About Indian Meadow Farm
Chris and Joe, Owners
Chris has a life-long fascination with horses and can't ever remember a time when she wasn't looking for a pony under the Christmas tree. After taking a break from riding during college, Chris returned to riding in her late twenties, initially participating in Morgan breed shows. Looking for a new challenge, Chris started taking jumping lessons in the summer of 2005. She got hooked on jumping, and has been solely focused on hunter/jumpers since then. Chris has several years of horse care experience, and had been caring for her own horses at home for several years before building Indian Meadow. Chris enjoys competing in the amateur adult hunter, jumper and equitation divisions. She especially enjoys introducing new riders of all ages to horses, and is proud to be able to host fine quality riding instruction under the Indian Meadow roof.Chris enjoys her job as the Director of Human Resources for a downtown software company. Chris also has a Master's degree from the Boston University School of Education.
Although Joe was introduced to horses at a young age during his families annual camping outings in Wisconsin, which often included pony rides, he rediscovered his interest when he built Indian Meadow!
After a 28 year career in the high-tech industry Joe decided he needed a new and different challenge. Joe retired from high-tech in 2005 and built his first barn in 2006 at our original West Newbury property and found it so satisfying he decided to take on the larger challenge of building and eventually operating Indian Meadow Farm. Joe also enjoys riding; we're just not sure what he enjoys more; his horse or his tractor. As part of the post corporate career phase Joe decided to reinvent himself as a small business owner and takes great pride and personal commitment in the establishment, success, and operation of Indian Meadow Farm. Joe served in the United Sates Marine Corp and graduated from Merrimack College.
Our Horses and other Farm Members
Simon, a happy and friendly 16.3 Dutch Warmblood gelding is Chris' equitation and jumper horse. After a break the last few years from competing, they enjoyed returning to the ring this past year under the direction of Shane Powell and his Evermoor LLC team.
Theo was Chief Security Officer and Number #1 dog. This big lab cross was brought into our lives several years ago by a wonderful group called Labs4rescue.com Sadly we recently lost Theo to cancer after ten wonderful years.
Roger and Stewart are a couple of middle-aged feline gentlemen who when not hanging out on their favorite window seat, still enjoy all kinds of cat antics.
The Tigeress is involved with barn operations as Rodent Prevention Manager. She joined the farm family through the efforts of another great rescue organization called Shelter Me. She has greatly enjoyed the enlarged hunting grounds at her new barn.