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What began as a 113-acre farm in Strafford, VT, has expanded to 500 acres plus a 65-acre farm in Southern Pines, NC, adjoining the 3000-acre Walthour-Moss Foundation.

VERMONT

The Vermont property is a complete training center, with three large outdoor schooling arenas, an indoor arena, and a complete cross country course which includes a water complex, banks, ditches, drops, corners, and a variety of other kinds of fences. There is stabling available for 37 horses.

Our central Vermont location is one of the last places in the Northeast where there are still huge tracts of unspoiled riding country. We have 175 acres at the farm, and a 20 minute hack away, we have another 330 acre tract, high on the ridge between Tunbridge and Strafford, with panoramic views to the Green Mountains to the west, and toward New Hampshire’s White Mountains to the east.

Miles of old, abandoned town roads thread through the property, past ancient stone walls, and old foundations, where, in June, lilacs still bloom, though those who planted them have been gone nearly 200 years.



   

One ancient road through our property, called on old maps the Tunbridge-Strafford Stage Road, is said to be the very highway over which Justin Morgan, the stallion which founded the Morgan breed, hauled freight in the late 1700’s.

From May – October, this is a thriving eventing center. The Green Mountain Horse Association holds 3 events, from novice through intermediate, 27 miles away in S. Woodstock, VT. Hitching Post Farm, 13 miles away, has 5 events, Vershire Riding School, 12 miles away hosts 3 schooling trials, and we have 2 schooling trials – elementary, pre-novice and novice, here at Tamarack.


There are horse shows, dressage shows, and trail & endurance rides, virtually every weekend throughout the summer.

Dartmouth College in Hanover, NH, is 15 miles away, and the resort town of Woodstock, VT is 20 miles away, so there is plenty to do for non-riding family members who may come with you.

   

NORTH CAROLINA

Southern Pines, NC has been a thriving horse community for decades, thanks in large measure to the 3000 acre Walthour-Moss Foundation, a huge tract of riding land, crisscrossed by hundreds of trails, and dedicated exclusively to riding. Hundreds of horse farms surround the foundation, to take advantage of the fabulous riding opportunities, and as virtually all of these farm owners allow riders to cross their properties, this adds probably another thousand acres that can be ridden over, with no car traffic whatsoever!

Tamarack’s property consists of an indoor arena, four barns with stabling for 27 horses, a large jumping arena, a dressage arena, and a complete cross country course, with water, banks, ditches, as well as the usual mix of obstacles. We are bounded on 2 sides by the Walthour-Moss Foundation, giving us optimal advantage of this extraordinary riding paradise, through rolling sandy lanes, fields, and woods of longleaf pine. Visit Pine Hurst Horse Trials for a sampling of our Beginner Novice, Novice, and Training cross-country fences.

   

Only a 25-30 minute drive away is the North Carolina Horse Park, site of the American Eventing Championships, a world class eventing facility, and host to many jumper shows (most Wednesdays throughout the winter) as well as USEA horse trials in March and April.

Many other events – The Fork, The Ark, and two schooling trials at Tamarack, as well as dressage shows, horse shows, and combined tests, give riders really more than they can do, all within a few minutes travel.
Next door to So. Pines is the world famous golf mecca of Pinehurst, site of this past US Open, and a golf haven to a non-riding but golf loving spouse or family member.

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