No One Takes Care of Your Horse Like You Do... Except Us.
That is our motto and we take it to heart, we truly do take care of each horse as if they are ours. The horses receive individual care because they all have different needs. Clients are first drawn to us because the facility is beautiful and clean, but they stay with us because the care their horses receive is unparalleled
We understand the "Big Picture" but we also understand how important all the small details are; Horses are fed twice a day (only by the owners and barn manager), medications and supplements are always given consistently, water buckets are washed daily and filled as often as needed. Blankets are changed, bell boots put on, fly spray applied, and horses are inspected at let in. A final "bed check" and watering is done long after everyone is gone for the night. Experience the difference at Rivendell Farm!
The "New Barn" was built in 2006 by "master craftsman" Dave Speilman, owner of Custom Barns. The new facility blends beautifully into the landscape and has the look and feel of the great "Old Barns" found throughout New England.
Boarding Services & Amenities
There are three different-sized riding rings available at Rivendell Farm, each with it's own purpose.
The indoor ring is 60 X 124 with large operable windows and an eighteen foot ceiling height to maximize light and ventilation. The footing is sand and fabric.
The outdoor ring is 100 X 110 with access directly from the indoor and has a stone dust base and washed sand and ground up Nike sneakers to provide a surface with give and one that can be ridable for most of the year with a firm, dry and even riding surface.
The lower ring/jump course is 90 X 180, complete with stadium jumps. This course is changed by the barn manager. A generous sized ring with plenty of space for riding even if you’re not using the jumps.
Riding Trails & Outdoor Turn-out
Just steps away from Rivendell Farm you can take a scenic walk through the pastures and trails that lead you to Cockaponset State Forest, Connecticut's second largest forest with 15,600 acres of trials, woodlands, streams and ponds.
The horses are turned out every day with very few exceptions. They are turned out in small groups and rotated on grass pastures and dirt pastures depending on the horse’s needs. Private turnout is available for an additional charge.
10 X 10 and 10 X 12 stalls are available, most with operable windows; bars divide the stalls and line the front assuring light and proper air circulation.
Each stall is layered with gravel for drainage and rubber mats for comfort. We use saw pellet bedding and the stalls are cleaned daily.
Indoor Wash Stall
Our indoor wash stall is features large, double-door access to the outside, hot and cold water and an overhead heater.
Each horse has a different feeding requirement depending on preference, age and work load. We offer a variety of feeds, complete feeds, senior feeds, low carb, hay stretcher, hay cubes, are some of what we have on hand. Please feel free to discuss your horses’ individual requirements. An appropriate portion of grain and timothy hay will be fed to your horse twice a day. If your horse has special needs we are happy to accommodate you, but there might be an additional fee.
We have a feeding cubby for each horse to store any supplements or medications your horse requires. We pride ourselves on being meticulous when it comes to feeding and making sure each horses gets what they need and all heir supplements every day, no excuses.
We do offer worming rotations and encourage you to get on the barn schedule to provide a safe environment for all the horses, there is an additional charge of $15 on the worming months.
We have a several options available for you to have your horse trained at Rivendell Farm. Perhaps there is something you would like our trainer to work on for you, or just need your horse ridden by a professional one day, or a few days a week. We can also include lessons in with boarding for a substantial savings. Please call and speak to Jenn Thompson regarding the best training board options for you and your horse.