"A horse is the projection of peoples' dreams about themselves - strong, powerful, beautiful - and it has the capability of giving us escape from our mundane existence."
9 stalls currently available for rough,semirough, and full board
**We welcome all ages and riding disciplines to our facility.**
Once In A Lifetime Farm is set on 18 picturesque acres in Smithfield, RI. Located near the heart of Greenville, it is only 20 minutes from Providence and 70 minutes from Boston. The farm is owned and operated by Dee Marcotte and family. We are a full care facility that offers boarding and lessons. For the comfort of you and your horse we have a heated aisle, indoor arena and lounge. We also have to miles of trails surrounding the facility.
Dee Marcotte (owner) has operated many successful boarding facilities with many happy clients and horses. Dee is known for her excellent care and takes pride in her facility, grounds and barn. Dee is a life long pleasure rider with a passion for quarter horses.
Casey Marcotte (barn manager/riding instructor) Casey has been a competitive dressage rider for
over ten years, receiving scores in the mid to upper 60’s or low 70’s on a
regular basis in intro through first level. Despite a devastating injury that
stunted the progression of Casey’s mare Athena, Casey has managed to rehab her
and bring her along through second level work. Currently Athena enjoys (along
with Casey) educating up and coming classical dressage riders and very small
children. While dressage is Casey’s main discipline, she also believes that
well-rounded riders and horses are always the most successful. Casey coach’s
beginners through intermediate huntseat/jumping riders on the foundations of
gymnastic jumping, the importance of flat work and having a good seat and feel
for the horse. With five years of
natural horseman ship apprentice work and five more putting it to use, Casey
enjoys and specializes in re-habilitating abused, poorly trained or difficult
horses. With the philosophy that “ Training horses is more like having a
conversation with them and every conversation is different. There is no such
thing as a “bad horse” just people that don’t know how to speak their language”
Casey has had success with many horses from young and unbroken to poorly
trained and everything in-between. People around Casey often hear her say “if I
stop taking lessons and everything I can to better myself and my
students, don’t ride with me!” With that in mind Casey currently attends
Johnson and Wales University and will receive a bachelors degree in Equine
Business Management and Riding.
Everyday: 8AM - 9PM