Hello! I'm Stephanie, the founder and owner of 

Maple Ridge Goldens!

I live in the Finger Lakes area of New York with my husband, Chris, three middle school aged children, our dogs and (too many) chickens! Our home is located at the top of a mountain, with a forrest full of maple trees across the street from our house. That is where our name, Maple Ridge Goldens, was inspired from! We are lucky to have 3.5 acres of land where our children and animals have ample space to live and play outdoors as often as possible, and our lives are busy and full of life!

I have been dreaming and planning to compete with and breed dogs ever since I was a young girl. I am, and always have been, passionate about dogs! Growing up, you could always find me searching for the nearest dog to spend my time with. I enjoyed training and did so with several childhood dogs, and thankfully had lots of family, friends and neighbors who always encouraged my love for dogs and my drive to always do more with them! I have extensive experience with training dogs, including raising  several of my own  dogs, and 8 successful guide dog puppies throughout my high school and young adult years. Several years ago I shifted my dog focused goals to owning quality sporting dogs, and becoming more involved in the sporting and competition world. These days you can regularly find me competing in various sports on the weekends, and am an active member of my local dog training club, where I both take, and teach classes! I had always hoped that I would find the dog who would not only be a great family member, but also help meet my goals to compete in sports and start my breeding program!

I got my first golden retriever, Harper, in 2021. I have always loved golden retrievers, knowing several as I was growing up, and was drawn to their goofy personalities, loving demeanors, and constant want to play and be around their people! When I finally was able to get one of my own, I was immediately sold even further on this sweet, even tempered, easily trained, highly motivated to please breed! Harper showed me just how wonderful having a Golden Retriever in my life is, and now there is no turning back! We have since added several more goldens to our family in 2022 AND 2023, Whiskey and Auggie! They have been a wonderful addition, and are just as lovely and sweet as Harper is, filling our house regularly with laughter at the their antics and typical golden retriever personalities!

I enjoy spending as much time with my dogs as much as possible, and travel for training and dog sports often! We compete in several different sports including FastCAT, Coursing Ability Tests, Dock Diving, and are training for competition in Obedience, Rally and Agility. In the summer of 2023 we added a show line golden, Auggie, to our pack and will be venturing into the world of Confirmation as well! I also love going hiking and swimming with our dogs, and they often join us for family camping trips and weekend jaunts out of town! Our dogs are well loved, and live a wonderful life in our home as both our family pets and my own competition sport dogs. 

~ Affiliations and Memberships ~

AKC and UKC registries 

AKC Bred with H.E.A.R.T Breeder

Member of the Ithaca Dog Training Club, Ithaca NY