Westbrook Hunt Club (“WHC”), located in the Connecticut coastal town of Westbrook, is a full-service hunter/jumper facility offering training for all levels, full-care boarding, sales/leasing and a lesson program designed for your goals. WHC hosts a full schedule of rated and non-rated horse shows, offering USEF, NEHC, CHJA, CHSA, NAL and M&S classes to name a few. Additionally, there is a well-stocked tack shop carrying a wide assortment of brand name products, including Ariat, Tailored Sportsman, and RJ Classics.
The knowledgeable and enthusiastic WHC training staff specializes in bringing along horses from the ground up and riders from beginner through Grand Prix. WHC is currently accepting horses and riders of all levels to join the team. Call today!
Jane Dow Burt – Owner Westbrook Hunt Club
I was born in New Haven, CT and grew up in Short Beach, part of Branford, CT. I have been riding since I was 10 years old. As a junior I rode with Victor Hugo-Vidal and under his direction won many state and regional championships. In 1967, my mother bought Westbrook Hunt Club. I attended the University of Hartford and earned a BS in Business Management.
Through the years I have trained many students, and developed consistent winners, including “Major Dilemma” the 1983 Children’s Services Grand Hunter Champion and Stacie Seidman’s “Just Humour Me”, Champion Small Junior and Regular Working Hunter. To this day my favorite thing to do is to develop and train a green horse!
In 1994 a devastating fire leveled the Westbrook Hunt Club. It was one of the biggest challenges I ever faced, but I knew I could rebuild the business. The Westbrook Hunt Club stands proudly once again, and now hosts many one-day shows of different ratings, as well as Dressage shows. In addition, we host four USAE “A” Rated multiple day shows.
I currently serve the Connecticut Hunter and Jumper Association as its Past President. I am also a member of the Professional Horseman’s Association, the USAE Zone 1 Committee and the Middlesex Chamber of Commerce. I am also a USAE Registered Judge in Hunter, Hunterseat Equitation and Jumper.