Well-A-Way Farm - historically - not a horse farm.
A note from Michele Goodrich:
Well-A-Way Farm is a Goodrich and Goldthwaite family farm name.
“I revived the farm name soon after I found 15 acres here in Simsbury, CT. The layout and amenities of the location reminded me very much of the once prospering northern farm known for its maple syrup distribution and the wild breeds of roses my great grandmother tended in Chester, VT
Sometime in the late 1970’s, the original Well-A-Way Farm was showcased in a Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The farm got its name for its faraway space in middle Vermont. The location was truly “Well-A-Way” from the ubiquitous chaos of crazy city life in Hartford, CT where my family lived full time when not at the quaint New England Farm”.
Our philosophy is focused on teaching our students horsemanship and sportsmanship. To be a teacher is both a gift and a privilege. At Well-A-Way Farm we cherish the belief that by providing this foundation we can equip our students with a maturity and self-confidence applicable to a life not limited solely to horses. This philosophy, we believe, will help them establish and then achieve their life goals on and off the horse.
Professional Development at WAWF
Well-A-Way is not only an educational forum for students. I also believe that continued education for staff helps to promote our philosophy in horsemanship and good riding. Two times a month the staff participate in Professional Development Classes with Michele or join in the many clinics offered at the farm.