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Any eventing barns (or any barns at all) near Savannah, GA?

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  • Any eventing barns (or any barns at all) near Savannah, GA?

    Hey all,

    I recently got a job offer in the Savannah, GA area (yay!) but I am struggling with finding a place for my mare (I am completely unfamiliar with the area). Does anyone know of any barns nearby? I think that I will be close to the SC border as well, but a solid 4-5 hours away from Atlanta where most of the eventing barns are.
    I am looking for either pasture or stall board, but don't want to spend more than $500/month for stall board if I can avoid it. Other than that, I NEED a ring with lights and a barn that will tolerate riding early in the morning or later at night. Space to hack is pretty important to me as well. I don't need an indoor/covered ring or anything fancy, just safe with good turnout.
    I've found some places online, but most seem to be hunter barns (which I am fine with as long as there aren't any rules about mandatory lessons/no jumping unless in a lesson...some of the ones I found unfortunately were that way). So just wondering if anyone knew of anything that might be under the internet radar, or any thoughts on nearby barns. Thanks!!

  • #2
    My husband is from Savannah so I know a little bit about the area. Unfortunately, I cannot think of any eventing barns in Savannah. I think the best you can do is find a barn that does hunter/jumper and has someone who knows something about dressage, too. Sorry I couldn't be of more help!


    • #3
      Don't know particularly about these, but perhaps you can check and/or others can chime in:



      Jennifer Helgren used to be near savannah, but I think she is in Aiken now.
      OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


      • #4
        hi, i have two very good friends up in that area with barns. both hunter/jumper's but great people. will be more than happy to pass on contact numbers, just email or pm me.

        ride it like you stole it! "ralph hill"


        • #5
          Not much in the way of eventing barns in Savannah. There is a new barn opening in about a month. It will have a lighted areana with lots of trails for hacking. I believe the board will be $650 a month although that will include fly spray, sand clear, and worming. The barn also plans on building a cross country course although the owner is a Grand Prix jumper rider. We have a couple of really good trainers from Aiken that come here once a month for clinics. Susie Cain And Catherine Gellman for dressage, and Ann Thal for jumpers. All are excellent. PM if you would like phone numbers or more info.


          • Original Poster

            Thanks everyone!! I figured that I might not find an eventing barn per se, so I would be perfectly happy with a good, safe place that is eventer friendly and not too pricey. I really appreciate all the suggestions because I wasn't finding many places to look at!