Our Team

Craig and Corinne Pullen : Owners

Craig and Corinne Pullen

Owners

Craig and Corinne have owned Windswept Farm for over 15 years.  When they first purchased the farm, it was safe to say it was in need of a lot of TLC.  They have truly put their blood, sweat, and tears into making Windswept what it is today.  They continually work to improve and update the farm every chance they get.  Craig is a master craftsman and gardener- growing everything from organic veggies to the hay the horses eat.  Corinne manages the office for all of Windswept.

Kelly Pullen Cronin : Head Trainer

Kelly Pullen Cronin

Head Trainer

Kelly is an FEI rider and trainer specializing in Dressage and Balanced Seat. She graduated Cum Laude from UNH in 2006 with a Bachelor's of Science.  She has competed successfully in Eventing and is currently competing in Dressage at the Grand Prix Level. She is a USDF Gold, Silver, and Bronze Medalist and has qualified and competed at multiple USDF championships. She has spent much of her career focusing on the young horse and enjoys teaching and training all levels of horse and rider. Kelly is gifted in individualizing and building confidence in both horse and rider while developing a customized training program. She aims to keep happy and relaxed horses who enjoy training while continuing to progress.

 

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Samantha Andrews : Barn Manager and Working Student

Samantha Andrews

Barn Manager and Working Student

Sam graduated Cum Laude from the University of New Hampshire in May 2016 and earned her B.S. in Equine Studies with a specialty in Therapeutic Riding. Although Dressage riding has always been her passion, She has also enjoyed volunteering in Therapeutic Riding programs since 2010. She achieved a major goal in 2015 when she became a PATH Intl. certified Therapeutic Riding Instructor. She was also a member of the Intercollegiate Dressage Team at UNH. She earned scores up to 74% and was the second place rider in her region at Upper Training Level in 2016. IDA was important to her because she was able to be part of a team in a sport that is usually all about individuals competing against one another. She believes that a rider can learn something new from every horse they sit on, so IDA was a very valuable experience for her
Sam began riding at the age of 9 and after about 5 years of lessons was able to own her first horse, a Thoroughbred/Paint cross. She was able to travel to NY with him and took part in Dressage4Kids. Eventually, she parted with him and moved on to her Hanoverian gelding, Apolo who she still owns today. In 2010, she competed in the Training Level open competition at NEDA Fall and in 2011, qualified for NEDA Fall Regional Championships at First Level. Apolo is now retired at her small family farm in North Yarmouth, ME. Her current horse is a 2009 KWPN gelding named Everest. He is her first young horse and teaches her something new almost every time she rides him. They had their first show season together the summer of 2016 and received scores up to 70.00% at training level. She looks forward to moving up the levels with him and continuing their education together.
Sam searched for many jobs after graduation but was very picky because she knew exactly what she wanted to do. She feels very lucky to have been chosen for this position at Windswept Farm. She enjoys learning about the business side of owning a training facility which is important to her since she plans to own her own facility in the future. Kelly also gives her many riding opportunities on other horses and also lessons on her own young horse every work day. Sam says "I couldn't have chosen a better professional to work for because she is understanding, passionate, a beautiful rider, and exactly where I want to be in ten years. I think of her as a mentor and friend instead of a "boss" because she is so caring and considerate but is still full of information and experience even at her young age. Craig, Corinne, Kelly, and the rest of the Windswept team members and clients make me feel like part of the family. I look forward to the rest of my time here!"