OK, so I moved to VA from NJ in May, and am boarding my jumper in Mechanicsville and LOVE it. Has fantastic trainers and wonderful care... but, the price of board is extremely steep and is keeping us from showing as we would like to. I've been looking up barns in the area, and came across Campbell Springs Farm (www.campbellspringsfarm.com) and am going to go check it out tomorrow. With the money we would be saving we would be able to purchase a trailer and haul in for lessons at my current barn.
Does anyone know anything about Campbell Springs? It seems like a great place, but haven't heard much about it.
I also recently moved to the Richmond area and looked at various places for boarding. I think it is worth note that looking at Campbell Springs website they have limits on how much grain and shavings are included in the cost of board. IMO I like a more all inclusive price, not having to pay extra for more feed/shavings. It does look like a lovely facility that may have a lot to offer at a lower price.
Guessing where you currently are based on location and jumpers, I also thought about boarding there, have heard great things, and suspect it may be hard for you to find a cheaper place you are equally happy with. But best of luck to you!
I looked at that place when I moved to the area. I personally wasn't excited about it. It wasn't a good fit for me or my horse. I do know a handful of people who moved away from there for various reasons. So if you go look, I would look at everything closely.
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