A Chat with Providence Farm
What services does your business offer and what makes your business stand out from the competition?
Owner Mary Griffin has been in the industry for close to 15 years. She has trained with a three-time Olympian for years, has started and shown horses successfully, and is enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and caring. She has many safe school horses to learn on at the only state-of-the-art facility in the area.
What’s one tip for first-time students that will make them feel like veterans?
Wear flat-soled shoes, bring peppermint candies, and remember that horses love to be loved.
What was the inspiration to start or run this business?
The owner was tired of seeing riders being taken advantage of by other “professionals” and knew that she could make a more mindful rider. Unlike the other farms, she prides her business on integrity, professionalism, and enthusiasm.
What do you love most about your job?
Everything! Riding, showing, brokering, setting courses, cleaning stalls, and being able to provide others knowledge about the evolution of the equine, proper attire, tack, grooming, and riding until you take them to their first show. I truly love every aspect for my passion is my job.