Est. 1953

Owned by the Hughes', Canton Equestrian Center has been a landmark in Canton for over 60 years. We take pride in our family history and provide a  safe, friendly and professional atmosphere for riders of all skill sets and goals.

  • 20 mins south of Boston
  • Three Riding Areas:
    • 100 x 210 Outdoor Ring
    • 125 x 250 Outdoor Ring
    • 72 x 150 Indoor Arena
  • Miles of trails available for boarders with direct access to Ponkapoag Pond in the Blue Hills Reservation
  • Freedom to walk your horse around the outskirts of the property along dirt track

Established in 1953 by Steve and Alberta Hughes, Canton Equestrian Center was originally called Lazy S' Stock Farm. The farm started with mainly horses and other various livestock such as chickens, goats and even monkeys! Owen Hughes was born the year Alberta and Steve moved to Canton and has been involved in the farm ever since. Owen married Mary and eventually, in 1988, they started their own business with the construction of a new barn with an indoor arena. Owen has ridden since he was a child and in addition to providing on-site farrier service as an AFA Certified Farrier (CF), he is currently the Master of Foxhounds for The Norfolk Hunt Club. 

Community Events

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The Carroll Center for the Blind

Established in 1936 and located in Newton, The Carroll Center has pioneered many innovative services for the blind and visually impaired. They have developed many methods for people with low vision to learn the skills to be independent in their homes, in class settings, and in their work places. During the summer months, they offer Horse Club which is hosted by Nora Reardon at Canton Equestrian Center!

Horse Club with The Carroll Center is scheduled for 4-5 consecutive Fridays every summer.  A blind or minimally sighted rider is able to ride for 50 minutes each week.


High Flyers 4-H Club

4‑H is delivered by Cooperative Extension—a community of more than 100 public universities across the nation that provides experiences where young people learn by doing. Kids complete hands-on projects in areas like health, science, agriculture and citizenship, in a positive environment where they receive guidance from adult mentors and are encouraged to take on proactive leadership roles. 4-H is a network of clubs all over the USA with a vast interest in many areas. Nora Reardon has been leading the High Flyers 4-H Club at Canton Equestrian Center since 2005 with the main goal of teaching the basics of horsemanship.

Meet our Instructors