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Acres Farm and the
Kinney Hill Equestrian Facility
- 10 large and airy box stalls in a half-circle around
- 90 ft x 180 ft indoor arena with shredded rubber footing.
- 9 one-acre pastures and 4 smaller turnout areas.
- 50 acres of hayfields, open for riding after June.
- Access to miles of trails on adjoining properties
- I, as operations manager, oversee staffing and supplies
issues, as well as working two days per week as the primary horse-care
giver. I am a "B" level graduate from The
United States Pony Clubs and former competitor in the areas of Dressage
- Barn Manager, Katrina VanBokkelen, has a lifetime of
experience riding and caring for horses, works full-time to ensure the
health and safety of our very special residents.
- Working boarder, Elaine Rose, had boarded her horse,
Salem, with us since our opening in 1995. Elaine has ridden and worked
in many stables before coming to us and is very through and conscientious.
- In the winter we usually hire and train a part-time individual
to help with chores.
Horse care philosophy:
Both Katrina and I strive to maintain the facility for the
well-being of the horses. We are firm believers in as much turn-out time
as the weather allows to ensure the mental health of our charges. Both
of us keep our own horses at the facility and treat the boarders as well,
if not better than, our own. While we do change blankets, and apply boots
as necessary, we do expect that the boarded horses be visited, ridden,
and groomed regularly by their person. Many of our owners report that
their horses become quieter, easier to handle and happier after being
with us for as little as two months.
- Board - $600/month - includes all feeding, stall cleaning,
turnout, blanket changing, worming, and "routine" care. Does
not include feed supplements, which we will administer if provided by
- Extra handling - $25/hour holding for vet, farrier, etc,
wrapping, hand walking, etc.
- Truck in rate for use of arena by non-boarders - $10/use
or $30/ 4 uses in one week.
- Storage of trailers by non-boarders - $30/month.
We generally feed grain twice a day and hay three times
or more depending on the weather or need. All of our hay is produced on
the farm on fields that are never chemically treated. We prefer to feed
grain from Poulin Grains' Sprint
line of horse feeds, but will get other grains depending on the needs
of the individual horses.
We generally do not have "scheduled" activities.
Boarders are encouraged to take lessons from the instructor of their choice.
It is in individuals' best interest to write their lesson times on the
calendar to prevent overlapping instructors. We do reserve the right to
deny access to an instructor or truck-in rider if we feel that our safety
standards are not being met.
Click here to see a list
of instructors that either currently visit the farm to teach or have
taught here in the past.
All Boarders sign a boarding agreement which includes a
release of liability. All truck-ins, visiting instructors, and anyone
else who gets on a horse at the facility must sign our release
Yes, we have them! ASTM approved safety helmets MUST be
worn when mounted at all times. Clean up after yourself. Click
here for the rest of the rules.