Horse Boarding

The Bartlett Homestead Stables

This civil war-era barn was in great need of extensive repair when the Goranssons acquired Kay Thompson's former Broadfield's 1860 horse barn and 1740 house in 2017.

The Bartlett Homestead Stables are located in this historic landmark built in the 1800s and renovated in 2018-2019 with thirteen stalls, located at 234 Depot road in Eliot Maine, and is now open for horse boarding. After nearly two years of renovations, the barn is standing tall once again and is now ready to house horses comfortably! Surrounded by lush, rolling hay fields and plenty of trails, this historic barn offers an idyllic location to board your horse just minutes from downtown Portsmouth, NH. At the Bartlett Homestead Stables our horses care is our number one priority. The barn is set on 36 acres of our own hay fields and provides a peaceful atmosphere where horses can thrive. The facility has a tack room with a cubby for each boarder. The small yet well organized tack room also serves as an office space where messages and notifications can be seen right away. We provide grain and hay to all boarders. Boarders have access to scenic trails and an outdoor riding ring.

The Stalls

Upon entering the barn, a wide aisle stretches out before you. On either side, spacious stalls filled with fresh bedding for when the horses come in from turnout. The smell of clean shavings is incredibly inviting! These stalls could easily fit a large warmblood or maybe even a draft horse, or two ponies. We have seven 12x14 feet and six 12x12 feet stalls available. Each stall is fully matted with lights and a window. You won’t have to worry about your horse not having the space to lay down, roll, and move about safely in these stalls!”

The Paddocks

When you walk down the aisle and exit the barn on the other end, you will notice the beginnings of the barn’s turnout space. A few, grassy paddocks of good size can hold a horse or two comfortably. A pathway leads you over a stream and into one of the many hayfields. There is room to grow and accommodate so much more. This could be paradise!

We provide full day turn out, with an individual turn out option. Horses will be turned out with breakfast and lunch hay with access to grass in the summer. We are proud to feed our horses the hay from the fields surrounding the barn and the most natural grain diets.

Our Services

Our number one goal is to create a happy, healthy and safe environment for horses and humans. Our full board services include:

  • quality hay three times a day
  • customized supplemental feed two times a day
  • Blanketing
  • individual turn out or group turn out
  • scheduled de-worming
  • scheduled farrier
  • scheduled vet
  • full day turn out
  • access to trails
  • per-stall cubbies in tack roomfor storage
  • fly control

2020 Pricing

We currently offer this full board pricing :

  • $650/month per horse

Our Staff

Our barn manager Dawn Marie Hernandez lives nearby:

Dawn has loved horses all her life and is a third generation enthusiast. After many years of wishing she had a horse of her own, she finally made that happen when she acquired her QH Gelding as a 5 year old, almost 10 years ago in Colorado. She was taken under the wing of a wonderful man that had been training and showing QH and Paint horses for over 30 years. He instructed and conditioned Dawn to do her own work with minimal guidance. She was encouraged to ride as many horses as she could at every level and discipline to expend her education with feel of movement and to learn something new from each horse. Over the years her persistent and dedicated work landed her and her horse numerous Championships in both English and Western events with Equitation being her main focus. Dawn moved back to the Southern Maine area 4 years ago. After acclimating her horse to his new environment, they continued to attend Open Shows. Once again, they were very successful in the show pen and also participated in a new event - Ranch Riding!! They earned multiple day-end and year-end awards Dawn is currently training in Western Dressage and gaining more confidence with her equine partner by going out on the trails and fields enjoying the peaceful settings.

Equine Operations Contact Information

Phone: (303) 502-6205 (Dawn)


Boarding Application: Download BHS Boarding Application PDF