Olde Dartmouth Farm

★★★★★
  • 264 Smith Neck Rd

    South Dartmouth, MA 02748

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  • 508-993-8438

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The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great.

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The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great. The summer camp was great.

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I've been at Olde Dartmouth since Sept 2008 and have nothing but good things to say about my experience. My horse gets first class care. Plenty of good quality hay to eat, and good, clean, bedding. Has a great area for turn out with grass to graze on and room to run and kick up his heels if he wants to. The indoor arena is really nice with good footing, plenty of light and during the coldest, and windy days it was quiet with no banging doors and outside noise. The barn never was much below 40 degrees. The water in the buckets never iced up. I don't take lessons but have observed lessons being given by Cindy Kirby. The kids taking lessons are happy and have a good time and she's a good instructor.
There is a really big outdoor arena with plenty of room to ride with great footing.
If you like trail riding, you can access nice trails right from the farm property. You can also ride to the nearby beach.
The people who board at Olde Dartmouth are really a nice group. Its a great friendly atmosphere.
The owners, Tom and Cindy Kirby run a first class facility.
I know my horse is in good hands if I can't get to the stable for some reason.

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I've been at Olde Dartmouth since Sept 2008 and have nothing but good things to say about my experience. My horse gets first class care. Plenty of good quality hay to eat, and good, clean, bedding. Has a great area for turn out with grass to graze on and room to run and kick up his heels if he wants to. The indoor arena is really nice with good footing, plenty of light and during the coldest, and windy days it was quiet with no banging doors and outside noise. The barn never was much below 40 degrees. The water in the buckets never iced up. I don't take lessons but have observed lessons being given by Cindy Kirby. The kids taking lessons are happy and have a good time and she's a good instructor.
There is a really big outdoor arena with plenty of room to ride with great footing.
If you like trail riding, you can access nice trails right from the farm property. You can also ride to the nearby beach.
The people who board at Olde Dartmouth are really a nice group. Its a great friendly atmosphere.
The owners, Tom and Cindy Kirby run a first class facility.
I know my horse is in good hands if I can't get to the stable for some reason.

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a wonderful place for humans and horses. As an adult beginner, I have been taking lessons there two or three times a week since the beginning of 2008 and thoroughly enjoyed every single hour I spend there. All the horses are very healthy and happy since they get turned out in the extensive fields surrounding the farm all year round and are splendidly cared for by the Kirby??s. Cindy and Tom always make sure to have a range of well trained horses on site for riders of different skill levels, from very quiet and sweet horses for young or old beginners (like me), to higher-end horses for advanced riders. Every riding lesson is expertly taught and tailored to the ability and temperament of each rider. Since Cindy also spends a lot of extra time with each rider to teach horsemanship and to share her vast expertise about everything equestrian, I learned a lot in only a few months. I always experienced the atmosphere there as very positive and fun, yet calm and very safe and straightforward.
In addition, there are great indoor and outdoor riding arenas and several beautiful and private trails that start at the back of the property. This is also one of the few horse farms with (off-season) beach access in walking distance from the property.
In short, I can highly recommend this place to everyone seeking to board their horse there, or looking to take riding lessons.

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a wonderful place for humans and horses. As an adult beginner, I have been taking lessons there two or three times a week since the beginning of 2008 and thoroughly enjoyed every single hour I spend there. All the horses are very healthy and happy since they get turned out in the extensive fields surrounding the farm all year round and are splendidly cared for by the Kirby??s. Cindy and Tom always make sure to have a range of well trained horses on site for riders of different skill levels, from very quiet and sweet horses for young or old beginners (like me), to higher-end horses for advanced riders. Every riding lesson is expertly taught and tailored to the ability and temperament of each rider. Since Cindy also spends a lot of extra time with each rider to teach horsemanship and to share her vast expertise about everything equestrian, I learned a lot in only a few months. I always experienced the atmosphere there as very positive and fun, yet calm and very safe and straightforward.
In addition, there are great indoor and outdoor riding arenas and several beautiful and private trails that start at the back of the property. This is also one of the few horse farms with (off-season) beach access in walking distance from the property.
In short, I can highly recommend this place to everyone seeking to board their horse there, or looking to take riding lessons.

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This is a beautiful setting for a horse farm, and the teaching is construction and positive which are a plus to a good foundation when looking for a instructor. Positive complimenting words are what inexperienced riders need to progress and this is what she offers. The managing of her program has been thought out well when dealing with different personalities and riding skills. I leave my children with the owner/trainer and feel good knowing they are in good hands.

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This is a beautiful setting for a horse farm, and the teaching is construction and positive which are a plus to a good foundation when looking for a instructor. Positive complimenting words are what inexperienced riders need to progress and this is what she offers. The managing of her program has been thought out well when dealing with different personalities and riding skills. I leave my children with the owner/trainer and feel good knowing they are in good hands.

