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  1. #1
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    Wink Eventing Barns in the Broomfield/ Boulder, Colorado area

    I will be relocating to the Broomfield area in the next month and am trying to find a Eventing barn close by. I have a thoroughbred so I need a place that has pasture, feeds hay and grain, parking for a trailer and under $600 MAX a month.

    I am just graduating Chiropractic school and will also be starting my Animal Chiropractic business in the area. I will be a graduated Doctor of Chiropractic and Certified Animal Chiropractor as well. I will be in the area April 15th [edit].

    Please help me find a barn in the area.

    Thank you so much!!!
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    As for the Broomfield area you can contact some people in the Boulder Valley Eventing Association. http://www.bvea.org/BVEA/BVEA_HOME.html

    I know of some great eventing barns in the Southern Denver area (Parker, Castle Rock, Elizabeth). However, not so much in the North. I am newish to the area, and recently did the my own barn search. If you want I can ask around for some recommendations in the north.



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    Where are you moving from? I ask because you might need to adjust your concept of pasture...not much grass out here! And I agree that it might be tough to find a true eventing barn in that direction. Most eventers seem to be south. I board in Franktown.

    It's probably worth checking out the MSEA, too: http://msea-ccc.org/

    Good luck, and welcome to Colorado! The eventing scene out here is great!



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    Everything that comes to mind has been shut down or is nearly so, although it's been some time since I was really plugged into the community. We have a couple options here in Fort Collins, although that's a hike from Broomfield.

    Isn't Reed in the north of Denver area? If he doesn't see this thread, perhaps a PM would be fruitful. His username is RAyers.

    (If you'd like to come up to FTC, I would certainly be interested in having my horses adjusted!)



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    And you might want to edit your ad so that it's not blatent advertising (against the User rules on COTH)
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    I'm in North Boulder, kinda new to area, but there are a bunch of farms up here. My horse is boarded off of Niwot Road. if you look between Nelson Rd & Niwot Rd (N/S) and from Hwy 36-63rd/79th st there are a lot of private and small boarding farms. Some with nice facilities, at least from the outside as I've been driving around getting to know the area.

    There is a XC course on 63rd, below Nelson rd, on the west side. Not sure which ranch it's a part of but one place just south of there is called Blue Cloud (maybe a H/J place?) and there was another larger, nice looking place.

    Also a fancy looking Dressage barn in Lafayette (?) or Louisville, somewhere down that way.

    I board at a pretty basic place but my guy is 25 so I don't need anything fancy. We have pasture with irrigation, a very small arena and decent access to open space/trails. good caretaker/owner, 2 miles to my house and affordable. Another eventer boards there. PM if you need more info.

    Reed might be in the Parker area??
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    The XC course on 63rd Rd. is Silo Farms. No boarding there and the course is only open for reserved schooling. Not a bad little course though. The owners own Sommerset Farms on Nelson.

    I am in Golden but train XC south (Colorado Horse Park, Spring Gulch) and north (Wendy Chase's Moqui Meadows).

    For $600 a month you are asking a lot around here. Hay alone is $12-$20 a bale (depending on who you know) so board is brutal. I pay $650 (includes a $55 hay surcharge due to the drought) for an outdoor run. The other barns with similar levels of care and facilities are at $700 and up for indoor stalls. No pasture. Pasture in the Denver area is really dry lot. We are really a high desert climate. I keep 2-4 horses on 15 acres at home and I have to supplement with hay in the summer as grass does not grow and these past 2 years have destroyed the pastures.

    The true eventing barns are south of Denver. For those of us up north we travel and make do by boarding at dressage or h/j facilities. I board at Legacy Valley (north Arvada, about 10 minutes south of Broomfield). You might also look at Equinox on Indiana (although a major highway may be built on top of it over the next few years). In Boulder, you might consider Singletree on Arapahoe Rd.



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    Thanks for the info on 63rd St. Reed, I got so excited when I drove by there! Boarding is so $$, I miss having my own farm sooo much (though I am very lucky in my current boarding situation).

    Where is Moqui Meadows??
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    Joder Arabian Ranch used to board, I think, north of Boulder on Foothills Hwy. Don't now if they're still around. Mostly dressage I think.



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    Joder Ranch just sold - we have some new people from there moving to where I board. At least that's why I was told they were leaving Joder. It was listed for $5.9M for the ranch without the houses which were listed separately.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Altitude Rider View Post
    Thanks for the info on 63rd St. Reed, I got so excited when I drove by there! Boarding is so $$, I miss having my own farm sooo much (though I am very lucky in my current boarding situation).

    Where is Moqui Meadows??

    Wendy's is in Loveland just east of I-25 south of Johnson's Corner. It is a nice course. You can call to schedule XC schooling.



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