Angie is known for her ability to find, train and maintain exceptional horses and ponies. She has a natural eye for them. She also has an outstanding ability to match riders successfully with the right mount ensuring a safe and successful partnership where a rider can grow and develop. Here are some words from our clients! If you have leased a horse or pony in the past (or now) and want to contribute to this please send an email.
Here is Amber, one of our lease horses, in her lease home. She works in a fabulous lesson program. The director worked with Amber in a previous lease at another barn and like her so much, when she saw she was available she grabbed her for the barn she is at now. Our horses find the best people. And these people end up with the best horses. Winsome Riding Academy located in Randolph MA. Opened in January of 2021, Winsome is a non-profit therapeutic riding program offering horsemanship and riding lessons to adults and children with physical, emotional and social challenges in a brand new, state of the art indoor facility.
Amber plays a major role in our program and, although I’ve been riding and teaching my whole life, it warms my heart that she’s been with me from the start of my therapeutic teaching career!
Helen McCune, Program Director
Another happy pony success story from our lease program: “We can’t say enough wonderful things about this pony. Danika had her first venture to Skowhegan with Sparkles & Spots at the states show in September and he made it such an incredible experience. The pair placed in every class they entered, we was a rock solid citizen in the warm up area and didn’t blink at the torrential downpours on Friday night while in the ring. He has been the biggest confidence booster for our 8 year old, while also having a great deal of depth for her to continue to learn with. We are beyond thankful that this boy is, and was, every single thing Angie advertised him as. – Lauren M.
This is Skip with his rider, Maddie. They have done so much together. Shows, trails, pleasure riding and even jumping. Maddie had another one of our lease horses prior to Skip. She had dazzle. When she outgrew Dazzle, he was moved into a lease home wirh a younger rider so Maddie could move onto Skip! – Amy T.
This is Bat. He is about 24 now. He’s been at this barn since he was 4yo. First a lesson horse, then sold to a student who kept him for years, then purchased back (first refusal) by the barn to be a lesson horse for another 10 years. And then he loved onto a lease with his favorite student Joyce Winchenbaugh, and he’s still here in the barn!! Joyce and Bat connected from the very beginning. He enjoys the best life with everything he needs and deserves thanks to Joyce. He’s Joyce’s best friend and she is his best friend. They spend hours together going for walks and grooming. It makes me so happy when horses like Bat find this sort of exceptional love and care after a lifetime of service. He will never know anything other than love. 💖 – Joyce W.
In buying Atlantis from you 14 years ago now and welcoming Coastal into our herd 3 years ago I couldnt ask for better horses. Coastal and I have been all over – Blueberry Plains, Beaches, Acadia National Park, etc. He carried me through the best and worst parts of my pregnancy right up until I had my son in December. Not once did I feel unsafe even when riding by carriages, bikes, and dogs up in Acadia while pregnant. Both horses having taught my husband the ropes of the horse world will continue on in their ability to teach in showing our son those same things. Him and Atlantis are living the good life spoiled, happy, and healthy. Its my pleasure to ensure both of these DAEC horses live out their days on our farm. – Erin M.
This is Simon 6yo WB gelding. “Simon is working out great for us in the JWU Equine Studies equestrian program. He’s also participating in both the IHSA and IDA athletics teams practices and our home-shows. Simon today with one of our freshmen students Paige Surrell taking her training level test 3 – Jackie B, program director.
“Hello Angie, just wanted to thank you so much for the best horse I ever had! Her ground manners and temperament are perfect! I couldn’t have asked for a better pony/horse! You sure know how to pick them!!!” This makes me so happy! I truly love matching horses and riders.