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  A private equine boarding facility set on approximately 45 acres of rolling meadows and woods; with a gambrel roofed barn,a 20 x 40/60 meter sand ring with lights, 90' x 175' grass ring, a winter-sand ring, complete cross-country course (3 intro levels - 15 fences), 70' diameter round pen, etc.

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to Thornwood Farm
West Pawlet, Vt.
    Established in 1980 with a few horses owned by Eli-Anita and Ken Norman, and a few boarding clients. Eli's background in equines began more than 25 years ago working with TB race horses, and hunters. For over ten years she helped lead a 4-H group, coaching many young riders. She's  competed successfully in English, Western, Halter, Breed, Trail, Equitation, Pleasure, and Hunter classes on the "Vermont Circuit" for a number of years.
   Currently,  Eli with the help of her husband Ken and others, works with training, retraining, or exercising pleasure and competition horses for clients and herself. Her main focus these days is Dressage, and how those training techniques can enhance the performance of other types of riding (i.e.,Western, Hunter, "Cross-country", etc.) as well as the "Dressage Horse". She teaches Intro (walk/trot) through 2nd Level Dressage, as well as Western Pleasure, Equitation, Trail, and introductory through Training level Cross-Country and Stadium. Their other love is caring for the older retired equine, those who have served their humans well and now need some individualized attention themselves; allowing them to live out their days as comfortably as can be managed. 
     Today they manage a busy schedule trying to find the time to competing in Dressage, rebuild their x-country course for the annual Mid-Western Vt. Summer Horse Trial Series that they hope to revive,  a Working Student/ Pony Camp Program, individual and small group mounted training sessions, clinics at the farm, an Equine Program for area home schoolers , and occasionally breeding their own stock, and to top it off - Ken is a full time AFA Certified Farrier, Past President of the Vermont Farrier's Association and a member of the West Pawlet Volunteer Fire Department!

Our main focus is the complete care of your equine companion, and we offer a wide range of services to accomplish this.

Boarding both pleasure and sport horses

Training for youngsters, or continuing education for older equines

Rehabilitation of equines recovering from illness, injury, etc.

A retirement home with personalized loving care for your favorite friend.

Trimming and shoeing available on premises

Outdoor wash area (hot and cold water),
heated tack room, well lit wide aisles

Several pastures, meadows, paddocks on approximately 50 acres.
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Where are we located?

2 mls southeast of Granville, NY

7 mls. south of Poultney, Vt.

20 mls. north of Manchester, Vt.

30 mls. east of Lake George, N.Y.

30 mls southwest of Rutland, Vt

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This page was last updated on: July 12, 2019
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Ken rasping "Beau" Marotti's hoof
C;aire ~ visiting from Canada ~ riding Wheaties on the trail
Tarini & Splish Splash -MWVtSS 1st Level Dressage Champions!
Aly and Shamy - MWVTSS Elementary Res. Champs enjoying x-country at Hitching Post in S.Royalton, Vt!
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Thornwood Farm, West Pawlet, Vt.
Horse Camp at Thornwood 2009
Family from Norway ~  on our way home from a early spring ride!
Eli riding Roo - Woodstock, Vt ~ Pam Marrotti, photographer
Nikoliné's 1st Christmas ~ and Foxy's last Christmas ~
Family ride during "mud season"!
Scarlett & Goethe at a TWF event (-:
Wonderful Goethe visiting with Claire
Roo and his girls (-:

    We offer several types of boarding options including full board (11' x 13' box stalls or half stall), exercise & grooming board, and  retirement board for that
special horse - just to name a few.  We also offer several very nice horses for sale priced between $3500. and $45,000.. .