Originally Posted by short stuff
I'm looking for a new barn to board at. I am working on developing a young jumper (we are doing hunter right now). I am looking for a barn in the north east/west of Calgary to board at. Any suggestions?
To be honest, there will be a lot more options on the south side of the city by Spruce Meadows. In fact I would have to say at least 80% of hunter/jumper facilities are out by that end of the city.
There are a few places out in that general area of the city. West winds Riding Centre is one of them. I don't much about them other than I know they have had a few nice horses come out of their training program. There is also Diamond Willow which I also know nothing about.
If you would consider the south side of the city, there are a few of us on the forum who either board in the same facility, or in nearby facilities who can make suggestions.
Originally Posted by JustDressageIt
Steer clear of Riqueza, near Chestermere. They were at a show a year or so ago where they had two riders riding a horse that was skin and bones. I was disgusted.
That is absolutely heart breaking. It tells you a lot about a facilities lack of professionalism and equine care, that's a shame.