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Looking for a show barn in CT!

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  • Looking for a show barn in CT!

    Hi, i am looking for a show barn in CT that I could either trailer into or ride one of there horses. Im looking for a barn that has a trainer that is willing to work with me and help me get into the bigeq and the junior hunters. My mom owns a barn but the whole mother teaching daugher thing doesnt work. I want to take lessons at a show barn that has top quality facilitys, good trainers(dont care if there tuff just want them to get the point across.)
    Would like them to have a indoor to ride in for the winter so i could keep in shape for the spring circuit because we dont have a indoor. there ring doesnt have to be huge but atleast rideable. doesnt need to have a grand prix type of course but needs to have something to have the horse jump around and get ready for shows. i know most show barns dont have lesson horses but if there is one please tell me. I like riding all different types of horses(hunters,jumpers, and eq horses) but i mostly want to focus on eq.
    Thans so much!

  • #2
    Check out Oak Meadow Farm
    http://www.ridingatoakmeadow.com/

    or Mystic Valley Hunt Club
    http://www.mysticvalleyhuntclub.com/

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    • #3
      what part of CT ??

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        #4
        it doesnt really matter where in CT as long it is the best :]

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        • #5
          If its not too far, I would want to ride with Leslie Burr Howard, how cool would that be!
          www.burrassociates.com/index.html

          Sally Hinkle at Mystic Valley is really good too.

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            #6
            thanks for the replys. has anyone had any experiences at the farmington polo club?

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            • #7
              DeeDee Hopper Kingsley Farm, Coventry Ct. My daughter rides with her, she is tough, but fair and always, the horse comes first.

              PM me if you have any questions

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              • #8
                I rode at the polo club growing up. Shachine is a great trainer and rider. I havent been back to the polo club in years, but would definitely ride there again since shachine is back/

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                • #9
                  for that part of CT, especially for BigEq,
                  Linda Langmeier
                  100 Hatchett Hill Rd
                  East Granby, CT 06026-9528
                  Kelianda Farm

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                  • #10
                    Windcrest in Hebron might work. They have a lot of school horses for all rider levels. And they have students that do all different types of classes/showing (from big eq to national medal finals, etc). www.windcrestfarm.net

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by terryallenf View Post
                      thanks for the replys. has anyone had any experiences at the farmington polo club?
                      I have never actually been there, so I should probably keep mum, but the rumor mill has sub-par things to say about the polo club. (Nothing catastrophic, just "not nice anymore" type rumors.)

                      Ask around at your local tack store? Go to a couple big shows in the area and see who's there?

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                      • #12
                        For the equitation, I'd consider Linda Langmeier, Shachine Belle, Armand Chenelle and Timmy Kees. Some of those programs may be more welcoming of a ship in than others. Some have fancier accommodations than others.

                        Also, I don't know if he takes ship ins, but Michael Page is at Kent.

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                          #13
                          do you know what trainers allow ship ins?

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                          • #14
                            Many do, just give them a call to see who's accepting ship ins right now.

                            So I'm guessing your mom owns TerryAllen Farm?

                            I'm trying to think what's closest to you....not sure what's going on at Farmington Polo Grounds anymore.

                            Have you tried Folly Farm in Simsbury or Avon Valley Show Stables in Avon?

                            http://www.follyfarm.us/
                            http://www.avonvalleyshowstables.com/

                            Red Horse in Southbury isn't too far from you:
                            http://www.redhorsestablesct.com/

                            Far Meadow in Morris is really nice:
                            http://www.farmeadowfarm.com/indexa.html
                            You jump in the saddle,
                            Hold onto the bridle!
                            Jump in the line!
                            ...Belefonte

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                            • #15
                              Don't forget to check out Valkyrie Equestrian Center in Granby.
                              http://www.carolynjoseph.com/index.html

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                              • #16
                                The rumor is that Farmington is being foreclosed so that's maybe not the best option right now.

                                Linda Langmeier (Granby) is the best in the WH/Avon/Simsbury area.

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                                • #17
                                  Silvermine is a great little barn with lots of individual attention. They might be full. I believe they are in New Canaan or Norwalk. Nice show presentation and they have a family of customers with really nice horses who win win win at the As

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                                  • #18
                                    Everyone made great suggestions also try Mavado in Durham CT, Michael Kirby is good, Tracey Mathews (Hidden Horse)is great but I dont think she has an indoor, Sue Horn is really great too!

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                                      #19
                                      Hello,
                                      Does anyone have any suggestions for a jumper trainer? I'm competing in the 3ft jumper right now but I want to continue into the 3'6" jumpers by end of summer and so on. Any suggestions welcome cause I'm kinda in a rut.
                                      Thanks

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                                      • #20
                                        I've never been to Farmington either, heard facility isn't the fanciest. But Shachine is amazing, both as a trainer and horse person, so that would offset fancy for me! However I think she may be relocating to the Boston/RI area.

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