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Our History

Michael began riding in 1960. By the early 70's he was competing in national level shows in both hunter and jumper classes. Mike continues to teach, coach, and give clinics. Lynda specializes in dressage and combined training. A successful equitation rider in her teens, Lynda soon discovered eventing and enjoys riding, teaching and coaching. Both Mike and Lynda are USPC instructors and examiners to the C-2 level.

North Forty Farm has always been a family business. Lynda and Mike met at Morven Park International Equestrian Institute in 1979. They married and had their first child, Christopher, in 1980. Katie was born in 1984 and by the early '90's, we were all enjoying our horses at shows, events, and hunter paces. Lynda began teaching in 1976, and opened NFF in 1994. The business soon became successful enough to support the family. Mike and Katie hit the show circuit in the late '90's and were very successful at some of the largest shows on the east and west coasts in the jumper divisions.

Katie became a very talented rider and trainer. She and Mike brought along several youngsters from unhandled 3 year olds to champions in the show ring. Katie is now a successful rider/ trainer in Moorpark CA.

Chris came home after college to help establish the new facility. He accomplished a tremendous amount in a few short months. Chris is a vet student at Murdoch University in Perth Australia. 7/6/08- Chris & Julia Frank were married at Julia's parent's house in Roxbury CT. Congratulations!! They will live in Perth for the next 4 years while Chris attends vet school. Although Chris and Katie are grown and gone, they are still a big part of North Forty Farm.

 

 

Katie & Soho & Buddy- showing on the east & west coasts