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Linda Langmeier

Linda Langmeier

Linda Langmeier

Director of Riding/Head Trainer

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Linda Langmeier is an accomplished horsewoman who has been riding since she was five years old. As a Junior rider, she won the 1983 ASPCA Maclay Equitation Finals. Linda’s daughter, McKayla, also won the Maclay; the first mother-daughter team to earn this distinction. Linda was the winner of the 1988 Sugarbush Grand Prix, competed in the 1989 World Cup Finals (Tampa FL) and the 2013 Fidelity Grand Prix. Linda trained Emma Fletcher who won the 2019 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion.

Linda earned numerous championships in the hunter and jumper divisions at competitions such as The Winter Equestrian Festival, The Devon Horse Show and Country Fair, Lake Placid Horse Shows, Vermont Summer Festival, The American Gold Cup, Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show and The National Horse Show.


After turning professional in 1989, Linda’s students have earned many regional and national championships including:

  • Emma Fletcher, 2019 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final Champion and 2019 ASPCA Maclay 4th place
  • Jennifer Walters ’07,  ASPCA Maclay 9th place, 2007 New England Equitation Junior Final Champion and the 2018 New England Equitation Adult 28 – 45 Medal Final Champion
  • Ellie Knight, 2014 New England Equitation Adult Medal Final Champion
  • Jordyn Rose Freedman, 2017 ASPCA Maclay Reserve Champion and the 2016 Bright Side Farm Equitation Challenge Champion at Hampton Classic
  • McKayla Langmeier, 2014 Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association Master’s Medal Final Champion, 2014 New England Equitation Junior Final Champion, 2015 ASPCA Maclay Champion, 2015 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final 3rd place, 2016 Dover Saddlery/USEF Hunter Seat Medal Final 3rd place, 2017 George Morris Excellence in Equitation Championship Champion, 2017 USEF Talent Search East Champion, 2017 1st place in the Under 25 First Canadian Utilities Grand Prix at Spruce Meadows and the 2017 Pennsylvania National U25 Grand Prix, 2017 Washington International Horse Show Equitation Final Reserve Champion
  • Melissa Groher, 2018 New England Equitation Adult 22 – 27 Medal Final Cham Rebecca Morris ’19, 2018 Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association Master’s Medal Final Champion
  • Sophia Gianoulious, 2019 Connecticut Hunter & Jumper Association

Linda returned to The Ethel Walker School in 2018 as the Director of Riding and head trainer. She previously held the head trainer position from 2001 – 2010. Linda is also a Member of the New England Equitation Committee and the Hampton Classic Advisory Committee.

Linda and her husband, Kenny Langmeier, own and operate Kelianda Farm, a hunter/jumper training and sales facility specializing in personalized care of both horses and riders located in East Granby, CT.