Anne Benson Stables


A native New Englander, Anne Benson has been professional training Morgan horses since 1981. After completing a year of study at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, and four years of working for Jean DeGutis at Janbark in Plainville, MA, Anne decided to focus her interests on the Morgan show horse industry. She went on to work for Brad and Kari Beaton at Hillock Farm in Sutton, MA; Jim and Ann Anderson of Hobby Knoll Stables in nearby Duxbury for seven years; then in 1994, Anne felt the time had come to test her knowledge and skill, so she took the position of head trainer and manager of Kornhugel Farm in Marshfield, MA. Nine show seasons produced numerous world and regional champions, including FCF Couer De Lion, SMS Imagine That, Spice O Life Satin Doll, LTS Morning Glory, KHF Bleeding Heart, L’Cimas Exclusive, Kris Kroft Hot N Spicy, Hollybrook Romeo, and Equinox Giovanni.

The closing of Kornhugel Farm brought Anne to a crossroads in her career. She sought refuge and guidance in a partnership with Rick Stevens at Stonegate Farm in Portsmouth, RI. Here she continued to produce many champions, coach amateur riders, break young stock, and handle breeding stallions. She won the World English Pleasure Championship with Stonecroft Byzantine and the Reserve World Ladies Park Saddle Championship with KD Hot to Trot. After a brief hiatus in Dighton, MA, Anne returned to Stonegate and has picked up the reins from Rick and will show his charges, Stonecroft Triumphant and Sarde’s Insatiable, here at the Grand National, along with her current training horses, A Man’s Man, Fenway Faithful, Key Motion, Luminosity and MW Code of Honor.

Anne Benson Trainer
Rachel Sprague, Instructor
805 Middle Rd
Portsmouth, RI 02871