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  • Drsg facilities SW Portland Maine

    I'm moving to Springvale, ME SW of Portland and am looking for a landing spot for my two horses as well - they are semi-retired, easy keepers and out 24/7 here in the NY Metro area and am looking initially for the same until I get settled. I want to start to ride the younger one again which is part of the reason for moving . . .
    Aleen Thomas

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    Originally posted by Aleen View Post
    I'm moving to Springvale, ME SW of Portland and am looking for a landing spot for my two horses as well - they are semi-retired, easy keepers and out 24/7 here in the NY Metro area and am looking initially for the same until I get settled. I want to start to ride the younger one again which is part of the reason for moving . . .
    Aleen Thomas
    Can't help you with specifics but be sure they are prepared for COLD and SNOW... NY Metro is child's play by comparison, in those areas. A place with an indoor will cost more but IMO is absolutely necessary if one wants to ride year-round.
    You have to have experiences to gain experience.

    1998 Morgan mare Mythic Feronia "More Valley Girl Than Girl Scout!"


    • #3
      Welcome to Maine!

      Don't really know about the Portland area, but this place is really nice, but over and hour's drive. http://www.stonewallstable.com/ Beautiful indoor, all day turnout, great staff. More hunter/jumper than dressage, though.

      Finding dressage places in Maine isn't easy, or at least it wasn't for me. If you're looking for classical dressage, you won't be able to find it.

      This place is in Manchester, and has some interesting clinicians. Never been there, though. http://www.treasureeques.com/

      This is one list of stables. http://www.polocenter.com/stable/stableusme.htm

      And another. http://www.equinenow.com/dressagemainefarms.htm


      • #4
        I'd suggest posting on equinesite.com, which has a 'Maine' topic and neda.org.


        • #5
          I just judged a dressage show at Puckerbrush Farm in Newburgh, near Bangor. Super nice people and would probably have lots of advice. They ran three one day shows back to back which seemed to really make competitors very happy. pbrush@uninet.net Lots of very solid riding!
          "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist


          • #6
            Much of what has been posted for you is quite a drive from the Springvale area. Springvale is south of Portland by at least 45 minutes. I'm from the midcoast and don't know many barns below Portland; however, Robyn Cuffey is in Buxton, which isn't far from Springvale. She specializes in retraining Standardbreds for both dressage and carriage driving. I don't know if she boards, but she is a super nice person and would be a good resource for you. PM me if you're interested in her contact information.


            • #7
              Pineland Farms

              Hi, my husband's family is from the Portland/Falmouth area of Maine. Several years ago, I remember visiting a new facility that was being built. It was at the Pineland Farm Preserve in New Gloucester and it was very nice. I do not know the geography well enough to tell you how close that is to where you are moving, but I just checked and they have a website www.pinelandfarms.org.

              Good luck, it is cold up there!
              Annabelle Mayr, Arcadia Farm
              Home of Fitz, Austria & Erin
              Now over the Rainbow Bridge: Daeo, Max, Finn, Jake, Seamus & Pleasure


              • #8
                ask pintopiaffe. she knows a lot and can guide you. she has a website in her signature.
                Intermediate Riding Skills


                • #9
                  "looking for classical dressage in maine, you won't be able to find it"

                  depends on what 'classical' means.


                  • #10
                    Through a long series of events from the early days of the universe, I have a friend who is a veterinarian in Maine. She grew up around here, and was a rider/eventer until her horse retired from old age. Send me a note and I will pass her info. She is in your new neck of the woods.
                    "Where knowledge ends violence begins." B. Ljundquist


                    • #11
                      I believe that Jennifer Wilson-Horr is right in Springvale, Maine at Cedar Hill Farm.

                      "Against stupidity the gods themselves contend in vain" ~Friedrich Schiller