Were you or your child born with the horse gene, an unexplained passion for horses? Jan Brubacher, owner, leader and instructor was, and still is! She began riding in early childhood and hasn't stopped yet. Now, 30 years later Jan still takes lessons and has developed a great scope of skills and experience from which you will benefit: natural horsemanship, equitation, pleasure, training, showing, care and management. With Jan, you will improve by riding her trained schoolmaster horses and ponies. Do not experience fear from an inexperienced, young or green horse, one with bad behavior or poor training. You have my personal guarantee: you will ride and feel better immediately. Choose your equestrian discipline: English balanced seat, hunt seat, western, dressage, eventing, hunter/jumper, bareback to trail and beach rides.
If confidence in handling a horse on the ground, proper commands riding in the ring,
a guided trail ride
, on the Rail-Trail network
, enjoying the view along the surf
, new friends at summer 4H camp
, learning experiences at Peppermint Ponies 4H Club
or thrill of horse shows
is your dream, you've come to the best horseback riding stable! If you are a beginner, you will be comfortable and feel safe here. FAQS for Beginners
You will not a find a hectic board, show, sale barn with too many horses, people and not enough space or attention. You will feel no pressure to buy or lease a horse unless this is your choice. You will not
be instructed by a teenager or immature adult will poor communication or organization skills. You will have Jan’s
undivided focus! Get a North Road Farm Frequent Rider Card
at your first ride. Complete 10 rides and your next ride is FREE!
Jan owns and regularly trains the six horses who provide horseback riding and instruction at North Road Farm. She has worked with a variety of breeds: Quarter Horse, Morgan, Arabian
, Appaloosa, Thoroughbred, Welsh Cob, Belgian
and Clydesdale crosses
. She favors crossbred draft geldings as solid mounts with their steady, easy temperaments. The half-arab horse
s are quick, smart and sporty to ride. The Welsh pony and minature horse are perennial favorite. You can ride or lease
all the different horses and choose your favorite mount!
In 2004, Jan founded and continues to lead the Peppermint Ponies 4-H Club, 4hpeppermintponies.org, a thriving club of horse-crazy youngsters age 5-18. You are welcome to attend a meeting as a guest. Jan is a current member and past officer of the Rockingham County 4-H Horse Leaders Association,
Jan is also Director of the Summer Horse Camp day program offered June, July and August at her farm in Fremont, NH. To find out this year's dates and rates visit our Camp page.
Jan is actively involved in the horse community. She is a current member with the United States Eventing Association (USEA), useventing.com
, and New Hampshire Hunter/Jumper Association, nhhja.com/trainers.html
For additional sport, Jan takes students to recreational fox hunts (no
foxes are killed). She is a Board Member, Jump Committee Chairperson and current subscriber and Field Master with Wentworth Hunt
; former Field Master with Old North Bridge Hounds
; and former subscriber with Myopia Hunt
Under the saddle Jan’s accomplishments include: 2012 NHHJA Year End Champion, 3rd Open Jumpers with Chancellor; 2012 Wentworth Hunter Trials, 2nd Teams with Siberian Starbuck; 2011 Area I Adult
Team Champions with Graham Cracker, Beginner Novice Division; 2011 NHHJA Reserve Champion Open Jumpers with JaFar; 2010 NHHJ Reserve Champion Jumper Classic with JaFar; 2010 NHHJ Year End Champion, 6th Schooling Jumper with Chancellor; 2009 USEA Training Champion Area I with Chancellor; 2009 USEA Adult Team Champion Area I with Chancellor; 2009 New England Hunter Trials Team Champion with Graham Cracker; 2008 Hilltop Equestrian Center Beginner Novice Champion with Graham Cracker; 2007 USEA Training Championship, ranked 18th nationally with Chancellor; 2007 Reserve Adult Team Champion with Chancellor; 2005 Silver Heels Riding Club Jumping Champion with JaFar; 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2009, 2010, 2011 Special Olympics Equestrian Games coach with Boxer, JaFar, Cloud, and Graham Cracker; 2000 Special Olympics Champion, Alice Stawasz with Boxer; 1998 USEA AREA I Novice Adult Year-End Champion with Boxer, plus numerous other awards and placing.
North Road Farm, Fremont NH serving Manchester, Portsmouth, Nashua, Derry, Hillsborough and Rockingham County, the Merrimack Valley region, Route 101A East, Route 125, Fremont, Epping, Brentwood, Exeter, Kingston, Danville, Chester, Sandown, Hampton, Kensington, Stratham, Raymond, Rye, Deerfield, Nottingham, Lee, Atkinson, Plaistow, Rochester, Seacoast and Southern New Hampshire, and the Seacoast regions of Maine.