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What to bring to your lesson?

  • Paddock boots or tall boots. (Must have a heel and come over the ankle)
  • ASTM approved helmet
  • Riding Breeches
  • Gloves
  • Shirt with sleeves tucked in

Disciplines taught include

**Lessons must be cancelled and rescheduled 24 hrs in advance to avoid being charged. 

***8T Acre's Lesson Program is currently open and accepting new students email for more information***


Lessons are taught by Hannah Hastings, Caitlyn Grover, and Maia McHugh-Kramer

  • Dressage
  • Hunter
  • Jumper

Hannah Hastings

Hannah has always loved horses from a young age. She has 18 years of experience riding. During this time she spent 12 years as a trainer at Horton’s Farm, working under Joe Forest in Grantham NH. During her time at Horton’s, Hannah has started young horses, trained horses with behavioral issues, and rehabilitated horses from injuries. She grew up participating in 4-H, competing in the 4-H finals, winning champion and reserve champion at Eastern States, and qualifying for the Equine Judging Team. Hannah’s passion truly revolves around Hunter/Jumpers and her newest horse Vinny, which she plans to ride in Hunter Jumper, Hunter Pace, and trail rides.


When not on the farm, Hannah enjoys everything outdoors. Whether that's skiing, kayaking, and hiking with her dogs. 

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Caitlyn Grover 

Caitlyn has been riding for 15+ years, and has ridden at many places within the upper valley. She grew up showing in AEL under Elisabeth Parent (now Walton) competing around the different barns and getting some show experience from a young age. For a while after, Caitlyn focused on dressage, where she studied with Heidi Hauri-Gill. She has successfully competed up to first level dressage, and plans to achieve her bronze medal in the future. Although dressage is where Caitlyn's heart is, she has started leasing Cosmo from Ashley Glynn who is showing her the ropes of eventing! They are planning to compete at the beginner novice level in 2024. Caitlyn rides with Ashley Glynn but has done various clinics with Boyd Martin, Sue Berrill, Robert Mendoza, and Joe Forest. 


Whether Caitlyn is teaching or riding, she always finds herself at the barn. So, if you don’t see her working with Cosmo or in the ring, she is probably out and about finding things to do to help around the farm! 


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Maia  McHugh-Kramer

 Maia started her horse journey at the age of 3, and hasn't stopped ever since. She grew up riding at a few different barns in the Upper Valley, but ended up at First Choice Riding Academy, where she rode with Elisabeth Walton. From there, Maia moved to Andover, New Hampshire, where she found her love for eventing. She finally completed her first 3 phase, with 8T Acres, in the summer of 2022, and hopes to get back into it as her young horse, Tito, grows.


If Maia is not teaching, she is most likely working with Tito. Maia hopes to continue working with young horses, and eventually run her own barn!


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