About Us

Our History
Established in 2016, Old Tavern Farm is a private boutique thoroughbred-breeding farm. Founded on the former site of Palmer’s Maple Shade Farm in Saratoga Springs, New York, the name Old Tavern was derived from the 1800s tavern that once graced the property.
         Nestled atop a ridge overlooking Saratoga Lake and the foothills of the Adirondacks, Old Tavern Farm is focused on the breeding and sale of thoroughbreds that compete at the highest level of racing. Since inception Walt & Michelle Borisenok have meticulously restored the land back to its agrarian roots, developing the farm into a state of the art breeding facility. Their stewardship continues to be the cornerstone of Old Tavern Farm.
 
Our Mission
At Old Tavern Farm, we believe that our future success hinges on the strength of our horses and the conservation of our land. We strive each day to maintain our commitment to the history, the land, and the thoroughbred industry by breeding and raising elite thoroughbred athletes.
Looking to be the benchmark for thoroughbred breeding in New York State, we are innovative in our approach to breeding and preparing our horses for the next stage in their development. Providing the market with horses that are intelligent, durable, and ready to compete at the next level.