Animal and Food Science

Stabling Facilities

The list of stables below are neither affiliated with nor recommended by the University of Wisconsin-River Falls, but are included by request of each stabling facility. Click the red plus sign for more information on each stable. If you have updates, want to be included on this list or need to report any errors, email

Stable Name          Phone Number          Owners          Cost per Month         Location

77 Ranch at Chinnock

Lacy & Matt Dunsmore
562 Chinnock Lane,
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Full Board in a heated Box stall (12' x 11') - $475/month (w/automatic waterers)
  • Full Board in an unheated Box stall (12' x 11') - $375/month
  • Pasture boarding $275/month (15 acre pasture)
  • Private and semi-private turnout available
  • All disciplines welcome
  • Heated stables, wash stall, tack room and lounge
  • Insulated indoor arena (70' x 170') with excellent footing
  • Large outdoor arena (100' x 200') with sand footing
  • Grain 2x/day, hay 5x/day (quality square bales only)
  • Personalized care (owner/barn manager on site)
  • Located 4 miles northwest from campus

Atsatt Boarding Farm

Julie Atsatt
Cost per Month: $200 - $500 (1 horse = $200, 2 horses = $350, 3 horses = $500)
Location: 20 minutes/15 miles from UWRF campus

Atsatt Farm is a quiet, private boarding facility designed with the safety and well-being of your horse in mind, welcoming multi-horse owners.

  • 30' x 25' individual run-in pens with maintained pastures
  • New horsecote & hotcote fencing
  • 30' x 80' covered riding/working area
  • 50' working pen
  • Quality hay grown on site
  • Clean automatic waterers
  • Riding paths on property
  • Limited space available

Bellwether Farm

Michael Sparling
245 Plainview Dr,
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Pasture board (includes full-time pasture turn out or on dry lot with grass hay available 24/7 in slow feed nets and full use of facility) - $300
  • Quality grass hay available 24/7 in slow feed nets
  • Heated indoor arena 65x120
  • Heated lounge
  • Outdoor arena 80x160
  • 60’ Roundpen
  • Frequent horsemanship clinics and classes

Bigaouette Ranch

715-778-4796 or 651-238-1903
Lisa & Barry Bigaouette
N7053 County Road BB
Spring Valley, WI 54767

  • Optional stall board with 12 x 12 new Classic Equine matted stalls - $425/month
  • Pasture board with large shed - $300/month
  • Foaling stall with 24/7 audio/visual camera & private pasture - $500/month
  • Pastures with rotational grazing - mowed, dragged, and maintained regularly
  • Clean, automatic waterers
  • Excellent quality hay fed 24/7 in winter, grown here on our farm
  • Owner/Manager on site with 30+ years experience
  • Individual care - optional 3x per day feedings
  • Specializing in senior horse care and retirement
  • 20 minutes from campus
  • Very small number of boarders
  • References available upon request
  • Run by UWRF alumni

BNS Ranch

W5350 490th Ave.
Ellsworth, WI

  • Rotational pastures- mowed, dragged, and maintained regularly
  • Clean automatic waterer
  • Personally grown quality hay fed 24/7
  • Manager in site with lesson and training options available
  • Individual care (fly sheets/masks, blanketing, feeding, etc)
  • 70x100 outdoor arena, 100x200 indoor being built this fall
  • Cattle and mounted shooting practices available on site!
  • Opportunity to work off board
  • Very small number of boarders
  • References available upon request
  • Pasture board with loafing shed $200/month
  • Stall board this fall $350/month

C&R Ranch

Randall Pfab (Owner)
1912 18th Ave. Baldwin WI 54002

  • 20 acre family-friendly farm located 15 minutes from River Falls, 10 minutes from Baldwin or Hammond.
  • 60'x40' indoor arena with excellent footing.
  • 90'x120' outdoor sand arena and a large sand round pen.
  • Access to 40 acre property for riding.
  • Multiple spacious pastures.
  • Community stalls available for use.
  • Shelters in barnyard.
  • Hay included, owner supplies feed.
  • We offer a friendly, drama-free atmosphere and quality care for your horse.
  • Lessons available.

