Great New England Equestrian Destinations: A Glimpse into New Hampshire’s Horse Country

The landscape of Robert Frost, with green-shuttered white clapboard houses, white mountains, and rolling meadows, is the backdrop for an active equestrian community – from top dressage trainers to vibrant hunt clubs and avid eventers and jumpers. NH’s current use tax program encourages open space by reducing taxes on undeveloped land, a great advantage for those seeking large acreage farms, privacy, and NH’s income tax advantages. Current use also allows for passive recreation on enrolled land, providing unrivaled riding opportunities. Yankee thrift, combined with an active statewide conservation effort, helps protect NH’s rural character and offers vast areas of open land.

Diverse in both history, culture, and geography, favorite spots include Canterbury’s Shaker Village, Currier Museum of Art and both the highest peak in the Northeast (Mt. Washington) and the world’s second most climbed mountain (Mt. Monadnock). A strong art scene is stewarded through organizations such as the League of NH Craftsmen and the Sharon Arts Center (Peterborough). An enduring summer-stock theater tradition can be found throughout the state including the Peterborough Players, New London Barn Playhouse, and Barnstormers Theater in Tamworth (home of Fleetwood Farm). The Barnstormers Theater is the oldest summer theater in the state, founded by Francis Cleveland, son of Grover Cleveland.

The equestrian properties featured here share easy access to the Greater Boston area combined with rural seclusion and surprisingly sophisticated local amenities. Peterborough (home of Shadow Fox Farm) has one of our favorite gourmet restaurants and specialty food markets: Twelve Pine. And Tamworth is home to the incredibly hip Lyceum and micro-distillery which produces farm-to-bottle spirits.

Fleetwood Farm

Tamworth, NH
$2,995,000 | 102.000± Acres | 5 Beds | 6 Baths | 7,000 Sq. Ft.
Driving up to Fleetwood Farm, you are surrounded by a peaceful setting of fenced pastures, open fields, gardens and a private pond, arriving at the expanded 1790’s Colonial and 1797 renovated barn with 11 stalls. There is also a guest cottage and caretaker’s log cabin, all at the foot of the White Mountains.

Shadow Fox Farm

Peterborough, NH
$3,700,000 | 164.18± Acres | 6 Beds
Shadow Fox Farm, with views of Mt. Monadnock and extensive water frontage on two rivers, has been built with incredible care and detail. The state-of-the-art barn complex consists of three separate barn wings with 26 stalls, a heated 200’x70′ indoor arena with heated viewing area, 60′ diameter indoor round pen, an elegant heated office wing and tack room. There is a 250’x150′ arena, 10 well-planned grass turn out paddocks with run-in sheds and large grass pasture for cross country, derby field, polo or more turn out.

Windy Peaks

Hill, NH
$1,495,000 | 155.00± Acres | 3 Beds | 5 Baths | 5,003 Sq.Ft.
7NH0412-12NTop-of-the-world location with 270-degree views on 155± acres of irrigated lawns, cleared fields, and woodlands, Windy Peaks is just minutes from Ragged Mountain Resort. Owning both sides of the road, it includes a 1996 reproduction 5,000-square-foot Cape, two-story barn, three-bedroom guest house, swimming pond and tennis court.

Lt. John Cummings House

Peterborough, NH
$650,000 |  21.90± Acres | 4 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,923 Sq.Ft.
This stately four-bedroom Colonial and 50’ by 38’ barn, located on 21.9± acres, encompasses both sides of the road and includes open fields, gardens, and mountain views. The Cummings House boasts a wonderful history and original antique features to appreciate, along with modern updates and porches to enjoy the view.

Mid-Century Modern

Dublin, NH
$1,310,000 | 135.60± Acres | 3 Beds | 3 Baths | 3,645 Sq.Ft.
Bring the horses to this dramatic setting on 135.60± acres of complete privacy in Dublin. The Mid-Century modern residence has east-and-south-facing walls of glass taking in sweeping views of Mt. Monadnock, Pack Monadnock and Temple Mountain. A carriage house offers additional guest space.

Upton Pond

Stoddard, NH
$2,800,000 | 1,318.70± Acres | 3 Beds | 4 Baths | 4,100 Sq.Ft.

Upton Pond has an extensive trail system throughout the 1,318± acre property located in southwestern New Hampshire. This private retreat features a thoughtfully designed main house with lots of windows to enjoy the view overlooking the clear, 9.8-acre spring-fed pond; a 1776 post & beam barn, a sweet pond-side cabin, and an additional building with three apartments.

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