Find a Good Riding Instructor

who Meets Your Needs

Greenlawn Equestrian Center is a small, family-oriented riding school.  We think it’s important that each student find a good riding instructor who meets their needs and makes them feel comfortable in their lesson.

We’ve brought together a great team of riding instructors , one of which might be the perfect riding instructor for you!

Please take the time to read about our staff and what makes each one special.

Vito & Janice Pizzonia, Owners

find a good riding instructorVito and Janice started Greenlawn Equestrian Center in December of 2008.  Both were raised in Centerport and together have raised four children in the community.  Together they also own and manage Pizzonia Construction, Inc., a local residential construction company.

Janice received a BS in Computer Science and a MS in Technological Management from SUNY at Stony Brook.  She is responsible for the office management of both businesses.  Janice’s passion is natural wellness.  She offers educational workshops on essential oils.  She is an independent distributor of Young Living Essential Oils, which are regularly used in her home and at Greenlawn Equestrian Center.

Vito is responsible for the repairs and maintenance of Greenlawn Equestrian Center.  He also oversees the stable hands.  Vito’s top concern is maintaining the safety and cleanliness of the facility.  He, along with his construction crew, perform all of the improvements at our facility.

Christin Wray, Riding Instructor

Find a good riding instructorChristin is a lifelong equestrian and native of East Northport.  She graduated near the top of her class from Johnson & Wales University’s Equine Studies program in 2006.

She has experience as an assistant barn manager, show groom and riding instructor.

Christin has an extensive competitive background.  She has spent time in the Czech Republic as a horse trainer.  She also was a show rider at a Grand Prix show jumping stable.