The site work had to fall within the boundaries of our land not declared Vermont Land Trust, and Current Use. While this only left us 5 acres to work with, it turned out to be a wonderful spot for a ring. Horses fall under agriculture in the view of VLT and Current Use, but "training horses" does not. Deb Daniels Survey helped me locate this precise area. She had surveyed the land for the previous owners.
My footing is locally sourced which not only cost me less, ended up being good for riding and driving. Anyone in the horse world knows, you can never please everyone and footing is no exception! While most people are concerned with drainage or getting too dusty, my biggest concern was blowing away. M & M excavating out of Chester did all of the leveling, drainage and surface.
The pressure treated fence was put up in three days by a father and son team from Pawlet Vermont. Mason Fencing. Voila, a dream ring come true!
Short term or long term training and boarding available. 125 acres of our farm includes vast hay fields and 65 acres of woods. Over 1000 surrounding acres of farm land, woods and trails. Quiet dirt road leading in every direction. Pond Farm is a great location for riding and driving.