am contemplating a job offer south of Bloomington-Normal and wondering what the horsey scene is like these days. I lived there (although north of town) for a few years 20 yrs ago . I'm sure things have changed.
I know about Hunter Oaks, but think it may be out of range, driving wise.
Horse is older TB mare, care is more important than amenities as she is semi retired and doesn't need huge lighted indoor or cross country course. We have done dressage, hunters and eventing so anything along those lines is fine, but will consider anything as long as the care is good. She's not difficult to care for and lives out most of the year, but does require a few minor things (soaked feed, blankets).
I don't know how far it would be from you but there's a really nice place in LeRoy, IL called Lone Ridge or something like that. If you google, you should be able to find their website. The owner is Jeannie.
A friend of mine kept her horse there. They have tons of turnout and trails.
Timber Creek would be a great choice! I used to work there, albeit several years ago, but the people who own the place are awesome. Its a kid-friendly place, but when I was there all the kids were well behaved. The owners have a couple of kids themselves, and they do a really good job of keeping the drama under control. The stalls are enormous, with skylights in all of them, big indoor, outdoor, trails, lots of turnout.