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Mar. 28, 2011, 07:23 PM
I'm looking to move my horse to a barn in South Jersey. 20-30 minutes from Marlton would be ideal, but I'd also consider a little father south, closer to Atco/Hammonton or east, near Shamong/Vincentown.
I'm looking for a place with an indoor and where board is less than $600/month. It doesn't need to be any place fancy and trainers do not matter as I can ship out to my trainer. It could even be a small/private barn - as long as the care is good!
I can't seem to find anything that fits my criteria - do you guys have any suggestions?
Mar. 28, 2011, 09:07 PM
http://www.bitowoods.com/ in Hainesport, NJ
http://www.dreamparknj.com/ in Logan Township, NJ (diff trainers there, huge indoor and outdoor arenas with great jumps)
Keneva Farms in Mullica Hill (call Kristin Schlachter @ (856) 478-2466)
There is also Saddlebrook Ridge Equestriene Center in Shamong, but full board is $900, http://www.saddlebrookridge.com/
Who is your trainer? Sally Cousins comes to Bit O Woods and Keneva Farms.
http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/showthread.php?t=260503 (this is an older post about sj barns).
Mar. 28, 2011, 10:11 PM
Thanks, but all of those except for BoW are really far from me... and BoW is just too expensive and uptight for my liking.
Mar. 28, 2011, 10:40 PM
Mar. 29, 2011, 10:16 AM
An indoor with good care for less than $600 is the holy grail around here!
Oh! What about Nouveau? www.nouveaufarm.com The care is supposed to be good, the indoor is a small one, but a big outdoor and Lisa Lewis-Greene teaches there.
You could try Willow Creek, Oak Willow or Pine Bridge. They are in Southampton and Vincentown. I'm not sure if they are at or below 600.
Definitely should visit and see if you like the places...Willow Creek has a small indoor, I haven't been there since they brought in new mgmt. Pine Bridge has nice facilities and great care, but limits who can teach there...the owners are H/J people. Oak Willow has a decent indoor but so-so on the footing mgmt (from a dressage perspective), the care is good.
Hope this helps!
Mar. 29, 2011, 11:02 AM
You might also want to try Craigslist. I think this is the way most small private barns would advertise.
Maybe also ask your vet and farrier for recommendations?
Mar. 29, 2011, 02:44 PM
I'm looking into Suddenly, I don't know how much they are though. Hopefully I can afford it, because I do really like them.
Nouveau and Holly Tree... no thank you. Personal Reasons. Holly Tree has become a racehorse barn now, anyway. I don't think she's taking in any dressage clients.
I'm definitely going to check out Willow Creek and Oak Willow - OW is $650 I think, but I've heard it's very nice. Pine Bridge is on my list, too.
Mar. 29, 2011, 03:32 PM
There is another place that is great, but farther away, up in Wrightstown/Chesterfield area. Rosefield Farm...board is 600, small indoor, only an 8 stall barn. The care is impeccable and the people are really nice! There's a little XC field and an outdoor as well as some hacking. I keep one of mine there and really love it
I keep my other horse at a small private place in Chesterfield that I also love for the care and turnout, but there is only a field for riding, no arena. Board is less though...PM me if you are interested in that, she will have a stall availale soon.
I just wanted to add that I feel your pain! There are a TON of barns in the area, but finding one with decent facilities and GOOD care for ANY price is really really hard! I don't know why but it is.
Mar. 29, 2011, 03:57 PM
Rosefield seems nice but it's pretty far from me. I'm looking on Craigslist, too, might find something there. Pine Bridge looks perfect, but I'm sure it's going to be more expensive than I can afford....