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Pleasant Meadow Farm

Added: 03/20/2009 9:32pm. Last updated: 05/06/2009 8:48pm
General Information
Stable manager/owner: unknown
Stable website: http://pleasantmeadowfarm.com
Type of stable: public

Address and Contact
Street: 165 Hillcrest Rd
City: Flemington
State: NJ
ZIP Code: 08822
Phone number: 973-464-5758

Property Profile
Approximate size of property: 8 acres + 9 more rented
Approximate number of horses on property: less than 25
Approximate age of stalls: less than 10 years old
Types/sizes of stalls: Box stall, In and out, Pasture
Number of arenas: 1-5
Type of footing in the arenas: sand
Number of turnouts: 6-10
Type of turnout: both grass and dirt
Access to trails or bridle path: easy to access
Approx. number of vets in service area: unknown
Approx. number of farriers in service area: unknown

Trainers
Number of trainers on premises: 1
Trainers for which disciplines: Dressage, Eventing

Amenities
Disciplines supported: Dressage, Eventing
Type of feed: Orchard hay
Supplemental feeding services: yes
Frequency of stall cleaning: once a day
Horse shows held: no
Indoor or covered arena available: yes
Eventing course available: no
Eventing course level: N/A
Race track available: no
Hot walker or Euroxciser available: none
Grooming/care services available: yes
Number of crossties: 6-10
Number of hitching posts: unknown
Number of washracks: 1-5
Heated water in washracks: yes
Breeding facilities available: no
Trailer parking available: unknown
Grazing available: yes

Costs
General boarding costs: $600-$800/month
Cost of trailer parking: unknown

Other
Other features: none

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Reviews for Pleasant Meadow Farm

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Disclaimer: The following reviews are solely the opinions and claimed experiences of the reviewers. Horse Stable Review does not endorse any of the following reviews and cannot attest to the veracity of the statements made by the reviewers.
 
Reviewed by PCmom on 08/15/2009 1:35pm
110 out of 280 people found this review helpful
What I like:
The barn is a beautiful place - light and airy, nice stalls, some with little paddocks attached. People are friendly and very inclusive. Prices for lessons are fair. An enjoyable place to spend several hours.
What needs improvement:
As a mother of a lesson-taker, I am distressed to see both the owner and the trainer drinking while on the job. Frankly, I am hesitant to sign my kid up for more lessons because of this. Additionally, from what I see, there is a lot of gossiping done - fine, but do it away from me, please! I also can see that waters and stalls don't look fresh; the longer a horse has been there, the less attentive the staff is.

The owner has tried to sell the barn in the past - it's debatable that this barn will continue to be around much longer.
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Reviewed by Lovethemponies on 04/30/2009 10:47am
76 out of 194 people found this review helpful
What I like:
I love the turn out, ventilation in the barn, light and openness of the indoor. The staff is extremely accomodating and always has your horses health and well being in mind.
Lessons with the in-house instructor are always makes fun as well as educational. Both kids and adults alike walk away with things to work on before their next lessons. Both my children (6 & 7 yrs old) LOVE lessoning on the great poines they have at the barn. I too, when time permits, really enjoy my lessons as well. So, as both a boarding and lesson barn - I think it's a wonderful place to ride and your horses/ponies will thank you for bringing them there!
What needs improvement:
Arena's could be dragged perhaps 4 times a week instead of 2/3.
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Reviewed by The Inspector on 04/30/2009 12:10am
99 out of 265 people found this review helpful
What I like:
This facility is right for someone who wants great care for their horse, and a very friendly and casual atmosphere. The turn out is great, and the owner and on-site trainer treat my horse as one of their own. From the beginning they made me feel welcomed and treated me as part of their family. The trainer is excellent with the kids, promoting confidence in both their riding and how they handle horses. I've been very impressed with the progress the students have made and think this is the perfect environment for kids to learn how to ride.
What needs improvement:
Improvements? Can't really think of any off hand - if you want your horse to just be happy and well cared for, and you like a laid-back, quite atmosphere, then this is the place to be. There are few barns like this one with all the amenities in the heart of NJ horse country.
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Reviewed by Sharon on 03/24/2009 5:05pm
92 out of 294 people found this review helpful
What I like:
I liked the newness of the facility. It's small but well kept, with a new indoor attached to the barn. There is nice turnout as well and it is in a very pretty area around lots of other barns and trainers. The boarders also seemed very friendly.
What needs improvement:
I was not very impressed with the lesson program at this barn. The trainer I met, I found a little rude and arrogant, and I did not like her treatment of some of the kids, too condescending. Some of the other mothers were also a little perturbed by witnessing alcohol in her hands while in the barn around the kids.
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