Riding, Lessons, Day Camp    

North Star Farm
80 Union Street
Marshfield MA 02050

or email Michelle North at mnorthstarfarm@aol.com

You’ll find North Star Farm in Marshfield, in the middle of the woods, with dogs, cats, sheep, and even chickens living along with the horses.  The stable is dedicated to educating students of all ages and abilities in horsemanship and riding skills.  Lessons, boarding, and training are available, and you’ll certainly want to stay to watch the lessons or just stroll around this beautiful farm and visit the animals.

Furnace Brook Farm
253 Sandy Hill Dr.
Marshfield MA 02050
or email Erin at erin@furnacebrookfarm.com

Furnace Brook Farm has developed into a family oriented facility, which specializes in the young rider and the Morgan dressage horse. A full lesson program, camp program and a competitive string of Morgan dressage horses satisfy the diverse needs of its cliental. Whether your child is a beginner wanting lessons, you need a trusted camp program or you are ready to purchase your first Morgan, Furnace Brook can provide all that you need.

Riding Trails

Myles Standish State Forest
Myles Standish State Forest
Cranberry Rd., S. Carver
508 866-2526

Sprawling across the southern sections of Plymouth and Carver, Myles Standish State Forest is the largest publicly owned recreation area in southeastern Massachusetts. MSSF offers five camping areas, tucked into the forest or set along the edges of four of the park’s 16 ponds.
All are beautifully maintained and a section
of the Charge Pond area is set aside specifically for horse camping. A day-use area at College Pond offers picnicking, swimming, fishing, canoeing. Fifteen miles of bicycle trails, 35 miles of equestrian trails and 13 miles of hiking trails take visitors deep into the forest, which includes one of the largest contiguous pitch pine/scrub oak communities north of Long Island.

Scattered throughout Myles Standish State Forest are several ecologically significant coastal plain “kettle” ponds. The shores of these kettle ponds are extremely sensitive to trampling. Please observe the barriers and signs posted indicating sensitive areas and respect the unique natural qualities of the park. No off-road vehicles allowed. Hunting is allowed during the season, and two Wildlife Management Areas within the forest are stocked with game birds in October and November. In the summer, interpretive programs, such as pondshore walks and cranberry bog explorations help acquaint visitors with the unique natural, cultural and historic aspects of the state forest.

Wompatuck State Park

Wompatuck State Park
Union St., Hingham
781 749-7160

Located just a 35-minute drive from downtown Boston, Wompatuck State Park offers 12 miles of paved bicycle trails, and many miles of wooded bridle paths and hiking trails. The park is very popular with trailer campers: electrical and water hookups are available. Fishing is allowed in the Cohasset Reservoir. A boat ramp is provided for car-top boats, but no boat trailers, please.

One of the most notable features of the Park is Mt. Blue Spring which is a popular source of fresh drinking water. Visitors can help themselves for free. The park is named for an Indian chief the local colonists knew as Josiah Wompatuck. In 1665, Chief Wompatuck deeded the park and the surrounding land to the English settlers. During WWII the park was used as an ammunition depot by the US military.

Horse Shows

2010 Horse Shows at the Marshfield Fairgrounds   

June 12 – Yankee Clipper
July 18 – Yankee Clipper
July 20 – Mid Summer Equestrian Day
July 21 – 23 – Sea Coast Classic
July 24 – Yankee Clipper
September 12 – Yankee Clipper

For more information on the Yankee Clipper and Sea Coast Horse Shows
contact Debby Tate at 508-759-9512 or lexy3673@aol.com