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Meet Our Instructors

Rick Caldwell, Instructor & Trainer
A teacher in the classroom and in the riding arena, Rick Caldwell brings to CSF 35 years’ experience successfully coaching and instructing young people. Comfortable in several disciplines, Rick was short listed for the 1980 Olympic 3-Day Squad on his own “Black Irish,” competed homebred “Friar’s Lass” through Prix St. Georges in dressage, was a graduate “A” pony clubber, and personally coached nationally recognized event riders Fanny Lee and Sarah Hansel. Rick was the Director of Riding at The Ethel Walker School for 12 years and is still and active competitor on his own “Olmsted” which will run its first FEI 1* in July 2010. He was the organizer and show manager of The Ethel Walker Fall Horse Trials, Fall Indoor Show and Simsbury Spring Show for over 12 years. He was instrumental in bringing the Interscholastic Equestrian Association to New England hosting annual shows and coaching several teams to national finals.
Prior to his coming to CT, Rick owned Wildcat Mountain Farm in Washington, VA, where he stood the TB stallion “White Friar,” hunted with Rappahannock Hunt, and was District Commissioner of Old Rag Mountain Pony Club. He taught social studies and English in Fairfax County VA for 17 years. Rick is presently preparing to test for his USEF Eventing Technical Delegate license.
Alison Coe-Roraback, Instructor & Trainer
Alison's accomplishments in the AQHA and hunter rings are impressive with wins and top-ten placings at some of the largest and most prestigious shows in the country. Her training and showing career spans three decades with success in both hunter and western disciplines. Alison is available for lessons, schooling rides and horse evaluations.
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Diana Schaefer-King, Instructor & Trainer
Diana is a USHJA-certified instructor whose professional career spans 3 decades. She leads our program with ambition, enthusiasm and know-how to develop horses and their riders for success in and out of the show-ring. She has ridden and trained with the best and puts forth her acquired knowledge in her everyday approach to training and teaching. Diana is very active on the show circuit and will accommodate a rider's specific goals.


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Rebecca Lynch-Theran, Instructor & Trainer
Becca joined the staff of CSF in early 2013 and has had a fantastic impact on our IEA program. She has led our teams through two very successful seasons with her consistent approach to strong position, soft aids and effective riding. Becca is a seasoned competitor and has trained and shown many young horses throughout her career, studying under some of the industry's best clinicians.

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