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An Equestrian Boutique On The North Fork By Eugenia Bartell The historic, North Fork village of Mattituck reflects old-fashioned charm and is the center of North Fork living. Mattituck’s Inlet is one of the most lovely waterways giving it the distinction of being one of the two harbors on the north side of Long Island; the other, Mt. Sinai Harbor. Famous Love Lane serves as the town’s center and is filled with all sorts of shops selling gourmet foods, designer clothing, gifts, chocolates, and with a candy-striped barber pole in front the of the barbershop, it is a charming old-world and an eclectic,

bustling street. It is here at 50 Love Lane where you will find North Fork Saddlery, an equestrian boutique, located in Mattituck’s famous Octagon Building. Also known as the “Octagon House” built in 1854 by Andrew Gildersleeve, a master carpenter, who lived there with his family and also had his shop; an amazing structure, the architecture of which dates back to 300 BC. This area of the North Fork is indeed “horse country” with many English Show Barns and the very active East End Livestock and Horsemen’s

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Association whose numerous members keep horses privately. Several private stables board horses and there are those who offer riding lessons. It is no wonder then that Lisa Caracciola recognized the need for a suitable space to supply equestrian needs but it was also her vision and selection of appropriate items that has given her North Fork Saddlery a prominent, beautifully appointed shop for all lovers of horses. Focusing upon the “Horse Enthusiast” the 1,200 square foot shop is filled with all that is related to English, Western and Dressage riding apparel and tack including horse health products and treats. An array of extraordinary cowboy hats and boots as well as adult and children’s riding apparel are beautifully designed for your equestrian habits. “Who among us has not as a child asked Santa Claus to bring us horse for Christmas?” Toys by Paradise Horse include one of a kind, hand-painted collectible miniature toy horses. Related children’s books and even bedding are all part of the shop’s world of horses. Home goods such as wine glasses, blankets, gift items and handsome jewelry are delightful accessories. Consignment saddles are available as well as embroidery and engraving services and delivery service. If as Ronald Reagan once said, “There’s nothing so good for the inside of man as the outside of a horse, the North Fork Saddlery, gives us the opportunity to shop for all that will embellish our love affair with horses. Lisa enjoyed riding for pleasure for years but now it is Lisa and Lou’s 15-year-old daughter, Rebecca, who is the family equestrienne and who for the fourth year will ride in the prestigious Hampton Classic. Their son, Myles, will begin his freshman year at Cornell University this fall. What better building could Lisa Caracciola have chosen than the Octagon House, whose shape throughout time has been a symbolic architectural theme representing regeneration, rebirth and renewal for her North Fork Saddlery. They can be reached at 631-298-7610 for further information.

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