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    Just wanted to know if anyone knows anything about Foxwoode farms in Michigan. I looked at there website and they look to have some really nice hunter/ Jumpers for sale and was thinking about possibly contacting them, however I wanted to get some input on the farm and horses and also know if you have to be a millionaire to afford one of there horses!!!
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    Just wanted to know if anyone knows anything about Foxwoode farms in Michigan. I looked at there website and they look to have some really nice hunter/ Jumpers for sale and was thinking about possibly contacting them, however I wanted to get some input on the farm and horses and also know if you have to be a millionaire to afford one of there horses!!!
    Thanks

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    • #3
      good question - I've seen their website and wondered the same thing as the horses do look beautiful!

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      • #4
        Their horses for the most part are in the $50,000-$100,000 range, I think, at least the ones I have called about. Don't know if this helps

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        • #5
          Nice barn, very nice people, mostly nice horses....very expensive nice horses. Some of the ones for sale are under 100K, but most of the imports are over that amount, one or two might be well over 200K especially after qualifying their riders for the indoors. Their starting prices have gone up significantly in the past 2 years.
          Feel free to contact me via email if you want more info.
          S

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          • #6
            Foxwoode does get some beautiful horses, but they are quite expensive. Many people say they're overpriced, but they always seem to find buyers.
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            • #7
              Foxwoode is a beautiful barn with very nice people from who I've seen and talked to. Their horses are beautiful. I've also heard people say they are quite overpriced but they do seem to sell fast.

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              • #8
                I boarded there one winter a while back. Feel free to email me at Dancetil3@hotmail.com

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                • #9
                  I was there looking for several horses and met with the trainer Chris Ewing.... I would have to agree with the previous posts on price and employees.. Horses were so so that I found on my trip and a little pricey for what they had done... I wound up going to Germany and buying nicer horses for 1/2 the money of the ones I was being shown. The horses I brought back have been doing EXCELLENT (Tri-Color ribbons) at A rated shows between PA and VT in the 3' sections and are ready to move up next year. Look for Oct. 3 issue of the Chronicle... We have a full page ad coming out with two horses to move up to the 3'6 and one easy 3' horse. Equi-Comp Inc. is my wife's business name.

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                  • #10
                    I cant say I have been ther, but my friend bought one of there horses, and he is really neat.. When she went to look at him she said the barn was AMAZING. And I know for a fact Christopher is really nice and has excellent riders and horses!

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                    • #11
                      <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by Tripleoxer:
                      Horses were so so that I found on my trip and a little pricey for what they had done... I wound up going to Germany and buying nicer horses for 1/2 the money of the ones I was being shown. <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                      Yep, there is a HUGE markup from the purchase price as compared to the sales price of most of their imports. A person could probably fly themselves and their trainer to Europe, buy a horse at one of the various German verband auctions and ship it back here for less than 1/2 of what the asking price for some of their horses.
                      That said, they don't seem to have any problem selling the ones that they import, so it all comes down to what someone is willing to pay.
                      S

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                      • #12
                        A girl from my old barn bought Sandringham from them. He was not crazy priced for what he could do but I think over priced for what he had done. I do remember them saying what wonderful people they were and such gracious hosts.

                        They seem to have no problem selling horses for what they are asking and don't seem to be misrepresenting them. So if people are willing to pay what they are asking, great for Foxwoode.

                        P/S/ No one has posted the website so I will. Drool away!!!!

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                        • #13
                          Hi!

                          I train with a woman just across the street from Foxwoode, and actually was a working student at the barn the owners of Foxwoode boarded at prior to building their barn. I never made the switch because they were in limbo for a long time, and by the time I got to their place my trainer made the decision to move out-of-state to escape barn politics. I did take a lesson there before my trainer split, and also hacked a boarder's horse.


                          I really like the gentleman who owns the barn, Ernesto, but do not care as much for his wife for reasons I will not state. I have never met Chris Ewing, but have heard he is very nice.

                          They do get some nice horses and have beautiful facilities, but I personally think they are in the business of overcharging. I also keep my eye on their sale boards, but this is also knowing I will most likely NEVER see anything below the $15k range. Their website pretty much just seems to sing their praises (Oooo, look who came to visit us this week! Look who we met at this show! Aren't we great?) more than much else. I don't think they see that as off-putting, but it does seem kind of self-important to me.

                          Bottom line on Foxwoode: Nice place, fairly nice people, but pricey and a bit egotistical.

                          Good luck!

