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Best Horse
Boarders in
Olympia
2019

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 analyzed the results to give you a hand-picked list of the best horse boarders in Olympia, WA.

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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.

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Copple Show Horses

Copple Show Horses in Olympia offers full-service training and showing services for competitive horses. The company specializes in all aspects of the Arabian horse industry at its facility on the Eros Bordeaux Stables grounds. The stables include a full-care boarding facility, large paddocks for turnout, matted stalls, and spacious tack rooms. Owners also can avail themselves of the 200-by-95-foot indoor arena or the outdoor trail course with both advanced and basic routes.

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Flying M Stables

Flying M Stables is a horse boarding and event center in Olympia. The facility offers full-care, self-care, and part-care boarding options. Full-care boarding is $425 per month and includes a stall, stall cleaning, turnout to an individual 100-by-55-foot paddock, twice-daily feeding, and a shared tack room. Boarders can choose from Flying M Stables’ blend of pellets and high-quality homegrown Timothy grass hay or can provide their own feed for an additional fee. All three options include the use of the facility’s 100-by-220-foot indoor arena during open ride hours and use of the half-mile track and outdoor riding arena at any time.

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Forest Park Equestrian Center

Forest Park Equestrian Center in Olympia is a horse boarding and training facility. The owner has more than 30 years of experience in horse management and riding, and she has earned an H-A rating from the United States Pony Club. The 120-acre facility offers full-care boarding, horse training, and riding lessons in the sports of dressage and eventing. Forest Park Equestrian Center sports 24 14-by-14-foot block stalls with rubber mats, a separate shoeing area, a heated tack room with individual lockers, three horse grooming areas, and indoor and outdoor arenas. Boarding services include twice-daily feedings of alfalfa, orchard grass hay, and rolled oats, as well as daily stall cleaning, turnout, and blanketing.

Olympia, WA 98516

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High Point Equestrian Center

High Point Equestrian Center in Tacoma has hosted events and clinics and boarded horses since opening six years ago. The center has multiple arenas, two levels of boarding, and miles of trails on its property. The center’s two boarding options are barn and pasture. The barn option provides horses a 14-by-14-foot stall that includes daily turnout and mucking and twice-daily feedings. The pasture option gives horses a protected run in shed with water and feed bins as well as unrestricted access to its own turnout area.

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Mary Day Training Stables

Mary Day Training Stables is a full-care horse boarding facility in Olympia. Owner Mary Day opened the facility in 1980 after receiving a HorseMaster certification in England. The facility specializes in Arabians, but all breeds are welcome to board. Mary Day Training Stables also offers lessons and training in all disciplines for riders and horses of all ages.

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Miari Stables

Miari Stables is a dressage training facility in Olympia. Boarding stables are provided for horses and students working on dressage training. Miari Stables has three boarding barns with 26 stalls that include 12-by-12-foot rubber mats. All horses are fed high-quality grain and hay twice daily, and they are turned out twice daily in private paddocks. Live-in stable staff monitor boarded horses 24 hours a day.

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Rusty Bar Ranch

Rusty Bar Ranch is a licensed and insured, 30-acre, event, clinic, equestrian training, lesson center, and full care boarding facility in Roy. Owner Kathy Richardson is a Certified Horsemanship Association instructor and has more than 30 years experience training horses, as well as teaching lessons and clinics. She offers lessons to children and adults and has well-trained horses for those who wish to take lessons, but do not own a horse. The ranch features 2 boarding barns, a 60'x120' fully enclosed lighted arena, a 100x200 outdoor arena, heated wash rack, full time outdoor trail obstacle course, and riding trails on the property that are within riding distance of beautiful trails at JBLM. Stalls are matted and all have outside, enclosed mud-free runs. Each barn has a heated insulated tack room with individual tack lockers. Horses are turned out daily into large paddock or pasture areas and fed twice daily.

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Scatter Creek Stables

Scatter Creek Stables is a full-service horse boarding facility in Rochester. The company offers a 20,000-square-foot indoor arena and trails for riding throughout the year. Scatter Creek Stables features 13.5-by-8.5-foot matted stalls that include a viewing window, salt lick, and night lights, as well as access to individual run-ins connected to paddocks and a large open pasture. The tack room includes personal tack lockers to hold tack and supplies.

Rochester, WA 98579

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Silverdawn Farm

Silverdawn Farm in Olympia offers training, riding lessons, and both permanent and temporary horse boarding. Full-care board costs $375 per month and includes grain and local grass hay, daily pasture turnout, and use of a 66-by-120-foot enclosed riding arena. Temporary board for vacationers costs $20 per night per animal. Silverdawn Farm staff also will care for horses or other farm animals at a client's’ facility, making visits several times a day.

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Sunrise Stables

Sunrise Stables is a family-owned boarding and training facility in Grapeview. The company offers box stall boarding, pasture boarding with shelters for inclement weather and feeding, and overnight boarding services. The main barn has 12-by-12-foot stalls that are cleaned daily and front a covered 60-by-110-foot arena, as well as two heated tack rooms and a covered wash bay with hot and cold water. Sunrise Stables also has two smaller barns with their own turnout areas and loafing sheds for outside boarding. Horses are fed grain and hay twice a day and are turned out after their morning feeding in fields that are cleaned daily.

Grapeview, WA 98546

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Sunset View Stables

Sunset View Stables has provided horse boarding, breeding, and training services for more than 20 years in Tenino. The company’s motto is that it’s “a place where every horse, child, and adult can learn and grow into something more beautiful than the day before.” Sunset View Stables provides 12-by-12-foot rubber matted stalls and an 180-by-60-foot indoor arena.

Tenino, WA 98589

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The Academy of Equestrian Arts

The Academy of Equestrian Arts is a full-care training center housed out of the Friendly Grove Equestrian Center in Olympia. The facility’s barns include 12-by-12-foot stalls with open windows, all-day pasture turnout, twice-daily feeding and blanketing, and individual tack lockers. Full-care board is $500 per month, and all breeds and disciplines are welcome. Boarders receive discounts for lessons or full training packages.

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Washington Horsemen Tacoma Unit #1

Washington Horsemen Tacoma Unit #1 offers horse shows and boards horses in Spanaway. The facility was completed in 1963 and now includes a 1,000-seat main covered arena, two warmup arenas, an outside arena with public address system, lights, and bleachers, and 288 12-by-12-foot prebedded stalls, as well as a limited number of 10-by-10-foot stalls. The facility also has an onsite farrier shed, indoor and outdoor wash racks with hot and cold water, and it provides shavings for bedding.

Spanaway, WA 98378

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