About Us

Welcome to Equanimity Farm in the heart of Brookfield, New Hampshire. We are a 15 acre Equine Boarding Facility, Event Complex, and Gallery nestled in the foothills in proximity to the nearby Moose Mountain Recreation Area and Ellis R. Hatch, Jr. Wildlife Management Areas. Pastures on the property meander through wooded areas and are dotted with mounds of ash, grey and white birch, oak pine and mixed wooded forest. Located on Governor Wentworth Highway (aka NH Route 109) at the Lyford Road fork, several doors from the historic Brookfield Town Hall, Equanimity Farm was formerly known as “Brookfield Corner Farm”.

After a period of renovation in the Spring and Summer of 2020, the current owners, Beverly Wyman-Stratton and Gus Stratton opened their doors to boarders and day riders in October 2020. Initially conceived as a facility devoted to the discipline of dressage that continues to this day, we have expanded our training and clinical programs to also feature the relatively newer discipline of Working Equitation and offer professional sound system support for riders interested in Equestrian Freestyle. This year promises to be exciting with the opening of our event facility in the renovated Antique Barn to be available for weddings, private parties, business meetings, and intimate musical concerts. In addition, although less conspicuously, we’ve added an Art Gallery, GG Stratton Fine Arts, that specializes in Antique Architectural Prints but will be featuring artwork by local artists as well.

The Heart and Soul of Equanimity Farms

Beverly Straton
Owner / Director

Bev, the heart and soul of Equanimity Farms, embodies a unique blend of passion, expertise, and unwavering dedication. With a warm and welcoming spirit, she stands as the driving force behind the equine haven’s commitment to excellence. Bev’s love for horses is not only evident in her extensive experience but also in the genuine care and attention she pours into every aspect of Equanimity Farms. Her nurturing presence creates a haven for both horses and humans alike, fostering an atmosphere where connections flourish and dreams come to life. As a co-founder and visionary, Bev’s personal touch is woven into the fabric of Equanimity Farms, making it a place where each guest feels not only welcomed but embraced by the true essence of equine grace and hospitality.

Gus Straton
Owner / Grounds & Maintenance

Meet Gus, the steadfast Owner and visionary behind Equanimity Farms. With a deep-rooted love for horses and a wealth of experience, Gus brings a sense of calm and expertise to the heart of our equine haven. His commitment to providing top-notch care for the horses at Equanimity Farms is matched only by his passion for creating an environment where both equines and their human companions can thrive. Gus’s dedication to excellence extends beyond the stables, reaching into the very fabric of our antique barn and event hosting spaces. As a true steward of Equanimity Farms, Gus combines his equine knowledge with an innate sense of hospitality, ensuring that every visitor experiences the magic that sets our farm apart. With Gus at the helm, Equanimity Farms is not just a boarding facility but a testament to the harmonious blend of equestrian elegance and timeless charm.

Margeaux
Greeter & Sentry

Our Facilities

Among the pastoral fields and pastures there is accessibility to a number of off-property trails for trail riding, hiking during the Spring, Summer and Fall, as well as snow-mobiling, snowshoeing, cross country skiing in the winter. Roads that meander around the paddocks also provide a pleasant pathway for riding around the property and taking in the scenic landscape. Convenient and accessible on-site trailer parking is available to boarders. Probably the most prominent feature of the equine facility includes a very well lit 80′ x 200′ indoor arena adjacent to the 15-stall stable with wash stall equipped with running hot water, and overhead heat lamps. Stall dimensions range from 10′ x 12′ to 12′ x 12.’ There are 15 individual private tack lockers, with ample storage for two saddles, miscellaneous tack, boots, and grooming accessories.

Above the stables, on the second floor, overlooking the indoor arena, there is a recently renovated observation area that is heated and is a very comfortable gathering place during equestrian and other events. Professional Sound System with 2000W speakers on the second floor is available by arrangement for those interested in Equestrian Freestyle. There are two restrooms to the right of the stairway on the second floor, and a small restroom inside the utility room on the first floor adjacent to the wash stall. Behind the Observation area si another gallery that can also be used for informational seminars, and small group presentations. Behind this gallery is the entrance to the hay loft that extends toward the front of the building and can hold as many as 800-900 bales of hay. Both the indoor and outdoor arena footing is composed of a geotextile-fiber uniquely designed for the needs of dressage horses and riders. The indoor arena is groomed daily throughout the year, and the outdoor arena is seasonally groomed.

Our Facilities

Equanimity Farms stands as a multifaceted destination, offering a harmonious blend of historic charm and modern amenities across its diverse facilities. The antique barn, a crown jewel on our grounds, serves as a captivating venue for weddings, corporate events, and musical concerts, exuding rustic elegance and timeless allure. Immerse yourself in artistic splendor at the “GG Stratton Fine Arts” gallery, where a curated collection of architectural technical drawings from the 1800s transports visitors through a journey of creative and historical exploration. Our state-of-the-art horse stables provide unparalleled comfort for our equine companions, while the indoor riding arena ensures year-round equestrian pursuits. Venture outdoors to our expansive riding areas, where the outdoor riding arena and lush outer grounds offer a picturesque backdrop for riders and spectators alike. Each facility at Equanimity Farms is designed with a commitment to excellence, providing a space where love for horses, appreciation for the arts, and the joy of celebrations converge in perfect harmony.

Client Testimonials

Equanimity farm is beautiful Bev And Gus own it and they are so welcoming they make you feel right at home I loved it when I visited they really put there whole heart into it I would definitely take the time to visit you will be amazed

Mazelle Wood
NH

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