Looking for value for money?
If so, you owe it to yourself to check out Seven Summits Equestrian Centre.
The owners, Lise and Steve, have been very savvy in creating a good facility without having to pass on unreasonable costs to their borders. For the last 20 years, I have kept horses in the Barrie area, in large, expensive facilities, as well as smaller, more reasonable ones and I feel Seven Summits is a real find.
So here’s what you get.
Reasonably priced indoor or outdoor board.
The stalls are light and airy. There are mats in every stall and the pellets keep the barn smelling fresh.
The herd on outdoor board is larger than my horse had been used used to, but they all get along and there have been no paddock injuries since we arrived. In the summer, the horses have access to lots of grass.
The hay is both good and plentiful. Steve and his dad have been cutting hay for horses for years so they know what they are doing, which helps keep the costs down.
Hydrants near the paddocks insure lots of water for both the horses and the outdoor wash stall.
The atmosphere in the barn is very positive and the staff is both cheerful and helpful.
The indoor arena has good lighting and Lise makes sure it is harrowed regularly.
an outdoor sand ring set up as a dressage ring.
a jumper ring with lots of jumps.
an enclosed schooling ring.
hacking around their hay fields with some paths in wooded areas.
I find Lise to be calm and supportive when she teaches. She is very knowledgeable and open-minded.
She invites other professionals in to teach clinics in dressage and jumping.
Lise takes students to both hunter shows and local events .The more horses on the trailer, the lower the rate, making trailering very reasonable.
If you want a drama free, friendly place for you and your horse, come for a tour.