We have a Lesson and Program Manager, Kristin Vaccaro, who will help direct you to the right trainer and program to help you achieve your goals.

Meet Our Trainers

Lee and Armani

Lee Dillon

Lee is the owner of CEC. She has been training horses professionally for over 25 years. She has championships multiple arenas including: hunter/jumper, saddle seat, driving and cross country. She has also been fox hunting first flight for 5 years. She even has 2 horse of the year multi-championships with Corinthian’s Carder and Corinthian’s Eagle! If that isn’t enough, Lee also is a farrier and a trauma 1 ER front line active health care worker. Needless to say, this woman can do it all!!

  • Private lesson: $70
  • Semi-private lesson: $60
  • Group: $50
Kristin and Marley

Kristin Vaccaro

Kristin is the assistant trainer and assistant manager at CEC. She got hooked into horses at a very young age, and has had diverse opportunities to learn from her own experience, and from top riders. She earned a Bachelors in Equine Studies in 2011. Kristin has seized every opportunity she has been offered to develop herself as a well- rounded equestrian. She has immeasurable experience in all roles it requires from counselor, to instructor, to manager. She even spent time in Germany working with Wulf Rohlf to gain experience with performance horses getting ready for sale. Throughout all of her experience, Kristin has trained and schooled many horses at multiple facilities in the tristate area.

Kristin is the assistant trainer and assistant manager at CEC. She got hooked into horses at a very young age, and has had diverse opportunities to learn from her own experience, and from top riders. She earned a Bachelors in Equine Studies in 2011. Kristin has seized every opportunity she has been offered to develop herself as a well- rounded equestrian. She has immeasurable experience in all roles it requires from counselor, to instructor, to manager. She even spent time in Germany working with Wulf Rohlf to gain experience with performance horses getting ready for sale. Throughout all of her experience, Kristin has trained and schooled many horses at multiple facilities in the tristate area. She makes a perfect asset to CEC!

  • 30 minute private lesson: $45
  • 1 hour Private lesson: $60
  • Semi-private lesson: $50
  • Group: $40
Angela and Hansel

Angela Koulikov

Angela is CEC’s working student. Angela has been an animal lover since she was little. Her love and passion for horses was there ever since she could walk and talk. Angela started seriously acting upon her love of horses 5 years ago when she started volunteering at Winslow Therapeutic Riding Center. She has been with CEC for the last 3 years and since starting has received many championships including Reserve Champion in the low hunter division with the Hudson Valley Horse Show Series and saddle seat Reserve and Champion at Sussex County Fair Horse Show.

Angela is currently working on achieving her Bachelors in Equine Studies at Centenary University where she is continuing to gain all of the knowledge and experience that she can in the equine industry. She is working hard to graduate early! She is absolutely dedicated and her passion really shows in her work with the young students here at CEC.

  • 30 minute private lesson: $45
  • 1 hour private lesson: $60
  • Semi-private lesson: $50
  • Group: $40

Ken Okken (USEF Show Judge for Hunters, Jumpers & Equitation) $100.00 for a 1-hour private lesson

Please text or call our Lesson and Program Manager Kristin Vaccaro to schedule a lesson appointment ‭+1 (201) 400-2676‬

CEC AFTER SCHOOL HORSEBACK PROGRAM – SADDLE CLUB 

Daily Riding Lesson
Horsemanship Lessons
Homework time, and encouragement

🦄 Saddle Club is for students (a.k.a. horse-crazy kids) and includes:
Excellent outdoor exercise
Responsibility
Discipline
Make new friends and work as a team
Learn compassion for another creature
All in a safe and supervised environment

Daily Schedule:

Program Runs 3:45pm to 6:45pm
Snack, then an activity such as

Hiking,
Grooming & tacking,
Riding
Horsemanship,
Homework help
Crafts & movies,
Pick up time is 6:45 – 7:00 pm at CEC

As children progress, we can also offer mounted lessons in the ring and horsemanship lessons in the barn.  As we are firm believers that kids learn by doing, we give “hands-on” experience with the horses.  After school riders learn to groom and tack their mounts, along with the basics of horse care and proper barn safety.  We love our after school riders because they are always full of energy and fun! The Saddle Club offers it all for a very competitive price.

Call, text or email today and learn about how to get your child enrolled! Saddle Club Members also receive a discount on riding lessons!
You may register for certain weeks or the whole semester!
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