Thistle Ridge Equestrian Centre

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Student with her horse

Barn Manager:

Staci Roberts has managed the Equestrian Centre for the past two and half years. We have seen many challenges in that time but she has risen to any occasion whether it was a horse with colic or a neighbor's horse that had gotten out of its pasture. She has set up a chair in the aisle to watch over a sick horse more than once. Catching escaped horses doesn't faze her. The loose cows down the road were a little more interesting since they didn't behave like horses.

We have had a very successful show season with two of our students coming home with lots of ribbons. Two of them made the team for Eastern States, making us very proud of their accomplishments.

We have started a 4-H club that meets at the barn.

It is named Three Gaits 4-H Club and already has had a big turnout. We hope to get several members ready for the 2011 show season during the winter.


Staci, our barn manager, is giving beginner and intermediate lessons and teaching at our summer horse camp programs. We offer both English and Western Pleasure riding.


Thistle Ridge Equestrian Centre
1289 Village Road
Smithfield, Maine 04978