Farms & Agriculture

Situated on some of the most picturesque landscapes in Maine, our working farms are an essential part of the community. They provide local milk and fresh seasonal produce to many area retailers as well as our own Market. Our world-class dairy farm serves as an educational facility for children and adults to learn about sustainable food and farming practices.

Our Equestrian Center offers top-level dressage programs for riders and trainers of all levels in a premiere facility.

Check out our Calendar for information on classes and events at our farms.

Our Program

Head Coach Michael Poulin waiting for results at the USDF Region 8 Championships at HITS on the Hudson with Equestrian Center Director & Lead Rider Gwyneth McPherson. © Carien Schippers
The dynamic educational environment at the Equestrian Center has been created by Gwyneth McPherson, Director and Lead Trainer, together with Michael Poulin, Olympic Bronze Medalist, who became the head coach at The Equestrian Center in 2013.

"Every rider, with the right instruction, proper schoolmaster, and personal committment, can be a Grand Prix rider."
— Michael Poulin

The Equestrian Center's focus on elite training includes many visiting experts. Pictured here is Michael Poulin with Johann Hinnemann, veteran trainer and Olympic coach.
The Equestrian Center training program is open to riders who demonstrate the willingness and ability to spend the time and effort required for excellence in the sport regardless of their age or level of training.

Under this expert stewardship, participants have access to the support and guidance critical to developing riders and their equine partners to their full potential.

Michael Poulin, Head Coach of the Pineland Farms Equestrian Center

We Have The Tools At Hand To Achieve Excellence In Dressage

By taking advantage of the depth of knowledge already available in this country, we can rise to the top again.
by: Michael Poulin
Courtesy of The Chronicle of the Horse -

U.S. dressage already possesses many of the essential elements necessary to compete in Olympic dressage— and to win again.

Yet, as a national endeavor, we acknowledge our continuing frustrations. Much has been said about the need to fundamentally restructure an approach following London. And perhaps rightfully so.

However, it's also possible that solutions— transformational and uniquely American innovations—are closer at hand than one might think. We have within our grasp the keys to reshape our sport. If we collectively demand and achieve excellence in its broadest and most classical sense, trips to the podium will follow.
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