medal, Maclay, and USET finals, Devon, The National Horse Show, Junior Hunter Finals and has earned her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals for winning 20 USET classes. While still in college Kristen co-founded and coached the Fairfield University Equestrian Team, and was a member of the United States IIEA Nations Cup team in Berne, Switzerland, Budapest, Hungry and at the World Championships in Ankum, Germany. Kristen created the modern Horsemanship Curriculum for the historic New Canaan Mounted Troop and in 2002 received the America's Promise Award for being a Role Model for Youth in Equestrian Sports. She has received the FW-PHA's Trainer of the Year Award for training the Best Equitation Rider, Best Hunter Rider and Best Medal Rider. Kristen is experienced in educating green horses and equine rehabilation. Full resume and references available upon request.
Sarah began her riding with Emerson Burr at the Fairfield County Hunt Club. In her college years, she was president of the Fairfield IHSA team where she met Kristen Abbatiello and shortly after became a client riding in the Equitation and High Adult Jumpers. She now comes to us as Barn Manager with a strong background in rehabs & performance horse maintenance
Betsy Carvill rode at Sea Horse Stables as a Junior going on to become an accomplished professional as an adult. She returns after nearly a decade spent on the FEI circuit. We are delighted to have added a trainer of Betsy's caliber to the Sea Horse Team.