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Rustling Wind Stables & Creamery
Falls Village, Connecticut

Rustling Wind Stables, Inc.  
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At Rustling Wind we offer lessons for everyone ages 5 and up. You may schedule half hour or one hour appointments with one of our instructors. 

Currently we have three instructors, all licensed and very qualified adults with several years of experience in teaching from the most beginner to upper level riders. At Rustling Wind we offer showing however we are not just a show barn and encourage pleasure riders to join us as well. Our goal is to create well trained horses and competent riders in the show ring or on the trails. 

Terri Lamothe is the head instructor and manager of Rustling Wind. Terri lives on the property and oversees all daily operations as well as traveling to shows with students. She has 30 years experience in the show horse world, riding as a child with top professionals in everything from Hunter Ponies to the Big Eq. and jumpers. Terri teaches many of the people that are showing. She most enjoys coaching at all of the shows and working with people that have green projects. The most satisfying thing for her is to see a young horse transform into a well trained athlete.
2017 Summer Program Dates  

We will be offering 4 weeks of our summer program in 2017.

July 11 -July 15   ADVANCED RIDERS ONLY.  One session per day from 9:00-1:00.  
Must be solid W/T/C and jumping 2' minimum.
  * Includes a field trip to school off farm and other educational activities.
August 8 - August 12      All levels - Two sessions,  9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00
August 15 - August 19    All Levels - Two Sessions, 9:00 - 12:00 and 1:00 - 4:00
4 day Clinics - Focus on your choice - Horse Showing, Eventing, or Dressage
Additional 4 day clinics for intermediate riders, adults ad children, will be offered during the summer.  Dates will be posted ASAP.  Bring your horse for a weekend and work on your skills together.  Focus on your discipline of choice .  We will be having outside clinicians as well as our own instructors.  For prices and dates, please inquire at

 Our program fills very fast, please sign up early. Credit card necessary for reservations.

Early sign ups required. Email us for sign up forms.
Our weeks run Tuesday – Saturday 9:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Lesson Prices:

1 hour private - $70.00
1 hour semi-private - $65.00 each
1 hour group - $60.00 each
all ½ hour lessons - $55.00

Please contact us to schedule appointments.

Rustling Wind Stables, Inc.
164 Canaan Mountain Road 
Falls Village, CT 06031
(860) 824-7634

During July and August we offer week long horsemanship programs for ages 5 and up that wish to learn more than just riding. We have small groups that spend 3 hours a day riding, grooming, and doing all  horse related activities. Inquire for details and the weeks that we have scheduled. 

The cost is $385.00 per week per person, per session for mixed level weeks.     $485.00 for the advanced week.

*** We have a 4 week cancellation policy for our summer program to avoid being charged in full for the time your reserved.
Alicia Coviello began riding as a child and horse showing in the equitation and jumpers with various instructors in the New England area.  After finishing high school, she traveled to England to study with the British Horse Society where she received her BHS certification.  During this stay in England, Alicia developed her love for eventing.  She has continued to event since returning the US, with competition experience through the Preliminary level and schooling higher.  Alicia also shows some horses for clients in the hunters and jumpers and coaches students at shows and events.  Alicia rides most of our horses that are in training.  She most enjoys bringing young horses along in their eventing career or the jumper ring.  Her talent in the event field and the jumper ring are a great addition our program.
Chauntelle Masslon joined our team in 2016.  She comes to us with over 10 years experience as an instructor and many more as a rider.  She rode as a child, then continued her education through Post University's equine program.  Chauntelle is an excellent instructor for all levels.  She has experience as a show and event rider and coach.  Her patience, creativity and attention to detail make learning to ride a fun, safe, and productive experience.  Chauntelle will also be running our beginner camp weeks, teaching private lessons and helping us when needed at horse shows and events.