08/08/14 8:00am
08/08/2014 8:00 AM
A stop-work order has been issued at the Showalter Farms property on Main Road in Mattituck, where this barn was resided and another pre-fab barn was delivered before the owners received building permits or site plan approval, town officials said.

A stop-work order has been issued at the Showalter Farms property on Main Road in Mattituck, where this barn was resided and another pre-fab barn was delivered before the owners received building permits or site plan approval, town officials said.

If Thursday’s public hearing before the Southold Town Zoning Board of Appeals is any indication, Showalter Farms’ proposal to open a riding academy on Main Road in Mattituck might take longer to receive approvals than it once seemed(more…)

08/06/14 2:23pm
08/06/2014 2:23 PM
The Hunter's Creek location on Bergen Avenue in Mattituck, already in operation, is run by horse trainers Salvatore Gandolfo Jr. and Danielle Gandolfo. They are now looking to lease property and operate a Main Road horse farm, also in Mattituck, being planned by Showalter Farms LLC. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

The Hunter’s Creek location on Bergen Avenue in Mattituck, already in operation, is run by horse trainers Salvatore Gandolfo Jr. and Danielle Gandolfo. They are now looking to lease property and operate a Main Road horse farm, also in Mattituck, being planned by Showalter Farms LLC. (Credit: Grant Parpan)

When horse trainer Lucille Sullivan opened the May 14 issue of Today’s Equestrian magazine, she was surprised to see an advertisement for a riding academy relocating to a property just six miles from her Southold farm.

The ad boasted that the new facility on Main Road in Mattituck would feature two state-of-the-art outdoor rings, an indoor arena, an obstacle field, a bridle path around the property, a round pen, large grass paddocks and newly finished stalls.

“We also have quality ponies for sale and lease,” the advertisement read.  (more…)