Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: North Grafton, MA
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UConn Equestrian Program
I believe the manager of the UConn equestrian program is John Bennett. He is the owner of John Bennett Stables in Putnam CT. I don't have any knowledge on the UConn equestrian program, but I have heard nothing but good things about it. If John Bennett runs his program anything like he runs his stables, it would be an incredible program to get into.
I can tell you a little bit about John Bennett's Stable:
I took my horse, Campbell (morgan percheron cross), to John Bennett Stables for 30 days of riding and driving finishing at the recommendation of my farrier. Cam went to John Bennett Stable a disrespectful bulldozer of a horse, and came back a beautifully mannered, respectful horse eager to do his job. John Bennett Stable specializes in the Morgan Horse and is predominantly a Morgan Barn, but the atmosphere there is really laid back and accepting, unlike most Morgan barns I've been too where they are.....a little....biased towards Morgans and closed minded to anything else? While John Bennet Stables shows the Morgans, they train and board all horse breeds, and provide both riding and driving programs. I can speak from experience when I say that it is an AWESOME barn!
I am a plus size rider, and I was warmly welcomed at John Bennett's barn and I absolutely love both John and his daughter Kate (and everyone else at that barn as well).
I can't say enough good things about John Bennett........so I would assume that his equestrian program at UConn is just as awesome!!!!!
Hope that helped...