About Us
Valkyrie Equestrian Center (VEC) is a full service hunter/jumper facility located in picturesque Granby, Connecticut on Connecticut's north central border with Massachusetts. Valkyrie offers boarding, a full lesson program, training, leasing and summer riding program.

Since purchasing Valkyrie Equestrian Center in 1999, owner Carolyn Joseph Mainardi has been doing what she loves – training horses and teaching students our wonderful sport.

A high standard of excellence in the human-horse relationship is encouraged by the Valkyrie trainers at all levels to promote the welfare and enjoyment of both riders and equine partners. Valkyrie students wishing to compete have the opportunity to attend shows ranging from local schooling to multi-day A-rated competitions.
On occasion, clinicians have been brought to Valkyrie to add another dimension to the students' education. Most notably, Valkyrie has hosted clinics with Olympian Anne Kursinski several times in the past.

Whether you wish to focus on Equitation, Hunters or the exciting world of Jumpers, your needs and goals can be realized at Valkyrie.