Friday, August 14, 2009

Lots and lots of stables

Ok, this turned out to be so much longer than I originally planned!!! I wanted to spotlight a few beautiful stables and I found so many! I really could continue on and on. There really are some spectacular facilities out there.

I will start off with an absolutely over the top amazing facility...
Providence Hill Farm, Jackson, Mississippi. The centerpiece of the several thousand-acre property is a two-story barn made of Kentucky limestone with cypress beams and windows and a standing seam metal bronze roof. The barn has 36 (14’ by 12’) stalls, indoor and outdoor wash racks, grooming stalls and heated and air conditioned tack rooms, an office and a lounge, a Grand Prix jumping field with a bank, water jump, natural log jumps and over 35 other jumps; a 280’ by 180’ all-weather footing outdoor ring; a 250’ by 100’ covered arena; two grass footing arenas; and a covered European Walker with enclosed round pen. There are tons of beautiful pictures on their website under tour facility. Board is only $550.00 per month (includes feeding, stall cleaning AND turnout). Are you kidding me??? The board at my barn is higher than that and it looks like a pack mule station in comparison. I'd consider moving to Mississippi just to ride here!

Hamilton Farm - USET Headquarters, Gladstone, NJ
Flag Is Up Farms, Solvang, CA

Sagamore Farm, Glyndon, Maryland (Originally home to Native Dancer)
Tidewater Farm, New Hampshire
Oakhaven Farm, Austin, Texas

Hilltop Farm, Colora, MD

The Fork Farm & Stables, Norwood, NC. 14'x14' stalls with automatic waterers and ceiling fans, Cross-country course, designed by Captain Mark Phillips. Two all-weather arenas by Equestrian Surfaces Inc. The footing is a combination of Eurofelt, stone dust, sand, and RX rubber footing. "The Large Grande" is 80 x 110 meters (262 x 360 feet) Total sq ft = 94,320 "The Small Grande" is 50 x 90 meters (164 x 295 feet) Total sq ft = 48,380. There is also a sand arena in front of the main barn that is 105' x 238' as well as a grass arena which is 180'x 285'. Board is only $525/month! Another place that is cheaper than my barn and there is NO comparison. I will loose sleep over this!

Market Street Farm, Frenchtown,NJ (Anne Kursinski's place)

Lionshare Farm. Greenwich, CT (Peter Leone's place). The barn has 36 stalls as well as a 100 x 240 foot indoor ring complete with a four story ceiling, a beautifully appointed viewing lounge and glass enclosure on three sides. In the summer months the glass doors open for a delightful “covered outdoor” environment. Grand Prix Field with permanent Natural Obstacles, Cross-Country Field, 14 Very Large Grass Paddocks, etc.

Ravens wood in Bedminster, NJ

Pamela Graham Show Stables at Scion Farms, Croton, OH
Beacon Hill Show Stables, Colts Neck, NJ
Red Tail Farm, Bedminster, NJ

River's Edge Flemington, NJ (Ken Berkley and Scott Stewart). A four-sided barn around a center courtyard, 48 custom Euro-style stalls with mahogany fronts and brushed brass finials, 4 wash stalls and 4 grooming stalls with custom dividers to match the stall fronts, 2 mahogany tack rooms with full view doors to the aisle, 2 bathrooms, 1 with a shower, Large office with mahogany wainscot, Grain/tool room, Laundry/storage room, Mechanical rooms, Blanket storage room, The heating system in the barn (tack rooms, office, laundry, utility and bathrooms) is radiant floor heat (all zoned), Ring with felt footing by Equestrian Services International...

