Dear Brenda + Bob,  

Thank you so much for selling Shane to us. He's so pretty, everyone says he's the prittiest horse in the barn! John is teaching me to do so many things on him. I'm learn how to spin on him how to do flying lead changes and I even did small jumps on him! But my favorite thing to do is lope around on him. I love him so much and he is perfect. I promise I'll always take good care of him and give him lots of love. Thank you again.


Kelsey, 2014

I cannot tell you enough what a joy it is to own Shane! He is absolutely pefect not only beautiful & well trained, but most importantly, he and Kelsy are a match made in heaven! She learns more from him every time she rides, which is such a pleasure for us to see after our 1 1/2 yrs. of bad horse experiences. We are so truly grateful to you for sending your precious Shane nearly halfway across the country and putting all you trust in us to take care of him and let us have him for a 30 day trial just to make sure that he was the right match for out daughter this time. We had lost such trust in the "horse world" from dealing with previously dishonest seller and if you hadn't allowed us to do this, we would have never been able to end up owning Shane. We will never forget what you have done for us. We were very close to giving up on owning a horse at ll anymore.

You are truly wonderful person and we are so glad that we found both you and Shane!

You raised him well and we will take such good care of him and give him all our love! We think of you every time we see him and we will definitely stay in touch and keep you updated on "the adventues of Shane & Kelsy" with many texts and pictures!

Thank you again!


The Donovan Family; Debbie Kevin and Kelsey. 2014

Thank you for being so helpful and patient with us. And for being so helpful with the vet!


Hilary Mann 2014

First of all, I love you guys so much! and I am going to miss you while im off at vet school But I promise to keep in touch. Thank you for coming to my grad party and Thank you for the awesome card! I love that you had Cowboy sign it! 




Thank you for the last 4 yrs.You have given us great pease of mind and great care of Boo and Brooke. 

Diane Bennett.


I can't say thank you enough to the both of you for the past four years (or has it been five?). From helping me and Mya through many on injury to just being friends to talk to, I couldn't have asked for a better home for Mya. And believe me, we'll be back to jump anything Bob makes! :) Thank you for everything!

Caroline + Mya


I really enjoyed my short stay at the farm. Everyone was so nice and really made me feel welcome. I wanted to thank you for that and especially for taking such great care of Shakana. I plan on coming back for the winter months so hopefully there will be a spot available, I look forward to it and hope you all have a great summer. Thanks a bunch!

Charlene + Shakana

Thank you so much for all that you have done for Moti, Taylor, and I. We could have asked for no one better. I hope that everything continues to work well for you, and if we are ever in the Holyoke area we can stop in. I know that Taylor wished she could have been here to say this to you in person, as you have made her Mt. Holyoke time enjoyable by taking such great care of Moti for her. 

Thank you so much again for all that you have done.




I can't tell you how much I appreciate you taking me in and trusting me based solely on Paul's reference.

For me, this letter symbolizes the light in my heart that I feel when I am at the farm around the horses, especially scruffy.

I can't thank you enough!


Rene, 2014

Thank you so much for having such a wonderful, healthy and peaceful farm and for all the TLC Roscoe gets.

Amy and Paul Shumway 

 Thank you for your continued support of the Umass Dressage team. 

Bridget, David, Sarah s, Amanda R, Elizabeth, Diane, Jill and Willa.  


Your barn was one of the best things about being at college! I'm so thankful for all of your help with Brave and being supportive of me as well.


Emily Bell 


Thank you so much for all that you have done for me over the past years, especially this most recent year! You are like a second Mom to me and everyone at the barn is like a family. Penny and I will certainly miss being with you all, but we will definitely keep in touch! If it hadn't been for you allowing me to ride Junior, I would have never had the chance to lease Moti and meet Bryan. Having my a horse of my own is definitely because of all your help through the years. I also know that I can call anytime with any questions that my arise, and know that if you can't help, you will steer me in the right direction. Penny and I will of course make new friends but none of them will top the family we have at Hidden Acres Farm!! Thank you so much for all you have done and all that you do!

Love Always,

Monica + Penny 

Just wanted to write and let you know how much I appreciated all that you and Bob did to help Yoesshna and I with the care of Wembley. Everything you did from big to small was a wonderful thing and I truly enjoyed being at Hidden Acres.

Becky Schrink

Thanks for the wonderful care of my boys over the winter as well as all the morale support. You did such a great job taking care of Dragon and looking out for him after his injury. I never had to worry about him while he was there. I will definitely recommend your barn to folks looking for a place to board.


Dragon + Wes


This is just a small something to say thank you for all that you have done for Rowan and I in the past few months. You've gone above and beyond - from watching her while I was away and helping with Rye and I really appreciate it. I know for you its part of the job, but as a boarder, its a huge peace of mind!

Inge + Rowan 

I wanted to take this occasion to send you a big THNAK YOU for all that you did for me last year. It was my first experience of riding not at a lesson barn, and I really appreciated you kindness, friendliness, and willingness to explain and help me with things. You really helped give me the confidence to pursue dressage full-time, and I am so glad of that!

Emme Johnston