                          ---Jen

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                          • #14
                            <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by SargPepper
                            They do get some nice horses and have beautiful facilities, but I personally think they are in the business of overcharging. I also keep my eye on their sale boards, but this is also knowing I will most likely NEVER see anything below the $15k range. Their website pretty much just seems to sing their praises (Oooo, look who came to visit us this week! Look who we met at this show! Aren't we great?) more than much else. I don't think they see that as off-putting, but it does seem kind of self-important to me.

                            Bottom line on Foxwoode: Nice place, fairly nice people, but pricey and a bit egotistical.

                            <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

                            That pretty much sums up the reputation...they are masters of self promotion but that doesn't always translate into reality. How else could they make the claim that one of their horses is "2002 Reserve Champion Pre-Green Horse of the Year - Zone 5" when Zone 5 doesn't even give out ANY awards for pre-green? That is a state only award. Yes, the horse was Reserve Pre-Green for HJAM but how that turned into a zone Horse of the Year award is anyone's guess.
                            Tooting one's horn to a certain extent is OK, but they quite often carry it a little too far IMO.
                            G.B.

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                            • #15
                              Nice horses, generally nice people, but lots of ego to go with high prices. I know of one horse on MHJA who was purchased from there, and he is really good for a 6 yr old baby - super sweet and super scopey.

                              Sorry to go a bit off topic, but....

                              Did anyone see the link to the Detroit Show Jumping Winter Indoor Series on the Foxwoode site? Any clue as to where this could be located?

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                              [This message was edited by dcm on Oct. 02, 2003 at 09:14 AM.]

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                              • #16
                                <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by dcm:

                                Did anyone see the link to the Detroit Show Jumping Winter Indoor Series on the Foxwoode site? Any clue as to where this could be located?

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                                We sure are wondering the same thing dcm! It would be SO nice to have a rated indoor winter circuit up here in Michigan without having to deal with the drive to Ohio through all that snow. But we sure are at a loss as to what facility fits the description....hope it actually happens though.
                                Susan

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                                • #17
                                  [QUOTE]Originally posted by slp:
                                  [QUOTE]Originally posted by dcm:

                                  Did anyone see the link to the Detroit Show Jumping Winter Indoor Series on the Foxwoode site? Any clue as to where this could be located?

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                                  I am posting this link off another board, anyone brave enough to inquire. It seems vague and I have put out some feelers as to where this could possibly be, but no answers yet.

                                  :
                                  Detroit Indoor Series

                                  PS: Forgot to ad, Thier are plenty of places in Michigan to buy nice Hunter/Jumpers under $100,000. they just don't all advertise or have the marketing skills of Foxwoode, However Don't hold the prices against Foxwoode, There aren't many barns that have a smorgeousbord (sp) of qualty imports to choose from , Kinda 1 stop shopping and like everything else in life if you want the convienance of easy shopping you have to pay the people who did the foot work. Those who can afford it, buy , those who can't (Like me) LOL. go on endless search and discover missions for the bargin basement varity diamond in the roughs

                                  [This message was edited by MIKES MCS on Sep. 29, 2003 at 01:13 PM.]

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                                  • #18
                                    I don't know anything about it personally so maybe this is just a coincidence... I know two people that bought very expensive hunters there and both of them turned out to be nasty stoppers.

                                    There was also something on their website about a childrens rider who was the top 25 in the world??? Maybe they should clarify that it was the WCHR childrens championships... that kind of bothered me.

                                    That being said, their horses look really nice and if I was in the market I would definitly want to check them out!


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                                    • #19
                                      See, I've not been into showing as I've not had anything worthy of a rated show until this year (and wouldn't you know it, I go and get pregnant!!)... It doesn't surprise me that they would trump up their winnings or not clarify what sort of shows they're talking about. Like another poster said, they're masters of self-promotion, which I suppose many in the horse world are.

                                      I think an indoor circuit would be fabulous. I miss the Detroit/Motor City shows terribly. I always have had aspirations of going, but not the horse nor the $$ until now (weeeeell, still don't have the $$, but that's the least of the problems of getting there!). I used to go as often as I could to watch the hunter and jumper rings, and always went to the A/O and Grand Prixs. On the other hand, it would give a lot of people who don't go to the Indoors in Florida more reason to ride their horses into the ground, when winter is usually their letdown time. If you've got the sense to preserve your horse's sanity, then I'm all for it!

                                      Sorry to ramble....

                                      ---Jen

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                                      • #20
                                        <BLOCKQUOTE class="ip-ubbcode-quote"><font size="-1">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by PlusTax:


                                        There was also something on their website about a childrens rider who was the top 25 in the world??? Maybe they should clarify that it was the WCHR childrens championships... that kind of bothered me.



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                                        that irked me too! lol i saw that kid there too...what they didnt mention was that she stopped LOL

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