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a beautiful/property.The quality of riding instruction and management is awesome. My daughter rode there last summer while summering in the area and we found the OWNER/TEACHER to be very helpful and positive with the kids. She spent more time with my daughter than the paid hour lesson. She is always complimenting them while they ride. The school/show horses were great, some were experienced packers. We were extremely pleased with the program she offers my daughter plans to return to the farm next summer when we return. HJmom in Fairhaven, MA

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a beautiful/property.The quality of riding instruction and management is awesome. My daughter rode there last summer while summering in the area and we found the OWNER/TEACHER to be very helpful and positive with the kids. She spent more time with my daughter than the paid hour lesson. She is always complimenting them while they ride. The school/show horses were great, some were experienced packers. We were extremely pleased with the program she offers my daughter plans to return to the farm next summer when we return. HJmom in Fairhaven, MA

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Love it, I do not understand who could write anything negative to say abouth this family run business. The OWNER/TRAINER is positive, corrective in a civil manner, and offers a QUALITY lesson program from beginners to experienced. MY

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Love it, I do not understand who could write anything negative to say abouth this family run business. The OWNER/TRAINER is positive, corrective in a civil manner, and offers a QUALITY lesson program from beginners to experienced. MY

Pros: Wonderful positive lesson program

Cons: more barns should have the ethics this one has. NO CONS

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Wonderful Lesson program, structured, safe and positive for all level riders. My child had no confidence riding until she started riding with the OWNER/TRAINER who instilled a gentle, positive approach to build up her courage. Many thanks for such a wonderful riding program and summer camp.

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Wonderful Lesson program, structured, safe and positive for all level riders. My child had no confidence riding until she started riding with the OWNER/TRAINER who instilled a gentle, positive approach to build up her courage. Many thanks for such a wonderful riding program and summer camp.

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a beautiful barn with amazing horses for all levels and wonderful people. A nice family owned business with pleasant and welcoming people. I've taken lessons there for about a year and don't have any complaints!

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a beautiful barn with amazing horses for all levels and wonderful people. A nice family owned business with pleasant and welcoming people. I've taken lessons there for about a year and don't have any complaints!

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We have been at olde dartmouth farm for 2 years now and find it to be a very nice barn both personally and professionally. Personally, the owners, Cindy and Tom Kirby, have treated my children wonderfully. My youngest, who is almost three, refers to Cindy as her best friend. i can hear the laughter as Cindy plays with them and watches them while i ride. Professionally, a two and four year old require a lot of supervision in a barn and i find Cindy and Tom to uphold the strictest standards of safety. The ponies are well educated and my children advance in their lessons, so much so, that they are now leading 2009 year end points on three horse show circuits! Cindy bends over backwards to make sure our riding and showing goals are met and we are quite pleased. I find the barn to be clean, respectful and serious to a competitor or relaxed for a non show person. I would reccommend olde dartmouth farm to anyone at any level.

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We have been at olde dartmouth farm for 2 years now and find it to be a very nice barn both personally and professionally. Personally, the owners, Cindy and Tom Kirby, have treated my children wonderfully. My youngest, who is almost three, refers to Cindy as her best friend. i can hear the laughter as Cindy plays with them and watches them while i ride. Professionally, a two and four year old require a lot of supervision in a barn and i find Cindy and Tom to uphold the strictest standards of safety. The ponies are well educated and my children advance in their lessons, so much so, that they are now leading 2009 year end points on three horse show circuits! Cindy bends over backwards to make sure our riding and showing goals are met and we are quite pleased. I find the barn to be clean, respectful and serious to a competitor or relaxed for a non show person. I would reccommend olde dartmouth farm to anyone at any level.

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My six year old daughter and I have been lessoning at Olde Dartmouth Farm for almost two years. The facilities are wonderful, spacious clean, bright and airy. The horses are exception, very well cared for and well trained. The instructor is most interested in the well being of her students and horses. Things get vocal at time, but its all about teaching students proper riding and keeping the horse and the student safe. The atmosphere is fun and never stuffy. The most important thing...safety. With a 5 year old and a 45 year old beginning to ride this was extremely important and I am extremely satisfied at Olde Dartmouth Farm. After 2 years, we feel like family. There is always good quality/condition equipment to borrow. Lessons are reasonably priced and flexibly scheduled. There is a clock on the wall, but no one seems to watch it! I highly recommend this barn. Feel feel to contact me at mdsaluto@charter.net.

