Why Buy A Horse Farm In Pennsylvania?
Pennsylvania is a horse friendly state. It has mountains, farmland, open fields, woods, and even level land. There are also many places, organizations and events geared towards horses and agriculture for a horse person to enjoy.
Places in Pennsylvania:
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania has the Bucks County Horse Park, which is a park where horse people can bring their horses for trail rides, use the rings for horse shows, and much more.
Prefer trail riding? In addition to Bucks County Horse Park, Pennsylvania has numerous trails for horseback riders, as well as for hikers and bikers, in numerous state parks. Trails run through various terrains and for various levels of riders. Want to ride in the mountains? Pennsylvania has mountains. How about riding through the woods? Yep, you can do that, too. What about out in the wide open? Pennsylvania has wide open fields to ride over, also. You can even bring your own horse to ride the Gettysburg battle grounds, which is the only way you are able to see these grounds. No other way is permitted.
Is your horse having major medical problems? New Bolton Verterinary Center, located in Southeastern Pennsylvania, is associated with University of Pennsylvania. It is a huge large animal veterinary clinic, which also offers seminars in addition to classes.
Events in Pennsylvania:
You can attend several major shows in this state. The Devon Horse Show and country fair, Dressage at Devon and Pennsylvania National Horse Show in Harrisburg to name a few.
The annual World Horse Expo is held in Harrisburg at the Farm Show Complex, which is a major event for horse lovers to see demonstrations and learn from seminars, plus do some shopping.
Training with the Best:
Interested in learning from the best trainers? Pennsylvania has them, too. Kim Walnes, an eventer who won the 1982 Rolex with the famous Gray Goose, the Davidson’s of the eventing world, are just a couple from several well known riders and trainers.
Things To Do:
Prefer the excitement of fox hunting or polo? Pennsylvania has that.
Or how about Thoroughbred horse racing or Standardbred racing (trotters and pacers)? Pennsylvania has race tracks throughout the state.
Driving horses is your preference? There are places you are able to drive your horses and trainers that will teach driving if you are interested in learning.
For the youth with equine interests, Pennsylvania has 4H Clubs and chapters of U.S. Pony Clubs. Adults havae organizations that they can participate in, such as the Lehigh Valley Horse Council and the Pennsylvania Horse Council.
Most important of all, you can find horse farms in this state, from small backyard farmettes, to large horse facilities, that will fit your needs.
There are so many events, organizations and places for the equine enthusiast here in Pennsylvania. Just too many to list. So, if you are a horseperson and looking for a horse farm in a horse friendly place, you can find that in Pennsylvania.
Brigita McKelvie is a REALTOR® (Pennsylvania License #RS297130) with Cindy Stys Equestrian & Country Properties, specializing in rural and horse properties and farms in Eastern Pennsylvania. She has an e-Pro® (Certified Internet Expert) certification and a GRI (Graduate, REALTOR® Institute) designation.
Brigita McKelvie, REALTOR
Pennsylvania License #RS297130
Rural and Horse Properties and Farms