This Month's Member Profile
Townsend Builders Inc.Owner: Benjamin Townsend
Phone: (860) 663-3184
Address: 162 Green Hill Road, Killingworth CT
Whitney Ridge Stables LLC is a large, family-owned equine facility located in Higganum. Owner and Head Trainer Whitney Lagace has been riding and competing on horseback since childhood. With many years of experience in the horse world, Whitney and her staff have worked with a variety of breeds across several disciplines. The primary focus of WRS is the training and showing of American Quarter Horses at both a local and national level. Although Quarter Horses and showing are their specialty, they welcome all breeds and all levels of rider from beginner to World Show level.
" I'm very lucky – I get to do what I love every day by teaching people to bring out the best in their horses and themselves. When the horse and rider team pulls together and reaches their goals, whether those goals are just better riding skills or competition wins, to aid in their success is very rewarding" says Whitney. "In particular I enjoy seeing the progress of a beginner who finds his or her true love for horses and builds on their knowledge and riding skills as they go. Many of my students have gone to national level competition and to see youths mature and adults and seniors thrive with the dedication and skills managing a horse and competition goals require, well that's the real icing on the cake, not the ribbons and trophies."
Whitney's accomplishments include wins in the NSBA World Show, AQHA World Show, The American Quarter Horse Congress in Ohio, High Point Trail horse two years in a row, meaning of all horses showing AQHA, highest point in every division on every level. Whitney serves on the Board of Directors for Region 6 QH Association, the CT QHA and she's on the AQHA national show committee.
Services available at WRS include boarding, training, sales, and English and Western riding lessons for riders of any age and experience level. Several knowledgeable instructors are also available and regardless of your experience level their goal is to help you feel at ease as you explore the world of horses. The show team currently has room for a few more equestrians who would be interested in competing on a national level. For more information on any of their programs, please contact WRS through the info provided above.