Al Dube Quarter Horses is a family owned and operated horse farm located in Southern Maine. Visitors may see a wide range of equine activities all in a relaxed family atmosphere.
The family has over 40 years of combined Equine experience. Focusing on Holistic Management. We also grow our own forage.
Cynthia Hodack, proprietor, and daughter, Nicole Banks, show the National Reining Horse Association circuit. The 74' x 162' indoor arena has been heated for winter activities and riding.
Cynthia began riding at a local horse farm in Central New Hampshire at age 7, where her intense love for horsemanship as a science was ignited. By participating in Equine 4-H and the United States Pony Club she formed lasting experiences and comrades. She is certified in Monte Foreman Horse Training Science giving her authentic understanding of the timeless and proven principals of horsemanship applicable to any discipline.
Cynthia spent 12 years as an apprentice to AQHA Professional Horseman Alain Dube gaining experience showing, starting and training horses in the following areas: Hunt Seat, Western Pleasure, Reining, Lunge Line, Team Penning, Working Cow, Trail Versatility, Breeding, Colt Starting, Foaling, Shoeing, Movement Analysis, Forage Development and Selection and Use of Alternative Equine Therapies.
Cynthia Hodak is a York County Maine Farm Bureau Director.
Nicole has been riding since age 8. She began riding with ADQHS at age 11. Through her youth years she extensively showed the AQHA circuit in the Northeast. In 2003 she represented the Maine Youth Team at the All American Quarter Horse Congress in the Showmanship. In 2004 she began showing reining horses on the Northeast Circut. In 2012 Nicole was Reserve Champion in the NERHA Non-Pro Futurity on Cowgirl Unlimited. She has received multiple year-end awards on both the AQHA and NRHA circuits. Through her years under the guidance of step-father Al Dube, Nicole has gained much experience in areas including: Western pleasure, hunter under saddle, showmanship, lunge line, reining, cutting, team penning, colt starting, halter breaking, groundwork,problem solving, foaling, amongst other areas.
Nicole and her husband Aaron welcomed their first child, Mason Patrick, in June of 2014.