Sue has spent her life around horses and I would say qualifies as a Horse Whisperer.

– Ernie Tyo

Sue Ballentine, Trainer

Sue Ballentine is the owner, trainer, and instructor for High Meadows Farms. Sue started riding at a very young age and has not been able to stop since. Sue has a very unique way with horses and people. Great communication skills, the ability to teach riders of all ages from toddlers to seniors, and a friendly, professional attitude that makes High Meadows Farms a place where everyone feels welcome.

Although Sue is a double certified horseback riding instructor, teaching people how to ride is not her main objective. She views herself as a builder of self-confidence, acceptance, and responsibility. So many of Sue’s students arrive at her barn for the first time as scared, timid, and withdrawn individuals. They are immediately taken in by Sue’s caring and friendly embrace and quickly feel at ease amongst the quiet and understanding horses and the friendly smiles of everyone around. Upon becoming part of High Meadows Farms these students suddenly blossom into strong and confident people and feel like they have a place where they belong. The beautiful and peaceful environment puts both humans and equines at ease, and High Meadows Farms becomes its own little escape from the hustle and bustle of the “real world”. It is the one place where everyone is always smiling, laughing, and having a good time.  Once you come, you’ll never want to leave!

Sue is a ARIA Certified Riding Instructor as well as a AAHS Certified Riding Instructor.


Riding Lessons

We offer horseback riding lessons year round in the Lakes Region of New Hampshire.  In the Winter and Spring we are at 100 Acre Woods in Moultonboro, and in the Summer and Fall we are at High Meadows Farms in Wolfeboro.  Both locations are offer beautiful riding arenas, miles of trails and breathtaking scenery.  Come visit us anytime!

Trail Rides

This is the place to come whether your a first time rider looking for a great first experience on a horse, or if you're an experienced rider looking for something more then just your "typical trial ride." All trail rides are custom designed to fit each person's needs and are created to give you the "full experience" of horseback riding. Our trail rides are like no other around!


Pony Parties

Looking for the perfect birthday party or group gathering? High Meadows Farms offers a hands-on learning environment where you will get an in-depth introduction to horses and horseback riding! All ages are welcome!  There are many different options to choose from and we will customize everything to fit your specific needs. Both locations provide an ideal environment to have a party that the kids will be talking about for years to come!


Contact Us

If you would like to make a reservation please call us at 603-539-6052. To get information on lessons, parties, trial rides or more, fill out the form below and one of our staff members will get back to you.

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