Alena M. Meacham

Lecturer, Director of Horse Riding Program and
Coach of the Equestrian Hunt Seat, Dressage, and Western Teams

Alena Meacham

   Phone: (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 3553   Equine Training III - Advanced
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

  • Beachin' it
  • Skiing
  • Watching football 
  • Competing in Jumpers

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Department of Animal Science
Unit 4040
17 Manter Road
Storrs, CT 06269-4040

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