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Administrative Staff

Steph Lengel of Fairfield Equine Services

Stephanie Lengel

Practice Manager

Stephanie was born and raised in Newtown, Connecticut where her passion for horses started at a young age.

Steph joined Fairfield Equine in 2013 as a Client Service Representative. 

Her years of organizing, problem solving and rapport with clients and staff earned her promotion to the Practice Manager in 2022.  

Steph has previously owned a horse named Spot and one miniature donkey.  Busy with her two girls now, outside of work Steph enjoys spending time with them and her husband.  They enjoy travelling and the girls who love all animals are showing interest in riding.


Blair Hackel of Fairfield Equine Services

Blair Stevens, CVT

Inventory Manager & Pharmacy Lead

Blair Stevens is a native to Westchester, NY where she grew up fox hunting and showing hunters and jumpers on the “A” circuit.

After a successful junior career, Blair graduated from William Woods University (MO) with a Bachelor of Science in Equestrian Studies and Business.

After graduation, Blair worked as an assistant trainer and barn manager in the Cincinnati and Philadelphia areas. Bringing her back to this area by joining Fairfield Equine in 2016, Blair continued her education graduating from the NAVTA as licensed Veterinary Technician. 

After assisting Dr. Mitchell as an ambulatory technician, Blair shifted into the position of Pharmacy Manager in the spring of 2020.  In her spare time, Blair enjoys being outside whether that is hiking with her husband and dog, Dixie or working in the garden. Blair can also be found in the kitchen cooking a new dish to enjoy with family and friends.


Olivia Kalmar of Fairfield Equine Services

Olivia Kalmar

Front Office Lead

Born and raised in Southington, Connecticut, Olivia has been a devoted animal lover from an early age. Olivia started riding as a child, which sparked her never-ending love for horses.

After some time off, she picked up riding again when she went to college, and successfully started an IHSA recognized Equestrian Team at the University of Hartford.

Olivia graduated with a degree in Biology in 2018, where she then worked in a small animal veterinary practice for a period, before working as a groom for Avon Valley Show Stables.

Outside of work, Olivia can be found either at the barn training with her horse Isaak or spending time with her dogs Winston and Pippa.

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