July 11, 2011 at 11:55 AM

Barns and Stables around Santa Fe

By Susie Morgan

Hoof Prints in Santa Fe

Susie Morgan is a lifetime lover of horses, the outdoors and lives for adventures. She lives in Las Campanas, and is reconnecting with horses after working 27 years in New York City.

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Beth Longanecker’s Training Stable– South of town on the Turquoise Trail near the San Marcos Café, Beth focuses on AQHA youth and adult beginner riders for show and off-site trail riding. Well-known for her superior personal horse care, Beth has been a professional AQHA and Paint horse trainer for 20 years. The barn has 24 boxstalls, two bull pens, 60 x 100 turnout paddocks for daily turnouts, and a 125 x 200 outdoor arena. For more information, call Beth at 505-930-1989 or email nmwstrnplsr@aol.com

Santa Fe Equestrian Center– Located on Polo Drive just off 599 at Airport Road. This is one of the most comprehensive structural equine facilities around Santa Fe with five arenas including a covered arena, rodeo arena with cattle chutes, dressage arena and polo fields. The facility also has access to BLM land for trail rides. Contact manager Terry Berg for boarding or event rates at (505) 946-7676 or the Club House (505) 471-2285 or email sfeqcenter@gmail.com

Las Campanas Equestrian Center– The equestrian center in Las Campanas encompasses a 32,000 square foot indoor riding arena and two large outdoor arenas. Instructors for hunter/jumper, dressage and western disciplines are available at the Center as are fully customized trail rides—on and off-site— guided by experienced wranglers. Available to Las Campanas Club Members, there is also an option to board as a non-club member. There are two fenced trails, access to 200 acres of cattle grazing land, and BLM land from one fenced trail.  
www.theclubatlascampanas.com/club-amenities/equestrian-center
Call Carla at 505-995-8700 or email cnagler@clublc.com for more information.

InvictaFarms at La Mesita Ranch – Located about half an hour north of town, Invicta Farms is a unique horse and residencial development. Caroline Invicta Stevenson’s lifetime equestrian experience covers all aspects of breeding, training, teaching and showing, but her heart is in hunter/jumper. She has designed and managed several major equestrian centers in the Southwest, including the impressive Las Campanas Equestrian Center Facilities. Invicta Farms supports special events like the Concourso Car Show and all equestrian activities including trail rides around the ranch. www.invictafarmsatlamesitaranch.com  
Contact Caroline at 505-500-6353 or cinvicta@yahoo.com

Bishop’sLodge Stables - Open daily from 8am to 5pm featuring western riding for hotel guests and locals alike. Special event rides include BBQ rides, sunset rides, and rides oriented to children 8 years or older. All trail rides are in the Sangre de Cristo Mountains and supervised by experienced wranglers. Bishops Lodge also boards private horses that have access to all the BLM trails in the Sangres.
For reservations or boarding information call 505) 819-4013, Toll free: (800) 419 0492 www.bishopslodge.com/resort_activities/horseback_riding.cfm

Broken Saddle Riding Company – located at the entrance to Cerrillos Hills State Park offers guided rental horses throughout the Park and on private lands available only to Broken Saddle. The stable features only gaited horses for their smooth comfortable gaits. www.brokensaddle.com Call for reservations (505) 424-7774 or email for more information info@brokensaddle.com

 Idlewilde Farm  - Offers lessons and training for the horse enthusiast. Well trained, safe school horses available. We strive to develop confidant riders in a safe and friendly atmosphere. Whether your goal is to show or simply enjoy riding and learning, we can build a program to suit your needs. Horse training also available. Specializing in Hunters Jumpers and Equitation. Call 505-930-0573

Grandabon Farm in Lamy - A boarding and training facility located on 50 acres in a private valley just minutes from downtown Santa Fe. This is a small family-owned and operated business since 2005 with trails in Galisteo Basin.  Training specializes in Hunter/Jumper. The center-aisle barn features matted 12x12 box stalls with attached paddocks, automatic waterers, a heated wash stall, heated and air conditioned lounge, and private tack lockers for boarders. Attached to the main barn is a 60x140 indoor arena with new GGT jumper footing. We also offer a 200x90 outdoor sand jumping arena.
 http://www.grandabon.com/  or email: info@grandabon.com or call: (505) 466-2797

Ashwin Stable - Operated by Joan Bolton specializing in dressage training.  Offers covered arena  70’ x 140’ and boarding. For more information http://ashwinstable.com/ or phone 505-983-8114

Goose Downs Farm– The premiere 3 Day Eventing Center in the Southwest. We are located on 350 acres in Galisteo. The facilities are designed for maximum safety and efficiency featuring two full size dressage arenas with sand footing. Each arena has arc lights for riding at night. The jump arena is a spacious one-acre arena with exceptional footing. The physical plant has a covered arena, an enclosed outdoor area for teaching beginning students and riding young horses, and a one-mile galloping track over varied terrain for conditioning. The most exciting feature is the cross-country. Schooling fences include water, ditches, banks and drops. There are 6 courses, Pre-Competition to Intermediate, originally the courses were designed by Captain Mark Phillips and built by Pete Costello. They are now being designed by Tom Angle with building help from Gunther Hardt and James Atkinson. Call 505-466-8771 or email www.goosedowns.com   xcountry@goosedowns.com

Arrowhead Ranch Boarding and Lessons– Western, English and jumper just minutes from downtown Santa Fe. Private or small group lessons on grooming, care, arena/trail course riding and games on horseback.Arrowhead Ranch is 2.5 miles west of St. Francis Drive, on W. Alameda Rd. Call for more information: 505-424-7592, or e-mail sandybenson@earthlink.net

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