Established in 2016 by the Troiano family, owner/operator Tina Troiano had always had a vision of what her farm would be like after her experiences of working and boarding at many stables throughout her life. Because of this dream, Cavallo Farm's goal is to create a safe and fun learning environment for both horse and rider to grow together as a team, promoting horsemanship and sportsmanship above all. We believe that a successful pair in the show ring is created from many hours of hard work both on the ground and in the saddle at home. In 2017, the small 5 stall barn was renovated and expanded, including both an outdoor and indoor with premium footing and jumps, several stalls, and social lounge, to make it one of the top hunter/jumper facilities in the area. Although we are primarily a Hunter/Jumper Farm here at Cavallo, we have trainers come in from other disciplines to help our riders become more well rounded in the sport.
Tina Troiano started her love affair with horses at the tender age of six when she got her fist pony. Western was her discipline of choice as a youngster and with her three quarter horses she was a competitive pleasure, halter and barrel racer. In high school, Tina trained morgans at Sharon Morgan Farm, a breeding farm in Colebrook, CT, and took an interest in driving carriages. Still to this day, morgans are one of her favorite breeds. It wasn't until her volunteer time at a horse rescue organization in Leesburg, VA, while in college that she started taking English riding lessons. Tina fell in love with the discipline of Dressage and had the opportunity in her early 20s to study under the Olympic dressage rider, Dorothy Morkis. The few years that she spent at Dottie's White Horse Farm in Dover, MA taught her how to care for some of the highest level Grand Prix horses in the country. While living and studying in Dover, Tina also helped out at the breeding farm, Hamilton Farm, in Hamilton, MA, which housed some of the most famous stallions, like Galoubet A. The knowledge that Tina gained at all of the farms that she was involved at prepared her for her dream job, a training position at the Thoroughbred breeding farm, Ratlum Mountain, in Canton, CT. Tina trained the Thoroughbred's that were unsuccessful on the track and made them more marketable to sell in English disciplines. While there she trained with Advanced Event rider Jennie Goebel and dabbled in low level eventing. After marrying her best friend of 12 years, Anthony, in 1995 and having 3 children (2 of which are competitive riders), she decided that it was time to have her own farm. Tina's vast experience and knowledge of so many breeds of horses and disciplines of riding is what helps her teach her daughters Olivia and Julianne the importance of being a true equestrian, to not be put in a box and only see the sport one direction.
~About Cavallo Farm~
Alex is an equestrian professional with extensive experience training, riding, and competing on the national A-circuit, as well as on the intercollegiate level. She has a proven track record of success, earning national and international championships across a range of divisions including jumpers, hunters, and hunt-seat equitation. Alex has spent the last few years helping her students reach their riding goals in both the IEA and USEF competitions at Ethel Walker School here in Ct.