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    Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center

RR1 Box 1284,  Herndon,  PA  17830  tel:570-425-2868


Welcome to the online home of Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center. Located on 40 private acres in Northumberland County Pennsylvania, we provide Boarding, Training and Instruction to suit the needs of every individual. At Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center we emphasize foundation learning for both horse and rider at every level. We believe that Patience, Perseverance and Partnership are essential elements to good horsemanship. Foundation learning is essential to creating and maintaining a healthy relationship between horse and rider. No matter what your preferred riding discipline or level of experience, at Mahantango Acres we offer you the tools to fulfill your goals and realize your potential. We welcome Adults and Children at All levels. 

                                         HORSES FOR SALE
Owning and riding a horse that is best suited for you can deeply enrich your life, but it is also an investment that requires careful selection.  Often times looking for that special match can be daunting or even frustrating. We are committed to finding a match that will suit both horse and rider.  Let us help you make a wise choice that will provide you with a rewarding experience for years to come. We offer horses for sale at various levels of training. If you are looking for a horse and we do not currently have what you need, we can help you find your perfect mount.  There is no greater pleasure than seeing a horse and rider in sync.  It gives us great pleasure to help find that winning combination.  No matter what your riding discipline or level of experience, our knowledge and background are invaluable methods in ascertaining the potential relationship between you and your prospective purchase. We take great pride in listening and looking carefully at our clients' needs and expectations.   To see just a few of our future prospects please click here. Click on the link to learn more... 


Boarding: Sleep well at night, knowing that your horse is in the very best of hands. Your horse will have lots of room to stretch and graze. All day turnout and personalized attention keep you and your horse happy. We have over thirty years of experience behind us and boarders who can attest to the quality of our care. Click on the link to learn more...
Training:  At Mahantango Acres, Owner and Trainer, Virginia Heckert, has worked in all different areas of horse training. From the severely abused, to the Top Thoroughbred Race Horse, Mahantango Acres has been a rehabilitation center and training center for horses of all backgrounds. If you have a horse whose learning seems to have come to a plateau, need a horse started under saddle or have a horse with problem areas, consider us. Click on the link to learn more...
Instruction: Virginia Heckert, proprietor and trainer at Mahantango Acres, is a CHA Certified Master Instructor who has worked on the A circuit with Olympic riders. She has a degree in Equine Studies and is a certified apprentice for John Lyons. Mahantango Acres offers lessons in Dressage, Hunt Seat Equitation, Western and Trail Riding. Click on the link to learn more...
The Latest News at Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center:

 We have become official dealers of NUTRENA FEED. We are just putting the finishing touches to our Feed Supply Area but if you purchase grain for your stock, please keep us in mind.

Unlike some other feed dealers we believe that pricing consistency is important. It's important to our customers to know what they are paying and what to expect when buying feed for their livestock. We know this from our own experience when we would be met with bills that fluctuate with the market price of grain. At Mahantango Acres, we believe in consistency in our pricing so you can expect to pay the same amount every time without surprises. The market may fluctuate but our prices won't. Come check us out. Hours and details will be posted shortly, but in the meantime, give us a call for information and we'll be happy to work with you on your needs.

Nutrena's high quality feed has provided our horses with nutritional excellence. If you have seen our horses or visited our farm, you know that they are in optimal health with beautiful coats. We highly recommend it.


Virginia Heckert, has joined the Board of Directors of Double D Equine Rescue of Bethel, PA.  As responsible horse enthusiasts, it is important to give back to the horse community by taking care of your equine friends and mounts. Unfortunately, there are many displaced horses who need special care, rehabilitation and new homes.  Please visit Double D's website to learn more about how you can make a difference in the life of a horse.



Mahantango Acres Equestrian Center * RR1 Box 1284* Herndon, PA 17830 * 5 70-425-2868