About Us
Quick Facts

North American Riding for the Handicapped Association Premiere Accredited Center

Pat Pearson M.S. Special Education
Certified NARHA Riding and Driving Instructor

Site of MapleStone TRC 

Site of MapleStone School

Email: nils@maplestonefarmLLC.com
MapleStone Farm TRC
PO Box 588
Acton, ME 04001

NARHA Website www.narha.org
AQHA www.aqha.com
ApHA www.apha.com
ApHC www.appaloosahorse.com
Equine Affair 
Clinton Anderson www.downunderhorsemanship.com
Our Story

“MapleStone Farm, LLC” is the location of two distinct operations that compliment each other, the Premier Accredited therapeutic riding and driving center (TRC) and a non-profit special purpose school for students 13-19 years of age, called “MapleStone”. Volunteerism and education are uniquely integrated. Students who are enrolled at the school are partnered with horses that serve therapeutic riding participants from  Maine, New Hampshire, and Massachusetts. The physical, emotional, and mental benefits of relationships between people and horses are enormous and have been well documented.
MapleStone Farm, LLC represents the realization of a dream, to serve youth in need of special services, that began 30 years ago. This location was secured by Nils and Pat Pearson in 1987 and has served as the site of a special purpose school involving horses since 1997. Keith Davis, executive director, leads dedicated staff at MapleStone to offer alternative approaches to traditional education and the delivery of academics in all subject areas through theme-based hands-on learning. Students in the animal science/farm management  program develop multifarious equine skills that they will benefit from, for a lifetime. In addition to an animal science theme, the school offers instruction in carpentry, mechanics, forestry conservation/environmental science, outdoor challenge ropes course, and art. Access to technology in a computer lab, reading with a literacy professional, and access to an on-site, licensed counselor is provided. Click on the Maplestone School tab for further information about the private school.
Riding and Driving

In 2005 a NARHA Premiere Accredited Center status was attained. North American Riding for the Handicapped Association (NARHA) provides safety standards, instructor certification, and insurance provisions.                                                      

MapleStone Farm TRC offers therapeutic riding and driving with a NARHA certified instructor. Participants access a 62 x 160 indoor arena, groomed trails on site, and an outdoor arena. Please call for details about the services we currently are able to provide and click on the Therapeutic Riding & Driving tab for further information.