Laurels
Best Horse
Boarders in
Charlotte
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 Charlotte, NC.

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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.

Barr W Stables

Barr W Stables opened as a horse boarding and training stable in 1999 in Concord. The stable is not a show barn but instead offers clients and their horses a quiet family atmosphere. There are 50 acres, in five separate fields and two small paddocks. A four-acre pond on the property can be used for catch and release fishing or for swimming with horses. The staff at Barr W Stables also offer wound care, grooming, and ground work with their experienced staff.

Concord, NC(980) 721-9503

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Brandywine Springs South Stables

Brandywine Springs South Stables opened its 45-acre facility in Midland in 1990. The stable offers boarding, lessons, and training as well as summer horse camps. Brandywine is kid-friendly and is home to the award-winning Young Riders 4-H Club, and is a member of the Carolina Horse Show Circuit which holds shows on the property. The facility has 29 stalls for boarding as well as arenas, a jumping course, and riding trails.

Midland, NC(704) 888-9096

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Breezy Meadows Farm

Breezy Meadows Farm in Mooresville offers horse boarding and lessons as well as summer horse camps, weddings, parties, and events. The property is 10.5 acres with six paddocks, a long straight area for training, and an indoor arena. The stalls are cleaned twice daily, and each has a ceiling fan for use in warmer weather. There is also warm and cold water in the wash bay, and a tack room, restroom, kitchenette, and sitting room are available for client's use. The farm also hosts weddings, birthday parties and other events in the well-insulated barn.

Mooresville, NC(704) 651-8730

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Chestnut Lane Stables

Chestnut Lane Stables in Monroe offers indoor and pasture horse boarding as well as horse training. The stable specializes in working with American Saddlebreds and Hackney Ponies and training for other horses is available. The experienced staff at Chestnut Lane recognizes these horses as athletes and focuses on keeping the animals in top form with attentive care and healthy diet. All stables in the boarding barns have ceiling fans, fly sprayers, and automatic watering systems.

Monroe, NC(704) 225-8522

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Churchill Stables

Churchill Stables is a 50-acre property in Midland that features five pastures, three paddocks, and a 31 stable barn. Lessons are available for all skill levels, and there is an arena with stadium lighting for evening riding. Churchill Stables specializes in hunters, jumpers, equitation, and breeding, with Holsteiner horses for serious riders competing at the highest levels.

Midland, NC(704) 454-5474

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Fair Oaks Farm

Fair Oaks Farm in Davidson is is a gated 50-acre horse training and boarding stable with a relaxed and peaceful atmosphere. The trainer at Fair Oaks specializes in dressage and has worked with many award-winning horses, but the farm welcomes boarders of all disciplines and breeds, as well as horses who need layup or rehabilitation after an injury. There are two boarding barns on the property, and both have matted stalls with ceiling fans, automatic watering systems and fly spray systems as well as tack rooms and grooming facilities.

Davidson, NC(704) 905-9805

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Fox Hollow Farm

Fox Hollow Farm has been serving horses and their riders in Mooresville for over 25 years. The stable offers boarding, training, and riding lessons. Boarding includes features like 24-hour supervision and daily turnout and stall cleaning. There is a library, laundry facility, and dressing room with a shower for equestrians to use. Pastures have run-in shelters, and the farm also has a dressage arena, sand jumping arena, round pen, and wooded riding trails.

Mooresville, NC(704) 661-6269

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Hedge and Turf Farm - South

Hedge and Turf Farm - South is a Cherryville horse boarding and training stable operated by a trainer who was invited to learn in Europe with Olympic Chef d’ Equip trainer Hank Noren. The stable is one of two locations Hedge and Turf operates and has many award-winning clients and students competing at all levels local, A, AA, and international show jumping. Barn boarding includes daily turnout and freshwater, and twice daily feeding as well as regular stall cleaning.

Cherryville, NC(704) 472-2895

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Horse Shadow Run

Horse Shadow Run is a stable and Boarding facility in Charlotte. With over 25 years of experience, Horse Shadow Run offers boarding, private and group lessons, drill teams, instruction for horse showing, and summer camps. The 42-acre property has both pasture and wooded areas as well as three boarding barns. Caretakers clean the stalls every day and feed the horses two times each day with a mixture of timothy and orchard hay. A chemical-free Fly Predator system is used to reduce the horses' exposure to chemicals.

Charlotte, NC(704) 614-7006

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Horseshoe Lodge

Horseshoe Lodge is a 100-acre boarding stable in Waxhaw. Both pasture and stall boarding are available on this gated property that features riding trails and arenas as well as pastures with shaded areas and run-in sheds. All stalls have ceiling fans, fly spray systems, and escape doors. There is an air conditioned tack room and two indoor grooming stalls with hot and cold water as well as an outdoor grooming pavilion.