Cave Creek Stables

715-778-4470 or 715-308-2942 (cell)
Eric and Holly Vanasse
W3262 730th Avenue,
Spring Valley, WI 54767

  • Two large pastures includes run-in shelters, individual grain, grassy mix hay (raised according to organic standards), small herd $180.00 /month pasture board
  • Four 12'x 12' box stalls available, rates dependent on services needed
  • 72 x 100 indoor arena, 100 x 200 outdoor arena, 60' round pen, playground with obstacles including jumps and a bridge, , and access to many trails
  • Natural horsemanship oriented facility - Owners at Level 3 in Parelli System
  • Minerals in ration balanced according to hay analysis
  • Horsemanship lessons and barefoot trimming available
  • Owners live and work on site, so horses are closely supervised.

Clay Corners Ranch

Deirdre Tschanz
N7474 690th St
Martell Twp, WI 54003

  • New arena and stalls
  • Pasture board - $200/month (includes fly spray, blanketing, pasture rotation, small herds, mowing and fly control)
  • Stall board - $300/month (includes new stalls with rubber mats, 10 x12, shavings and grain)
  • Indoor arena 60 x 120
  • Use of roping box, roping sled, barrels, poles
  • Trails available on the property
  • Only accepting a very small number of boarders, individualized care, plenty of storage area
  • Trailering to UWRF horse farm available upon request (fees may or may not apply)
  • Trailer storage availability
  • Owner/manager on site
  • Experienced in eventing, 4H, pleasure, games, barrel racing, breakaway, calf roping

Dancing Horse Hill

Robin Crickman & John Hasler
N6512 110th Street, Elmwood, WI 54740

  • Pasture board $140/month includes individually fed grain and group fed hay
  • Lighted indoor arena 60x120; jumps, barrels, poles available for use.
  • Cross country course with bank, ditch, small water jump.
  • Resident owners/managers with over 20 years experience at this site.
  • Experienced with breeding, foaling mares, weanlings, layups and retirees  as well as active riding horses.
  • Located 30 minutes from River Falls on the bluffs above the Eau Galle River Just 15 minutes from the Eau Galle Reservoir trail

Don LeFever Training Center

715-386-9640, or 612-965-4122 (cell)
Don and Teresa LeFever
932 LaBarge Road
Hudson, WI 54016

  • Specializing in Western Pleasure,Training, and Horse Sales/Leasing
  • Riding lessons for all ages
  • Fully heated facility 46 stalls 150 x 80 Indoor arena
  • Trails available 3 miles north off highway 12

Double K Equestrian Center

The Giske Family
1469 County Road J
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Board - 10 x 12 box stalls with mats $350/mo
  • Includes daily turnout, grain, hay, daily stall cleaning
  • Pasture (equipped with automatic water) boarding $225/mo
  • Indoor arena 66 x 120 well lighted, dust free
  • Outdoor arena 100' x 200'
  • Grooming area, clean dry tack room
  • Trailer parking
  • Trails
  • Home of the "Walk On Therapeutic Riding Programs." Come and be part of the fun

 El Paso Ranch

Ray Dohm
W3963 County Rd G
Ellsworth, WI 54011

  • Stall Board - $280/month (college student discount price) includes daily turnout, grain, hay served twice daily, stalls cleaned daily
  • Pasture Board - $180/month (college student discount price) includes shelter, grain, hay served twice daily, mineral/salt blocks
  • Automatic waters in pastures
  • 90' X 200' outdoor arena
  • 60' X 60' indoor arena
  • Trailer parking
  • Hours of fabulous private riding trails through Rush River area
  • 1500 sq ft rental apartment 2 bedroom and 220 sq ft efficiency apartment available
  • Possible work to board and apartment/boarding packages
  • 20 miles from campus

