Daniel Fuller Appleton re-acquires original land in 1638 Appleton land grant and expands farm to nearly 1000 acres
Master Hugh A. Allan – moves from Winchester
on Gibney Field
The Eustis siblings and brother-in-law Tommy Hitchcock run Coaching routes from Prides Crossing to Pigeon Cove and to polo matches at Myopia; Hitchcock later instrumental in founding Aiken’s Hitchcock Woods, and inducted into polo Hall of Fame.
Formed in Boston to preserve Massachusetts open space for equestrian and other uses
The first Myopia Horse Show organized by MFH “Bud” Appleton, 125 entries then; the show continues today to attract talented riders from throughout New England.
James Garland writes “The Private Stable”, and builds a model polo and coaching stable still in use at Aquila Farm in Hamilton
Judge Moore’s world class Hackney show horse stable in NJ moves 50 horses each summer to “Rockmarge” in Pride’s Crossing. Moore golfs with President Taft, yachts, and shows horses annually at Olympia in England
Francis Randall Appleton, Sr. builds “The Grass Rides”, a network of trails for recreational riding and fox hunting
United Fruit magnate Bradley Palmer establishes 4- mile steeplechase course on his extensive land holding for annual races
Established to oversee large land tract adjacent to Myopia Hunt Club to be used for equestrian events
Establishes Willowdale State Forest, and Bradley Palmer State Park for equestrian use and nature.
Iris Winthrop organizes the first Groton House Horse Trials on the Winthrop estate between Highland St and Topsfield Road
Three-day event competition
Essex County Greenbelt Association formed to expand local open space preservation efforts
Windrush Farm, North Andover is founded by Marg Kittredge, one of the first equine- assisted therapy programs in the United States
Ledyard International Horse Trials, Neil Ayer, Sr., Organizer, brings international riders including Princess Ann to Essex County
Myopia Combined Driving Event develops rules and procedures for new type of driving competition, modeled on 3-day ridden events
Groton House Horse Trials revived, organized by Ann Winthrop Getchell
by Donald Little to purchase racing and breeding prospects through partnerships
Dedicated to establishing and maintaining a trail network for equestrian and other uses
Initiates new simplified form of driving competition
International show jumping social highlight event established in Hamilton
Appleton Farm passes from Appleton family to Trustees of Reservations ownership, preserving 1000 acres