The Washington Equestrian Center is a privately owned and operated hunter/jumper barn offering intimate and high-quality equestrian services for horse and rider. We strive for excellence in client service and horsemanship, and provide a full offering of boarding, training, lessons, rehabilitation services, sales and clinics. We are located in Washington Depot, Litchfield County, CT - An hour and forty-five minute drive from Manhattan. Our facility sits on 75 acres of plush farmland, off a quiet road in the heart of the Litchfield Hills. We offer indoor/outdoor riding rings and acres of turnout paddocks.
Owners Harry Harrison and Amy Nauiokas opened the Washington Equestrian Center in Jan 2012. Active entrepreneurs, Harry and Amy are thrilled to help share their lifelong equestrian interest to a new community of Litchfield County riders.
Nikka Therrien is the head trainer and manager of the Washington Equestrian Center show barn. Nikka has worked for many top professionals in the equestrian world including Michael Matz and Todd Minikus; where she assisted in the development of competitive hunters and jumpers. She also was a trainer and rider at a top level Oldenburg breeding farm in Germany, preparing young horses for sale. She has extensive teaching experience in hunter, jumpers and equitation. Nikka has managed very large training and riding programs for both commercial equestrian establishments and exclusives private clients.