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    Am I searching for something that does not exist?

    Next fall my younger sister will start at GSU and it does not seem feasible to keep her mare in Alpharetta. They are a 1st level/novice eventing pair but she has no show aspirations and her mare is the epitome of an easy keeper who would be fine on pasture board.

    I think her ideal match would be a smaller quiet barn that is simple but provides quality care, maintained turnout, and decent footing. Obviously a great trainer, trail access, etc would be amazing bonuses but she seems realistic.

    So, with this in mind does anyone know of a small reasonably priced barn west/south/east (anywhere but north) of downtown Atlanta? Ideally she would like one under 20-25 miles away from the GSU/Tech campus.

    I know there are countless barns out there (and I have boarded at several) which do not have websites so I am hoping to hear of some gems that might not show up on a google search.


  • #2
    Well gsu is dead center in atl, which means 10 miles just to 285 she's going to have to drive further our I think.
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    • #3
      There is Little Creek; http://www.littlecreekfarmconservanc.../The_FARM.html
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      • #4
        We are north of Atlanta, so no help here. Sorry.

        Good luck.


        • #5
          Barns close to GSU

          Chastain Horse Park in Buckhead is the closest.

          Ledgerly Farm in Lythonia

          Vohgt riding acadamy

          Look on GDCTA.org for a map of where all the barns are.


          • Original Poster

            Thank you for the suggestions!

            Little Creek: looks very promising. We will be giving them a call to set up an appointment to tour in the near future. I am a bit considered that prices will go up substantially as they continue to renovate. Does anyone know how much renovation remains?

            Chastain Horse Park: Thank you for the suggestion but this style of boarding is not a good match for this horse

            Ledgerly Farm: I could only find second-hand references but no address or phone number. Does anyone know anything else about this facility?

            Vogt riding acadamy: yikes. got excited until i did a quick coth search...nothing scarier than seeing 10 people respond with "i'll pm you my experience." i don't think this will be the right facility for us.

            So it looks like Little Creek and Ledgerly Farm are still on the list. Any other suggestions?


            • #7
              You might check with these folks; http://www.gtequestrian.com/
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              • Original Poster

                Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                It appears that Tech works with Falcon Ridge & Dream Chaser Farms, both of which are further than she would like to commute.

                Does anyone know where the GSU team trains? I couldn't find a reference on their FB page and it looks like their website is no longer active. I think if we called GSU they could put us in contact with the right people but I thought I would ask just in case someone knew off the top of their head.

                Thanks for the links. Even if their barns don't work out for us, they might know of a smaller facility near by.


                • #9
                  Little Creek is in flood plain and tends to flood badly in periods of heavy rain. That could be a concern for pasture-boarded horses.

                  Chastain basically has no turn out. Same with Vogt.

                  She may want to look in the Newnan area. One place she can check out is Blalock Lakes. It is the other side of Newnan and may be further than she wants to drive, but they have several arenas with good footing, trails, etc. Don't know if they do pasture boarding, though. Laura and Jos Sevriens are the managers/trainers there. http://www.blalocklakes.com/ContactUs.aspx

                  I can probably scare up contact info for Ledgerly. PM me if interested.


                  • #10
                    This list may help; http://www.walterreeves.com/uploads/...rsestables.pdf

                    You can also do a search here. http://www.kellysolutions.com/ga/equ...archbyCity.asp
                    (All boarding establishments in Georgia who charge for their services have to be licensed.)
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                    • Original Poster

                      Originally posted by Equibrit View Post
                      This list may help; http://www.walterreeves.com/uploads/...rsestables.pdf

                      You can also do a search here. http://www.kellysolutions.com/ga/equ...archbyCity.asp
                      (All boarding establishments in Georgia who charge for their services have to be licensed.)
                      Thank you! This is very helpful. Using the second site, I found 4-5 under 20 miles to look into.

                      Anyone else have a barn they want to suggest?


                      • #12
                        Google Maps shows we're right at 20 to 21 miles or so from Georgia State...


                        Feel free to give my wife, Ashley, a call if you'd like to come out and see the place. We purchased it as a foreclosure in September 2010 and have been renovating ever since.
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                        • #13
                          I was getting ready to say if you head west, there a several places... (I had seen invitations for Open House at Pony tail Acres.... so I was going to mention them--- I think that will be in the 22- 25 mile range. Several places too in Douglasville. I know a few private places -- have turnout, etc might have room for 1 or 2 more horses.
                          feel free to PM me..


                          • #14
                            I work right across from the Tech campus at Northside & Marietta. I live in Norcross & board in Alpharetta. With a student schedule, she may not experience the traffic that is associated with rush "hour", but I understand, too, if she just doesn't want the mileage/gas expense.

                            One girl at the office boards at Cheval Chateau: http://chevalchateau.com/Boarding_and_Prices.html

                            One guy keeps his at Serenbe: http://www.serenbestables.com/

                            A number of horses at our barn were purchased from West Creek, which is between Vinings & Kennesaw. A lot of people from my office live in the Vinings area and find it to be an easy commute: http://westcreekstables.com/aboutus.html

                            I don't know if these fall within the mileage your sister, but I thought I'd point out the places that people who work down here utilize.
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                            • #15
                              I forgot this one; http://www.theatlantahuntclub.com/
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                              • Original Poster

                                You guys are so awesome. I now have a small but substantial list of potential barns. One final bump to see if there is 1-2 more barns someone would like to recommend.


                                • #17
                                  Just FYI. The Atlanta Hunt Club is not reasonably priced, has little turnout, and is strictly a hunter show facility. a nice place for sure and the care is exceptional but not what the OP is looking for.
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                                  • Original Poster

                                    Originally posted by good booie View Post
                                    Just FYI. The Atlanta Hunt Club is not reasonably priced, has little turnout, and is strictly a hunter show facility. a nice place for sure and the care is exceptional but not what the OP is looking for.
                                    I already crossed it off my list for other reasons but thank you for the heads up.


                                    • #19
                                      Originally posted by GraceLikeRain View Post
                                      It appears that Tech works with Falcon Ridge & Dream Chaser Farms, both of which are further than she would like to commute.
                                      If Dream Chaser is in the same place as it was when I was in Atlanta (10+ years ago), it was pretty far out IIRC- maybe 50-60 minute drive without traffic (which happens oh so often on Rte 400). It was also an h/j facility I think which may or may not be an issue
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                                      • #20
                                        I loved this place when I boarded there about 6 years ago -


                                        I moved away from Atlanta ~