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Brandywine Springs South Stables

Midland, NC 28107
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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.

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Breezy Meadows Farm

Mooresville, NC 28115
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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.

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Chestnut Lane Stables

Monroe, NC 28110
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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.

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Churchill Stables

Midland, NC 28107
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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.

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Hedge and Turf Farm - South

Cherryville, NC 28021
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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.

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Horseshoe Lodge

Waxhaw, NC 28173
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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.

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Joli Cheval Equestrian Center

Mint Hill, NC 28227
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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.

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Pomolas Equestrian Center

Troutman, NC 28166
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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.

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Robindale Farm

Waxhaw, NC 28173
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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.

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Smiling Horse Stables

Gastonia, NC 28053
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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.

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Terranova Farm

Waxhaw, NC 28173
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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.

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White Rose Equestrian Center

Iron Station, NC 28080
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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.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Introduction

Choosing a horse boarder is a unique type of business transaction because it can become a long-term partnership. The boarder can become the person your horse relies on for care and attention when you’re busy. Additionally, the boarding facility becomes your horse’s home, so you want it to be safe and comfortable.

Things to consider when choosing a boarding facility include the level of care your horse needs and how much you can comfortably spend on boarding. The amount of time you have available to take care of your horse is also a consideration. This detail is due to the types of care packages boarding facilities offer.

What is horse boarding?

Horse boarding is when a horse farm provides a place for a horse to stay and manages its daily care in exchange for a fee. Some boarding facilities also provide medical care for horses. Boarding provides a way to be a responsible horse owner for someone who doesn’t have a safe place to keep a horse.

What are the different types of horse boarding?

Horse owners can choose from two main types of boarding. The types are pasture boarding and stall boarding.

  • Pasture boarding does not include access to a stall.
  • Stall boarding provides horses with a place to sleep indoors.

In addition to the two main types of boarding, there are different levels of care offered by some breeders. The levels of boarding care offered include:
  • Full care
  • Partial care
  • Self care

Why board a horse?

Boarding a horse is usually chosen to enhance its well-being. Horses need room to run and play as well as a safe place to sleep. Additionally, horses need care, such as grooming and training, that take time. Horse owners who aren’t able to provide those things can choose to board horses at places that offer those things.

Where to board a horse?

To find a place to board a horse, check online listings to understand what you can expect from each facility. Additionally, consider checking classified ads online or in print to find boarding facilities. Choose one that’s conveniently located so you can visit your horse frequently.

What is a horse boarding stable?

A horse boarding stable is a place that rents out stable space and room for horses to run. It’s a service for people who don’t have room to care for their horses. It can also be used by people who aren’t able to give horses the care needed to be healthy and happy.

What does boarding a horse include?

Boarding a horse usually always includes a safe place for a horse to sleep and a pasture area where it can exercise and eat grass. Some boarding facilities offer full-care packages while others offer partial packages that let owners choose the level of service they want.

How much does it cost to have a horse per month?

It usually costs between $500 and $1,200 per month. This includes the amount that’s paid for boarding. It also includes the cost of tack and veterinary care. Additionally, farrier costs and other specialty care items for horses are included in the cost.

How much does it cost to board a horse?

The average cost to board a horse is between $350 and $400 per month. It can drop as low as $100 per month if you choose a self-care package with pasture boarding. Full-care packages with stable boarding can run up to around $700 per month.

How much does it cost to board a horse per year?

It usually costs $4,200 to $4,800 to board a horse for a year. With self-care pasture boarding, it could drop as low as $1,200 per year for horse boarding. The cost can go up around $8,400 per year for stable boarding with full care.

Is it cheaper to board a horse?

Boarding a horse can be cheaper than caring for one at home. This is due to the cost of maintaining the property for a horse. Things that add to the cost of keeping a horse at home include the cost of building and maintaining a fence and the cost of stable maintenance.

How do I start a horse boarding business?

To start a horse boarding business, assess the property to see if it’s ready to go or needs upgrades. Prepare a detailed business plan. Apply for a business license and sign up for a business bank account. Get business liability insurance and then begin marketing your service.

How do I run a horse boarding facility?

To run a horse boarding facility, understand how your costs relate to your profits so you know when you’re making money. Choose a reliable bookkeeping system and carefully manage all documents. Exercise patience with both horses and owners to build a positive reputation among horse owners.

Is boarding horses profitable?

Boarding horses can be profitable when approached professionally. Carefully manage records. Buy seasonal items, such as hay, when prices are low to store for off seasons. Offer full-care boarding rather than self care so you stay in control of keeping your stables clean. Offer extra services for an additional fee, such as grooming and braiding.

How much should I charge for horse boarding?

The amount you charge for horse boarding should be based on the type of boarding and service packages you offer. On average, you should charge between $350 and $400 per month for each horse. This can be lower for pasture boarding and self-care packages or higher for stable boarding and full-care packages.

Is horse boarding considered farming?

Horse boarding is considered farming by the IRS. It’s considered agricultural production when you board or train horses for others. Maintain records related to horse boarding and your farm. Choose an accounting method to follow. Additionally, track all farm business information, such as gas mileage and employment taxes if you hire workers.

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