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Merrimack Valley Icelandics


We have lessons for all ages and riding levels in Boxford. Whether you are a first time rider, a returning rider looking to regain confidence in the saddle, or an experienced rider looking to compete and learn more about the Icelandic horse. I focus on body awareness in the saddle and connection with the horse

to gain harmony. 


We provide education about the Icelandic horse and Icelandic riding style through clinics, lectures, video instruction, private lesson, and guided horseback treks to Iceland.  We also offer instruction and testing clinics for the Knapamerki System  developed by Holar University in Iceland.

You can explore resources on Icelandic horses and riding by clicking below.

Train & Board

We offer full board with turnout at our  boutique barn in Boxford. You can also add training to your board. Our training  program is customized to each client whether you want to train for sport competition, breeding shows, desensitizing to a new environment, post-import adjustment, or simply exercising for mental and physical wellbeing. Click below to learn more about Boarding and Training at Merrimack Valley Icelandics

Our mission is to transform your riding experience

My name is Ebba Meehan, an Icelander who grew up riding and studying Icelandic Horsemanship in the valleys and mountains of Iceland. I am the owner and operator of Merrimack Valley Icelandics. My mission is to have every student, every rider and every boarding owner experience the joy
of the Icelandic Horse breed. As a certified riding instructor, life long equestrian professional,
and Kripalu Yoga teacher, I teach Icelandic-style riding; emphasizing body awareness, confidence, safety, and making
a connection with the Icelandic horse. 
Welcome to my website!


After not owning a horse for over 20 years and vowing I would never own my own horse again, I fell in love with the Icelandic horse.  Now here I am a year after beginning my lessons at MVI, owning my own mare.  I could not have fulfilled this dream without Ebba's guidance.  Ebba guided me through the importing maze with confidence and patience.  She listened to what I was looking for in a horse, and I am happy to say my mare has exceeded my expectations. The lesson and training  program at MVI is exceptional.  Ebba and Erika train with quiet and knowledgeable consistency making for a calm and happy atmosphere for horse and rider.  The barn's atmosphere is inviting and supportive with incredible attention to every detail in regard to the welfare of the horse.  It's comforting to know that our barn manager, Courtney, also keeps a watchful eye on them during the day. I love that MVI is a very active barn with a performing drill team, shows, amazing clinics encompassing everything from dressage to jumping basics and liberty fundamentals.  I feel so fortunate to have found MVI.  I look forward to growing my relationship with my mare guided by Ebba's knowledge, dedication and insight.


— Val, Boarder & Student


Ebba Meehan

Merrimack Valley Icelandics

282 Main Street

Boxford, MA 01921 

Tel: +1 (781) 521-0841

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