About Our Farm
My father grew up in New York City and stumbled upon a stable in Manhattan called Claremont Riding Academy. It is there that he discovered his love for horses and teaching. He began instructing (mainly dressage) and training at the age of 16 and did so for the rest of his life until he was 60 years old. When he moved out of New York City and into Connecticut he opened up his own horse farm called Canterbury Tails Riding Academy. It is there that I was born and so was my love for all animals.
I watched my father teach people how to ride and properly care for and handle horses for a majority of my life. He taught me so much of what I know today and I am so excited to be able to share my passion with others. Sadly my father passed away in 2016, but I will continue to carry the memories of him and Canterbury Tails with me forever.
In 2020, my husband and I moved from Connecticut to the beautiful Ozark Mountains of Missouri and thus began Canterbury Tails Farm.
Our goal is to rescue as many animals in need as possible while bringing a smile to the face of others.
Almost all of the animals here on our little farm are rescues. They have been adopted, saved from auction/kill pens, or even found injured in the middle of the road.
We are all about having fun in the safest way possible here at the farm. Although my dad was a professional dressage instructor, I personally never had an interest in showing. That being said, I do not provide lessons for any shows, barrel racing, rodeos, etc. but support anyone who decides to take that route. I have always just enjoyed riding and teaching others how to ride for fun!
We have 60 acres here hidden in the mountains and there are even some air bnbs available on site! Come and enjoy our amazing view and animals with us! We look forward to meeting you :)