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Hunter/Jumper Barns in Columbia, SC with Lesson Program

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  • Hunter/Jumper Barns in Columbia, SC with Lesson Program

    Greetings!

    I am new to Columbia, SC and am looking for a barn to take lessons at. I was riding with a fantastic hunter/jumper trainer in AZ and was half-leasing a horse there. I do not have my own horse. It seems that many barns in the Columbia/Camden area are exclusive to boarders. I have been riding for 20 years and will eventually be buying a horse ... but before I buy a horse I need to find a barn and trainer! Can you please suggest some appropriate barns/trainers (and their phone number, if possible)?

    It seems like Three Fox Farm is my best option but I am still waiting for them to call me back. It would be nice to know if I have other options. I've been searching the forums and sometimes a trainer or barn is mentioned that I have not yet contacted but there is no phone number posted and I can't find them online.

    Right now I feel desperate to find any barn with a trainer and lesson program suited to intermediate/advanced riders. If I had options, I would prefer a barn with other adult riders, closer to Columbia, and opportunities to show without being a hardcore "show barn".

    I very much appreciate any advice you can offer!
    Amanda
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    Bumping this to get the attention of riders in Columbia/Camden! Thanks!

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      they are all in hilton head for IEA regionals!
      "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
      carolprudm

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        Contact Emma Phillips and Adrian Mack at Creekside. I'm not sure how many lesson horses they have but I'm pretty sure they do have one or two. Love them both - they are good people. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creeks...21240881256307 (although they are at IEA regionals like mroades said)
        Teneriffe Enterprises- NW Indiana
        www.saradanielhaynes.com

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          Originally posted by mroades View Post
          they are all in hilton head for IEA regionals!
          Thanks for the info!

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            Originally posted by RumoursFollow View Post
            Contact Emma Phillips and Adrian Mack at Creekside. I'm not sure how many lesson horses they have but I'm pretty sure they do have one or two. Love them both - they are good people. http://www.facebook.com/pages/Creeks...21240881256307 (although they are at IEA regionals like mroades said)
            Thanks for the recommendation! I had heard good things about Creekside but when I spoke to Adrianne this week it didn't sounds like they had any lesson horses. It didn't even sound like they have anything for half-lease at this time (I'd have to wait until summer). I'd love to check them out though.

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              Camilla at Cameo Farms

              Many of the barns in the greater Columbia area only have a few lesson horses, or just lesson ponies.

              Three Fox Farm is wonderful, but heard recently they have a waiting list and several of their lesson horses leave in the summer for summer camp elsewhere. I would keep calling, they have a wonderful program.

              Creekside Farm also accepts lesson students that do not own a horse but from what I believe you have already mentioned that they don't have a great deal of lesson horses to choose from.

              Camilla Crocker with Cameo Farms in Lexington has a ton of lesson horses available and a few may still be available for half lease. Her lesson horses are nice, and her schedule is very flexible as well. www.cameo-farms.com


              My family has a barn with students and lesson ponies/horses but we are also full. I swear if a trainer wanted to make some good money, the demand for a lesson barn in Columbia seems to be huge right now.

              Give Camilla a call, as I said, she has a lot of nice lesson horses to choose from and she is very knowledgable.

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                Originally posted by TPF Hunter View Post
                Many of the barns in the greater Columbia area only have a few lesson horses, or just lesson ponies.

                Three Fox Farm is wonderful, but heard recently they have a waiting list and several of their lesson horses leave in the summer for summer camp elsewhere. I would keep calling, they have a wonderful program.

                Creekside Farm also accepts lesson students that do not own a horse but from what I believe you have already mentioned that they don't have a great deal of lesson horses to choose from.

                Camilla Crocker with Cameo Farms in Lexington has a ton of lesson horses available and a few may still be available for half lease. Her lesson horses are nice, and her schedule is very flexible as well. www.cameo-farms.com


                My family has a barn with students and lesson ponies/horses but we are also full. I swear if a trainer wanted to make some good money, the demand for a lesson barn in Columbia seems to be huge right now.

                Give Camilla a call, as I said, she has a lot of nice lesson horses to choose from and she is very knowledgable.
                Thanks so much for the detailed information. I agree that a lesson barn near Columbia sounds quite profitable!

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                  Thanks for the recommendation Rumour!

                  I train at Creekside and wish we had more lesson horses! Unfortunately we are full with boarders and horses in training with a waiting list as i'm sure Adrian told you when you guys spoke.

                  Definitely keep checking back with Three Fox...Adrianne who runs the lesson program over there is great.

                  Good luck!!!

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