Northern Pines Farm

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Northern Pines Farm :: 7347 S. Stachnik Road :: Maple City, MI 49664

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Welcome to Northern Pines Farm

horse jumpingNorthern Pines Farm is a private hunter/jumper facility located in Maple City, Michigan dedicated to excellence in the training of horse and rider.

Owned by nationally recognized trainer and competitor Melissa Hirt, Northern Pines offers a full range of services with the highest quality care at the beautiful farm nestled on over 45 acres. For those riders interested in horse showing, we travel to competitions throughout the year. This includes local schooling shows and “AA” rated shows, including the Winter Equestrian Festival in Wellington, Florida. And we are especially proud of our affiliation with the Leelanau School of Glen Arbor, providing the training and facility for their equestrian athletes.

Come join us and love where you ride!


Upcoming Events

September 8-13: Showplace Fall Classic "A"

September 16-20: Kentucky National Horse Show

October: Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Harrisburg

October: National Horse Show, Kentucky

November 15:  Woodbine Horse Show

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Congratulations to Tea winning both the Sore No More Childrens Medal Finals and the Illinois Hunter/Jumper Finals in Chicago. Mackenzie was Champion in the Childrens Jumpers with her horse Amigo and earning great ribbons in the Low Junior Jumpers. Paige was Reserve Champion in the Junior Hunters on Roc Paper Scissors, won the Marshall and Sterling Hunter Finals on Roc A Bye and placed second in the Illinois Hunter/Jumper Junior Medal Finals on Icaris.

In Kentucky Paige was Reserve Champion in the Childrens Hunters on Roc A Bye and placed 10th in the ASPCA Maclay Regionals.

Congratulations to Mackenzie Sneider on her purchase of Amigo. This pair earned Leading Rider Ovation Award along with Circuit Champion in the Childrens Jumpers at Great Lakes Equestrian Festival

Congratulations as well to Tea Santoro for earning Leading Childrens Pony Circuit award at GLEF on Illumination. Paige Matthias also earned a Reserve Circuit Champion at GLEF on both her horses Roc A Bye and Roc Paper Scissors. Suzie Ness and her horse Bob De Beumeister earned Reserve Champion for the circuit in the GLEF Open Hunter Division as well. Our wonderful adult riders Diane Sheets and Laura Zingg earned several Champions in the Low Adult Equitation and Low Adult Hunter Division with Diane also winning the Low Adult Hunter Classic. Anna Rockwood won the Low Childrens Hunter Classic the last week of GLEF and took home several other ribbons in her division.

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Large pony mare, has done the Childrens Large Ponys at GLEF and was Circuit Childrens Pony Champion....

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