Small farm with country charm, specializing in professional instruction and exceptional equine care.
Maple Ridge Farm (MRF) is a full-service premier equestrian facility nestled in the quiet, country setting of northwest Goldsboro, North Carolina, in Rosewood. We specialize in a professional and individualized lesson program and offer individualized full-care pasture and stall boarding for our clients’ horses. We are a family-friendly facility that promotes a clean, organized, wholesome environment for our clients and horses. MRF is owned and operated by Nathan & Laura Smith, and is also home to Maple Ridge Mobile Veterinary Services, PLLC.
Laura Smith brings over 20 years of well-rounded equine experience to MRF. Laura grew up riding and showing hunter/jumpers in the Raleigh area, dabbled in dressage, and transitioned to Western and reining horses in high school. She has trained and shown with numerous respected and world-renown trainers in the horse industry. Laura loves learning, teaching, and sharing her passion of horses and riding with others. She also enjoys showing her horses in reining and barrel racing events. Laura is a 2012 valedictorian graduate of NC State University with a Bachelor of Science in Animal and Poultry Science, and is a Class of 2016 Doctor of Veterinary Medicine from NC State’s College of Veterinary Medicine, specializing in equine medicine. Laura owns and operates Maple Ridge Mobile Veterinary Services PLLC, a mobile equine veterinary practice, with her husband, Nathan, in addition to being an active part of MRF. Nathan Smith is a 2008 graduate from Wingate University with a Bachelor of Marketing. He formerly worked for Stanley Black & Decker in outside sales, before starting full-time with Maple Ridge Farm in 2016. Nate is an integral part of our farm and veterinary business management. He is also the mastermind behind keeping our farm looking its best. We could not maintain our facilities without his assistance!
Our mission is to provide a safe, fun, premier learning environment to help students of all ages and levels reach their riding goals and become proficient horsemen, while providing the very best in equine management and care for our clients' horses.
Premium timothy/orchard grass hay is in stock from NY. Message us to schedule pick up or delivery.
We are planning half day summer camp throughout the summer! Campers ages 8-18 welcome! Camp is half day
(7:30am-12:30pm). Campers ride horses daily and learn all aspects of horse care and ownership. Please email us for registration information. A deposit is required to hold your camper's spot.