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Eventing barns in Indianapolis area?

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  • Eventing barns in Indianapolis area?

    I am moving from upstate New York to the Fishers/Carmel area of Indy in mid-June and am looking for a good barn for my 5 y.o. Canadian Sport Horse-- ideally one focused on CT/Eventing, but the location, care and facilities are the most important thing. Definitely need an indoor arena and daily turnout. Any good recommendations? I've been looking on the IEA website already and am compiling a list of places to check out, but would love some firsthand opinions.

  • #2
    There is Come Again Farm (where I board, I live in Carmel, takes me about 20 minutes to get there). http://comeagainfarm.com/ LAZ hosts eventing camps for adults in the summer, also has schooling CT's, HT's and Derbies about once a month from March to December. Also hosts other clinics too. Lots of turn out, xc course, stadium, 2 indoor arena's.

    Another event barn is Penny Oaks Stables: http://pennyoaksstables.com/ Is In Noblesville.

    There are lots of other barns in the area too that have eventers at them, but not necessarily an "eventing" farm.

    Feel free to PM me.
    I love my OTTB! I get my dressage test done faster!


    • #3
      What she said ^
      I've been riding with LAZ for 10 years and her place just keeps getting better and better.

      Lots of BNR stop by. For her camp this year she's bringing Leslie Law, Lesley Grant-Law, Peter Atkins, ++.
      Yes, I ride a pony. No, he would not be ideal for your child. No, he is not a re-sale project...


      • #4
        Come Again Farm!!!!!!!!!!!!!


        • #5
          I second (third? fourth?) CAF!

          I am in Illinois but CAF is my home away from home. Lee Ann is awesome, has a great facility and rockin' people!


          • #6
            It's a bit far for you, but Fairland Farms in Shelbyville is amazing. My riding has improved so much with the trainer, the footing is state of the art in the indoor and the outdoor, and I love the variety and number of cross-country jumps on the property. I travel 45 minutes each way and I'd drive father if I had to. Feel free to PM as well, and welcome to the area!
            www.cobjockey.com - Eventing the Welsh Cob


            • #7
              Just saw this--thanks for the vote of confidence, guys!

              I'm on the very far north edge of Indy area in Sheridan, have boarders from Lafayette, Greenwood, Fishers, Carmel, Noblesville, Westfield.

              Penny Oaks Stable is in Noblesville (north side).

              Legacy Farm is also in Noblesville and is a dressage barn.

              Equess, Inc is in Jolietville (north side) and is a dressage barn.

              Sport Horse, Inc is a H/J barn in Westfield (north side).

              Tammy Provost has a H/J barn in Sheridan.

              Equine Riding Center is in Westfield, though their turnout is weather dependent.

              Deanna Marlow has a place in Greenfield.

              Lisa Thomas has On The Rail in Fortville, but the turnout isn't what you're looking for, I expect.

              On the Southside (most of these are an hour or so from Carmel)

              Tricia Simpson has stepping Stone Stables in Franklin.

              Horse Engineering (formally Dan Hobyn) in Greenwood

              Fairland (Fairlane?) Farm in Shelbyville

              I may have forgotten someone, but I think that's close to complete; I'm happy to look up phone numbers if you need them, let me know.


              • #8
                Just don't pronounce it CarMEL. It's CARmul.
                Click here before you buy.


                • #9
                  Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                  Just don't pronounce it CarMEL. It's CARmul.
                  And Versailles is VerSails not VerSigh.


                  • #10
                    I live on the south side of Indy now, but grew up in the Carmel area.

                    I don't know if you like trail riding or have access to a trailer not, but my friends and I haul all over creation all summer long. PM me sometime and join us if you like!

                    CAF is pretty nice. I've been there several times for shows and whatnot.

                    We also have Milan, IN = My-lan not Mee-lon.


                    • #11
                      Originally posted by deltawave View Post
                      Just don't pronounce it CarMEL. It's CARmul.

                      THANK YOU

                      Candysgirl, have you been trail riding at Southwestway?


                      • #12
                        And don't forget Nadeem Noon in Bloomington, bit of a hike from Indy, awesome trainer and rider.


                        • #13
                          Originally posted by enjoytheride View Post
                          THANK YOU

                          Candysgirl, have you been trail riding at Southwestway?

                          Have not yet, but its on the list! We go to Brown County a lot and a bunch of random little parks that aren't terribly far away.


                          • Original Poster

                            Thanks so much! All great suggestions-- I will contact all of them. I had already seen both Come Again and Fairland online, so they're definitely on my list to check out.