Looking for some good ideas for boarding near Auburn University. Any thoughts of good ones? Also, any to steer clear of?
Looking for safe fencing, good turn out, great horse care. My daughter is an eventer, so access to some jumps would be great. Don't necessarily need a dressage arena (as long as there is a great flat place somewhere to practice), but it would be nice. Also, need a place where her current trainer can come occasionally to give her lessons!
H&G Horse Quarters is in Auburn very near campus. Several trainers that work there and they would probably allow an outside trainer if you asked. Primarily hunter/jumper but some eventers. Hosts a number of local and rated HJ shows throughout the year. http://hghorsequarters.com/
There's another farm, Jennamere? I don't know how to spell it. Owned by Marlene Bowman that is very nice.
Another vote for H&G if you're determined to board in Auburn.
If you don't mind the drive to Montgomery (35 minutes), Foxwood Farms is an excellent eventing facility. We have several students that live in Auburn but board at Foxwood. I've boarded there for four years and have never been anything but completely satisfied. www.foxwoodfarms.biz
Some nights I stay up cashing in my bad luck; some nights I call it a draw. -- fun.
I'd suggest visiting Southern Springs. I'm an eventer at Auburn as well, and chose this barn. It's very close to campus, I have time to go ride before my 8ams. Here's their website. It's really functional for me, having a jumping ring, a dressage ring, and then plenty of space to condition my horse w/ a few xcountry jumps. http://www.southernspringsequine.com/
I would also suggest Jennamere Farms, owned by the Bowmans. The barn is nice, and all the horses are taken care of. The barn is really well managed.
If you would like contact information for either of these feel free to PM me