Erickson Acres, llc

Sarah Erickson
N8010 County Rd BB
Spring Valley, WI 54767

  • Limited box stalls available
  • Many acres of pasture, electric fence, fed small square bales of alfalfa hay
  • Small # of boarders in each pasture
  • Negative Coggins for current year required.
  • Twenty minutes East of River Falls, rural setting.
  • We are located on the South corner of Hwy 29 and County Rd BB.
  • Outdoor sand arena 70x140' dressage arena and jump field (adding XC jumps soon)
  • Rubber matted grooming area
  • Trailer parking
  • Quiet rural roads to ride along
  • Exercising and training available.
  • Welcome all styles of riding
  • Lesson horses
  • Over 25 years experience
  • UWRF Alumni

Fox Ridge Stable

Courtney Snieg
7278 County Rd. O
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Located about 5 miles southeast of campus (5 minute drive)
  • Pasture board
  • Stall board
  • Heated barn
  • Heated wash stall
  • 144x72 indoor riding arena
  • Sand dressage arena and grass arena with jumps
  • Small family-owned facility

Oak Grove Stable

Sam Butler N4853 1100th Street Prescott, WI 54021 715-410-6455

·         Facility with 60’ x 100’ indoor arena

·         Outdoor arena – 100’ x 200’

·         Insulated barn with 10’ x 12’ stalls

·         Round pen, wash area, tack room and bathroom

·         Rates, $325 to $525 depending on level of care

Only 15 minutes from River Falls

Happy Valley Stables  

Bill and Dr. Pete Morrow
N7640 910th St. (Happy Valley Road)
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Pasture: Summer - $150/month, Winter - $180/month, includes shelter, fresh water, hay in winter
  • Box stalls: 10 x 12 - $250/month, 12 x 12 box - $260/month, includes matting, hay, fresh water, daily turnout/stall cleaning
  • 40 x 80 indoor riding/training arena
  • 100 x 200 outdoor arena area
  • 160 acres of riding area, new trails being developed
  • Heated lounge/changing room
  • Approximately 2 miles from campus

Hidden Hills Stable

Stephanie Plote
N3752 County Road K
Hager City, WI 54014
Stephanie Plote Performance Horses - Home

A quaint little horse boarding/breeding/foaling facility located on 40 acres of beautiful rolling hills and pastures with a focus on providing a clean, safe, friendly environment for you while offering quality personalized care and attention to your horse.

Amenities include:

  • 10' x 12' matted stalls
  • 20' x 12' foaling stalls
  • 60' x 120' indoor riding arena
  • 50' round pen
  • Paddocks with shelters
  • Less than an hour from the Twin Cities Metro Area and about 20 minutes from UWRF
  • $225 - $305 for pasture board
  • $425 - $505 for stall board

Hidden Rush Boarding & Training

Sarah Huggett (715-307-2593) or Phil Huggett (715-273-5111)
W3679 730th Avenue, Spring Valley, WI 54767

  • 9 x 12 stalls, includes hay, grain, daily cleaning and turnout
  • 150 x 225 outdoor arena
  • 60 x 152 indoor arena
  • Western and English welcome, team roping available
  • Limited number of boarders taken. Call for availability
  • 20 minutes east of campus
  • Large pasture, wooded trails
  • Pasture $155/month
  • Box stall $200/month
  • Riding lessons available
  • Excellent riding trails close to Rush River
  • Indoor & outdoor arena rental to non-boarders

KJ Equestrian

Kelsey Jurek
Idylwood Equestrian Center
11490 Julianne Ave N
Stillwater, MN 55082
Phone: 715-220-7811

Pasture board rate: $400
Stall board rate: $525 if taking lessons, $700 for board without lessons

Stall board in our beautiful heated facility includes:

