At Elm Brook we offer a unique combination of past and present. Maureen Ferris, manager and trainer, combines her years of experience in the saddle and out of it to offer an all around evaluation of horse and rider.Back Field

From 1977 to 1984, Maureen ran Elm Brook Farm – an 80 horse facility – in Concord, Massachusetts. The 40 boarders and 40 school horses and ponies gave her a great background in the differing personalities of both riders and horses and a true appreciation of the many different paths riders take to their goals. At Elm Brook, Maureen also hosted two yearly recognized horse trials for the organization then called USCTA (now USEA).  Aside from teaching, riding, and organizing events, Elm Brook offered hay rides and sleigh rides, participated in many town parades, and provided horses to pull cannons during war reenactments.

Front FieldMaureen and her husband moved to Pennsylvania in 1985.  Maureen continued to work with riders in the area as they began raising their two children. In 1995, Maureen returned to teaching full time. After many years of teaching at various local farms, Maureen was able to settle several of her students into one farm under the Elm Brook name again.  Today, she bases her work at a reincarnated Elm Brook Farm located in Washington, New Jersey. Maureen travels throughout the Lehigh Valley and New Jersey areas to teach.  Her priority still remains finding the path to satisfaction for each horse and rider.  Most of Maureen’s students compete in the dressage and eventing arenas but she is happy to assist any rider.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *