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  • great boarding facility in NoVa with a great trainer

    I am looking for a great boarding facility with an indoor, with a great trainer for hunters in the NoVa area. I have the names of several places but would like some input from those who have experience. Lincoln Horse Center with Jon Sonkin, Aldie Equestrian Center with Lindsay Foxx, Stone Gate, Stoney Ridge with Jane Nordstrom, Forecast Farms with Denise Finch. Any input good or bad would be appreciated. Looking to do local and maybe a rated show or 2. Feel free to PM. thanks!!

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    Hoohboy this is gonna get interesting....
    Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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      Seriously, just go to Peter Foley. I swear, he's about the only person in the NOVA area that I've never heard anyone say anything bad about.

      Actually, I'm only halfway joking. There was a thread recently about Jane Nordstrom as well, with positive things said: http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum//s...errerid=111340
      "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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      • #4
        Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
        Hoohboy this is gonna get interesting....

        My thoughts exactly!

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          Originally posted by golden geldings View Post
          I am looking for a great boarding facility with an indoor, with a great trainer for hunters in the NoVa area. I have the names of several places but would like some input from those who have experience. Lincoln Horse Center with Jon Sonkin, Aldie Equestrian Center with Lindsay Foxx, Stone Gate, Stoney Ridge with Jane Nordstrom, Forecast Farms with Denise Finch. Any input good or bad would be appreciated. Looking to do local and maybe a rated show or 2. Feel free to PM. thanks!!
          I think Jon Sonkin is a wonderful, thoughtful trainer. I had my stallion with him for O/F training and event evaluation for a few weeks and when my boy is happy I am happy.

          Lindsay Fox is a very nice woman who was an agent for a buyer for one of our ponies. Other than that I've seen her at a few shows but that's it.

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            OH BOY here we go again. and again . and again.
            IF you want the best . expect to pay for the best. and go to the best.
            I am not touching this topic again. Last time it got very sticky.
            "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Equinoxfox View Post
              OH BOY here we go again. and again . and again.
              IF you want the best . expect to pay for the best. and go to the best.
              I am not touching this topic again. Last time it got very sticky.
              hahahahahaha....Equinoxfox, if I ever hit the lottery and get to take lessons with Peter, I so hope that I get to run into you and say "hi." You crack me up!!!
              "I was not expecting the park rangers to lead the resistance, none of the dystopian novels I read prepared me for this but cool."

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              • #8
                Originally posted by Equinoxfox View Post
                OH BOY here we go again. and again . and again.
                IF you want the best . expect to pay for the best. and go to the best.
                I am not touching this topic again. Last time it got very sticky.
                I am trying to find the best!! I have no problem with paying as long as I get my money's worth...

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                • #9
                  hey See U @ X...
                  YES . Yes. I am always there. Glad to make you smile and laugh . This board does get too serious sometimes.
                  But hey do stop by . OR just come to some shows I will be here. LMAO. OTF..
                  "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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                    As for Golden Geldings..

                    I am just saying . This board gets very STICKY with name dropping and Farm judgement.
                    There is another topic on this just last month .

                    Have you tried to do a search for it ? Lots of discussion about the choices around here.
                    Just do not want to miss any of the " High End Farms" by stating opinions .
                    Good Luck ..
                    "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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                    • #11
                      Keyna Run in Leesburg! www.keynarun.com

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                      • #12
                        If you must have an indoor go to Jane. I've known her for more than 1/2 my life...she's a wonderful horse person.

                        If you can live without an indoor and want the BEST in the business, Peter and Dale at Woodhall.
                        Can you stress-fracture your brain?

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                        • #13
                          small hijack...sorry...

                          Terri Young??
                          "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
                          carolprudm

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                            Mroades,

                            I've heard very good things about Terri but don't know her personally...someone else may chime in.
                            Can you stress-fracture your brain?

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                              the website for stonegate makes it seem amazing! I'd board there if it was closer!

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                                Stonegate is nice looking. One of my acquaintances boards there if I remember correctly.
                                Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                                • #17
                                  A friend lessons with Terri Young and adores her. She's done wonders for my friend's confidence.
                                  According to the Mayan calendar, the world will not end this week. Please plan your life accordingly.

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                                  • #18
                                    Jenny Graham at Cedar Creek Farm 19866 Youngs Cliff Road, Sterling, VA (703) 421-2133‎

                                    Her husband Mike is also a wonderful Jumper trainer.

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                                      Originally posted by mroades View Post
                                      small hijack...sorry...

                                      Terri Young??
                                      I rode with Terri for about a year and a half when I lived in VA. I absolutely loved my time there and if I still lived in VA, I would still be boarding at her facility.

                                      As far as H/J barns go, her place is extremely low drama and there is a nice mix of junior and amateur riders. She does a bunch of the VHSA associates shows, but also rated stuff (HITS, Upperville, Warrenton, Lexington, etc.). She really works with her clientele in terms of what their goals and financial means will allow.

                                      As an aside, last year she was the winner of "win a week with the Maddens" and spent a week with Frank Madden.

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                                      • #20
                                        glad to hear that, I have clients moving up that way this summer...really want to find them the right fit
                                        "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
                                        carolprudm

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