  • 12x14' matted stalls with window
  • Fully heated during winter months
  • Daily turnout into paddocks with heated, automatic waterers during the winter
  • Evening turnout onto 70 acres of well-maintained, lush pasture during the summer/fall
  • Professionally developed nutrition program including grain (Strategy or your own) and Alfalfa hay fed twice daily
  • Blanketing during winter months
  • Fully heated 70x200' indoor riding arena connected directly to the barn, features a quality sand footing and large mirrors
  • Large 80x200' outdoor arena
  • Equipment available for use (i.e. jump standards, cavalletti poles, barrels, etc)
  • Miles of trails available to ride during the summer months, complete with multiple water crossings, wooded areas, and open fields

Stall board in our lovely additional barn includes:

  • 8x12' matted solid-front stalls and 10x12' matted gate-front stalls
  • Fresh water daily
  • Daily turnout into paddocks during the winter
  • Evening turnout onto 70 acres of well-maintained, lush pasture during the summer/fall
  • Professionally developed nutrition program including grain (Strategy or your own) and Alfalfa hay fed twice daily
  • Blanketing during winter months
  • Wash stall (available when weather allows)
  • Grooming/saddling tie stall
  • Large 80x200' outdoor arena
  • Access to fully heated 70x200' indoor riding arena featuring a quality sand footing and large mirrors
  • Equipment available for use (i.e. jump standards, cavalletti poles, barrels, etc)
  • Miles of trails available to ride during the summer months, complete with multiple water crossings, wooded areas, and open fields

Pasture board on our lush, spacious 70 acre pasture includes:

  • Small herd size on a large, well maintained pasture
  • Access to natural and lean-to shelters
  • Access to automatic waterer
  • High quality round bales fed during the winter
  • Space in the unheated barn tack room
  • Access to grooming/saddling tie stall in the unheated barn
  • Paddocked once daily for grain if desired ($325/month or you're welcome to do yourself)
  • Access to all riding facilities, including heated indoor arena, heated viewing lounge, large outdoor arena, miles of trails, etc

L & K Stables LLC

Lorna Benck
N6548 County Rd J
Beldenville, WI 54003

  • indoor and outdoor arena
  • large pasture and stall boarding
  • constant hay
  • tack lockers
  • lounge
  • wash racks (in the works)
  • private paddocks
  • trails and many new improvements
  • great atmosphere and wonderful people

Lefever Training Center

Teresa 612-965-4121
Jordan Lefever 651-894-4632.
1177 US Highway 12
Roberts, WI 54023

  • Facility is heated/climate controlled with 31 stalls, wash rack, tack room, and heated arena.

Liberty Ridge Farm

Don Elverd
102 Liberty Road
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Box stalls 9 x 15:
    $100/mo, stall barn, do your own chores
    $110/mo, do your own chores, supply your own hay
    $160/mo, do your own chores, hay supplied
    $225/mo, we do chores, supply grain, hay and bedding
  • $90/month - Pasture with walkout
  • Outdoor riding arena
  • Miles of scenic trails
  • Bedding available $4/bale
  • Hay available (limited) $3.75/bale
  • Willing to do morning chores for negotiable charge
  • 2 miles from the University

Lucky Horse Stable

Tom & Juliet Dawald
River Falls, WI 54022

Lucky Horse Stable is a small, quiet, clean, safe, friendly, family-run facility located just 3 1/2 miles from campus.

  • All pastures have shelters, paddock area, and auto water
  • Pasture board is $225/month and stall board is $325/month
  • Small herds of 5 or less
  • Fed round bales 24/7 in the winter
  • Fed grain 2x daily
  • 60x120 indoor arena
  • Outdoo arena
  • Social area
  • 85 acres/trails
  • Excellent care of your horse

Moundsview Farms

715-410-2080 (cell) or 612-554-9983
W10966 US Hwy 10
Prescott, WI 54021

  • Uncrowded pasture with shelter - $125/mo - hay, shelter 21
  • Box Stalls 10 x 12 with mats - $225/mo - grain, hay & bedding; daily cleaning & turnout
  • Indoor (72 x 165) arena and outdoor riding arena160 acres of private land and trails
  • Trailer and tack storage available
  • Training and riding lessons
  • Open 24/7, quiet peaceful atmosphere, owners reside on-site
  • 10 miles from University

