Head Trainer Debbie McCarthy Connor


11222064_677333939032951_8906087214434827786_nPhoenix Horse Farm horses are under the care, training and management program designed by Head Trainer Debbie McCarthy Connor.  As a 25 year veteran of the Grand Prix ring, Debbie has placed in the top 3 $50,000

Grand Prix at HITS Saugerties, as well as placed in the top 10 in $500,000 Devoucoux Hunter finals. She has trained national champion ponies in the green, medium and large pony divisions. Her students have also won in the Marshall & Sterling finals.

As owner of Phoenix Horse Farm, she encourages her riders to understand basic mechanics of the horse they are on. Horses in the Phoenix training program build their strength with pole work, gymnastics and practicing elements in the show ring, offering the perfect preparatory skills for competition.  Clients are able to train with Debbie in two locations – Patterson, NY and Ocala, FL.

In addition to her excellent training programs, Debbie is known throughout the industry for pairing the perfect horse and rider combinations.  Whether you’re looking for a retired Grand Prix horse for your Junior Jumper rider or looking to start a young horse into a great career, Debbie can find the perfect horse.

Contact Debbie to learn more about her training program: 203-240-3649

Owner, Peter Connor

Peter Connor leads the dayto-day business operations, as well as the buying, leasing, and selling of all horses. Peter Connor has finished a total redesign and building of the 78 acre farm on the Brewster/ Patterson, NY and New Fairfield, CT borders, as well as Phoenix South in Ocala.  His approach is to design farms for the horses rather than the riders.  Every element of the farms and business are planned meticulously to maintain an efficient, clean and successful facility for Phoenix horses and riders.

Contact Peter for boarding, sales and leasing.