At Whispering Willow, we prioritize our barn culture above all else. We know that horses and humans alike learn best when they feel calm and supported, and we've developed our program accordingly. We pride ourselves on having an environment that is kind, positive, and inclusive to all. Our instructors specialize in patience, and meeting every rider wherever they are in their journey without judgement. By enlisting our clients to contribute positively to this vision, we have cultivated a community of like minded people who support and uplift each other, and make the barn an enjoyable place to be.
Meet the Owner
Morgan began her teaching career at Spring Meadow Farm in 2008, instructing hunter and equitation riding lessons while attending Hopkins School in New Haven. She went on to represent Kenyon College in IHSA Open classes, while continuing to teach and show in the 3'3" hunter classes. After college, Morgan spent summers as the Director of the International Riding Camp and winters as the head trainer and manager of the equestrian center at Windsor in Vero Beach, Florida. After years of professional experience in the equine industry, Morgan opened her own program, Whispering Willow, in Madison in 2019, which grew rapidly. In 2021, Morgan purchased the old Movado Farms in Durham, which is now the permanent home of Morgan's program- Whispering Willow Equestrian Center. Morgan coaches a middle & high school IEA team, as well as both Wesleyan and Yale's Equestrian Teams.