See Our Story
Hemphill’s is a well-established and respected local business known as the go-to for all horse and rider needs.
A Continued Tradition
We are proud of our heritage and the reputation we have built over the years. Hemphill’s was founded by Creighton and Margaret Hemphill and was family-owned and operated by the Hemphill family for over 30 years. The Hemphill family developed a great reputation over a lifetime of trading horses, selling tack and retailing feed. It grew to become an iconic institution in North Vassalboro and Hemphill’s Horses, Feed, and Saddlery, Inc. strives to keep the business thriving for the next generation of horse enthusiasts in Maine and New England. Hemphill’s Horses, Feed, and Saddlery, Inc. is a new business operating in the footprint and in the spirit of what was formerly Hemphill’s, Inc. The new “Hemphill’s” is family owned and operated by Emily Mitchell and Bill Rafuse. Together with our family, our staff, and the community at large, we aim to create a mecca for horse lovers across Maine and New England. We are stepping into a tradition of providing a one-stop-shop for all things equine with the sale of horses, tack, and feed, as well as a camp horse rental program. We have expanded our offerings to include educational clinics in a variety of disciplines, seminars on veterinary care and nutrition, a traveling tack shop, competitions, and fun family-friendly events.
Meet Our Staff
Hemphill’s Horses, Feed, and Saddlery, Inc. is proud of our valuable team of staff members who help us maintain the Hemphill’s reputation. Our trustworthy staff members work had to give our customers the best experience possible with every visit. Our staff members are dedicated, knowledgeable and always there to help. Read more about each member of the Hemphill’s family below.
We take pride in being a small business—our employees strive to provide our customers with answers to their questions and personalized service.
Have questions or want to know more about us? We invite you to visit the store, meet our staff and horses today! Look at our Frequently Asked Questions collection for more information. Also read testimonials from our current or past horse sales, feed supply, and our tack store customers.
Let Our Staff Help You Today
Speak with our staff in store or on the phone to get your questions answered. We are ready to help from a simple question to helping you pick you next tack set. Let’s work together today.
See how to get in touch with us, see where to find us for your horse sale and leasing needs, for feed, or for your supplies and equipment for all things horse and rider. We are conveniently located about 20 minutes off of I-95 between Augusta and Waterville.