Mahogany Hill Boarding

Jordan Simons
715-377-0958 (Barn)
715-386-6155 (H)
249 Plainview Drive
River Falls, WI 54022
(off County F, 5 miles south of Hudson)

  • Boarding $400/month, pasture $250/month
  • Large heated box stalls with daily turnout to pasture
  • Pasture board: Hay or grass and grain daily, shelters
  • Large (60 feet x 180 feet) indoor arena - heated
  • Large outdoor arena and round pen
  • 83 acres of trails near St. Croix River Bluff
  • Horse and rider instruction available
  • Twice yearly fun show and BBQ, offsite trail rides

Mullagh Farm

1221 130th Ave.
New Richmond, WI

  • $245-$450
  • Indoor and outdoor boarding
  • Large 185x72 insulated indoor arena
  • 2 large 126x225 outdoor sand arenas
  • 1.5 mile outdoor exercise trail
  • Heated tack rooms
  • Heated common areas
  • Private and semi-private turnout

Pine Meadow Farm

Brenda Buckles
715-523-0594 (cell)
1181 Trout Brook Road
Hudson, WI 54016

  • Stall $360
  • Pasture $234
  • Listed rates do not include the 5.5% WI sales & use tax which is required by the state of Wisconsin
  • Indoor Arena (100 x 56)
  • Outdoor Arenas (120 x 150 & 100 x 150)
  • All "game" equipment available for use
  • 60' Round Pen
  • Trailer Parking (as room permits)
  • Private Tack Lockers
  • Lounge
  • Owner on-site with over 30 years experience

Right Touch Horse Training LLC

Stephanie Wood
1171 30th Ave.
River Falls, WI

  • $425.00 - $450.00/month for board
  • Fully heated barn and indoor arena
  • 10x12 and 12x14 stalls with automatic water
  • Board includes grain, hay, shavings, daily turnout, blanketing, supplements etc.
  • Tack room, wash stall, and viewing lounge
  • 3 miles of trails with river and creek crossing
  • 120 x 80 indoor arena
  • Round pen pastures and paddocks with private and group turnout
  • Training, boarding, lessons, and clinics available

River Brink Stables

715-425-8832 (barn)

  • Pasture - $135/mo - with shelter, grain, and hay
  • Box Stall (8' x 12') - $245/mo; includes turnout paddock, grain, and hay
  • Box Stall (10' x 12 with mat) - $255/mo; with mat and window - $260/mo; includes turnout paddock, grain, and hay
  • Paddock - $170/mo; includes shelter, grain, and hay Indoor arena and scenic trails
  • 2 miles west of River Falls

Sabby Stables

N5040 610th St.
Ellsworth, WI 54011
Rachael Walker 715-307-3762
Roger Sabby 715-222-0750

  • Cost per month: $200
  • 15 minutes from campus in Ellsworth WI
  • Pasture board (group of 10 or less)
  • Beautiful 6 stall barn
  • Free choice hay
  • 12% fed daily in stalls; 24-hour turnout
  • 100 x 180 outdoor
  • Wooded trails

Shooting Star Stables

N7026 1170th St.
Prescott, WI 54021
Anita Faulhaber
Text 715-497-5880 or email for a tour.

  • 10 minutes south of UWRF campus.
  • Small, friendly, drama-free facility, herd kept to a minimum.
  • Owner/manager lives on site so you can be assured you horses are checked multiple times per day.
  • Feed our own quality grass hay.
  • Large outdoor arena with barrels and jumps.
  • 3 stall barn, large tack room.
  • Pasture board is $225 per month and includes hay thrown 2x per day, with checks throughout the day.
  • Trailer parking available.
  • Qualified instructor available for lessons.
  • Possibility of working off some of the board.