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My six year old daughter and I have been lessoning at Olde Dartmouth Farm for almost two years. The facilities are wonderful, spacious clean, bright and airy. The horses are exception, very well cared for and well trained. The instructor is most interested in the well being of her students and horses. Things get vocal at time, but its all about teaching students proper riding and keeping the horse and the student safe. The atmosphere is fun and never stuffy. The most important thing...safety. With a 5 year old and a 45 year old beginning to ride this was extremely important and I am extremely satisfied at Olde Dartmouth Farm. After 2 years, we feel like family. There is always good quality/condition equipment to borrow. Lessons are reasonably priced and flexibly scheduled. There is a clock on the wall, but no one seems to watch it! I highly recommend this barn. Feel feel to contact me at mdsaluto@charter.net.

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a wonderful riding facility. Cindy and Tom are always willing to stop what they are doing and lend a hand. My boys board there and I know without a doubt they could not be in better hands. My older gelding has never looked better! He is flourishing there and no longer requires a "special diet" thanks to Cindy's care and knowledge. Turn out is fantastic and for my old guy's arthritis its important that he is able to move and flex his legs. The indoor is comfortable and very well constructed and the observation room will be awesome! I feel at home there and when I travel I know they have the best care they could possible have. Having the owners on site gives me peace of mind. The people are friendly and fun and and all the horses look healthy and happy. Trails are great, beach near by - what more could you ask for? Its wonderful!
Diane J

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is a wonderful riding facility. Cindy and Tom are always willing to stop what they are doing and lend a hand. My boys board there and I know without a doubt they could not be in better hands. My older gelding has never looked better! He is flourishing there and no longer requires a "special diet" thanks to Cindy's care and knowledge. Turn out is fantastic and for my old guy's arthritis its important that he is able to move and flex his legs. The indoor is comfortable and very well constructed and the observation room will be awesome! I feel at home there and when I travel I know they have the best care they could possible have. Having the owners on site gives me peace of mind. The people are friendly and fun and and all the horses look healthy and happy. Trails are great, beach near by - what more could you ask for? Its wonderful!
Diane J

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Our grandchildren love their riding lessons at Olde Dartmouth Farm, and the pony loves boarding there. Cindy Kirby's friendly, informal style is particularly effective with young beginners. She includes grooming, tacking up, and putting the pony, tack etc. away as part of the pony lessons. As the kids progress, she expects more from them and gets it. The barn is wonderfully kept, clean smelling and well-organized. The property is lovely, real, and a favorite place for our family.

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Our grandchildren love their riding lessons at Olde Dartmouth Farm, and the pony loves boarding there. Cindy Kirby's friendly, informal style is particularly effective with young beginners. She includes grooming, tacking up, and putting the pony, tack etc. away as part of the pony lessons. As the kids progress, she expects more from them and gets it. The barn is wonderfully kept, clean smelling and well-organized. The property is lovely, real, and a favorite place for our family.

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I've been riding at Olde Dartmouth farm for a few years now and recommend others try riding there as well. What I really appreciate is Cindy's willingness to cater to all discipline's of riding. I've watched her lessons many times and she always take plenty of time with each child. She has a great relationship with the kids. She's very accommodating for each individual rider's needs. There's always opportunity to advance, whether it's showing or trailering to various clinics. She's been more than fair to me and many others! As you walk down the barn aisle, you can see how well these horses are cared for and loved. The horses well being are always first. The turn out is spacious, and the horses get out everyday, weather permitting. Cindy always caters to each horses needs. The prices are very resonable and under priced compared to many other local farms prices. If your looking for a relaxing place to ride with friendly people, come and check the barn out!

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I've been riding at Olde Dartmouth farm for a few years now and recommend others try riding there as well. What I really appreciate is Cindy's willingness to cater to all discipline's of riding. I've watched her lessons many times and she always take plenty of time with each child. She has a great relationship with the kids. She's very accommodating for each individual rider's needs. There's always opportunity to advance, whether it's showing or trailering to various clinics. She's been more than fair to me and many others! As you walk down the barn aisle, you can see how well these horses are cared for and loved. The horses well being are always first. The turn out is spacious, and the horses get out everyday, weather permitting. Cindy always caters to each horses needs. The prices are very resonable and under priced compared to many other local farms prices. If your looking for a relaxing place to ride with friendly people, come and check the barn out!

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What a great place. The facility is beautiful and the horses are loved and well cared for. Our daughters have been taking weekly lessons with Cindy/owner for over a year now, and we're very happy
here. Cindy's great - the girls love her, she's fun and energetic
and knows when and how to gently push (or not) the girls to do their best. Julie H.

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What a great place. The facility is beautiful and the horses are loved and well cared for. Our daughters have been taking weekly lessons with Cindy/owner for over a year now, and we're very happy
here. Cindy's great - the girls love her, she's fun and energetic
and knows when and how to gently push (or not) the girls to do their best. Julie H.

