The idea for Altogether Farm was born many years ago when Heather and her sisters first began competing on the A circuit while based out of a small family farm. Every lesson or training session involved loading up and shipping to a trainer's facility. With three kids showing, finances did not permit stabling with a full service barn at the shows, which often left them feeling like an afterthought for busy trainers. Firmly believing that there should be a better way and more opportunities for all riders, Heather started Altogether Farm with the goal of serving both traditional boarding clients as well as those who maintain their horses at home. And when it comes to showing, our name says it all - no matter how you choose to pursue your equestrian dreams, at the shows we are "Altogether Farm."
Heather has been riding and training on the A circuit for over 30 years. She started out as a junior rider in the highly competitive Northeast region under such well known instructors as Paul Valliere, Mike Henaghan and George Morris. After turning pro, she moved into the jumper ranks. With help from Frank Gombolay, Anne Kursinski and Aaron Vale, she competed with a variety of horses at levels from 1.20 meters up to Grand Prix.
Eventually, she decided to concentrate on training young riders and horses. Students range from novice Short Stirrup riders to experienced competitors tackling their first Grand Prixs. Heather's students have had success both locally, with wins in the GHJA Pony and Junior Medal Finals, and on the national stage, with wins at the USEF Pony Finals and students qualifying for all of the big Equitation Finals and indoor circuits. Whatever your goals, Heather can help you achieve them.