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Alena M. Meacham, lecturer, director of Horse Riding program and Coach of the Equestrian Hunt Seat, Dressage, and Western Teams

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(860) 486-3377



Office: Horse Barn







  • B.S. (Equine Business Management), Johnson and Wales University, 2000


After earning her degree from Johnson and Wales University, Alena was fortunate enough to intern with Olympic Silver Medalist Ann Kursinski and then went on and trained with many Grand Prix Jumper and Dressage trainers from the US and Europe.  Alena has a strong foundation in both Balanced Seat riding and Forward Seat riding.  She has won numerous championships in both Hunters and Jumpers and is currently competing 1.20 meter jumpers at USEF A rated shows.  Alena has been coaching and advising the UConn Equestrian Team, UConn Dressage Team and UConn Western Team for over 7 years and has coached the teams to numerus Regional Championships and National placings.


Classes Taught

ANSC 3453 Pleasure Horse Appreciation and Use
ANSC 3456 Light Horse Training and Management
ANSC 4457 Methods of Equitation Instruction
SAAS 257 Methods of Equitation Instruction
SAAS 256 Light Horse Training and Management
Practicum Horse Practicum Riding Lessons (non-credit)
Summer and Winter Community Riding  

Hobbies/Non-Academic Interests

Beaching it, skiing, watching football and competing in Jumpers.

Last updated: 08/15/2016 11:13:38

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Department of Animal Science
3636 Horsebarn Road Ext.
Storrs, CT 06269-4040
Phone: (860) 486-2413
Fax: (860) 486-4375