Skyhorse Equestrian Center

Beldenville, WI 54003
715-307-1282 (cell)

  • 40 scenic acres with trails and pasture
  • 6 stall (12x12) heated barn with cozy lounge $475 (plus tax)
  • pasture board (limited space) $275 (plus tax)
  • wash stall, tack room
  • safe Electro Braid Fencing and 3 rail wood fence
  • Indoor arena (65x145) with great footing
  • outdoor arena (100x200)
  • welcome all disciplines but specialize in English Jumper and dressage trainers in weekly

StoneMill Stables

N5108 1180th St.
Prescott, WI 54021
Jeff - 612-501-1594
Erika - 651-335-3657
15-20 min. from campus

  • Stall board with mats $350/month
  • Pasture board with shelters $275/month
  • Grain and hay (alfalfa mix) fed 2x daily
  • Stable is monitored 24/7
  • Management team has many years of experience
  • Small facility offering individualized care
  • Lessons and training offered
  • Sale horses available

Strohfus Stock Farm

John Strohfus
14680 90th St. S.
Denmark, MN 55033
Phone: 612-384-5023
Fax: 877-471-2057
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  • Boarding Horses for over 40 Years
  • 55 Stalls with Daily Herd Turn-Out
  • 10 Pasture Board (Hay Only)
  • Indoor Arena and Two Outdoor Arenas
  • High Quality Ag Lime/Sand Footing
  • 95 Acres with access to Apple Orchard Riding as well as Afton State Park Trail System (3 mile ride)
  • Quality Test Hay
  • Exclusively Feeding Purina Feed Products
  • 19 Miles from Campus
  • Trailer parking
  • Pasture board $250
  • Stall with daily turnout $350-$500

True North Ranch

Erin Olsen
Hastings, MN

Facilities include:

  • Indoor heated lounge
  • Full Bathroom in lounge
  • Full kitchen in lounge
  • Arena viewing area in lounge
  • Washer and dryer in lounge
  • Indoor wash bay with hot and cold water
  • 125' x 250' outdoor arena
  • 70' x 140' indoor arena
  • Manager on site
  • Tack storage
  • Maintained riding trail around the property
  • Regularly scheduled farrier visits (When you use the Ranch farrier we will hold your horse for you.)

Pasture board ($295/month) includes the following:

  • Large, lush pastures with secure fencing
  • Horses are seen/checked daily
  • Large paddock with shelter and individual grain feeders
  • Grain included in board (Purina Impact 12%)
  • Free choice hay when needed
  • Large tack barn with ample storage
  • Worming included in board
  • Use of all facilities

Stall board ($400/month) includes the following:

  • Stall cleaning seven days a week
  • Grain (Purina Impact 12%) included in board and fed daily, along with owner supplied supplements
  • Hay served daily
  • Blanketed during winter months (blankets supplied by owner)
  • Horses are seen/checked daily
  • Large semi-private paddock
  • Large tack barn with ample storage
  • Worming included in board
  • Use of all facilities

Available at additional cost:

  • Stall rest stall
  • Trailer storage

Vezina Veterinary Clinic and Horse Boarding

Don Vezina
1350 S. Wasson Lane,
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Box stalls - $150/mo back barn, do your own chores, supply your own hay, grain and bedding
  • Box stalls - $180/mo front barn, do your own chores, supply your own bedding, grain and hay supplied
  • Box stalls - $15/mo additional lamp in stall 16 hours
  • Pasture only - $180/mo free choice of round bales Indoor and outdoor arena 1 paddock available
  • Easy access to UWRF facilities and trails
  • Reservations recommended

Westridge Farms

Val Sylla
526 Rolling Meadows Drive
River Falls, WI 54022

  • Fully heated facility, 46 stalls, Riding arena
  • 160 x 80 riding arena with automatic sprinkler system
  • Two observation rooms and outdoor arena available
  • Pasture boarding - $300/mo.
  • Stall boarding - $575/mo.
  • Matted stalls 10 x 14 - includes all feedings, cleaning and turnout daily
  • Two wash racks, three grooming areas, tack rooms
  • Restroom facility and lounge
  • Trails available
  • Training and lessons also available
  • Only 3 miles west of River Falls

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