The Farm’s History
Hobby Horse Farm is a privately owned stable operated by the Wade family. Located in the heart of the Annapolis Valley the farm consists of 700 acres nestled into the south mountain. It is a beautiful setting with wooded trails, streams, waterfall and lush fields.
For nearly sixty years the Wade family was involved in the breeding of Morgan horses, raising over a hundred foals during that period. George Wade, the farm’s founder, was very dedicated to the promotion of the Morgan breed. The present Nova Scotia Morgan Horse Show had its origins at the farm with annual field days starting in 1966 and continuing until 1977.
Present Day Activities
The farm has hosted a number of equestrian events including the National Pony Club Rally in 1970, jumper shows, annual horse trials, competitive trail rides, N.S.E.F. rides, Pony Club camp/events, 4-H show, a variety of clinics, and summer camps for adults and children. Most of these activities are ongoing.
We offer a horsey B&B whereby riders can bring their horses and stay over to enjoy the trails or take advantage of the rings (indoor and large outdoor) as well as the cross-country course.
The farm also welcomes non-equestrian groups or individuals who are seeking a refuge in a peaceful setting, with the opportunity to walk the trails. The house is large and can comfortably accommodate 15 to 20 people.
- Fully furnished house
- 8 bedrooms, 6 bathrooms
- 3 large common rooms
- Kitchen suitable for large gatherings
- Formal dining room and informal sunroom/eating area
- Downstairs recreation room with adequate seating for large meetings
- 23 stall barn with tackroom and washroom
- Attached 60' x 160' indoor ring
- Large outdoor ring
- Kilometers of beautiful wooded trails
- Boarding available - large grass paddocks/pasture for turnout
- Cross country course from pre-entry to training level