Laurels
Best Horse
Boarders in
Lincoln
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 Lincoln, NE.

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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.

Broken Spoke Stables

Broken Spoke Stables is a horse boarding facility located in Hickman, NE that specializes in riding lessons, training, and full care boarding. The facility is family owned and operated on 29 acres of idyllic grassland. The facility includes 24 box stalls, a 135 x 55 indoor arena with a raised ceiling, a 210 x 100 outdoor arena, a round pen, extreme trail obstacles, several 5-10 acre trails, and a large quarter-mile track.Customers speak of accommodating and caring staff and high quality care for the horses.

Hickman, NE(619) 277-4124

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Colby Creek Stables

Colby Creek Stables is located in Ithaca, NE, and offers horse boarding services with specialities in children’s horse and ponies, and reclaimed thoroughbreds for all English disciplines. The facility has 10 x 12 ft stalls that are limed, matted, and well ventilated, a 60 x 125 ft lighted indoor arena with a sprinkler system, two outdoor arenas, miles of private trails across 250 acres of land, two large pastures, heated barn aisles, indoor and outdoor wash racks, a round pen, a viewing room, a kitchen area, and a three-acre cross country course with hedge jumps, tire jumps, logs, coops, ditches, and other obstacles. The facility is also available for private for events, and offers riding lessons and training, and sells horses.. Full care boarding services include hay, bedding, daily cleaning, and turnout. The Colby Creek Stables expert trainers teach hunter, jumper, cross country, riding and dressage. They are experienced riders, and can work with riders of all levels. The team includes award-winning trainer Jamee L. Amundson who has won several awards in dressage, and holds degrees in animal science.

Ithaca, NE(402) 480-1480

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Hansen Show Horses

Hansen Show Horses is located in Gretna, NE, and specializes in training, riding lessons, judging, horse boarding, clinics, and 4-H club services, and the sale of horse. Owner Micah Hansen started showing horses at age 8, and has competed in multiple horse shows and competitions including the IHSA National Championship Horse Judging Contest. Hansen specializes in western pleasure, ethical colt starting, western horsemanship, and showmanship training. Horse boarding services are offered in 12 x 14 stalls. The facility has outdoor dry lots, a 70 x 190 indoor arena, a 90 x 200 outdoor arena, an outdoor round pen, trail course, automatic waterers, and a heated and air conditioned viewing room.

Gretna, NE(402) 430-2534

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K/B Horse Boarding & Overnight Stay Facility

K/B Horse Boarding & Overnight Stay Facility is located in Lincoln, NE, and specializes in horse boarding, community outreach, and horse health services. The facility has two on-call vets, Dr. Dan Fischer and Hillcrest Vet, who are available for non-emergency and emergency needs, vaccinations, pre-purchase checks, teeth floating, chiropractic care, and more. Boarding options include traditional stall boarding, stalls with runs, outdoor areas with shelters, and pasture boarding. The staff have over 100 years of combined years of horse training and experience. Members of the staff have all levels of knowledge about caring for horse from direct work to formal education and training. Areas of expertise include horsemanship, dressage, reining, etc.Private lessons include learning how to balance on the horse, tack up, daily grooming regimen, and first aid tips, and riders have the choice to ride in Western, English, or Bareback saddles. Community outreach includes Western Pride 4-H youth activities, weekly rides for adults, and affiliations with the Boy Scouts and Country House Alzheimer’s residences.

Lincoln, NE(402) 416-1781

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Lincoln Equestrian Center

Lincoln Equestrian Center is located in Lincoln, Nebraska, and specializes in indoor boarding and outdoor boarding services. The facility includes 35 wood and steel stalls with rubber flooring and energy efficient lighting, crossties, a heated wash rack with hot and cold water, tack rooms, welded pipe paddocks, an indoor riding arena with mirrors, a large outdoor riding ring with a viewing stand, elementary cross country jumps, a hacking trail, and schooling and show jumps. Owners Margo and Zack Hamilton founded that facility in 2014 to build a sense of community for the horses and people that frequent the facility. Zack is a certified farrier through the American Farriers Association, and uses the latest feed and conditioning research to maximize the nutritional health of the horses. Margo has trained with horses all her life, has worked extensively with FEI trainers, and has a USDF bronze medal.

