Laurels
Best Horse
Boarders in
Chicago
2017

Why These Horse Boarders?

Our goal is to connect people with the best local experts. We scored horse boarders on more than 25 variables across five categories, and analysed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best horse boarders in Chicago, IL.

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Our Selection Criteria:

  • 1. Reputation

    A history of delighted customers and outstanding service.

  • 2. Credibility

    Building customer confidence with licensing, accreditations, and awards.

  • 3. Experience

    Masters of their craft, based on years of practical experience and education.

  • 4. Availability

    Consistently approachable and responsive, so customers never feel ignored.

  • 5. Professionalism

    Providing service with honesty, reliability, and respect.

Always Faithful Stables

Always Faithful Stables is a private, full-service boarding, equestrian training center, specializing in hunter, jumper, and equitation disciplines in Mettawa. The center’s full-service horse care include regularly scheduled turnout, equine therapy and exercise, grooming, blanketing, booting, wrapping, tacking and untacking, and laundry services. The stable offers clients free WiFi, apples and carrots daily, and serving snacks as well as weekly “Saturday Samples”.

Mettawa, IL(847) 235-2002

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Fitzjoy

Fitzjoy is a dedicated farm, riding and horse academy in Palos Park. The academy’s services include trail rides, boarding lessons, group ride lessons, and hosting of camp and parties. The academy also has “Pee Wee” lessons for kids ages four to six, as well as private lessons for riders who own or lease their own horses. The academy’s camp opens in summer, winter and spring.

Palos Park, IL(708) 361-7977

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Forest Trails Stable

Forest Trails Stable is a family owned and family oriented stable in Bartlett that opened in 1983. The stable offers equestrian services including pleasure, dressage, hunter-jumper, and trail riding. The center allows outside trainers as long as insurance requirements are met, with trailer parking available for a small monthly fee. The forested trails are accessible directly from the parking lot and no need to cross the street.

Bartlett, IL(630) 837-9852

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Freedom Woods

Freedom Woods is a horse boarding facility in Morton Grove that offers horse riding services. Services include horse sales, riding lessons, boarding and therapeutic riding for riders with unique challenges. The facility is affiliated with the Professional Association of Therapeutic Horsemanship International. The facility is also family owned with over 21 years experience. Clients can opt for their basic boarding or full boarding service package.

Morton Grove, IL(847) 967-9800

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Galusha Farms

Galusha Farms is an integrated farm that provides different horse boarding and farming services in Warrenville. Horse boarding services include pasture boarding, share boarding, lessons, and trail rides. The company's farming services include hay and straw sales, custom farming, drain tile, and demolition services. The farm has over 30 years of experience and is situated on 10,000 acres of County Forest Preserves and Fermilab to trail ride in.

Warrenville, IL(630) 878-6350

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Galway farms

Galway farms is a horse boarding farm that provides new and experienced hunter, jumper, or equitation horses and ponies for riders in Long Grove and opened in 1998. The farm is a member of the United States Equestrian Foundation and the United States Hunter Jumper Association. The owner has over 40 years experience in riding competition and pairing riders with horses. The equestrian center has recently partnered with North Shore Catering and Events to offer events at the Galway Facility.

Long Grove, IL(847) 353-8980

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Glen Grove Equestrian Center

Glen Grove Equestrian Center is a horseback riding facility in Morton Grove, just 15 minutes from downtown Chicago and adjacent to miles of forest preserve trails. Specializing in hunter/jumper lessons, Glen Grove offers boarding, training and horse shows. Other services include seasonal pony rides for younger children, summer camps and horsemanship classes. The equestrian center has a dedicated staff of experienced instructors on hand and requires making reservations in advance by phone.

Morton Grove, IL(847) 966-8032

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Huntoon Stables

Huntoon Stables has been providing horse riding services since 1932 and is currently run by a third and fourth generation of Huntoons. The stable specializes in Saddleseat riding - an English style of riding without jumping. Other services include programs for girl scout and boy scout troops. The stable is a member of the American Saddlebred Horse Association, United States Equestrian Federation, and the United Professional Horsemen's Association.

