Training, riding lessons, showing, full board, sales and leasing

Welcome to Back Bay Farm

A premier hunter equitation training and boarding stable located in Ipswich, Massachusetts

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Back Bay Farm

Back Bay Farm is a premier hunter equitation training and boarding stable located in Ipswich, Massachusetts. We offer training, lessons, showing, full board, sales and leasing. Whether you are just starting out or have been competitively riding for years, BBF has a program that is tailored to your needs. 

Due to COVID-19 social distancing protocols, we will not be able to accept new students until spring of 2021. 

Boarding

Our board is competitively priced for clients with privately owned horses. It includes access to all BBF’s stable supplies and supplements. Horses are turned out daily in one of our eleven safe and beautiful grass and sand paddocks. Back Bay will also arrange appointments with the farrier and veterinarian. Full training program is also available. Back Bay Farm is proud to have been named a “Horse Farm of Distinction” by the Massachusetts Farm Bureau Federation for almost a decade.

Showing

We are a competitive show stable and attends horse shows throughout the year, all over the east coast. We encourage our school riders to try showing. Students have the opportunity to use our fantastic string of school horses and ponies who often bring our riders to their first successful shows. Each season’s show schedule is carefully selected to accommodate all rider’s needs and competitive abilities.

Lesson Program

Back Bay Farm is a competitive show stable and attends horse shows throughout the year, all over the east coast. We encourage our school riders to try showing. Students have the opportunity to use our fantastic string of school horses and ponies who often bring our riders to their first successful shows. Each season’s show schedule is carefully selected to accommodate all rider’s needs and competitive abilities.

Meet the Owners + Head Trainer

Robin Petersen + Peter Townsend

Robin Petersen and her husband Peter Townsend started BBF in 1994. Peter maintains the property and Robin is the head trainer. She has been riding and competing since she was just ten years old. Robin’s specialty is in Hunters and Equitation and she is a USHJA certified trainer. She has over 40 years of experience teaching, training, and riding. Robin attended the Palock Vale Riding School in England where she received her license from the British Horse Society. Since opening Back Bay Farm in 1994, Robin and BBF have become an integral part of the North Shore horse showing community.

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