Lincoln, NE(402) 875-1433

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Middle Cross Stables

Middle Cross Stables is full care barn located in Roca, NE that specializes in horse boarding services. The facility includes a 90 x 140 indoor arena, a 120 x 240 outdoor arena, a round pen, and riding trails. The indoor arena has extra tall ceilings to allow for jumping, two sets of sliding doors, six hinged windows, and clear skylight panels that allow natural light into the arena during daytime riding. The indoor arena also ha a sand/clay footing that is watered and harrowed as needed. The outdoor arena has over 150 tons of sand and fencing with footing depth and consistency ideal for any type of riding. Boarding services include bedded stalls, metal fans to maximize airflow, hay feeding 3-4 times a day, blanketing and un-blanketing in winter, owners live-in barn apartment, and more.

Roca, NE(402) 540-4078

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Quail Run Horse Centre

Quail Run Horse Centre is a full service equestrian facility located in Omaha, NE that specializes in training and teaching in hunters/jumpers and dressage/eventing, riding lessons, horse boarding and training, and the sale of horses. The facility sits on 250 acres of trail-covered property with a twin aisle, 45 stall stable that has a boarders’ lounge and viewing area, tack room, and wash bay. The stable is connected to a 22,000 square foot indoor riding area, and the facility also has seven large pastures. The facility also has an outdoor riding arena and acres of trails and cross country terrain. Quail Run Horse Center is affiliated with the United States Equestrian Federation, the United States Hunter Jumper Association, the Iowa Nebraska Hunter Jumper Association and The International Omaha.

Omaha, NE(402) 289-2159

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Red Star Stables

Red Star Stables is a horse stable in Gretna, NE that specializes in horse boarding services. The facility includes a 20-acre pasture, 24/7 access to native prairie grass, automatic watering, shelter from weather, a 75 x 150 outdoor arena, and an inside boarding in extreme conditions. Boarding services also include blanketing, handling for farrier and vet, and trailer storage. Red Star Stables also has a horse playground designed to challenge horses and allow an opportunity for horse and their riders to build trust. The playground includes a ⅓-mile trail with a canopy, side paths off the trail that go through wooded terrain, and a wooden bridge suspended over a live creek.

Gretna, NE(402) 332-0202

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Rock Hill Ranch & Stables, LLC.

Rock Hill Ranch & Stables, LLC. is located in Plattsmouth, NE, and specializes in horse boarding services. The facility operated year round, and has over 50 acres of pasture. Horses are free to roam in a natural herd setting while boarders provide regular worming, farrier, and veterinary services. Owner Gregg Eisenbarth has raised and cared for animals for over 25 years including lions, llamas, deer, horses, and other wild and domesticated animals. Eisenbarth is a member of the Nebraska Wildlife Rehabilitation Center.

Plattsmouth, NE(402) 298-8188

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Still Waters Equestrian Academy

Still Waters Equestrian Academy is an equestrian center in Hickman, NE that specializes in horse riding lessons, summer camps, and horse boarding services. The center was founded in 2004 as a ranch for the owners to house their horses, and has evolved into a non-profit organization. The center has 40 acres with two indoor arenas, two outdoor arenas, an educational center, and a therapeutic riding center. The AAHS certified instructors teach courses for riders of all levels from ages 5 to adult. Still Waters Equestrian Academy's Morning Star Riding Center is a PATH, International member and its instructor is PATH, International certified. The Still Waters barn offers on-site supervision and a 3-camera security system that monitoring the horses. The barn is also serviced by three different farriers and has a vet available to meet medical needs. The center also holds and assists with horses during trimming, shoeing, vaccinations, and dental needs while they are boarded. Horses are boarded in 12’x10’ stalls with attached south facing outdoor paddocks, overhead fans, and automatic waterers. The stalls are furnished with biodegradable, pelleted bedding, are sprayed to reduce biting pests, and are cleaned Mondays through Saturdays every week.

Hickman, NE(402) 432-0543

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