North Aurora, IL(630) 844-3533

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Jaynesway Farms

Jaynesway Farms is an equestrian center in Bartlett, offering English and Western riding lessons, boarding, horse and pony sales, pony rides, camps for the kids during summer and winter, and pony parties. The farm offers beginner through advanced riding lessons on barn-owned lesson horses or student-owned horses. Riders in lessons must be at least five years old to be accepted for the riding lessons.

Bartlett, IL(630) 483-1827

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KKT Performance Horses

KKT Performance Horses is a family oriented full-service horse facility in Peotone. The services offered by the farm include boarding, individual private lessons, group lessons, grooming, ground work training and hauling. The lead trainer and founder has over 35 years experience training horses and earned the American Quarter Horse Association Versatility Champion award.

Peotone, IL(708) 297-1103

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Memory Lane Stables

Memory Lane Stables is a horseback riding stable in Willow Springs with over 50 years of experience. The services offered by the stable include horseback riding, trail riding, horse rental, pony rides, pony parties, ponies for hire, pony rental, horse boarding, and fun for the whole family. The stables offer pony rides at $15 per hour and a discount for groups with five or more members.

Willow Springs, IL(708) 372-6472

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Nova Quarter Horses

Nova Quarter Horses is an equestrian facility in Mokena with over 25 years experience offering riding lessons. The equestrian facility teaches riders and horses different riding styles including Western, Reining, English, Jumping, and Show Techniques. The owner is an Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association certified professional, allowing her to work with individuals having challenges in their lives. The facility also hosts camps, parties, and other social events.

Mokena, IL(708) 479-3696

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Oak Hill Farm

Oak Hill Farm is a privately owned farm in Lockport offering a full-service dressage training and stabling facility in the area since 1999. Services offered by the equestrian center include boarding, dressage, and carriage dressing. The equestrian center provides its services in partnership with affiliates such Nutrena, Silvercrest Veterinary Service, and different Farriers. The equestrian center also features dressage clinics with USA Equestrians Todd Flettrich and Endel Ots.

Lockport, IL(630) 888-6293

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Palladia Farm

Palladia Farm is a full-service hunter-jumper horse riding center in Libertyville that has been serving horse riding enthusiasts since 2003. The center’s USHJA-certified trainers help riders build a good relationship with their horses. The center’s services include boarding, taking riders to and from the sale and leasing of horses. The center’s founder is a dual-certified hunter-jumper trainer, holding certifications from the United States Hunter-Jumper Association and the American Riding Instructors Association, as well as being an active member of the United States Equestrian Federation.

Libertyville, IL(773) 220-2193

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Palos Hills Riding Stables

Palos Hills Riding Stables is an equestrian service offering comprehensive boarding and training experience for riders and horses. For more than 55 years, the stable has offered both private and group classes training and instruction of the American Saddlebred and Hackney Pony in all disciplines. The equestrian center offers $15 discount for payments made before the 7th of each month and requires a late fee payment of $25 after the 25th of each month.

Palos Hills, IL(708) 598-7718

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Perfecta Farm

Perfecta Farm is a family-oriented equestrian services stable in Elgin providing comprehensive personalized training for riders and horses focused on competing in competitions. The center has helped riders achieve various competition wins including the USEF gold medal twenty times. The founder of the center has been a board member of the Illinois Hunter and Jumper Association in the past 15 years.

Elgin, IL(630) 890-5938

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Wedgewood Farms

Wedgewood Farms is a multiple services Equestrian center in Wauconda with over 50 years experience in training, boarding and sales of high-quality horses. The center has in-house vets and shoers for the horses for horse boarding, although clients may bring their own vet or shoer in as well. There is also a trailer park available at the center at no extra charge.

Wauconda, IL(847) 526-8610

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