David Valdivia winning the Jerry Johnson Groom's Class at Ox Ridge Hunt Club Horse Show with Rachel Levinson's Pandora

David Valdivia winning the Jerry Johnson Groom's Class at Ox Ridge Hunt Club Horse Show with Rachel Levinson's Pandora

At Arcadia Farm, the care of our horses comes first. Each groom takes care of three to five horses.  Our staff is knowledgeable, educated, and experienced in the safe handling and care of their horses. Our board includes full care and grooming of each horse.   We have a daily rotation of turn out for our horses, six days a week.

Living on site allows Patty to keep a close eye on the barn around the clock. Most of the staff also live on the property, ensuring a continuity of care and attention. Many are long-term employees; Barn Manager David Valdivia has worked at Arcadia Farm since 2000. His skills and horsemanship are the foundation of our grooming team.

Completing the care at Arcadia Farm are our expert farriers, George Fitzgerald and Sean O'Neill.  The veterinary care is provided by New England Equine Practice, Dr. William Bradley and also Miller Associates.

After winning the Jerry Johnson Cup three out of four times David retired the Cup, presented by Jennifer Glass to David and Lauren Habermann's New Recrui. David has continued to win two years in a row the Old Salem Farm Groom's Class with Jeanne Fogel's elegant Castelli.

After winning the Jerry Johnson Cup three out of four times David retired the Cup, presented by Jennifer Glass to David and Lauren Habermann's New Recrui. David has continued to win two years in a row the Old Salem Farm Groom's Class with Jeanne Fogel's elegant Castelli.