Standardbred Racing

John Ferrero offers Standardbred training and rehab at reasonable rates. He prides himself in treating each horse as an individual and knowing  each horse's strengths and weaknesses, which is key to keeping them healthy, happy and getting them in top performing condition.


For Standardbred pacer and trotter training, physical rehab and layover at Masconette Farm contact:

   John Ferrero
       Phone: (413) 552-3797

Although basic horsemanship principles can be applied to all horses, John does not agree with using a "cookie cutter" training regimen, therefore, custom training schedules are created for each horse to emphasize their strength and correct their weaknesses. By doing all the training himself, John is able to notice the slightest changes in the horse's movement and/or attitude and take steps to rectify the issues. Whether it's an adjustment of equipment or shoeing or hoof trimming or just giving the horse a day off he will make sure the appropriate action is taken so a horse can perform at its best. John will also be present during all farrier and veterinarian visits to ensure that he is aware of every aspect of the animals condition. His love for the sport, compassion for the animals and a natural ability to communicate and understand the horse is what gives him the greatest satisfaction.

John has been involved in harness racing his entire life having grown up on Masconette Farm, originally owned by his father, Willy Ferrero, who was also a Standardbred horse trainer and breeder. John received his USTA training license in 1984 and  has raced numerous pacers and trotters at Plainridge, Yonkers, Saratoga, Syracuse and Monticello.ohn's experience and knowledge of new techniques in training, advances in equipment, horse shoeing, rehabilitation and treatment of ailments has earned him many trips to the winner's circle throughout his career. His greatest success came with Dauntless Bunny who won a time of 1:49.1 and $500,000 in career earnings.