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        01-17-2011, 09:37 PM
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    Yearling
    Need Help Deciding

    So since leaving the barn at the beginning of January I've been keeping Regena at my place. Show season starts at the end of May and I need to start seriously getting ready by mid March beginning of April. Right now I don't think that'll be possible at home. My jumps are under at least 2 feet of snow, I'd guess 3. The weather lady says we've had 67 cm of snow but I think its more out in the country here. My dressage arena is under that much snow too. We're having the heaviest snowfall we've had in a long time. 61 cm is the norm and we've already surpassed that and January isn't even over. Plus I still need to find a coach for show season. So I've been looking at a couple barns, I think if our money issues allow it we'll move Regena at the beginning of March to a barn. So I have 3 possibilities and I wanna know what you guys think of them.

    1) Arabian breeding center{and show} so I'm a little iffy. I did a camp there quite a few years ago and they have a nice big big indoor arena. They do dressage big time, not sure if they jump at all let alone own any jumps. They do however have a Grand Prix dressage coach so that excites me. They're about 10-15 minutes from home. Outdoor board is $200 for group and $250 for private so I do like that. Private lessons are only $40 {which is what I paid for group at the last place} and group is only $25. Yay or nay?

    2) A newish place that I jsut found a week or 2 ago. They seem to have nice arenas {3 of them} but they don't have the sizes. They don't have board prices and they haven't gotten back to me either. They're about 10-15 minutes away also. The coach has students competing in Dressage, Show Jumping and Eventing so she's more perfect for me then the above coach cause I can jump with her. Privates are $45 a lesson although they have a pretty good lesson program. 5 lessons a week for $600/month. Pretty good if you ask me, and this coach goes to shows with you.

    3) A high class show facility. 88 stalls in the boarder barn, lots of outdoor paddocks. They have a 90' by 256' indoor arena, 100' by 250' sand ring, 250' by 300' multi-use ring and a 60' by 180' Grand Prix grass ring. They have show stabing for upto 200 horses. They host shows of all kinds from jumper to dressage to the arabian shows. I have always wanted to ride there and I'm thinking I might be able to bring my own coach in if I board there. Board is $375 + GST for outdoor pasture board which is more than I paid at my last place. They have 3 coach's but from there bio's they don't seem to really stand out and I'd probably end up bringing in a coach I had for 3 month's last winter. Oh this place is about 20 minutes away.

    So what do you guys think? Do you want the websites to look at the places? I just don't know which to go too.
         
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        01-19-2011, 09:48 PM
      #2
    Yearling
    Bumping this up. I'd really like some opinions as this will help further my career/dreams.
         
        01-25-2011, 07:40 PM
      #3
    Yearling
    Bumping again, really nobody?
         
        01-28-2011, 04:51 AM
      #4
    Foal
    Hmmm...I'm probably not the best authority on this but I'll give it a shot. =-)

    From the information you've collected, I think that the first one would probably be the best choice....-if- you can jump there. Sounds like you aren't too sure about that. Also, if they don't have a jumping coach there, can you bring one in?

    In my experience, you should generally pass on places that don't return your emails/calls. That's just bad business.

    The third doesn't sound bad either...if, like you said, you can bring a coach in. I think it probably just depends on who you want to coach you. You could go to the larger stable with the 3 coaches and interview them to see what they are all about. You never know...you may click with one of them. =-)

    Good Luck!

    -CA
         

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