Topsider Facilities

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Main Barn

Constructed in 1991, our main barn is a pole-style barn with wooden stalls and a convertible metal exterior. Our high-traffic areas are on a concrete slab, but all of our stalls and aisleway have a leg-friendly sandy clay base.​ For convenience, our restroom, lounge, tack room, wash stalls, feed room, and stalls are all located under one roof in the main barn. While most of our stalls are 12' x 12', there are a limited number of 12' x 14' stalls available.

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Grooming Areas

Both of our 12' x 12' grooming/wash stalls feature rubber brick flooring, rubber half-walls, and elevated hoses with hot and cold water​. Fans are installed for efficient cool-down. Crossties, saddle racks, & bridle hooks are provided for convenient tacking.

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Tack Room

Each client has a designated space in our secure tack room with saddle rack(s), bridle hooks, & floor space for any additional equipment. Our tack room is humidity-controlled and is locked when not in use.

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Covered Arena

Our covered arena is one of the largest in town at 20m x 60m (66' X 198'). It is a regulation dressage arena equipped with letters and lights for extended riding time.​ The footing is an improved mixture of sand, chipped rubber, and TruTex Fiber that is hydrated and groomed regularly. Double PVC rails provide structure for free-lunging or liberty sessions, and are safe for both horse and rider in the event of unanticipated collisions or dismounts.

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Outdoor Arena

Much like our covered arena, our outdoor arena is a 20m x 60m (66' X 198') regulation dressage arena with letters and training rails to allow easy flow between the arena and the adjacent riding pasture.​ The grass footing is regularly maintained, and has a shallow grade to allow timely drainage as well as additional conditioning opportunities.

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Turnout Paddocks & Pastures

Safe turnout is an essential part of our care plan. Each horse is provided with a private paddock (stall board) or pasture (pasture board); in either case, our turnouts are close together to ensure a herd feeling is maintained. Our fencing is high-tensile, smooth wire electric fence, and every turnout is equipped with a water tank that is topped-off daily and cleaned weekly.

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Round Pen

Located close to our main barn and covered arena, our 30m round pen features improved TruTex Fiber Footing and wooden rails. It is perfect for groundwork or warm-up.

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Riding Pasture & Trail

At the front of our property, we have a 5 acre riding pasture with plenty of space to hand graze, exercise, or set up a small jump course. There is also a small trail through the creek and woods on the eastern part of the property.

 

Jump standards and poles are available for small course set-up in the outdoor arena or riding pasture.

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Trailer Parking

Free trailer parking is included with board for each client. Our trailer parking area is a well-drained decomposed granite surface that fits most normal trailer sizes, from bumper pulls to goosenecks.

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The Cottage at Topsider

For clinicians, clients, and other short-term guests, our cozy, guest cottage is available for reservation.

 

The Cottage is climate-controlled and features a kitchenette with a mini-fridge, a spacious living area, a private bathroom and shower, and a soft queen bed. The large windows allow natural light into the space and frame a picturesque view of our turnout paddocks.

For reservations and current rates, please contact McKenzie at mckenzie@topsiderfarm.net.

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