Abruzzi Stables
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Abruzzi Stables

@ Whipstock Hill Farm

 
 

the future is here

  Proudly offering starting work for young stock and green horses with a special interest in Morgans and American Saddlebreds for show or pleasure. Providing basic daily life skills, positive first experiences and pin pointing career directions we establish building blocks horses need for a life time of success.

Looking for your next partner? Check out our sales page to see our current sales list.

          Catering to the serious Amateur Owner Trainer, we offer exemplary care so you can show up and go to work worry free. House veterinarians Dr.  Greg Dowd and Dr. Shannon Guy of Arlington Equine and farrier Collin Kimple of Kimple Horseshoeing are key blocks in the foundation you build on to ensure your time spent in the saddle or harness doesn't go to waste.  From routine vet work, lameness diagnostic and chiropractic work, to a balanced trim or speciality shoeing, we've got you covered.

          Housed in the middle of Whipstock Hill Farm, Abruzzi is surround by 60 acres of hay fields meticulously kept and harvested to feed the residents of the stable. The balance of the yearly crop is offered to the public for those who know quality feed is the foundation of a successful program. 

         Located on the Vermont and New York boarder, Abruzzi Stables is 45 minutes from Albany, NY and an easy 30 minutes from Williamstown, Massachusetts or Manchester, Vermont. Our 270 degree view of Mount Anthony and the surround New York valleys along with access to 100 plus acres of neighboring, maintained trails make this private farm a hide out in horse heaven.  

                                                     

 

 
 
 
 
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about us

        Growing up on opposite sides of New England, we met while working as grooms within the A rated Morgan show industry. In the last 17 years of knowing one another we have traveled the country working for the top trainers in the industry, graduated from farrier and art school, started our own businesses, traveled the country shoeing, braiding and selling photos, worked for more trainers on the road, got married, and assumed management of the Radocchia’s family farm in Bennington, Vermont.

The work we do may not always put us in the lime light. When the young stock are ready, we”ll be there, ready to show. Until then, we are home doing our homework. The youngsters are learning to stand square or getting hooked for the first time while we watch the weather for the perfect time to cut hay for optimal nutritional values. We are not half way people and horses, they are a rabbit hole. The more you get involved, the deeper and more expansive the hole gets. What do you do with all the information? You pass it on to the next generation of horses and horseman. Constantly looking to learn more, work smarter and put a product out in to the world that we are proud to have our names behind.

      

 

 

 

  

 
 
 

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STable

 
 

Full board care   $550

Live in care, hay three times a day, grain twice; water, daily stall cleaning and bedding; daily turnout weather permitting; winter blanket changes and summer fly masks and fly spray; scheduling and handling for house farrier and vet; use of facilities and equipment.

instruction   $40

Learn to ride hunter seat on the flat or over fences, western, saddle seat or to drive one of our four school master lesson horses. All students learn to groom and tack their horses and are responsible for prepping and cooling out of the mounts. 

 

 

Training   $900

All the perks of full board plus a training and marketing program tailored to meet the individuals needs for starting youngsters or green horses to saddle or harness, refresher work for the out of practiced, etc., in and out of the ring. A strong focus on ground work and manners to ensure solid foundations for a life time of success. Lessons included.

CLInician services   

Bring Anna to you! Get the barn together for a fun and informational weekend to strengthen your seat, legs, hands etc. for an edge in the show ring or a safer, more enjoyable experience down the trail. Host barns are responsible for travel and lodging expenses. $160 per person

 

 

Showing

Are you or your horse ready to show? We make it easy and fun to hit the road and join in on some good old fashion competition! We offer first time students a positive experience dipping their toes into a schooling show, provide seasoned riders the ground support to take on the challenge of the higher levels and will ensure your young show prospect has a great first trip off the farm to see "the big city lights". 


 
 
 
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Vermont’s Finest Hay

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Contact us today for availability and current prices

 
 
 

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Horses for sale

 
 

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BBG Under A spell

Spellcaster x Showbyz 2017 Morgan gelding

This stretchy prospect is destined for the fine harness or saddle divisions in the A rated Morgan show world or a sparkly ambassador in the open driving competition world. Having showed at the New England Regional Morgan Horse Show in hand in July 2018, “Bynx” looked to us for guidance and knew what his job was with only six weeks of handling under his belt. This smart and enthusiastic worker has started his introduction to tack and loves it! Currently long lining and soon to be hooked to drive. He will easily be ready for the 2019 show season in the junior harness division. Already showing to be a sensible thinker, “Bynx” will make a a fun and showy amateur or equitation mount or partner for the game AOT.

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BBG SOUL deception ~ SOLD

Tall dark and handsome this 3 year old gelding is hooked to drive and started to saddle. With experience in and out of the ring he is sure to turn heads as a hunter or western mount and shows serious potential as a Morgan ambassador to the open sport horse world for over fences or dressage arenas.

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BBG she’s all byzness ~ SOLD

This 3 year old mare will get you noticed with her classic good looks! True to the Morgan reputation, this mare really can do it all. Hooked to drive and started under saddle “Charlotte” is the perfect hunter/sport horse ride for anyone who is looking to show breed and open competitions. Brave and bold in and out of the ring, she will make an exciting partner in the eventing, marathon or combined driving worlds. Every bit the lady she will stand out in the deep hunter classes in the Morgan show ring.

 
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Fine Art

Commissions Invited

 
 

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CONTACT US

 

 (802) 733 - 8949 for stable and art commissions

(802) 353 - 5538 for hay sales

3349 West Road, Bennington, Vermont, 05201

abruzzistableswhipstockhill@gmail.com