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Dartmouth Riding Center
PO Box 351
Etna, NH 03750
Phone: (603) 643-1808
Fax: (603) 646-1405

Friends of Morton Farm

The Friends of Morton Farm was formed by a group of alumni who enjoyed riding at Dartmouth. Non-alumni users and supporters of Dartmouth Riding Center are involved as well. The aims of the Friends are to help Dartmouth Riding Center in these ways:

  • publicizing the Dartmouth Riding Programs within the Dartmouth community and in our local communities
  • helping to identify friends, relatives and others who might want to become supporters and participants in Dartmouth Riding Center equestrian activities
  • providing volunteer and financial support for special projects
  • inviting donation horses or equipment to enhance the riding programs

If you are interested in becoming a Friend of Morton Farm or wish to make a tax deductible donation, please contact Sally Batton via e-mail or at (603) 646-3508.

The Maestro Scholarship Fund

It is our pleasure to announce the generous gift presented by Helen Naylor to the Dartmouth Equestrian program. Helen’s late husband, George Martin Naylor, Jr. graduated from Dartmouth in the Class of ’29. Helen is a former member of the Norfolk Hunt and a current member of the North Country Hounds in Hartland, VT. Helen leased her beloved horse, Maestro, to the Dartmouth program in early summer ’04 and decided to create the fund after she saw the attention Maestro was receiving by the students in the program. Helen’s gift has been set up specifically for Dartmouth students who cannot afford the costs of riding.

The Maestro Scholarship Fund will serve the program into the future by funding students who otherwise may not be able to ride!

Dartmouth Riding Center Wish List

Through the years, Dartmouth Riding Program alums and other friends have asked if there are any specific projects that they can fund for Dartmouth Riding Center. The following is a wish/dream list which is followed by a "practical equipment" list of actual items that we need. Items on both lists are tax-deductible (but may not receive Alumni Fund credit). In past years, the Friends of Dartmouth Riding Center have helped fund a number of projects: The George and Nora Graham dressage arena, hot water and horse vacuum in the washstall, and, of course, the office/tack room addition including "Oscar's Room," funded by Gordon and Virginia Williamson.

  • Arena Watering System: A gift would allow us to set up an automatic watering system for the indoor and outdoor jumping arenas.
  • Indoor Arena Mirrors: A gift would allow us to purchase and install side mirrors in the indoor arena to replace the old cracked mirrors.
  • School Horse Tack Sets: Some of our school horse saddles are in need of replacement. A gift would outfit one school horse with a new saddle, saddle pad, bridle and grooming kit. We have 10 school horses.

Practical Equipment List:

  • 50 horsepower tractor with front bucket
  • Haying Equipment: hay rake, hay tetter, hay baler, hay wagons
  • PTO-Driven Rototiller

Last Updated: 9/12/11