Maine’s Preferred Equestrian Facility

Offering Horse Riding & More

Apple Hill Stables, LLC is a 41,000 square foot equestrian facility and is the only lighted outside arena of its size in the area. We host many events for horse lovers and riders, including horse shows for both English and Western competitions, and rodeos. Our facility is a full service facility offering concessions, riding, competition events, shows, and rodeos for horse and riders that wish to participate, and for the public to enjoy. We also offer lessons, summer camps, and arena rentals.

It is our mission to offer young people in our community the opportunity to learn new skills and responsibilities. Within a structured environment they will learn the value of commitment, hard work and responsibility. They will have fun while being responsible for animal care, riding and showing horses, and learning to be competitive respectfully. History shows a bond earned and shared between a horse and its rider yields more confident and committed individuals, and helps to prepare them for a successful life for future generations.

Robin Frost / Owner & Instructor

Robin Frost, owner of Apple Hill Stables, LLC has acquired extensive knowledge of horses throughout her life. She grew up riding, training, and owning many horses on her father's stables located in Hermon, Maine. At times there where up to thirty horses at the stable, while the average was around twenty horses, it required hours and hours of hard work and attention. As Robin’s passion for horses grew she gained the knowledge to train horses, provide lessons to riders, and showed many horses of her own. Robin and her family owned and operated a horse show in Hermon, Maine and formed a club for all riders, known as the Hermon Boots & Saddle Club. The Boots & Saddle Club held monthly horse shows during the summer months over a fifteen year span.

Robin married the love of her life, Larry Frost in 1977. Together they owned and showed horses for several years in Hermon, and at many other horse shows throughout Maine. Today they own and operate Apple Hill Stables, LLC and continue to own their own horses and attend horse shows with their grandchildren, family and friends. Robin ensures opportunities for riders to learn to ride and train in both English and Western riding persuasions.

Since the early 1950's our farm site in Levant, Maine has participated in the raising of horses, beef cattle, and growing feed crops such as hay, corn and silage. We continue to operate a portion of the farm towards hay production to feed our horse and beef cattle. At Apple Hill Stables, LLC you will experience for yourself the relationship shared between humans and horse.

Jan Hartwell Sargent / Instructor

Horses began for Jan at an early age. She adored her grandfather's last team of Buckskin draft horses and at four started taking lessons from a dear neighbor. At twelve she finally got her own first horse and competed in local and regional shows throughout the 60's and 70's. In 1972 Jan began judging local shows and continues to this day. Her riding was enhanced when she had the opportunity to ride with the Crystal County Hunt in Florida in the early 80's. For three years, while living in Cuernavaca, Mexico, she trained with Ernesto Villalobos in the ways of the vaquero and charo horses for the bull ring.

Upon returning to Maine, Jan started Deseo Farm, a 150 acre boarding, breeding training and instruction facility in her homes town of Stetson. Her students ranged from beginners to national competitors as well as working with challenged riders. She showed AQHA actively and has been a member for over thirty years. She also showed in The Appaloosa circuit for clients, qualifying for the World show in Western Pleasure. For nine years Jan taught equine science at UMaine Orono. She was responsible for the Equine Management course as well as The Introduction to Western Riding. Jan was very involved with the retraining of the University herd of Standardbred mares. Jan once again lives in her home town of Stetson with one Quarter Horse gelding. Jan hopes to continue sharing her knowledge with students at Apple Hill Stables, LLC by bringing people and those marvelous horses together!