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  • Former USET Training Ctr. Hamilton Farm for Sale

    Interesting
    https://jbarrettrealty.com/listing/7...lton-ma-01982/
    Do not confuse motion and progress. A rocking horse keeps moving but does not make any progress.
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    Now I'm running out to buy lottery tickets!

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    • #3
      Not familiar with this facility. From the property description it appears there is no residence other than the 1 bedroom barn apartment. No interior photos of any residence. Is that right?

      Is it a currently active boarding and/or training facility? Gorgeous indoor, guessing someone is using it.

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      • #4
        It is beautiful. I remember auditing a clinic there with Jack LeGoff teaching many, many years ago when the USET was headquartered there. It was fascinating and the facility is in the heart of Hamilton horse country. Just beautiful.

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        • #5
          I remember going there for an Olympic trial many years ago. It was Hilda Guerney on Keen, Lendon Grey on Seldom Seen, Robert Dover on Romantico, and Marco Polo and maybe Bao, and others whose names I cant recall. It would be a shame if it is no longer a horse facility once it is sold.

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          • #6
            If it had a house I would consider it!

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            • #7
              You can always build a house! Finding property like that is hard.

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              • #8
                It appears to be quite an historic piece of property. One build date is '1900', I assume that is one of the barns. The photos look as if it has been well fitted out inside the barns.

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                • #9
                  Grew up taking riding lessons not too far from there; waaay back in the day.

                  The listing says subdivision potential. I sure hope NOT. This historic property deserves better than that. Its already adjacent to/near conservation land. At the very "least" would love to see it added to the conservancy.

                  It's also close to the old Ledyard Farm area (precursor to Rolex/what ever its called today, that got big 3-days rolling in this country).

                  Lots of horse history in that area. Oh how we enjoyed Myopia polo on the way home from the beach on Sunday afternoon. And much more.....memories...

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                  • #10
                    Oh I hope someone buys it and uses it as a horse facility! It would be such a shame to see it torn down for subdivisions. Such a place is hard to find so close to Boston. Beautiful horsey area - I've been to many hunter paces, trail rides, and beach rides in that area.
                    Ottbs - The finish line is only the beginning!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by OverandOnward View Post
                      Not familiar with this facility. From the property description it appears there is no residence other than the 1 bedroom barn apartment. No interior photos of any residence. Is that right?

                      Is it a currently active boarding and/or training facility? Gorgeous indoor, guessing someone is using it.
                      You are right, there is no house as part of the facility. A friend of mine had a horse there for a while, and it was nice. It's very old, but the main (yellow) barn is quite light and airy. I was a little surprised that they showed the inside of the other barn, which IIRC is a bank barn and darker and low-ceilinged. I understand that what is being offered for sale is not the entire property that was the USET training center; over time, as with many barns here, pieces were sold off as house lots. (The land is just too valuable to let sit if you aren't going to use it.) Yes, it's near Ledyard and I think it's on the trail system. The indoor is new; the old one collapsed during Snowmageddon, the winter of 2015.

                      I'd worry a little bit about greenhead flies in the summer because it's fairly close to the beach. During greenhead season, a lot of barns switch to night turnout, and have screened doors and windows in the barns to keep the greenheads out... they are legendary and can drive a horse nuts.

                      (Note: I board in the area, a little further inland. The trails system is remarkable for being so close to Boston -- my biggest regret is that I did not move my mare there years earlier than I did. Some trails are closed in the winter, but there are other trails kept open, and there is a nice, long beach that allows horses from October through March. It's an expensive area, but so, so horsey.)
                      Last edited by quietann; Feb. 20, 2020, 03:09 PM.
                      You have to have experiences to gain experience.

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

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                      • #12
                        Isn't Hamilton Farm in NJ? It's the USET headquarters in Gladstone. Almost had a heart attack after reading the thread title. Although not much has been going on there lately, and it's surrounded by estates and a golf course. I wondered why there was mention of Boston. Quite a hike from NJ!

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                        • #13
                          It’s Gathering Farm in Hamilton, MA

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by OverandOnward View Post
                            Not familiar with this facility. From the property description it appears there is no residence other than the 1 bedroom barn apartment. No interior photos of any residence. Is that right?

                            Is it a currently active boarding and/or training facility? Gorgeous indoor, guessing someone is using it.
                            Fine by me! I only need one bedroom

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                            • #15
                              You are thinking of Gladstone in NJ. A different USET facility from Hamilton Farm which hasn't been USET for quite a while.

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                              • #16
                                ponybaloney, the USET was headquartered in Hamilton, MA, for a short while at Gathering Farm before relocating to NJ. Gathering Farm is part of a much larger estate that has been subdivided to some extent, but is still very beautiful.

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                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by chai View Post
                                  ponybaloney, the USET was headquartered in Hamilton, MA, for a short while at Gathering Farm before relocating to NJ. Gathering Farm is part of a much larger estate that has been subdivided to some extent, but is still very beautiful.
                                  Yes. USET was also based at Sunnyfield Farm in Bedford, NY for a period of time early on.

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                                  • #18
                                    A bit of an aside to this thread and hope this isn't considered a hijack, but I passed this thread info to my long time friend and childhood riding buddy.

                                    She alerted me to an exhibit on the area's horse history that had been at the nearby Wenham Museum until recently. Sadly, for this year the exhibit has run it's course, but it looks like the museum intends to have annual and eventually a permanent exhibit on horse sports in Boston's North Shore area. Check out these two links for some very cool historic photos.

                                    First one you have to scroll down a bit to get to the horsey stuff.

                                    This one is most of the photos. Hope you all enjoy. (Wouldn't take the 2nd link, but here is the URL https://horses.wenhammuseum.org/#after_section_1)
                                    NEW EXHIBIT:  Frozen: Stories of Ice & Snow First-Floor Galleries | December 14, 2019 – Spring 2020  FROZEN: STORIES OF ICE & SNOW First Floor Galleries Included with Admission Free for Members Don’t miss our new exhibit, Frozen: Stories of Ice and Snow, featuring all things cold! This family-friendly, hands-on history exhibit is packed with …

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                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by pony baloney View Post
                                      Isn't Hamilton Farm in NJ? It's the USET headquarters in Gladstone. Almost had a heart attack after reading the thread title. Although not much has been going on there lately, and it's surrounded by estates and a golf course. I wondered why there was mention of Boston. Quite a hike from NJ!
                                      I thought I was going crazy, I didn't click the link and just read the thread thinking, "are these people crazy, this is no where near the beach or close to Boston"...lol

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