- How much is the monthly pasture rent?
- What services do you provide?
- How would you describe boarding at Bluebell Hill Farm?
- Where are you located?
- Is stall rental available? What are the options in terms of boarding?
- Where can I ride?
- Is there anything else that I should know? How many horses are on the property?
How much is the monthly pasture rent?
The monthly pasture rent is $275, for most horses, with an annual hay surcharge of approximately $200.
What services do you provide?
- BBHF is a self-care facility.
- We provide a daily check – hands-on, for those horses who allow it.
- We feed large round bales (in nets) placed in a round bale feeders from approximately mid-October to mid-April.
- We feed a small amount of owner-supplied grain daily.
- Access to our regularly scheduled farrier.
- Access to our annual vet visit.
How would you describe boarding at Bluebell Hill Farm?
BBHF offers a low-key, small barn setting with full-time on-site owners. There are as many non-riders as there are riders. It is a lovely and loving place for a horse to live out his days.
Where are you located?
Located in the Mark Twain National Forest, we are just 14 miles east of the MU campus, and 9 miles east of the Grindstone Hy-Vee.
Is stall rental available? What are the options in terms of boarding?
We do not have permanent stalls. We are a pasture plus shelters facility. We can create a temporary stall, should it be needed for illness or injury. We have 3 lean-to/run-in shelters and a large pole barn with multiple points of access.
Where can I ride?
- We have a 60′ x 70′ sand round pen that serves as a small arena.
- We also allow riding in our 40′ x 50′ pole barn.
- Boarders have access to approximately 17 acres of pasture, where they can ride.
- Just a short walk down the road is a large US Forest Service Mark Twain National Forest tract that allows horseback riding, as well as other uses.
Is there anything else that I should know? How many horses are on the property?
- Our zoning allows us to host 6 boarders.
- We have 3 equines (at the moment, of course) of our own.
- Due to our size, we limit our boarding services to geldings.
- We have one John mule and would welcome another.
Nearby Riding Trails
Located at the north end of the Cedar Creek Trail district of the Mark Twain National Forest, riding opportunities abound on the 36 miles of horse-friendly trails to the south. A trail info sheet of the area is provided by the Missouri Department of Conservation, as well as a colorized map of the trail provided by Bluebell Hill Farm.
- Cedar Creek Trail System
- MDC Trail Information Sheet (.PDF)
- Colorized Cedar Creek Trail System Map (.PDF)
“Where a horse can be a horse.”