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Eventing Barns in the Broomfield/ Boulder, Colorado area

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  • 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!!!
    Last edited by Moderator 3; Mar. 15, 2013, 11:02 AM. Reason: to remove advertising

  • #2
    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.


    • #3
      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!


      • #4
        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!)


        • #5
          And you might want to edit your ad so that it's not blatent advertising (against the User rules on COTH)
          "When life gives you scurvy, make lemonade."


          • #6
            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??
            Ready ~ 1999-2009 ~ you were bigger than life!
            Stickers ~ 1985-2011 ~ Cody's BFF
            I miss you both very much!


            • #7
              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.


              • #8
                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??
                Ready ~ 1999-2009 ~ you were bigger than life!
                Stickers ~ 1985-2011 ~ Cody's BFF
                I miss you both very much!


                • #9
                  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.


                  • #10
                    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.
                    Ready ~ 1999-2009 ~ you were bigger than life!
                    Stickers ~ 1985-2011 ~ Cody's BFF
                    I miss you both very much!


                    • #11
                      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.