Training at Valinor is available in several formats. Full training board includes full board and 5 training rides per week. Partial training board (3x week) and training rides are also available.
Please see our Fee schedule for current rates
ERIN RISSO is the resident trainer at Valinor Farm, and a USEA ICP Level II certified instructor. Erin specializes in starting youngsters and restarting off the track Thoroughbreds and has successfully competed a number that she has trained through the USEF National Intermediate and Preliminary Levels, as well as the FEI CIC*, CCI*, and CIC** levels. She teaches and coaches both young riders and adults just starting out through Preliminary competitors. Erin uses a positive approach and a systematic training program to educate horse and rider to ensure that riders of all abilities can achieve success.
LISA RISSO is the assistant trainer at Valinor. Lisa currently competes her OTTB Jericho at the Training level and is available for lessons on a limited basis. Lisa is a MA licensed instructor, C3 graduate of USPC and competed with the UMASS IHSA Team at Nationals.
CRYSTAL FULCHER is a MA licensed instructor. Whether you know how to ride or want to learn to ride Crystal will focus on the basics to make sure each rider has a good solid position to feel safe and confident while riding. Crystal currently competes her OTTB at the Training level and is available for lessons weeknights and some weekend days.