Alena Meacham

Director of Horse Riding Program, Lecturer


After earning her degree from Johnson and Wales University, Alena was fortunate enough to intern with Olympic Silver Medalist Ann Kursinski and then went on and trained with many Grand Prix Jumper and Dressage trainers from the US and Europe. Alena has a strong foundation in both Balanced Seat riding and Forward Seat riding.  She has won numerous championships in both Hunters and Jumpers at USEF A rated shows. Alena has been coaching the UConn Equestrian Team and advising the UConn Dressage Team and UConn Western Team for over 11 years and has coached the teams to numerous Regional Championships and National placings.

Classes Taught

ANSC 3453 Pleasure Horse Appreciation and Use
ANSC 3552 Equine Training II – Backing
ANSC 3553 Equine Training III – Advanced
ANSC 4457 Methods of Equitation Instruction
SAAS 257 Methods of Equitation Instruction
SAAS 358 Management Skills and Practices – Horses
Practicum Horse Practicum Riding Lessons (non-credit)
Summer and Winter Community Riding

Hobbies/Non-Academic Interests

  • Beachin’ it
  • Skiing
  • Watching football
  • Competing in Jumpers
Alena Meacham
Contact Information
Emailalena.meacham@uconn.edu
Phone860-486-3377
Office LocationHorse Unit I