Blue Fountain Farm offers boarding, training, lessons, clinics, and shows!


By offering a supportive and safe environment in which riders feel encouraged in their horsemanship, we hope every horse finds improvement in their respected discipline.

SERVICES:

Boarding

Stall Board: $600/month

Includes:

  • 14 x 14' stall with 40' runout

  • Stalls and runouts cleaned and bedded daily

  • Premium grass/alfalfa mix hay fed twice a day

  • Complimentary feeding of owner's supplements

  • Daily wellness check of each horse

  • Arenas groomed daily

  • Mangers cleaned of debris as needed

  • Salt/mineral blocks provided

  • Access to farrier once a week

  • Fly control (Summer)

  • Blanketing (Winter)

  • 24 hr/day on site supervision, with night checks - owner lives on site

 

Pasture Board: $420/month

Includes:

  • Pasture space from 0.5 to 12 acres

  • Premium grass/alfalfa mix hay fed twice a day

  • Complimentary feeding of owner supplements

  • Daily wellness check of each horse

  • Arenas groomed daily

  • Mangers cleaned of debris as needed

  • Salt/Mineral blocks provided

  • Access to farrier weekly

  • 24 hr/day on site supervision, with night checks - owner lives on site

Additional Services:

 

  • Blanketing (included in stall board)

  • "Fly Patrol" (included in stall board)

  • Night Watch for sick horses

  • Medical Services

  • Grooming/bathing

  • Trailer Storage

  • Tack Locker

 

Amenities

Riding Amenities:

  • 40 ride-able acres

  • Covered 75 X 200 Standard Dressage Arena groomed daily

  • Outside 100 X 200 arena

  • 60' Round Pen

  • Onsite trail riding with gorgeous views of the neighboring vineyard and  cattle pastures

Facility Amenities

  • Main Courtyard Barn with 14 X 14 stalls and 40' sand paddocks

  • Second Shed-row barn with 12 X 12 stalls and 24' sand paddocks

  • 12 X 24 Covered Pens

  • 15 pastures from .5 - 12 acres in size

  • Covered shelters and trees in every pastures

  • All pastures dragged twice a week, weather permitting

  • Automatic waterers in each stall/pasture

  • Hot/cold water wash rack

  • Rubber matted grooming crossties

  • Picnic area on the lawn

  • Large indoor tack room

  • Refrigerator and microwave

  • Restroom

  • Trailer Parking

  • Vaccination and dental clinics scheduled regularly

  • Clinics and shows on site

Training/Lessons - Jim Groesbeck

Jim Groesbeck is first and foremost a horseman. He has been riding and training horses for 40 years. From pack strings in the Sierra mountains to training champion performance horses, Jim Groesbeck's experiences enable him to develop any horse.

Jim's approach to horsemanship was greatly influenced early on by the work of the renowned horse master, Ray Hunt. Jim has started young horses for working cow horse, reining, cutting, jumping, and dressage. Studying with an eclectic group of great horsemen and top dressage trainers, Jim always seeks more knowledge, blending that into his training. He's worked with a variety of breeds including Quarter Horses, Arabians, Warmbloods, Thoroughbreds, Mustangs, and mules.

Besides his excellent training and instruction, Jim has achieved much success in the show world as well, winning a division championship at the Snaffle Bit Futurity in 1996, and long listed for the 1998 inaugural USET reining team. Currently, he has received success and recognition in the International sport of Working Equitation. Working Equitation enabled him to improve the precision and correctness of his training, while maintaining his roots in the Stock Horse style of making the California Bridle Horse.

 

Jim believes that good horsemanship starts with feel,and an understanding of the principles of behavior and foundation training, which is adaptable to nearly every form of riding. His teaching philosophy is simple. In the words of Benjamin Franklin:

"Tell me and I forget, teach me and I remember, involve me, and I learn."

Clinics

Stay tuned for upcoming clinics!

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