Waxhaw, NC(704) 243-4358

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Joli Cheval Equestrian Center

Joli Cheval takes pride in their efforts to provide eco-friendly horse boarding in Mint Hill. The property has been open since 2007 and features two barns, both indoor and outdoor riding arenas, extra wide riding trails, and a gated entrance. Training for behavioral issues is available as well as daily full care grooming and hoof picking. Extra large 12 ft by 16 ft stalls are available.

Mint Hill, NC(704) 545-6302

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Kibler Shamrock Farms

Kibler Shamrock Farms is a 25-acre stable in Monroe. The farm is conveniently located close to show grounds and state parks. Kilber Shamrock Farms offers boarding services that include 24-hour supervision. The property has dressage and riding arenas as well as a round pen. The priority at this facility is on the horses and that can be seen in the availability of extra-large stalls and the small number of horses boarded.

Monroe, NC(704) 764-5235

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Pomolas Equestrian Center

Pomolas Equestrian Center offers full and pasture horse boarding, riding lessons, and summer camp in Troutman. The stable is private and family owned and has a relaxed atmosphere. Owners of boarded and guest horses both say "My horse just loves it here!" Pomolas has a security system for the gated grounds as well as 24-hour in-stall video monitoring available. Clients have use of the air-conditioned guest ranch room equipped with kitchen, full bathroom, large screen television, pool table, and Xbox 360. The ranch room is also available for party and event hosting.

Troutman, NC(980) 722-6877

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Robindale Farm

Robindale Farm is a full-service stable offering both pasture and barn boarding in Waxhaw. The property has one outdoor arena and one covered arena with lighting, cross-country trails and obstacles are under construction. The property is secured by a gated entrance and offers trailer parking. Barn boarding includes one turnout each day as well as grain feeding three times daily and hay feeding four times daily. Caretakers clean stalls throughout the day and perform night checks. Grooming services are also available.

Waxhaw, NC(704) 618-7474

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Smiling Horse Stables

Smiling Horse Stables in Gastonia offers full boarding and daily turnouts on the 45-acre property. The stable has wooded areas, pastures, and rivers as well as two lighted riding arenas. The insulated Morton barn has surveillance and alarm systems. All stalls have individual ceiling fans and Dutch doors. The staff feeds boarded horses three times each day with premium feed and clean every stall daily. A riding instructor with over 25 years of experience is on staff teaching classes from beginner to 4th level. Smiling Horse Stables also offers specialized camps.

Gastonia, NC(704) 854-4982

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Stonecrest Farm

Stonecrest Farm opened in 1981 in Mint Hill. The property has large paddocks and a quiet, small barn setting. Horse boarding is available with separate pastures for mares and geldings. Horses are fed only Triple Crown Horse Feed and orchard fescue hay, usually from the farm's orchard. Stonecrest has a large sand arena with lights and a 50-foot solid wall round pen. Pony parties are a specialty with themes like princess unicorn pony party and glow-in-the-dark pony party.

Mint Hill, NC(704) 753-4297

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Terranova Farm

Terranova Farm is a 42-acre horse boarding and training farm located on the grounds of the historic Howie Gold Mine in Waxhaw. The stable offers trails and a lake as well as two Olympic size turf riding arenas and cross-country jumps. The farm opened in 2001 and employs a trainer with over 25 years of experience. Barn boarding stalls are 12 ft by 14 ft and are matted and have ceiling fans, fly control system, and hay nets. The barn has two wash bays with hot and cold water, a lounge with refrigerator, and a laundry.

Waxhaw, NC(704) 607-0003

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White Rose Equestrian Center

White Rose Equestrian Center in Iron Station offers boarding, lessons, and clinics drawing on 30 years of experience. With a focus on fun and safety, their goal is "To promote the love of the outdoors, the benefits of healthy activities, and a respect for nature." Boarding includes daily turnout and stall cleaning as well as all day hay, and morning and evening grain feeding. Riding lessons in several styles and for every level of ability are offered, as well as workshops, shows, and pony parties.

Iron Station, NC(704) 559-9122

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Winding Oaks Farm

The owner of Winding Oaks Farm in Monroe has over 40 years experience in the care of horses. The farm offers horse boarding and grooming services and has a 24-hour onsite staff. Both pasture and stall boarding are available. The large pastures feature run-in shelters, and the barn has a washing stall, tack room, restroom, and laundry. The property also has hacking and dressage areas as well as a jumping arena with lighting.

Monroe, NC(704) 488-3983

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