Rockefeller Stables // Acadia Nat'l Park

Updated: Mar 14

This August, I traveled to Mount Desert Island, home of Acadia National Park. Callie Richardson, one of my all-time favorite humans, manages the horses for the Rockefeller family. In the early 20th century, John D. Rockefeller Jr., considered to be one of America's first conservationists, established over 50 miles of carriage roads across the island. Today the roads serve as a network of hiking, biking, and horseback riding trails. Grand daughter and philanthropist, Eileen Rockefeller Growald continues the family's history of horsemanship, breeding the sturdy Vermont Morgan Horse. The horses are uses under saddle along with paired driving. It was an honor to photograph the Morgan Horse breed and a joy to spend the week taking in this amazing island.

Thank you Callie, for helping make this happen, thank you for getting my butt in the saddle, and thank you for all the lobstah!

I can't wait to do it again next year!!


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