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Equinoxfox
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:33 AM
Since it is raining outside.:D
I want to lighten the mood here and let's all post pictures of Fancy, Show Facilities either privately owned or publicly that are truly amazing. I have passed a few and taken pics .. So Here Goes......:yes:

dani0303
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:38 AM
This is not far from us
http://www.forkstables.com/index.html

While primarily eventing, it's still amazingly gorgeous!

IrishWillow
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:51 AM
This ones about 30 minutes north of me: www.stargatesporthorses.com

And this ones about an hour north of me: www.legacyequestriancenter.com

hellerkm
Oct. 16, 2009, 12:06 PM
WOW they are all gorgeous!! I would love to win the lottery and build a place line anyone of the links posted!!!

Oldenburg99
Oct. 16, 2009, 12:14 PM
http://www.springvalleyfarm.net/
near Richmond VA

Horseymama
Oct. 16, 2009, 12:33 PM
This place is simply amazing: http://www.hummingbirdnestranch.com/index.html It's in the L.A. area.

two sticks
Oct. 16, 2009, 01:28 PM
This place is simply amazing: http://www.hummingbirdnestranch.com/index.html It's in the L.A. area.

I heard that they are unfortunately getting rid of their equestrian facilities, all the boarders had to leave earlier this year. :(

BAC
Oct. 16, 2009, 02:19 PM
I heard that they are unfortunately getting rid of their equestrian facilities, all the boarders had to leave earlier this year. :(

I believe there are financial problems, due in part to the divorce of the owners.

BAC
Oct. 16, 2009, 02:25 PM
Grand Central is one of my favorites http://hunterponies.com/thumbnail_farm.htm

My other favorite is Joe Fargis' place, can't remember the farm name, or if it even has a website. Both were featured in the same book though and are equally gorgeous and state of the art without being too elaborate

KateKat
Oct. 16, 2009, 02:46 PM
This place is simply amazing: http://www.hummingbirdnestranch.com/index.html It's in the L.A. area.


That place is gorgeous! Although I think I would get a complex with my horse living in nicer surroundings than me :)

ontarget
Oct. 16, 2009, 02:56 PM
They held the FEI Children's International competition at Hummingbird's Nest for a couple years... I showed in it one year, and it was both an amazing facility and production. Unfortunately, the year after I was there, I believe they began experiencing their familial and financial woes.

It really is too bad the place is not really being used to it's full potential. Definitely one of the nicest facilities I have seen.

I like looking at barn construction companies. Not all of the ones on this website are necessarily "awe" worthy, but some of them definitely have me daydreaming... ;)

http://www.kingconstruction.org/

BAC
Oct. 16, 2009, 03:23 PM
Here is the Joe Fargis place from the book Ultimate Horse Farms, http://books.google.com/books?id=0wzzQrFb7dcC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=joe+fargis+mary+schwab+farm&source=bl&ots=-wBjubCs66&sig=LB4ppo1HgOCLgwBH8s5Nl18dlig&hl=en&ei=yMfYSqTCNYak8Aby2ri3BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=joe%20fargis%20mary%20schwab%20farm&f=false

Horseymama
Oct. 16, 2009, 03:35 PM
I heard that they are unfortunately getting rid of their equestrian facilities, all the boarders had to leave earlier this year. :(

What does "getting rid of their equestrian facilities" mean, they are tearing the barns down or something? Boy, that would be a shame. Not that I even live anywhere close to this place, but I hate to see a beautiful barn go to waste!

JinxyFish313
Oct. 16, 2009, 03:41 PM
http://www.kingconstruction.org/

I think this is the company about to finish one of my clients' new places. She tore down her 8 stall single aisle barn (which was already beautiful) and replaced it with a U shape/courtyard style 30 stall facility that is absolutely amazing, and its not even done yet. I feel privileged that I get to teach there ;)

Individualblue07
Oct. 16, 2009, 08:51 PM
:)

I feel so lucky/spoiled getting to ride at my barn :yes:

www.arborwoodstables.com

its only a 5 minute walk (on foot or horseback... lol) to WEF and we have some big named riders/trainers/judges that come in to train clients... :eek:

see u at x
Oct. 16, 2009, 09:45 PM
Here is the Joe Fargis place from the book Ultimate Horse Farms, http://books.google.com/books?id=0wzzQrFb7dcC&pg=PA141&lpg=PA141&dq=joe+fargis+mary+schwab+farm&source=bl&ots=-wBjubCs66&sig=LB4ppo1HgOCLgwBH8s5Nl18dlig&hl=en&ei=yMfYSqTCNYak8Aby2ri3BQ&sa=X&oi=book_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CA4Q6AEwAQ#v=onepage&q=joe%20fargis%20mary%20schwab%20farm&f=false

Forget the barn, I want that cute little fuzzy pony in that one picture! :lol:

findlymine
Oct. 16, 2009, 10:44 PM
Here ya go http://www.pambakerhillcrestfarms.com/ a awesomed place and even a nicer lady!!!!!

sansibar
Oct. 16, 2009, 10:57 PM
http://www.dutchmasters.on.ca/ they build some beautiful places! :)

SkipChange
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:02 PM
www.providencehillfarm.com

you would never believe it's in the middle of nowhere Mississippi
it feels more like a cathedral than a barn

JinxyFish313
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:19 PM
www.providencehillfarm.com

you would never believe it's in the middle of nowhere Mississippi
it feels more like a cathedral than a barn

Wow. I want to move to the middle of nowhere Mississippi just to ride there.

Horseshowaddict
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:28 PM
Ditto! That place looks AMAZING!!

