Located in Derry, NH just minutes from the Mass boarder it’s just breathtaking to see such a picturesque farm. Surrounded by hundreds of acres of conservation land, hay fields, apple orchards, and corn fields, the farm offers something for everyone. Whether it’s all day turnout in large fields, trail riding, or training in one of two rings, all disciplines are made to feel welcome.
Winding Brook Farm has been in existence for more than 30 years. The Toledo's bought the 56 acre farm in 1992 with dreams of turning it into one of southern New Hampshire's premier boarding and training stables. At the time, the farm was mostly wooded with 3-4 acres cleared and two existing barns capable of housing 17 horses. Eager to do most of the work themselves, the Toledo's purchased a John Deere 350 dozer and began clearing more land for pasture and future expansion. It took several years to clear another 22 acres working part time as work schedules allowed.
In 2007, the Toledo's have come closer to achieving their dream. The farm underwent a major renovation. Closing down all existing barns and constructing 2 new state of the art 20 stall barns with an attached bright and airy indoor riding arena. The new facility currently totals over 25,000 sq. ft. and when complete will total more than 34,000 sq. ft.
Training off the track Thoroughbreds is another passion of the Toledo’s . Preparing them for useful careers once their racing days are over. The farm retrains several thoroughbreds a year, giving them a great dressage foundation and a start over fences. All horses go on to find new permanent homes.