Forest Midnight Comet

Balmy Acres presents Forest Midnight Comet, aka. "Diesel", our 2006 blue roan tobiano stallion. This exquisite, and incredibly talented stallion has competed in the 2010 & 2011 APHA World Show in Fort Worth, TX. In 2011, Diesel garnered two Top Ten's in Junior Reining and has earned World Show Champion and Reserve World Champion titles in Junior Working Cow Horse. His docile disposition, great work ethic, and outstanding athleticism allow him to really shine in the arena! We have high hopes for a great future for this stallion and his offspring! Check out his daughter, FM Forever Grateful, aka. "Margarita", out of our champion mare, Baileyboonemccue! She is awesome!

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Rita Bryant & Zee Zee Zip

One of our most cherished boarders, who is truly part of the Balmes family, is our beloved friend, Rita Bryant! To us, she's known as "Awnie", as our son dubbed her when he was just a toddler! For many years, Rita rode our appaloosa gelding, Chico, until he passed away at the ripe old age of 29! Now, Rita is the proud owner of the most handsome paint gelding, Zee Zee Zip, aka. "Zip". Together, they have enjoyed many a leisurely trail ride, and continue to establish a trusting team! Rita loves to ride for the sheer enjoyment she shares with Zip!

Rita & Zip

Maria Pirozzi & Speaking Of Angels

Speaking Of Angels aka "Halo" is enjoying the good life at Balmy Acres and has found a special friend in Maria. She and Halo share a special bond and a kinship. Rescued straight from a kill-pen as a young colt he has made unbelievable progress at Balmy Acres. He and Maria made a great debut under saddle at the local shows.

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Chris Ferri & Diva Max 

Chris and her beautiful Appaloosa mare, Diva are working on a partnership that will carry into the show pen. Chris hopes to fulfill many goals with her talented mare.


Chris Ferri & Exceller's Ms Divine

Chris loves her other Appaloosa mare, Bambi. Chris and Bambi have done it all and now enjoy quiet trail riding. 


Jenn Truelson & Holidaze Slim Shady

Jenn and Slim, a former slaughter-bound Saddlebred, have been enjoying the trails, clinics and versatility events here at the barn.  They have become quite the team and Slim is a great ambassador for Team American Saddlebreds.

Pam Cavanaugh & Heza Classical Charm

Pam is looking forward to fun adventures with her new boy, Louie and is enjoying the camaraderie of the barn. 

Micaela Shea & RE Cash Bar

Cash is Micaela's first horse and the result of a lifelong dream that has finally come true. Although Micaela has experienced so many different facets of the horse world, she is appreciating the joys and trials of being a horse owner. As they grow as a team, look for Micaela & Cash on the trails and at area horse shows.


Hadley-Rae & Pennies for Pleasure

Hadley enjoys riding her Paint mare, Pixie. She is continuing to take lessons and enjoys exploring different disciplines including saddleseat, huntseat and western pleasure. She is a loving girl who enjoys being around people and all types of animals.


Jen Taylor & Suzie

And you thought Balmy Acres was just about paint horses! Well, let us introduce you to Jen Taylor and her gorgeous Morgan mare The Gift, aka. "Suzie"! Jen can be seen driving Suzie around the grounds during what little spare time she can afford! 


Danielle Adam & Just Dandy

Danielle and her OTTB, Dandy, are another team that can be found on the trails and participating in different equine events, including clinics here at Balmy Acres. At the barn with her buddy Dandy, Danielle finds solace from her busy work schedule.


Lauren Field & Calvin

Lauren and her Haflinger, Calvin are often seen gallivanting around across the field. Lauren was a recipient of the prestigious "Legacy of the Legends" scholarship, she is the first New England recipient. Charismatic Calvin and Lauren are a dynamic addition to our barn.

Legacy of the Legends



Linda Flynn & Zipped Up Not Bear

Linda enjoys spending time at Balmy Acres with her beautiful mare, Zipped Up Not Bear. or "Daisy." Linda is working on different avenues with her mare as they work on their partnership.


Ashley Natale & Whitemud Starlite Express

Ashley is currently a student at UNH studying equine science. Expo and Ashley have been partners since 2009. Expo is currently enjoying his first stage of retirement (haha) making friends with all the chickens and birds.


Gabi Natale & Joses No Fool

Gabi is a young lady with a wide open future in store for her and her horse, Spike. She is beginning to broaden her horizons.


Susan Thatcher & Legacy

Susan and her gorgeous Morgan, Legacy are frequently seen enjoying the trails (that she and her husband, Don have diligently maintained.) Legacy also has a special relationship with Susan's daughter, Elizabeth, which is evident in and out of the show ring.