103 Louden Rd., Saco ME (207) 206-2550

Dark Horse Equestrian Center

We are an exceptional horse boarding facility in Southern Maine


About Us

About us


 DHEC is a family owned and operated equestrian facility in Saco, Maine. Originally a standardbred training farm, the property was purchased in 2011 and has been converted to a first rate Eventing facility. It was named Dark Horse in honor of Julie's horse New Sensation (Diablo).

We are the home of Preliminary eventer Brianne Siepmann. 

Our goal is to provide a positive, relaxed, atmosphere with exemplary care for horse and rider. We welcome riders of all disciplines and  support and encourage them in whatever riding goals they have. 



 We offer...

  • Open every day from 8am to 9pm
  •  170x72 indoor riding arena
  • Dedicated round pen
  • 1/2 mile training track
  • Cross country fences E thru T
  •  Stadium fences 
  • Poulin grain [low carb, 10:12]
  • Open and inviting matted box stalls
  • Individual tack compartments
  • Free choice hay and/or grass pasture
  • Nelson waterers in pastures. 
  • Wash rack with hot and cold water
  • Heated bathroom with washing machine. 
  • No fee trailer parking
  • close to beaches for riding




DHEC offers the most complete cross country schooling course in Southern Maine.

Our jumps consist of logs, roll tops, houses, A-frames, stairs/steps, a large water complex, 3 ditches ranging in size, and much much more!

 During the winter months we do allow truck ins in to come and use our indoor arena. 



  • All persons coming to school must have ASTM/SEI certified helmets on at all times. We require jumping vests for any cross country schooling.
  • DHEC must be contacted at least 24 hours in advance for persons wishing to come school.



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Dark Horse Equestrian Center

103 Louden Rd, Saco, ME 04072, us

(207) 206-2550


7 days a week 8am - 9pm