A quiet and tranquil atmosphere

As a long established dressage training facility in beautiful Harvard, MA, Cadence Farm  provides a quiet and well managed atmosphere for horses and riders of all levels. Joy Bahniuk, the owner and trainer, enjoys the process of bringing along horses and riders to meet their full potential. She has thorough knowledge and experience in dressage fundamental training methods to help horses and riders meet their needs and goals. Joy instills rider fitness and alignment as part of her training program. She has also successfully rehabbed injured horses back to fitness levels and the competition arena.




Customized training and lessons

Horse sales

 Quality used tack 

Eight large stalls

Indoor and outdoor wash stalls

Beautiful tack room and lounge 

Spacious turnout

Outdoor rubber and sand arena

Hundreds of acres of woods with scenic riding trails

Quiet, peaceful atmosphere



People are talking!

This past May, 2018, I purchased a lovely 5 yr old Hanoverian gelding from a client of Joy Bahniuk & Mary Bahniuk Lauritsen of Cadence Farm & coincidently in May of 2010 I purchased a 6 yr old Holsteiner mare from a client of theirs as well.....to say I have had  nothing but GREAT experiences with Joy & Mary is an understatement. I left the 5 yr old gelding ,Stevie , in training this past summer with Joy, since my husband & I would be spending the summer on Cape Cod, & he just flourished. Training is quiet plus appropriate for the horses capabilities & I was kept up to date on what was done & how he was progressing when I couldn’t be there . Again needless to say Stevie blossomed.

Cadence Farm is tranquil, the  help & training outstanding as well as the care of all horses on the farm. The best part of all this is when Stevie came home to MO to the farm I Board & train at everyone raved , still do, about his manners & training  for a 5 yr old.

Thank you Joy, Mary & your client for Stevie.

Pat McNamara

What I like especially is that Joy knows so much about horses and about riding dressage from her own experience as competition rider and as trainer. She has more than once trained horses from baby to adult, from training level to FN standards. She has therefore excellent judgement of what is going on in the arena, and how to use the activity for exercise. I look forward to every new lesson. 

Joy is a formidable dressage teacher. I have known her for a year now, and have had dressage lessons since May 2018, about twice a week. When we started, my horse, an Irish Draught mix, was happy doing first level dressage, but we did not know how to go further. Joy helped Diarmait and me to keep balance better than before, by working with me on my seat, and by working with both of us on issues of collecting, learning the whole range of leg yielding, shoulder and haunches in up to first steps in renvers and travers. Another important topic were tempi--we managed to slow down as well as lengthen the trot, and we worked on our transitions. I learned to use my body and upper thighs, and stand clear from the reins. Counter canter will be one of our next goals.

Anja-Silvia Goeing

Dear Joy- Please accept my thanks for the excellent care and thoughtful training received by our Holsteiner mare  Etta under your direction at Cadence Farm, Harvard MA and Cadece Farm, Loxahatchee, FL.

Dan van Heeckeren, Barlham Holsteiners

Mark and I have loved everything about boarding at Cadence Farm, from the thoughtful instruction of USDF medalists Joy Bahniuk and Mary Bahniuk Lauritsen, to the luxury of European-style full care, to the attention paid to the smallest detail of the horses' well-being, such as the warm mashes served daily for lunch.  Cadence Farm combines the amenities of a commercial barn with the warmth of a small-barn environment, where from the beginning we both felt completely at home.

Debbie Le Mieux and Mark Bromley


Cadence Farm

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Esquire Headshot 2018
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CF autumm photo 2018
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EL P Headshot 2017
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JRB and Stevie 2018
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