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Boarding Near Greenwich CT

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    Boarding Near Greenwich CT

    I'll be moving to Greenwich this spring and am looking for affordable boarding in the area as I know it's very expensive. Most boards I've seen run in the $2000s-$3000s but I'd love to keep it at $1500 or below as I'm a recent college grad. I don't need any fancy facilities but would like an indoor and a trainer who's equipped to help bring along a 5 year old green hunter up to the 3'6. Does anyone know of any barns in the area (willing to drive up to an hour) that might work? Thanks!

    I'm an eventer, so I don't know where the hunter/jumper barns in your area are, but you can get all the way up into Dutchess County on I-684 in NY. There's a lot of barns up there. For CT, I'm thinking Wilton, Redding, Newtown, Ridgefield. Both areas have horse forums on FB where you can get more info.
    "Do what you can't do"


      OP, I would go to the local bricks-n-mortar tack stores. Look at their bulletin boards and ask the people working there. I think you'll need to find a private barn with an opening.

      A (helluva) long time ago, when there was a store in Bedford, NY (The American Horse Connection?) I went in there and was sent to a very nice private barn. I think $1500/month might be hard to find today. But you will be able to do a bit better than what the commercial barns will ask.

      Good luck!
      The armchair saddler
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        MVP has good advice. I think there is still a Beval store in North Salem, not all that far from Greenwich. (Sadly the New Canaan location is long gone.) They might have some ideas.

        I agree that in the specified price range, it will be much more likely to be a private barn than a regular commercial boarding /training facility. I paid $1500 for board in Newtown, quite a bit further north than Greenwich, about ten years ago; I paid $3K in Bedford ... I would guess it is more expensive now. I would be surprised if you could find a place with an indoor at that price range, unless you are willing to drive further. Good luck!
        We move pretty fast for some rabid garden snails.


          I manage a farm in Monroe CT and we offer a basic board option that would work within your budget, will message you


            In the $1500 range, you will generally be looking north of I-84, or well East/West - Danbury, Newtown, Pawling, Patterson, etc. Most (not all) barns closer to the city will require full training (especially if they have an indoor), which is currently running around $3500. Within Greenwich, the only board available in that range that I know of is for retired horses (no riding facilities other than trails).

            mvp As she said, talk to Natasha at The Horse Connection and Courtney at RIDE (both in Bedford) about private places.


              The prices some of you all pay for board !
              The most expensive place near me is $800 and includes the indoor, outdoor, jump course, trainers on site, show barn, easy access, hosts clinics by BNT and riders, etc. I'm sure there's more expensive further down I-5 toward Seattle, but still, no where near $2,500 - $3,500. Basic field board is in the low hundreds not low thousands.
              Location, location, location.


                Originally posted by mvp View Post
                OP, I would go to the local bricks-n-mortar tack stores. Look at their bulletin boards and ask the people working there. I think you'll need to find a private barn with an opening.

                A (helluva) long time ago, when there was a store in Bedford, NY (The American Horse Connection?) I went in there and was sent to a very nice private barn. I think $1500/month might be hard to find today. But you will be able to do a bit better than what the commercial barns will ask.

                Good luck!
                The Horse Connection is still on Bedford Green. Easy to get to from Greenwich.