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The Antonaccis on the Secrets to GreatHorse's Success

By Lisa Pierpont | July 2, 2019 | Lifestyle Travel


The stakes have always been set high for the Antonaccis, who first earned a name for themselves as multiawardwinning champions in the Hambletonian Stakes, as esteemed breeders and trainers. With an equestrian legacy in mind, Guy Antonacci and his family named their recently established private golf club in Hampden, Mass., GreatHorse (—the English translation of Leonardo da Vinci’s enormous horse statue, “Gran Cavallo.” The Antonaccis have created a world-class environment for members, guests and families alike. We wanted to know about their formula for success.

What is the mission of GreatHorse?

To provide state-of-the-art amenities in a family-centric environment that offers luxury and the finest lifestyle, creating an altogether different type of private club experience. We are relaxed refinement immersed in a quintessential dream landscape with majestic views of the Connecticut River Valley. As we like to say, ‘It’s Different at GreatHorse!’

What differentiates GreatHorse from others?

We are a luxury lifestyle club that offers something for every member of the family. We wanted to create a modern and innovative club experience, without the rules. Relax, get away and let us cater to you. Anything goes here!


What are your special amenities?

We want our members to enjoy top-tier golf, a heated pool, private spa, fitness center, golf simulators, tennis and platform tennis courts, a basketball court, private-label wine and Champagne, as well as panoramic views from the restaurant, patio, terrace and bar. And there’s more: private jet, chartered yacht and Mercedes-Benz shuttle services, Farm-to-Table dining, farmers markets, the 302-acre farm, stateof-the-art teaching facility, lodging, ice skating, and year-round recreational activities and events.

How would you describe your membership?

We have successful individuals from all walks of life, including actors, athletes, CEOs, entrepreneurs and other career paths from various parts of the country. We are a fullservice luxury lifestyle club offering resortlike amenities for everyone in the family to enjoy!

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