View Full Version : Recommendations needed in Boston area

Aug. 17, 2009, 04:00 PM
Have been asked by client to research dressage barns in Boston area.

Lesson program, excellent horses, 'correct' teaching, intellectual challenge, biomechanical emphasis are all sought by a middle aged rerider from the H/J world. She seems to be committed to being the best she can be.

I'd really appreciate recommendations that approach above criteria! TIA.

Aug. 17, 2009, 05:28 PM
Personally, I would recommend the Bill's (not sure if they
have school horses though) Warren-McMullin Enterprises
I think they are close enough to Boston (maybe be a bit more
specific - 1/2 hour from downtown Boston at rush hour
is a lot different than 1/2 hour from downtown Boston at
11am, and downtown Boston is different than say, inside
of 128 - Boston area means a lot of different things.)


mary m.
Aug. 17, 2009, 07:28 PM
Heres a few on the North Shore.
Not sure if all meet your criteria - just throwing some names out there.
Good Luck in your search :)

Keith Angstadt Bradford MA
Alexandra Arthurs Rowley MA www.clearviewfarm.biz
Wentworth Farm Rowley MA
Wadsworth Farm Danvers MA
Alicia Taylor West Newbury MA
Grand View Rowley ( or is it Ipswich? ) MA
Sons of the Wind Merrimac MA
Sarah Contois West Newbury MA

Eclectic Horseman
Aug. 18, 2009, 09:42 AM
Grand View is Rowley


I think that the poster above me means Winthrop Farm in Rowley and not Wentworth...


Very, very few places have school horses in the Boston area though. The best that you might be able to do is a part lease of a privately owned horse to take lessons on.

Aug. 18, 2009, 05:21 PM
Thanks, everyone. I'll pass this on.

Stay cool....

Aug. 18, 2009, 05:37 PM
Anne Coan at Winthrop Farm in Rowley has school horses and is one of the better longe line instructors for reriders (or beginners). The facility is lovely and is very close to Route 1 with Route 95 just over the line in Georgetown.

Aug. 19, 2009, 11:54 AM
I haven't been there for years, but I agree Winthrop Farm is really nice.

Aug. 19, 2009, 10:34 PM
I took a couple of lunge lessons from Anne Coan at Winthrop Farm and found her very good -- helpful, very positive, etc. She does have school horses and the facility is nice.

Aug. 20, 2009, 01:07 PM
another vote for the Bill's at Cutler Farm in Medfield!

Aug. 20, 2009, 01:21 PM
Sons of the wind farm in Methuen.