Meet our Board of Directors!
Deanna (Dee) Davis, President
I keep my horse King at Happy Trail Farm. I have been involved in the NBLA for 27 years, WOW that’s a long time! I am also involved Thank Dog Rescue. (save’s dogs from local kill shelters) I am also a member of Newtown Strong Therapy with my rescue pup Sprout. I am married to my wonderful husband Warren for the past 37 years. We have 2 daughters and two wonderful grandsons, 2 donkeys and 3 dogs and 1 gran dog.
Andrea Bronson, Vice President
Contact me for email correspondence, P.O Box correspondence, hospitality, Pace Booklet Publishing, little of this, little of that. …..I’ve been on the board in several positions from Chair woman, Pace Coordinator, to VP, for about 20 years. I have my horse Cinnamon, and our pony Magic at our house, October Hill Farm, where we ride the beautiful local trails.
Deanna Ray, Registrar/Membership
Lucy Prybylski, Programs
I am a longtime member of NBLA and served as President for 3 years. My husband and I own Happy Trails Farm in Danbury where we offer boarding, training and lessons. I am a Western rider, love cowboy dressage, ranch riding and trail riding as well as obstacle events.
Preston Ray, Treasurer
In addition to serving as NBLA’s Treasurer, I’m also an assistant webmaster and serve on the social media committee. I’m a former jouster and current casual trail rider at Tyrawley Farm Stables in Monroe.
Doreen Chicarello, Secretary
Stephanie Lennon, Trail Master/Maintenance
I am in charge of clearing and maintaining the trails year round which are also used for our annual Frost On the Pumpkin pace. I also mark and create the pace course. I host an NBLA spring ride to help cover our mowing costs and this year we have introduced a food truck to the event. My goal as an active NBLA member is to keep as many trail systems in Newtown open to riders.
My farm, Out of the Woods Farm here in Newtown, has two of every animal… 2 horses (Tennessee Walkers), 2 mini burros, 2 cats, 2 dogs. I live directly off the Newtown Forest Association Preserve so we encourage riders to ride through onto our property. We have jumps set up, an outdoor riding ring and wood chipped trails. Again, my goal is to have horses be a big part of Newtown’s landscape. We are lucky to have the lands that we do and sharing it with horses is the best part of it.
Karen Adamshack, Trail Maintenance
I help keep the bridle trails clear from debris and mowed, set up and take down of signs for the FOTP hunter pace. Build relationships with landowners and deliver gift bags. I own a small private farm, Creature Comfort Farm, that NBLA has access to for trails. I have a Lipizzaner mare with whom I’m learning the art of dressage and love exploring the trails as well.
Jo-Ann Maude, Marketing & Communications
I manage the website and email communications for NBLA. I have two horses, Buckshot, a Tennessee Walker and Sambuca, a Paint. Both are boarded at Timber Hill Farm in Newtown.
Barbara Gaydosh, Honorary Board Member
I offer Show and Go rides right off my property with direct access to the NBLA trail system. I organize the Annual Labor Day Parade “ride,” clear trails, etc – I’ve done it all over the years! I own Timber Hill Boarding Farm, where I enjoy the miles of trail riding through Newtown on my Paint mare, Skye.
Chris Russo, Assistant
Enjoy trail riding alone or with friends, relaxing and exploring all the scenic trails. I assist NBLA with whatever they need.
Leslie Smith, Events
Gordon Swenson, Liaison with Second Company Horse Guard