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Odle Dartmouth Farm, is one the best horse barns I have come across.
I started bringing my daughter for lessons there three years ago, and have never looked back.
I have never seen my daughter happier than when she leaves this barn. They have taught her to ride, show and love this sport, as well as horses.

The owner and her staff go beyond the meaning of courteous, and helpful. They are just pleasant to be around.

They are wonderful with my daughter and the other children that I see riding there.

I have been to other barns and they no way near compare to the "QUALITY" of this barn, their horses are great with the children that are they are riding them,

The barn is clean and neat, If your child doesn??t have something or possibly forget some of their riding equipment for their lesson the owner and her staff are willing to help out and let you borrow something from the barn locker. That I have never seen before.

The indoor arena is clean, well lighted and well kept, as well as their outdoor arena. The turn out area for the horses is clean, and large for the horses to roam while they are turned out.

I cannot say enough GREAT things about Olde Dartmouth Farm.

The Kirby's run a great facility. My daughter is a better rider, and person because of their teaching, and understanding of this wonderful sport.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

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Odle Dartmouth Farm, is one the best horse barns I have come across.
I started bringing my daughter for lessons there three years ago, and have never looked back.
I have never seen my daughter happier than when she leaves this barn. They have taught her to ride, show and love this sport, as well as horses.

The owner and her staff go beyond the meaning of courteous, and helpful. They are just pleasant to be around.

They are wonderful with my daughter and the other children that I see riding there.

I have been to other barns and they no way near compare to the "QUALITY" of this barn, their horses are great with the children that are they are riding them,

The barn is clean and neat, If your child doesn??t have something or possibly forget some of their riding equipment for their lesson the owner and her staff are willing to help out and let you borrow something from the barn locker. That I have never seen before.

The indoor arena is clean, well lighted and well kept, as well as their outdoor arena. The turn out area for the horses is clean, and large for the horses to roam while they are turned out.

I cannot say enough GREAT things about Olde Dartmouth Farm.

The Kirby's run a great facility. My daughter is a better rider, and person because of their teaching, and understanding of this wonderful sport.

KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK

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I've ridden at several barns in the area but this one is the best!! Great trainer (who also is the owner). I've learned so much in a short period of time and have had a lot of fun. No pressure here and no prima-Donna's! I board my horse here as well and when I'm riding my daughter is allowed to ride a lesson horse so we can ride together. Just very caring and generous!

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I've ridden at several barns in the area but this one is the best!! Great trainer (who also is the owner). I've learned so much in a short period of time and have had a lot of fun. No pressure here and no prima-Donna's! I board my horse here as well and when I'm riding my daughter is allowed to ride a lesson horse so we can ride together. Just very caring and generous!

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I am currently boarding my very special boy there and very pleased with all of service we receive. My boy is very well taken care of and I don't have to worry about him while I am away working. I know he is in such good hands. My two daughters enjoy riding, and just hanging out at a place that they are more than welcome each and everyday. Dartmouth Farm is a fun and inviting place to be. All of the people and horse that are here at this farm are a pleasure to be around. My youngest daughter has ridden many of the owners horses and enjoys every moment. This farm has many beautiful trails to ride on and if you love the beach you can also ride your horse there as well. Thank you Tom and Cindy

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I am currently boarding my very special boy there and very pleased with all of service we receive. My boy is very well taken care of and I don't have to worry about him while I am away working. I know he is in such good hands. My two daughters enjoy riding, and just hanging out at a place that they are more than welcome each and everyday. Dartmouth Farm is a fun and inviting place to be. All of the people and horse that are here at this farm are a pleasure to be around. My youngest daughter has ridden many of the owners horses and enjoys every moment. This farm has many beautiful trails to ride on and if you love the beach you can also ride your horse there as well. Thank you Tom and Cindy

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is just a very special place. I board my precious mare there and she is taken care of like one of their own. They are experienced horse people and provide excellent instruction. Very supportive and encouraging but also a lot of fun. Facility if gorgeous with plenty of turnout. Beautiful indoor attached to stable. Everything is kept up extremely well and it's just a great place to hang out!

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Olde Dartmouth Farm is just a very special place. I board my precious mare there and she is taken care of like one of their own. They are experienced horse people and provide excellent instruction. Very supportive and encouraging but also a lot of fun. Facility if gorgeous with plenty of turnout. Beautiful indoor attached to stable. Everything is kept up extremely well and it's just a great place to hang out!

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Structured Positive Riding Lessons for all ages

SUMMER CAMP/Horsemanship for children ages 5 - 15 yrs old

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Full Service Equestrian Facility with Large Indoor Arena and Large Outdoor Arena. Several Quality Lesson/Show horses for Sale or on farm Lease. Riding lessons all ages all level riders. Hunter/Jumper/Eq Jumpers, Huntseat, Pleasure

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Farm specializes in horse boarding and offers riding lessons and instruction.

 

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