Hey folks. I'm going to be moving to the Boston area at the end of July, and am looking for a place to board my Thoroughbred. I'd prefer a hunter/jumper barn with an indoor, but any place with good care is OK with me. Any suggestions? I honestly can't say yet what part of the area I'll be in, but I'd like someplace to the west of the city, or out in nearby towns. I've got next to no connections there, so all suggestions are welcome.
Lots of great barns south of town with indoors...
River Wind in Pembroke
Herring Brook Farm in Pembroke ** where my guy is.
Holly Hill Farm in Hanover
Fieldstone Farm - Jen Tate trainer in Plymouth
Strongly suggest you go, tour the faciltities, watch lessons, meet the instructors and other boarders. I would also make the drive out when you would be regularly going to the barn to scope out the traffic.
Thanks for the recommendations. We're leaning towards being close to Worcester right now, and anything sort of vaguely between Worcester and Boston would be nice. I've been slowly working my way through the (massive) list of barns on equinesite and filtering based on location, but it's nice to have first-hand experiences!
I'll be out there soon to check out places in person as well.
If your thinking near Worcester, Mapleleaf Stables in Jefferson is GREAT; not sure if they have any available stalls, but lovely facility great care and with all that prob the most affordable place you'll find in the area with an indoor.
Beaver Brook Stables in Holliston MA is also a nice HJ facility
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