boarding Hunt / Morris County, preferably dressage oriented
I am looking for a barn in NJ – Hoping for Hunterdon or Southern Morris Counties. Obviously the most important thing to me is knowledgable management and quality care. After that – lots of turnout, access to decent instruction (prefer dressage, but would be willing to take flat lessons with a qualified non-dressage trainer, I don’t jump), minimum of a decent outdoor ring.
I really want to find a barn with a casual atmosphere with nice people and nice trainers. I am very much an AA doing the majority of the riding/training myself on a nice but not fancy draft X. I want to avoid the places where there would be an expectation to show / put my horse in training. I do not see anything wrong with those facilities, it is just not us (at least not yet).
DCF is in Hunterdon, close to the border of Mercer County. 10 minutes or so south of Flemington, and 5 minutes from the Delaware River.
Mostly dressage riders at the moment, a handful of not-quite-retired hack around types, some jumping occasionally. A short trail loop goes around our hayfield and the neighbors property, but we are not on any real trails. I ship over to Bald Pate mountain, or various parks in Mercer county for serious trail riding.
We are scheduled for 2 ESDCTA schooling shows next year. About 5 professionals available here currently.