Springcreek Ranch, Jackson Hole, WY with an 80 ft. x 220 ft. heated indoor riding arena

Stonehenge Stables at Five Star Equestrian Center Colts Neck, NJ
Wellspring Farm Colts Neck, NJ
Revolution Farms, Long Valley, NJ

Los Cedros, Scottsdale, AZ. Very unique barn designed to stay cool in the hot Arizona climate.
Three Chimneys, Midway, KY

Ashford Stud, Versailles, Kentucky

Donamire Farm, Lexington, KY

Manchester Farm, Lexington, KY
Calumet Farm is a 762 acre breeding and training farm established in 1924 in Lexington. Calumet has produced 2 Triple Crown winners, and eight Kentucky Derby winners, more than any other operation in US racing history. Final resting place of greats Citation, Whirlaway and Alydar.
Oldenburg Farm - This state-of-the-art facility is located on 215 acres in Mequon, Wisconsin.

Hummingbird Nest Ranch is a world class equestrian facility located just 30 minutes north of West Los Angeles. The property has a truly unique atmosphere, sweeping mountain views and beautiful landscaping. The 140 acre property is surrounded by thousands of acres of land which is part of the Simi Valley Parks District.

International grand prix arena (600’x300’), rubber & sand mixed ring (300’x250’), derby grass field (650’x250’), large main barn (app 20,000 sqft) with 37 stalls (14’x14’), 6 grooming stalls, 2 wash stalls, vet office, farrier’s workshop & quarters. Mare barn, (app 3700 sqft) with 5 oversized stalls (12’x 20’), 1 grooming stall & 1 wash stall. Quarantine barn, (app 7000 sqft) with 15 stalls (12’x12’), 2 grooming stalls & 2 wash stalls. All for the bargain price of $75,000,000

Reportedly the largest post-and-beam structure built in North America in the 20th century, Pinnacle Farm has set the standard by which all horse facilities should be measured. Pinnacle Farms in Cornwall, Connecticut is one of the most lavish. It's got nearly everything in a a 65,000 square-foot facility on an over 140 acre spread. The facility includes a massive rotunda with a 40-foot ceiling, an event kitchen and dining area, a large exposition hall, executive offices and a grand foyer that includes a stone fireplace. Just in case you have some extra cash to burn it is offered at $35,000,000.

“Quality is never an accident; it is always the result of high intention, sincere effort, intelligent direction and skillful execution; it represents the wise choice of many alternatives” ~ William A. Foster


jrosey said...

HO-LY COW. I guess I better pick my chin up off my computer desk now. Oh my...time to think about moving back east I think. ;) My trainer is from MD and is always going on and on about all the gorgeous facilities out there. Wow. Looks like heaven!

Julia said...

I feel lightheaded from all the beauty... OMG. What a beautiful post.

$550 a month, is that a joke? Is it a hundred miles from civilization? How can that facility be so cheap?

storybeader said...

those are amazing! You should do a series - they are just so much to take in at one time! WOW! {:-D

Stephanie said...

I am officially drooling...

Meghann LittleStudio said...

*drools* good grief, the horses sleep better than I do, and my house is pretty nice, LOL. $500 is average for here in Ontario, if you have a decent barn and indoor arena. Prices go up if it is a major show barn. I suppose if they have so many horses, they can keep costs down by buying in bulk and growing their own hay and such....still...I want to move there!!
Thanks so much for sharing! You should do a weekly feature on barns like this, but choose 1 or 2 so you can get lots of info and photos :)

Julia said...

So basically those horses all live better than me.

HOW LONG did it take you to upload all those pictures...

Those stables are beautiful though. Seriously I'd kick the horses out and move in myself.

Desert Rose said...

We all have stable envy after this post! great Job!!!

Gina said...

The Fork is kinda in the middle of no where... its only really 45 mins from Charlotte but there is NOT ONE highway that goes that way..... so its all very narrow back roads. I wanted to try to do the working student thing there before I enrolled in Grad school, but it is just so far out from everywhere.... its rough because that is extremely cheap board for this area...

Lena said...

I'm drooling and jealous given some of those places are right in Jerz. When I make my millions......

Sarah said...

hnnnnnnnggggg. Can I please please please please please board at any of these? -DIES-

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