JinxyFish313
Oct. 16, 2009, 11:38 PM
As beautiful as that place is, I must say my goal is to have a barn in Wellington. Every winter when we're down there I just droooool over those barns with all their tropical plants and open layouts and the fact that you can usually watch what's going on in the ring from the backyard of a nice house.

This year we are renting one for the circuit and I already know I'm going to get attached.

Kikki
Oct. 17, 2009, 01:24 AM
www.providencehillfarm.com (http://www.providencehillfarm.com)

you would never believe it's in the middle of nowhere Mississippi
it feels more like a cathedral than a barn


Awe, come on now, its not EXACTLY the middle of nowhere ;)

Equinoxfox
Oct. 17, 2009, 10:02 PM
WOW talk about beautiful and well kept farms. ;)

Horseshowaddict
Oct. 17, 2009, 10:49 PM
Wellington is wonderful :-D Im a little biased as I get to call one of those beautiful places home for 6 months. I still drool over the beautiful sprawling farms where all you can see is pasture and outside courses :-D. Those are a little hard to come by in Wellie world.

leelee
Oct. 18, 2009, 09:52 AM
www.providencehillfarm.com

you would never believe it's in the middle of nowhere Mississippi
it feels more like a cathedral than a barn


That is one lucky little appy.

Equinoxfox
Oct. 18, 2009, 10:05 AM
Hey LeeLee.:D
Did you notice the color and markings on that Appy .
Now I would take one of those anyday and probably have a blast with him showing . Talk about a flashy and cute looker. :yes:

who22
Oct. 18, 2009, 03:16 PM
http://www.countryridgestables.com/

this is a nice place around here. granted, most barns around here are really nice.

letmroll
Oct. 18, 2009, 06:44 PM
My school's barn: http://set.stanford.edu/barn/index.htm

EMWalker
Oct. 19, 2009, 11:30 AM
Not a H/J barn but still amazing. www.ironspringfarm. Heaven on earth!

SkipChange
Oct. 19, 2009, 11:37 AM
Awe, come on now, its not EXACTLY the middle of nowhere ;)

Don't mean to offend if you ride there. I feel like everywhere in Mississippi is the middle of nowhere as far as horse showing is concerned ;) And Providence was too far from Jackson for me to board there. Did trailer in for a few lessons though, what fun!

Bravestrom
Oct. 19, 2009, 11:58 AM
Not a H/J barn but still amazing. www.ironspringfarm. Heaven on earth!

To correct the link - www.ironspringfarm.com

Pally
Oct. 19, 2009, 01:31 PM
http://www.dutchmasters.on.ca/ they build some beautiful places! :)

I work in a Dutchmaster's barn :) While there aren't any cathedral or mansion aspects to it, it's certainly nicer than anywhere I have lived before.

But I gotta say, every time I open one of these websites and look at the beautiful extra-wide cobblestone aisles they have, I shudder. They are only beautiful until you have to sweep them :lol:

Horseshowaddict
Oct. 19, 2009, 02:04 PM
Hahahaha! You got that right!!:lol:

Ozone
Oct. 19, 2009, 02:12 PM
http://www.kingconstruction.org/


Beautiful barns.

Does anyone here board at any of these exquisit barns? If we can ever call them barns! Look like horse mansions to me!

CThorse
Oct. 19, 2009, 02:46 PM
http://www.jtfarm.com/ourfacilities.html


stunning farm... board is over $3,000 a month

InWhyCee Redux
Oct. 19, 2009, 04:13 PM
So, I could get full training board in a equine palace Down South for what I pay for a run-of-the-mill barn in NJ? Thanks, y'all! :cool:

SkipChange
Oct. 19, 2009, 08:02 PM
So, I could get full training board in a equine palace Down South for what I pay for a run-of-the-mill barn in NJ? Thanks, y'all! :cool:

If you're talking about PHF, boarding really is a steal there for the quality of the facility. Of course, in the market down there it's definitely on the higher side.

Pony Soprano
Oct. 19, 2009, 09:29 PM
"But I gotta say, every time I open one of these websites and look at the beautiful extra-wide cobblestone aisles they have, I shudder. They are only beautiful until you have to sweep them "

Couldn't agree more - I worked at a stunning facility in Holland that had pavers inside and out...a concrete aisle has never looked so good ;)

How far is Providence Hill from Jackson?

SkipChange
Oct. 19, 2009, 09:36 PM
"But I gotta say, every time I open one of these websites and look at the beautiful extra-wide cobblestone aisles they have, I shudder. They are only beautiful until you have to sweep them "

Couldn't agree more - I worked at a stunning facility in Holland that had pavers inside and out...a concrete aisle has never looked so good ;)

How far is Providence Hill from Jackson?

They have a machine that you ride to sweep the aisles, it's like a riding lawn mower but it sweeps :cool: It was 40 minutes from my house. Couldn't justify it when I could board 15 minutes away for considerably less, especially being in high school.

JinxyFish313
Oct. 19, 2009, 10:50 PM
http://www.jtfarm.com/ourfacilities.html


stunning farm... board is over $3,000 a month

Hate the flat ceiling arena. Feels like you're going to hit your head all the time.

Kaelurus
Oct. 19, 2009, 11:21 PM
Not on quite the same level as some of these barns, but certainly unique, and beautiful in its own right:

http://www.flickr.com/photos/3h_equestrian/page2/

The owner is Colombian, and all of the tile was imported from there. Its absolutely gorgeous!

Oh yeah, and the horses in the fountain are all stallions that have stood at the farm, created by an artist in Columbia. Most of the pictures of the courtyard were taken while it was still in the building phase.