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Welcome to Crescendo Farms

Crescendo Farms is a horse boarding and training facility in Beaverton, Oregon. Allan and Katie Twombly purchased the 36 acre property in 1991 and have built Crescendo step by step into the facility it is today.  Attention to detail, lay out and quality construction are apparent from the moment you pull in the drive. Dedication to the horses physical and mental well being has been a priority from the beginning. Katie's passion became a vision and Allan's background as a contractor brought the vision to reality.  

Crescendo's success is a team effort and the dedication of the team to quality care and management is evident. Katie teaches and trains, and school horses and lease opportunities are available for students who do not own their own horse.  Allan is a self employed contractor specializing in finish carpentry, custom cabinetry, architectural moulding, new construction and remodel projects. Allan also does all construction and maintenance at Crescendo.  In his "spare time" he makes custom furniture, jewelry boxes and tack boxes too.   Belisario is in charge of the day to day management of the horses and facilities including feeding, stalls, turn out, arena and pasture maintenance.  Both families live on site at Crescendo.  

Please enjoy learning more about Crescendo Farms by visiting the other pages on our site. If you would like a tour of the farm, or to schedule a time to watch a lesson or training ride, please contact us - we would love to meet you!

Katie & Allan Twombly

Boarding & Lesson Clients past and present say....

Kelsey Bishop (2/13) Even though I am new to Crescendo Farms I already feel like I am at home and a member of the family. Katie teaches Centered Riding, Natural Horsemanship and the Alexander Technique that has opened my mind and body to riding and handling horses in a way I never thought imaginable.  Both rider and horse learn to ride and communicate in harmony with the idea that less TRULY is more. Katie is not only an amazing teacher and mentor, but has become a good friend.  I am so blessed to have found htis heavenly place and som many learning opportunities in and out of the saddle.

Jodi Trudeau (11/12) This is Horse Heaven on Earth.  A great place to board your horse, with wonderful caring instructors and an amazing group of people.

Anne Dufay (1/13)  Great barn, lovely people, fabulous arena (excellent footing, access, air quality, dust management), well-managed pastures, roomy stalls with nice runs, heated tack room, top-notch staff, lovely horses, dogs and cats - I could go on and on.  If I didn't have my boy at home now, I'd be right back there.  This ex-Crescendo boarder recommends!  
I should also say- it's a lovely spot.  And then there are also the fruit trees - ride your horse out to pick apples or pears after a work session. They will love it!

Betsy Shultz (2/13)  Buck, Bailey, and Smokey have been boarded at Crescendo Farms since April 2011.  They each let out a deep sigh of relief as soon as they stepped off the trailer and took a look at the big, beautiful, green pastures!  They definitely look forward to their daily turn out (yes, it is literally all day, every day!) and I have found that they are also happier and healthier horses since moving here. 
 
It is obvious that the owners and staff at Crescendo take pride in the care of the horses and the facilities.  The daily care of the horses is excellent.  The barns, arenas, grounds, and pastures are always clean and safe.  Pastures are routinely harrowed, fertilized, and rotated to keep them in top condition.  Attention to detail definitely shows in all aspects!

Katey McLean via FB (12/11):  Before 2011 ends I want you to know that you are the best trainer/mentor a girl could ask for. From you I have learned so much about riding and working hard and "paying attention to detail" and being responsible. Crescendo has truly become my home over the years; whether I'm mucking out stalls or having a lesson or just hacking, I feel an overwhelming sense of belonging and happiness ♥