Kate's goal is to provide a peaceful environment that allows both horses and riders to connect and work together. It is her hope that by training at her barn, people will gain a love and respect for horses.
An accomplished professional with over 25 years of experience, Kate DeQuatro discovered her passion in 1986 while training in hunter jumpers and equitation in New England.
Her work in Massachusetts included responsibility for organizing and directing farm shows, and assisting with summer camps.
assistant manager at Cabot Morgan Farm in Falmouth, Maine she expanded her
knowledge of saddle seat, trained horses, oversaw stallions in the breeding
operation, and was responsible for exercising approximately 40 horses.
While employed with Cabot Farm, Kate traveled the United States showing at a
She moved to Florida in 1998, where she accepted a position as manager for Canopy Trails Horse Farm in Tallahassee. She started and maintained a program which encompassed all aspects of breeding from stallion selection to foaling. Her responsibilities also included training and care of all horses owned by the farm, as well as accommodating boarders, providing lessons and summer camps, and accompanying competitors to events.
In addition to her professional career, Kate rescued thoroughbreds from Suffolk Downs race track in Massachusetts and rehabilitated them. She donated her time and expertise to these abandoned athletes. All were successfully retrained and placed in eligible homes.
As a result of Kate's diverse experience, DeQuatro Stables is able to offer comprehensive equine care to clients. Kate's compassion and commitment to this sport provides her students and boarders with an equestrian education that will enhance their passion and unlock their potential.
AS THE OWNER OF HER OWN EQUESTRIAN CENTER, KATE WOULD LIKE TO ACKNOWLEDGE THESE EXCEPTIONAL TEACHERS, TRAINERS AND EMPLOYERS WHO HELPED MAKE DEQUATRO STABLES POSSIBLE:
SADDLE ROWE FARM; MEDWAY, MASSACHUSETTS
CINDY VAN DER MEER AND TINA GEOGHEGAN, OWNERS
CLAYBROOK FARMS; HOLLISTON, MASSACHUSETTS
AZEAL ACRES; UXBRIDGE, MASSACHUSETTS
SHADOWFAX FARM; BELLINGHAM, MASSACHUSETTS
WINONA STABLES; HOLLISTON, MASSACHUSETTS
CABOT MORGAN FARMS; FALMOUTH, MAINE
RICK LANE, OWNER
CANOPY TRAILS; TALLAHASSEE, FLORIDA
We found Lascelles, or "Ari" as we like to call him, in Monticello, Florida. Ari is a thirteen year old registered Thoroughbred. His sire was Texas Glitter, an accomplished racehorse out of Glitterman.
In the time we have had him, Ari has stolen our hearts. He is our own "gentle giant" at 16.3 hands high. Ari is full of personality and loves attention from his humans. He is truly a "people-horse", and has been used in lessons for the kids.