The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms is providing excellence in dressage education, with the goal of creating highly skilled professional and amateur riders and trainers to steward classical principles and ethical practices within the sport of dressage in the United States. Its holistic approach encompasses off-the-horse fitness; theory-to-practice; instruction on equine schoolmasters; and the athletic development of both rider and horse, while promoting the respectful treatment and longevity of these equine partners.
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Posted: 12/08/2014 - Equestrian Center

A reception for sport horse enthusiasts to meet FEI sponsored scientists, followed by a discussion of equine injury prevention through the design of equine arena surfaces.

Monday, December 8, 2014, 6:00pm–8:00pm

Presentation followed by questions and open discussion with Equine Surfaces White Paper scientists led by Michael “Mick” Peterson, Ph.D., University of Maine

To Register at no charge, email Elizabeth Erickson at and Elizabeth Creamer at

For more information, contact Dr. Robert Causey at or 207-922-7475

This event has been organized and sponsored by the University of Maine, Pineland Farms, Racing Surfaces Testing Laboratory and the Laboratory for Expansion of Animal Disease Surveillance.

Posted: 12/09/2014 - Equestrian Center

Improving Performance Through Knowledge - Registration Open through Friday, December 6th (click here to register)

Join us for a Five Star Symposium with two FEI 5* Judges, Stephen Clarke & Gary Rockwell

Tuesday, December 9 and Wednesday, December 10, 2014

Michael Poulin with Chopard
Gwyneth McPherson with Flair
Heather Blitz with Paragon & Ripline
Jutta Lee with Glorious Feeling & In the Nick of Time
David Collins with Bojing
Laura Noyes with Galveston
Sophia Chavonelle with DeJure
The riders listed above will work with FEI 5* Judges Clarke and Rockwell in demonstrating how to ride and train for competition. Most of the levels will be represented over the 2-day Symposium, and the NEW 2015 Tests will be ridden and discussed. Space is limited, riders and auditors of all levels are welcome. USEF Judges and USDF L Judges and candidates are encouraged to attend and be part of the discussion by sharing their biggest "pet peeves" about test riding.

Day 1 (Tuesday) will showcase riders going through their warm-up and riding some movements from their appropriate level. Clarke & Rockwell will highlight the movements done with quality, and they will work with riders to improve the precision of the move difficult parts. Day 2 (Wednesday) will continue this theme with riders performing their whole test, followed by commentary from the judges.

Posted: 03/01/2015 - Equestrian Center

March/April 2015: Angelika Fromming (FEI 4* Judge, retired) returns to Pineland Farms, this time with her close friend & colleague Johann Hinnemann. Details coming soon!

Posted: 12/31/2015 - Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center at Pineland Farms features one of the most complete dressage programs in the country. Affordable single, multi-day, weekly and monthly training packages are available with Olympic Rider Michael Poulin and Lead Trainer Gwyneth McPherson. Training packages include instruction, stabling and accommodations for up to nine participants and an invitation to attend all Equestrian Center activities.