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Still Searching.. boarding in Nashville, TN?

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  • Still Searching.. boarding in Nashville, TN?

    Hi im still searching for boarding facilities in Nashville... preferably east nashville. Ive found a few boarding places but... they arent very nice.. I am just needing a nicer place to put my event horse. A eventing barn would be ideal but at this point any nice boarding place would work. Thank you!!

  • #2
    Did you look at Wil-lo Blue? More south than east, but maybe what you're looking for.
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    • #3

      Did you look at Southern Promise? Not alot of places "east" to board (then I guess that depends on your definition of "east" in Nashville). What exactly are you looking for?


      • Original Poster

        Im actually off stewarts ferry which is like 20 minutes directly east down I-40 from downtown nashville. Im going to school so i really dont have the time (or money) to drive to franklin. Ive looked at wil-lo blue, which is where i would really like to go but its about a 45 minute drive. Ive looked at other places north but they are still pretty far too (30-40 min drive). Im really just looking for a nice, well kept, well managed farm. Room for conditioning would be ideal because i compete at prelim and its kinda crucial to have room to do that stuff. Im looking for full care. Like i said it doesnt have to be an eventing barn.. any barn would do


        • #5
          Green Pastures in Brentwood is probably a little less than 30 minutes from Stewarts Ferry if you avoid high traffic times. Interstate the whole way. They have two separate facilities with different amenities at different price ranges.

          You might call someone with the CTDA--Central Tn Dressage Association they have a website. I know of zero eventing barns east of Nashville, but there may be a dressage facility in Auburntown, Pioneer Valley Stables I think. I know nothing about them except they've hosted a CTDA schooling show.


          • #6
            You're going to have a hard time finding a nice barn in that area. You need to go to Gallatin, Murfreesboro, Franklin, Brentwood.

            A couple decent facilities are popping up in Antioch area (Sterling Farms and another I've seen on Craigslist, can't remember the name). But Gallatin- Lazy J, Charlie Horse Stables, Sterling Farms North and a couple lesson barns are probably closest to you and you wouldn't find yourself fighting traffic.
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            • #7
              Brownland Farm in Franklin? H/J but a nice barn i show there frequently.


              • #8
                Hunters Court is also a H/J barn, and in Murfreesboro, but I've ridden there a few times and it is SUPER nice.
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                • #9
                  I can give you my sister's contact information. She lives in Franklin. She used to event but now does dressage. I'm not sure where she boards, but at least she might be able to give you some more information about the area. Let me know.

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                  • Original Poster

                    That would be great! I really appriciate the help. Ive read about this sterling farms place. Is it nice?
                    Yeah im really beginning to realize how hard it is. There is literally nothing haha... not even plain old boarding facilities. My school would be located in the only area without horse farms haha


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by eventer10490 View Post
                      That would be great! I really appriciate the help. Ive read about this sterling farms place. Is it nice?
                      I've been to the facility before they had it. It had potential but I don't know what they've done with it.
                      Big Idea Eventing


                      • #12
                        I live in East Nashville (closer to downtown), work full time, and commute to my barn in Columbia, if that tells you anything. There aren't that many nice boarding places on that side of town, as people are saying. If anyone would know about a nice one it would be eponacowgirl. I'd head for Green Pastures or Southern Promise-- they're not that far, in the scheme of things, and have the land for conditioning. The commute would be worth it.
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                        • Original Poster

                          Thank you! Im going to check out green pastures. Do you guys know if theres a website for them? Also i looked at southern promise i believe its in college grove? Its about a 45 min drive :/ i hate to be difficult I just dont have the time or money to drive super far i wish i did tho!


                          • #14
                            There used to be a farm named Benchmark in Murfreesboro that was quite nice. You go about 8 mi past Hunters Court and take a left
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                            • Original Poster

                              I just went a looked at Green Pastures and LOVED it! Does anyone board out there or has anyone boarded there? Would love some reviews!


                              • #16
                                Wil-Lo Blue Farm is in Franklin, TN. Trainers are Bill & Lori Hoos & also their grown up kids Becca & Josh. I was a working student there a long time ago- fantastic trainers. Bill has done the 4 star at Rolex. If I were in Nashville that's where I'd be.


                                • #17
                                  Originally posted by eventer10490 View Post
                                  I just went a looked at Green Pastures and LOVED it! Does anyone board out there or has anyone boarded there? Would love some reviews!
                                  I've boarded there--both sides. Which facility are you looking at the Franklin Road side or the Wilson Pike side?


                                  • #18
                                    Originally posted by eventer10490 View Post
                                    I just went a looked at Green Pastures and LOVED it! Does anyone board out there or has anyone boarded there? Would love some reviews!
                                    I currently board there and love it! Had my hunter at the arena barn before I sold him and went off to college and have had my old guy at the retirement barn for about 4 years. Lots of boarding options, and the staff is great. I have really enjoyed all the land you have to hack out on--in the front fields they have a couple jumps (including a coop) set up as well, which I'm sure you'd enjoy.


                                    • Original Poster

                                      To be completely honest I thought i was alittle hard to find the place. No one answered the number on the internet so we just drove and entered (once we figured it was the place with all the mailboxes haha) from Franklin road. We looked at the barn with the large indoor attached. SOO NICE. I loved it! Is there another facility? Its so big haha and yes i was impressed with the amount of land its soo beautiful out there. Not to mention those houses out there are stunning haha. The only thing that im alittle unsure of is the price. Its alittle high and i was also looking for possibly working to pay my board but it doesnt seem like they need the help haha


                                      • #20
                                        Originally posted by olympicdreams04 View Post
                                        There used to be a farm named Benchmark in Murfreesboro that was quite nice. You go about 8 mi past Hunters Court and take a left
                                        Benchmark is beyond SPF coming from the east side. Not one or two miles, but still further. But very nice and love the owners!
                                        Big Idea Eventing