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Clementine 10-31-2011 11:19 PM

Need New Boarding Barn in Cincinnati Ohio
Due to upcoming job loss (the company I work for is going out of business) I have to downsize to a less expensive boarding barn. I am giving my 30 days notice to my current barn tomorrow. :cry:

I HAVE to find a new barn ASAP, so if you know of any place that fits the description below, PLEASE let me know!

  • Must be within 45 minutes of zip code 45215. (I'm @ 15 minutes north of Cincy, OH)
  • Must be around or under $400/month for full care board. Also interested in partial or no care options.
  • Must have indoor riding space.
  • Must provide daily turnout.

Clementine 11-02-2011 06:06 PM


cincygentenie 11-02-2011 06:24 PM

I've been researching the same thing. I'm in 45206, a little closer to town. I keep running across Evergreen but haven't been there and don't know what the board is. If you have any luck, let me know!

Where are you boarding now?
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SEAmom 11-02-2011 06:39 PM

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Theres one in Hamilton. I have mine just south of middletown at Greentree Stables and full care is $400.
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Clementine 11-04-2011 04:17 PM

@CincyGentenie - I have not been to Evergreen either, but I know they charge $450/month. It's on my list to check out.

I know I said 45 minutes is my maximum drive, but I would really prefer not to have to go over 35. Otherwise it's possible that the difference in gas could almost make up all the difference in the price of boarding. I think I thought about Greentree but decided it was too far.

There are quite a few in Hamilton. Just went to see three of them yesterday. Classical Equine is a nice little barn, but they charge basically the same as where I'm at now. Royale Oaks has wire fencing, which I'm really not comfortable with, and Old Stone's stalls are right along the indoor arena, which can't be healthy for the horses' respiratory systems.

Right now I'm at basically the nicest barn in town - Walnut Creek Stables - but they charge $560/month, which I totally can't afford now. :(

cincygentenie 11-06-2011 03:37 PM

This distance may be pushing it--particularly for partial/self care, but I saw this ad and thought of your posting:

Horse Stalls Available $100

I'm sure they don't have the amenities you're coming from, of course.

Definitely a challenge staying close to town on a budget!

Clementine 11-07-2011 12:02 AM

Unfortunately, that barn doesn't have an indoor. :( I know I'll have to accept a reduction in the quality of the facilities, but an indoor is on the list of must haves.

It seems like the barn lists on Tack Trunk & McCauleys Saddlery's websites are a pretty good resource. I went through both lists, and called every single one of the local & semi-local barns on it today. Of course, being that it's Sunday, most of them didn't answer. But I figured that barns never answer, and at least this way they'll have my messages first thing tomorrow morning! LOL! I will definitely let you know what barn I wind up choosing, as well as any that wind up ranking on the maybe list. For that matter, I'll let you know which ones not to waste your time on! LOL

Clementine 11-18-2011 11:36 PM

Still looking for a barn and counting down the days. I have one viable option, but it's not at all perfect, so I'm saving it as a back up plan. If anyone knows of any secret, awesome boarding farms, please let me know ASAP!!!! :(

SEAmom 11-19-2011 07:19 AM

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Which barns have you checked out and in what cities are you looking?
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Clementine 11-20-2011 11:33 AM

I have been to Old Stone, Royale Oaks, Classical Equine, Beckett Run, Pine Brook Stables, Wishing Moon Farm, Bittersweet Stables, Cohron's Chestnut Acres, Random Hill Farm, Tyddyn Du Farm, Cross Creek, Creekside Stables, Liberty Equestrian Center...I think that may be all of them, but I may have blocked them out. Also, I've been to a few that I found on Craigslist that were just no-name barns.

I'm looking in Hamilton, Harrison, West Chester, Mason, Loveland, Milford, and anywhere in between. I can't go as far as Oxford, Batavia, or further into Indiana than West Harrison. I need to stay within 40 minutes of Reading, Ohio - close to Kenwood Mall, if you know where that is.

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