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Barns near Newport, RI / SE Mass

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  • Barns near Newport, RI / SE Mass

    Hi, I tried a search, but was unsuccessful.

    I'm looking for a nice, safe barn within 30 minutes of the zip code 02809 (Bristol). The only thing I *must* have is 8+ hours of turnout/day and a place to park a trailer (possibly), but the turnout is a must.

    Doesn't necessarily need to be a H/J barn, but one with considerate people, and a place that might have a few jumps I could put out for practice. (And put away of course).

    There doesn't need to be a trainer on-site, just a nice place where I could ride outdoors in the summer.
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    • #3
      Not sure about the turnout but...

      Sandy Point in Portsmouth
      Pilot Point in Chepachet (might be more than 30 miles)
      Journey's Haven in Rehoboth, MA
      Phoenix Rising in North Smithfield (again, might be more than 30 miles)
      Heritage in E. Greenwich
      Journey's End in Scituate
      Paramount in N. Kingstown

      Those are the main places I know about, I'm sure there's a lot of other smaller places that might suit. Check out Equinesite.com

      Oh and whatever you do, RUN from Tower Hill, or whatever it may be called these days. There's a thread on Equinesite if you want some insight.
      friend of bar.ka


      • #4
        15 minutes from bristol

        Glen Farm fits in with all of your specifications. Its super relaxed, under new managers, has all day turnout on grass or dirt. Miles of trails, 3 outdoors, medium size indoor with decent (not great) footing. Small horse shows occasionally, easy access to jumps. GlenFarmStables.com is the website but it hasnt been updated really since it was put up. Its an interesting place with lots history and pretty nice people. I like riding there, been there for ten years.


        • #5
          you'll be more likely to get a broader range of responses if you post on the BB at equinesite.com under the MA and RI sections.


          • #6
            I board at a farm in SE MA that would suit your needs, but would probably be on the outside edge of your driving range. It is called Blue Ride Show Stables in N. Attleboro MA, just over the RI border.

            I was at a show recently at Heritage Eq Center and was impressed. They had lovely turnout and it was a well kept facility. I would recommend you give that one a look.


            • Original Poster

              Thanks guys! Keep it coming.

              Definitely checking out equinesite.com- can't believe i've never heard of it!

              Pologirl- is TT still running the place? If he's not, I'll def check it out- thanks!


              • #8
                actually ya TT is still running it, and doing a good job. The town is doing major construction on it right now, thanks to TT. None of the other ppl who ran it were able to get anything done. I understand he has a bad rep but the facility is amazing enough to make up for his bad rep.


                • #9
                  Maybe Two Rivers Farm in Westport? It's a nice facility and I don't think you need to be in full training to fit into their program.


                  • Original Poster

                    Originally posted by touchstone- View Post
                    Maybe Two Rivers Farm in Westport? It's a nice facility and I don't think you need to be in full training to fit into their program.
                    That place is gorgeous! Although they seem to have limited turnout too bad!


                    • #11
                      I ride at Flatlands Equestrian in Rehoboth. It's an eventing barn but a really great place. Competitive but laid back!
                      Forward momentum!


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                        Originally posted by ClassAction View Post
                        I ride at Flatlands Equestrian in Rehoboth. It's an eventing barn but a really great place. Competitive but laid back!
                        Lots of turnout??