A Brief History
In 1958 Richard and Ellen Stanton bought Skylark Farm from Paul Berry and established Tanglewood Riding Center.
In 1958 Richard and Ellen Stanton bought Skylark Farm from Paul Berry and established Tanglewood Riding Center. When they first settled in, the farm consisted of a large barn and small house both constructed in the early 1800's. The barn was full of cow stanchions which were set in concrete. Richard removed them to make room for horse stalls. Once the stalls were built they were immediately boarded out. A long waiting accrued and in 1962 Richard and Ellen decided to build what is now known as the main barn to satisfy the growing need for stalls. In 1970 Tom Poulin, a dressage instructor, convinced the Stantons to build a riding hall. The original riding hall was 60’x120’. Years later another 80’ were added bringing it to its current length of 200’. As waiting lists persisted the upper barn was built, then the long barn, and finally a second riding hall with a few stalls.
- The barn is open from 6:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. on weekdays and until 5:00 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday.
- Please use the crossties provided in your stall. Do not use the cross ties in the main barn aisle.
- If you must crosstie in the main barn aisle NEVER leave your horse alone.
- Keep your stall doors closed and DO NOT leave the bottom door open if the top is closed.
- Lessons have right of way in all areas of the ring at all times.
- Please be sensitive to others working their horses and the young horses in training.
- When the ring is busy, please walk your horse to cool down outside, or in the barn aisles.
- Do not stop and stand your horse in doorways.
- When others are riding, lounging may be done at the north end of the ring only.
- Only one horse may be lounged at a time when others are riding.
- Horses on the track going to the left have right of way. Pass to the left. Horses going right must use an inside track when others are going left.
- Horses resting should walk off the wall.
- Please call a warning such as "Coming In" when approaching the open north riding hall door from the outside so as not to surprise horses and riders working inside.
- The large fenced outdoor ring may never be used for turning out horses.
- Horses and the Stantons need their sleep too, please observe the lights out at 9:00.
A LOOK AT TANGLEWOOD RIDING CENTER