About Us

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Cold Brook Farm is located in the beautiful town of Andover, NH.  The barn is perfect for those wanting a taste of history.  Built prior to 1900 this historic barn has been renovated and now makes a pleasing home to horse and rider. Siting on 100 acres of land with easy access to the Northern Rail Trail and Proctor Academy trails makes trail riding a dream.  This new facility will be growing and making improvements daily.  We have a beautiful new outdoor, built in the Spring of 2016, that is a 100 x 200 sand arena that over looks the farm and Mount Kearsage.  Specializing in Eventing a cross country course is under construction.  Each horse at Cold Brook will be treated as our own.  With 3 years as a Four-Star event groom and a degree in Equine Studies your horse will be treated like royalty.

Meet the owners

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Elisabeth Walton

                                       

Elisabeth began riding at the age of 6.  After her first ride she quickly proclaimed to her mother that she would be a riding instructor and trainer one day.  The dream of horses has never died.  Elisabeth followed her dreams to Centenary College of New Jersey.  Here she learned the ins and outs of the horse world.  Doing a semester abroad at Hartpury College in Gloucester, England she learned a different view of the equine industry.  They had many tools that were not available in the US such as a water treadmill, a high speed treadmill, and electrophoresis.  After returning from England Elisabeth got a grooming job working for four-star event rider Kristin Schmolze.  She also spent a month working for Phillip Dutton under his head groom.  Both of these grooming opportunities have taught her how to provide excellent care to both horse and rider.  After returning back to New Hampshire she settled down and started Cold Brook Farm.  She currently teaches for the Shaker Valley Pony Club and Kimball Union Academy.

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Christopher Walton

Chris is not a horseman by trade but has found his appreciation for horses.  He can often be found on a sunny after noon hanging out with his horse Tulsa sharing a beer.  Chris is a power engineer for the company Wheelabrator.  He spends his time on the farm building things and as Mr.Fix-it.