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Barns in Columbia/ Blythewood, SC

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  • Barns in Columbia/ Blythewood, SC

    HI! I'm new here!

    My husband and I are looking to move to that area in the next month or so and I will need a place to board my two H/J horses. I have done SOME research ( called the nearest tack shop for recommendations) and have already spoken to a few people but I am looking for further insight. Does anyone have any recommendations for barns close to Columbia? OR places that I should definitley NOT look into/ stay away from? Any info would be greatly appreciated! Thank you in advance.
  • Original Poster

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    • #3
      To get much of a response, you probably need to provide more details as to what price range, what kind of training/show program, etc . . . Otherwise it is hard for anyone to provide much in the way of helpful suggestions.


      • Original Poster

        Thank you for the advice.

        I will need to board 2 horses. One is older and I would do pasture board and am willing pay up to $450 for pasture. I will need a stall for the other one and am willing to pay up to $750 for a stall.

        I require that my horses are on alfalfa and will provide if need be. My care for the horses is top priority. I am a mother, married and just want to enjoy my horses, so I would prefer to not board at a barn with too many adolencents- just too much dramatic crap goes on. An adult setting that is more relaxed would be ideal. I am looking to show, at some nicer local shows and maybe a few A's here and there. I also foxhunt my older horse so a barn with active members to a local foxhunt would be a great bonus but not required.

        Hope this helps!


        • #5
          Lots of good barns in the area!

          In Blythewood:
          Three Fox Farm

          Elizabeth Grove

          Mary Jackson

          Good Luck with your search!


          • #6
            Blythewood barns

            If you are living in Blythewood you are not far from Camden. Try Christison Stables (husband/wife team-Bruce and Amy). I know several Moms that board and ride with them that actually live in Columbia. Awesome care and a lot less drama then some other barns. Not exactely sure of prices but I know Bruce would be happy to talk to you. cell phone (803) 427-3865. Also The Tack Room is in Camden and you will be going there A LOT....LOL


            • #7
              Your in luck!! there are a ton of barns to choose from in the area!
              Here are a few barns in Blythewood...

              Three Fox Farm: http://www.threefoxfarm.net/ ~ they definitely have the best facility and the best care for the horses. About 35 minutes from Hunt Country.

              Creekside: http://www.creeksidefarmhj.com/welcome.htm

              There are a few really nice privately owned barns in Blythewood that you would probably love. Quiet, great pastures, and no children! If you want info on them just PM me.

              However I think your best fit would be Mary Jackson... She has quite a few adults in her barn, completely drama free. She is great with the horses and really knows her stuff. The training in Camden really out does what can be offered in Blythewood, so I highly recommend checking her out. She is really close to hunt country. I can PM you her contact info in needed.

              Windfall Farm: They dont have a website but I can give you contact info. More on the elgin side, so closer to Hunt Country than the Blythewood barns. All adults, nice stalls, amazing pasture, great jumps, great management and a trainer comes ever week for lessons. The pricing is lower than any of the others AND the care is impeccable.

              Im a trainer at a small barn in Blythewood but we are over flowing with boarders at the moment, and probably have more kids than you would like
              I am however a member of the Camden Hunt, so if you ever want someone to ride with let me know!! We make frequent trips to hunt country on the weekends!
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              • #8
                You've gotten some great suggestions here. I can second the Christison's place; higher-end, outstanding care, great horsemanship displayed. You have access to the Camden Hunt trails from that property.

                If you don't require a h/j barn, nearby are Mary Werning and her student/neighbor Shea Barnett are in the same area; I don't know if Mary offers anything other than training board, but I believe Shea takes in regular boarders. These are primarily dressage barns, but they have clients who jump, hunt, etc.

                In Blythewood, for a lower-key, adult-oriented place, you might also consider Christina Nichols. She offers boarding for a range of disciplines, though I believe h/j is her passion.

                Good luck and welcome to SC! I moved down here a little over 3 years ago and enjoy it very much.
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by TheBarnSlave24/7 View Post
                  Three Fox Farm: http://www.threefoxfarm.net/ ~ they definitely have the best facility and the best care for the horses. About 35 minutes from Hunt Country.

                  However I think your best fit would be Mary Jackson... She has quite a few adults in her barn, completely drama free. She is great with the horses and really knows her stuff. The training in Camden really out does what can be offered in Blythewood, so I highly recommend checking her out. She is really close to hunt country. I can PM you her contact info in needed.

                  Originally posted by nails View Post
                  Also The Tack Room is in Camden and you will be going there A LOT....LOL


                  • #10
                    I forgot to mention that you could try calling some vets in the area and see what they recommend. Obviously they visit all sorts of barns and might be able to suggest places with the best care taking. We use SC Equine Asscociates, # (803) 432-0652. Best of luck!


                    • Original Poster

                      Thanks to everyone that gave me recommendations. I am looking forward to moving to that area very soon and maybe connecting with a number of you!


                      • #12
                        As everyone else has mentioned, there are lots of great choices in Blythewood. I ride with Elizabeth Grove in Eastover and would be happy to answer any questions you may have! Just send me a PM.
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