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    We are considering relocating to the Columbus area. We are thinking of having a boarding operation in addition to our own horses. Ideally we could find a trainer who wants to bring his/her business, or boarders could have their own trainer come for lessons. I am a H/J and dressage rider but an eventing barn could work too. I know the proximity to WEC and Lexington, KY, so there are definitely events nearby. Is there a need for a nice facility (indoor, barn with all amenities, good turnout) in the area? How much is full board at existing barns? Any info would be helpful. Thanks!

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    There is always a need for nice facilities in this area. There are a TON of H/J barns, very nice ones and with decent trainers. There are far fewer dressage barns, although there are a few, and there are no eventing barns left in the area. In addition to WEC and Lexington, there's also Brave Horse in the area for H/J and dressage shows. It's incredibly nice.

    As someone who values turnout, I can comment that it's exceptionally hard to find a barn with decent amenities that also has a lot of turnout. It's pretty common to have barns in this area that have turnout "weather permitting", which means turnout 2 hours a day if it's not raining or muddy.

    Full board here varies significantly based on the quality of the barn. A half-way decent barn with an indoor and full care is a minimum $500, more often $600+. The range goes up to $1200/m for the fancy H/J barns.

    The north, northeast and east side of Columbus have a lot of nice barns. There's a serious deficiency in the W-SW-S areas of Columbus.

    What else do you want to know? The real estate market here is the 2nd hottest in the country right now, which has made land/home prices skyrocket.


    • Original Poster

      Thanks for your response. I would not have a place with that type of turnout scenario. It is nice to know that good turnout would differentiate us and hopefully keep the barn full. It is also helpful to know that north/east of the city has a lot of choices already. Thanks again for your imput!