Our Team

Avon Valley Show Stables has a team of highly qualified equestrians with many years of professional training and showing experience. Led by Owner/Head trainer, Emer Coyne, the Avon Valley Show Stables team is dedicated to the care and skill development of riders and horses of all ages and level.

emerEmer Coyne – Owner/Head Trainer
Emer has many years of experience in the equine industry. Attending the University of Connecticut she completed two Bachelor of Science degrees in Animal Science and Pathobiology. While at UConn she competed nationally on intercollegiate, and East and West coast “A” Show circuits. Following graduation, Emer turned professional and has since proven herself as an accomplished equestrian. She has successfully coached, trained, and ridden on the state, regional and national show levels.



SarahS Sarah Stevenson – Program Director/Trainer/Coach
Sarah Stevenson has returned in a full time capcity to Avon Valley Show Stables. She has shown at many different levels and training riders and      horses of all levels. In addition to her many lesson students and coaching roles, Sarah enjoys training horses and working with clients to improve    their riding.






Carolyn McCutchan – Trainer
Carolyn began riding at the age of 8. She quickly discovered the barn was her home away from home and was there as often as possible. At the age of 14, she began teaching and found her passion there. Having ridden and trained numerous horses (at last count it was around 450), and instructed both young and old(er) riders at the local and national level, Carolyn is excited to work with the AVSS riders and horses to accomplish their goals.




20476626_10100666387431466_5326993886610800663_nDana Bridges – Trainer/Coach
Dana Bridges has been working as an instructor at AVSS for more than 4 years. Known for her popular Sunday lessons, Dana has also shown at many different levels. Dana loves working with her students to see them progress and have fun with their riding. Her horses Sparky and Penni live at Avon ValleyShow Stables.






sarahbSarah Brzozowy – AVSS Manager/Show Secretary
Sarah Brzozowy started riding (at AVSS) when she was 7 years old. After a long break, she returned to riding in 2013 with her daughter Madison. She has competed in CHSA Rated Shows and was the 2017 Reserve Champion in Adult English Pleasure. She joined the AVSS team in February 2017 as the Barn Manager and has her horses Samwell Tarly and New Castle at Avon Valley Show Stables.