A lifelong equestrian and accomplished "A" circuit rider, Kristen has made a name for herself and trained in all disciplines of competition: pony club, hunters, jumpers, equitation, and dressage. Kristen was educated by renowned professionals: Robert Hoskins, Patrick Rice, Leslie Burr Howard and Timmy Kees.
As a Junior Kristen competed at the Medal, Maclay, and USET finals, Devon, The National Horse Show, Junior Hunter Finals and has earned her Bronze, Silver, and Gold Medals for winning 20 USET classes. While still in college Kristen co-founded and coached the Fairfield University Equestrian Team, and was a member of the United States IIEA Nations Cup team in Berne, Switzerland, Budapest, Hungry and at the World Championships in Ankum, Germany.
Kristen created the modern Horsemanship Curriculum for the historic New Canaan Mounted Troop and in 2002 received the America's Promise Award for being a Role Model for Youth in Equestrian Sports. She has received the FW-PHA's Trainer of the Year Award for training the Best Equitation Rider, Best Hunter Rider and Best Medal Rider. Kristen is experienced in educating green horses and equine rehabilitation.
Andrea is a true equestrian at heart. She enjoys every aspect of the horse world and has been riding for more than 20 years, half of those she has spent teaching at facilities throughout Fairfield County. Andrea is a certified CHA Instructor and enjoys working with riders of all ages and abilities. Her background is in hunters, jumpers and equitation. She also specializes in helping timid riders overcome their fears and has experience working with special needs children.
One Above Farm is owned and operated by Andrea Zaleski, a certified horse back riding instructor with more than a decade of teaching experience and proven track record of success bringing students from on the lead line and off to the show ring. One Above Farm offers a full lesson program, competitive show program, and the opportunity to be part of an Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) Team. In previous years, Andrea's team has competed at Zone 1 Finals and at National IEA Finals. One Above Farm also offers individualized lease and boarding opportunities for those ready to take the next step in their equestrian care