About Altea Equestrian Services

Annabel Benito Margolin - Owner/Manager/Trainer

Annabel graduated cum laude from Centenary College with a bachelor's degree in Equine Science with a concentration in teaching and has extensive experience in equine management.

During college she interned with US Olympic Team Veterinarian B.W. Furlong and Associates, as well as managed and rode for trainer Jen Markee for several years.

After graduating, Annabel was the assistant trainer and manager and rider for Olympian Nona Garson at The Ridge Farm. She then went on to become head trainer and barn manager at Liberty Farm, working alongside "R" judge and former USET team member Chrystine Tauber. She also worked as the assistant trainer and rider and barn manager to grand prix rider Amanda Flint. Annabel continues to work closely with leading grand prix show jumping rider Callan Solem.

Annabel has owned and shown horses competitively for over 20 years. With her extensive teaching and riding experience in hunters, jumpers and equitation, Annabel has a diverse clientele ranging from beginner level adults and children to Adult Amateur hunter and Amateur Owner jumper riders.

Picture of Annabel Benito riding at the Devon Horse show Picture of Annabel Benito riding at a horse show