New England HBPA Planning To Build 200-Acre Horse Park

by | 03.08.2017 | 9:03pm

The New England Horsemen's Benevolent and Protective Association is in the process of scouting locations in Massachusetts for a 200-acre multi-use equestrian center.

The Telegram reports that the horse park would include riding trails, boarding stables, and facilities to retrain horses. According to a study published by the Center for Economic Development at the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, such a facility would greatly “increase tourism and bring a 'wide array' of visitors from across New England.” Officials believe that it would provide at least 1,000 jobs to the area.

According to the Telegram, officials are considering building the facility on a large tract of land just north of Spencer. Town Administrator Adam Gaudette said municipal leaders are “intrigued by the proposal.”

“On the face of it, there are a lot of pros,” Gaudette said. “But the town has to consider all aspects of this and we're still very early in the process.”

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