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Tragic barn fire NW Houston - Ravensway/Saracen Park

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  • Tragic barn fire NW Houston - Ravensway/Saracen Park

    My sister just called me with this sad news. A friend of hers had a horse there.



    I boarded there years ago and loved it there.

    Self care co-op in the back of a subdivision - backing up to creek with lots of trails. Barns were re-built some years ago.

    I am so sad for the horses and their owners. I live just a few miles away and smelled smoke - I had no idea.

  • #2
    "You gave your life to become the person you are right now. Was it worth it?" Richard Bach


    • #3
      How terrible.
      Hillary Rodham Clinton - the peoples choice for president.


      • Original Poster

        The weird thing for me - I was just thinking about Ravensway yesterday - after reading ESG's post lamenting the lack of barns with good care in our area. Ravensway is a nice facility. I am guessing the main barn is the one that caught fire. I had my horses in the shedrow barn. When I was there one paid a reasonable rate that included stall, shavings and hay.
        Nice hay and we fed a lot of it. ie not limited to two flakes per day etc.
        Bought our own feed. We buddied up in regards to whom would feed and turn out - then bring in and feed. Cleaned our own stalls.
        The shedrow barn the horses have dutch doors ie can hang out heads and see everything going on front of property - and huge back windows - same thing - can hang head out and see everything else. Very happy horses and nice family atmosphere. Wish more barns around like it.
        The only other times Ravensway made the news was when the creek rose and all around flooded.
        I still cannot believe the fire happened. So sad.


        • #5
          So sorry for all involved.
          Quality Hunter Ponies


          • #6
            how horribly sad.


            • #7
              Never heard of that barn but oh what a tragedy Condolences to those people.
              Adoring fan of A Fine Romance
              Originally Posted by alicen:
              What serious breeder would think that a horse at that performance level is push button? Even so, that's still a lot of buttons to push.


              • #8
                Oh, dear. That is just 3 miles from me.

                How very sad.
                Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


                • #9
                  How awful. Condolences to the owners of the lost horses.
                  In loving memory of Laura Jahnke.
                  A life lived by example, done too soon.


                  • #10
                    Condolences to owners and horse families at Ravensway Saracen Park Stables. Very sad indeed.
                    "The Desire to Win is worthless without the Desire to Prepare"

                    It's a "KILT". If I wore something underneath, it would be a "SKIRT".


                    • #11
                      anymore news?
                      any Coth buddies involved? (hopefully not of course)
                      "The Desire to Win is worthless without the Desire to Prepare"

                      It's a "KILT". If I wore something underneath, it would be a "SKIRT".


                      • #12
                        My condolences to the owners who lost horses, and best wishes to the two that firefighters apparently got out.
                        Leap, and the net will appear


                        • #13
                          I ride at Ravensway. Those were my best friends horses. I was riding one that died. The two that made it are doing amazing, and well recovered. (:


                          • Original Poster

                            Hugs for you. I am just so sorry. There are no words.


                            • #15
                              Thoughts and prayers and hugs for all involved in this tragedy ~

                              Thoughts and prayers and hugs for all involved in this tragedy ~
                              Zu Zu Bailey " IT'S A WONDERFUL LIFE ! "


                              • #16
                                Originally posted by msbuffalorider View Post
                                I ride at Ravensway. Those were my best friends horses. I was riding one that died. The two that made it are doing amazing, and well recovered. (:
                                Do they know what caused the fire?
                                Visit Sonesta Farms website at www.sonestafarms.com or our FaceBook page at www.facebook.com/sonestafarms. Also showing & breeding Cavalier King Charles Spaniels.


                                • #17
                                  I dont think they know yet


                                  • #18
                                    There was a post today on the Ravensway facebook that a Ravensway Lakes resident was arrested this morning for Arson.


                                    • #19
                                      Oh dear dog. I hope they throw the book at them.
                                      Rhode Islands are red;
                                      North Hollands are blue.
                                      Sorry my thoroughbreds
                                      Stomped on your roo. Originally Posted by pAin't_Misbehavin' :


                                      • #20
                                        I couldn't find anything on the internet about it; too soon, I guess...but here's an article about the farm that talks about the horses that passed away.