Owner & Trainer
At age five, Ashley discovered her passion for horses and began riding. By the time she was 10, Ashley was training with many of the best trainers in the industry and was successfully competing on the "AA" Hunter and Equitation circuit. She began her career as a professional trainer when she was 21, working at several barns in Northern Westchester. By 2003, her entrepreneurial spirit kicked in and she purchased a 24 stall property in North Salem. Today Ashley’s life-long passion for horses and riding is reflected in Summit Farm, a beautiful, thriving equestrian center in the heart of Westchester County’s horse country.
Throughout her career, Ashley has worked with students of all levels and ages helping them to reach their personal goals – whether competing in the show arena or simply enjoying the sport and connection with a horse on an afternoon trail ride. She has successfully trained riders and guided them as they rose from beginner to champion on the show circuit.
"DeeDee" started riding in Wilton, CT and competed in her junior years in the hunters training with Wayne Carroll, Franke Carroll and Gordan Wright. She started professionally working at age 18 in Ridgefield, CT teaching all levels, riding sale horses and training client horses. She gained most of her management experience working under Carl Knee, coach for the Canadian Olympic Team, at Rock Bottom Farm.
After moving back to Connecticut she did some free lance instructing at a number of private farms, before purchasing a farm in North Salem which she operated a successful business out of for 6 years before moving to Bedford Hills. DeeDee has trained and qualified many riders for Equitation Finals, Maclay Regionals and numerous other championships in Fairfield County, Westchester County, WEF and Ocala. DeeDee also continues her freelance training in Virginia, Florida, Connecticut and New York.
Colette started riding at the age of five, and showing competitively on the A/AA circuit at the age of fourteen in both the hunters and equation. Colette attended Centenary University and graduated with a BS in equine studies with a concentration in business management. While at Centenary, Colette was the captain of the hunter/jumper team where she continued her show career. She also had the opportunity of interning in Wellington FL, as a show groom for the WEF winter show circuit at a top show barn in New Jersey. Colette is excited to bring her knowledge she’s gained through school and the field to Summit Farm and eager to follow her true passion of teaching!