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  1. #1
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    Default Moving to Charles Town, WV

    Good morning,

    I'm moving to Charles Town, WV at the end of June, and will be moving my horse sometime after that. Any recommendations on where to board? My biggest wants are affordability and community. An indoor would be really really really nice. My background is local hunter circuit growing up (haven't shown in the past 10 years), gelding's is eventing, followed by failing out of summer camp, followed by doing whatever I can throw at him with a twinkle in his eye and a smile on his face (dressage, polocrosse, hunter pace...). We think we're pretty easy to get along with.

    Thanks in advance!



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    Ummm slim pickings there...have you been.....PM me for phone number of people who live there grew up in area knows whose who what's what where's where...good resource..



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    Hunt Club Farms in Berryville VA
    http://www.huntclubfarms.net/
    Has an indoor, nice facility
    Does hunters, jumpers, dressage, eventing.

    Red Moon Farm in Berryville VA (Yventer here)
    http://www.redmoonfarm.com/
    No indoor, but a nice ring, good care (I had my horse, Chief, there for several months)
    Does Eventing, Dressage, Jumpers

    Last Frontier Farm in Summit Pt WV (Sharon White)
    http://lastfrontierfarm.com/home.html
    Has an indoor
    Strong eventing focus

    There is also a H/J place on 340, roughly opposite the Gordonsdale Cross Country Schooling facility, but do not remember the name, and don't know anything about the facilities, except they hold shows there.
    Janet

    chief feeder and mucker for Music, Spy, Belle and Tiara. Someone else is now feeding and mucking for Chief and Brain (both foxhunting now).



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    I also have some recommendations for you. PM me anytime. There are some really nice people in the area, you just need to know where to look!
    www.Somermistfarm.com
    Hunter Ponies & Quality GSDs
    www.UnleashedK9.net



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    Quote Originally Posted by Janet View Post
    [There is also a H/J place on 340, roughly opposite the Gordonsdale Cross Country Schooling facility, but do not remember the name, and don't know anything about the facilities, except they hold shows there.
    Elmington Farm. Don't know them, just seen it driving by is all.



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    Thanks for the replies! A couple of PMs have been sent. )



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    Quote Originally Posted by judybigredpony View Post
    Ummm slim pickings there...have you been.....PM me for phone number of people who live there grew up in area knows whose who what's what where's where...good resource..
    Not really true at all. The area is very horsey. Shephardstown, berryville, Bluemont, round hill, lovettsville- all very easy to get to with great horse farms.


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    The area is incredibly horsey... with plenty non-track... and has some of my favorite people :=) Welcome to WV....

    Some pretty decent tech jobs too...
    Nudging "Almost Heaven" a little closer still...
    http://www.wvhorsetrainer.com


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    The place I board in Lovettsville is not too far from Charles Town.
    www.huntvalleyequestrian.com

    It's a fantastic (and affordable!) place!



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    FW is very correct. We have lots of facilities and activities and the right place probably depends on which you would like to concentrate. Besides the disciplines you mentioned, we also have foxhunting!
    One thing you can give and still keep is your word.



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    Well, you could just buy my little farm for sale and then you wouldn't have to worry about boarding! http://www.311turkeyrunlane.com/ Sorry, I couldn't resist... I know this is probably advertising!

    Charles Town is sort of a boring area, but Berryville and Shepherdstown are very close and wonderful! Shepherdstown is adorable...and has the best Thai restaurant around!

    Elmington offers a ton of hunter/jumper shows - I've been several times. Charles Town is actually a really good location because you're very close to all the northern VA shows, the Maryland shows, and you can easily hop on 81 to head down to Lexington, etc.

    I agree with all of Janet's recommendations, by the way.
    Cady O' Daly Farm
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    Quote Originally Posted by GreyDun View Post
    Well, you could just buy my little farm for sale and then you wouldn't have to worry about boarding! http://www.311turkeyrunlane.com/ Sorry, I couldn't resist... I know this is probably advertising!
    .
    No advertising, just giving her another option!


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