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About Us

Welcome to R Folly Farm LLC, our home away from home. We, Mady and Thorn Rosenthal, have been riding for over twenty years and currently own five geldings that we ride in dressage, do a little jumping, and trail ride. (Thorn still dreams of finding that perfect cross country horse!) We have trained with Lendon Gray, Francois LeMaire and Javier Gaona. While our focus is traditional dressage, we have attended clinics with Sally Swift, Ann Guptil, Louise Meryman, and others to gain as much insight as possible to improve our riding. We do not have a drive to compete, but we show annually to get independent appraisal of our progress. We have competed in CDA schooling and recognized shows throughout the years at Millbrook, Ox Ridge and local barns.

Our desire to have our horses under the safest and most attentive care has brought us to building this facility. Having boarded at many facilities and having seen numerous others, R Folly Farm was designed to be an efficient facility to allow us to enjoy as much time as possible with our horses. We both love to groom and spend time with the horses almost as much as riding. We believe a horse is happiest when attended to on a daily basis. Since we cannot be there each day, it is important to us to have an experienced manager living on-site to be sure their needs are addressed. Equally important, we believe a horse should be worked regularly to ensure soundness and mental acuity.

Andrea (Ange) Chimura
Barn Manager

Andrea (Ange) ChimuraR Follyís Farmís day-to-day operations are run by our Barn Manager, Andrea (Ange) Chimura, who is the consummate barn manager and horse professional. Ange began her equestrian life at age 14, when she saved up enough money to purchase her first horse. Immediately after graduating from school, she joined Keefe Stables (now Arethusa Farm) in Litchfield, Connecticut, eventually rising to become Assistant Barn Manager. After a stint at Crickerbrook Farm in Monroe, Connecticut working under Sydney Booth, Ange took over as Barn Manager at Mountain Valley in South Britain, Connecticut, which she ran for 12 years. Thereafter, she was the Barn Manager at Far Meadow Farm in Morris, Connecticut for 14 years. Angeís hobbies include reining and making equestrian jewelry.

R Folly Farm Trainers

Alix Szepesi 978-317-0059
Andrea (Ange) Chimura
Ryan Petronelli 203-650-9283
Andrea (Ange) Chimura
Sharon Curran 203-266-7063
Andrea (Ange) Chimura