BUILDING NEW YORK'S PREMIER EQUESTRIAN & POLO CLUB
Haviland Hollow Farm is comprised of two large parcels of land with two rivers running along the West boundary of the property, the East Branch of the Croton River and the Haviland Hollow Brook.
From the 1920's until the 1970's, these two parcels, encompassing approximately 250 acres, made up one of Patterson's premier cattle farms. The existing barn and milk house (144X40) was home to cattle and horses, has been meticulously restored complete with an observation and viewing deck overlooking the main polo field. The original owners grazed their cattle all the way to the edge of the East Branch River in the summer and used the higher land across the road for winter grazing and hay crops.
The 130 acre parcel on the west side of East Branch Road, formally Colonial River Farm, has remained an active agricultural parcel until this day. Crop production which included corn, hay, pumpkins, zucchini, cabbage and broccoli to name a few, has been replaced by 2 regulation sized polo fields and 2 half mile excercise tracks to compliment the other polo and equestrian facilities provided for especially for horse enthusiasts in New York and surrounding locations. The 120 acre parcel on the east side of East Branch Road, although over grown, remains essentially undisturbed since its days as a cattle farm.
All of the original farm roads, stone wall systems and paddock areas are still intact. The new owner has restored the farm to its original beauty, as a working horse farm. 2 full sized polo fields (with sand footing) have been built along with a 50 stall barn, indoor and outdoor arenas for all equestrian pursuits including arena polo in the winter. Both summer and winter fenced-in turnout for grazing have also been established.
Restoring these two parcels of land and aligning the current function as New York's premier equestrian farm with its original agricultural use has definitely brought back a piece of Patterson's history.
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