My friend Emily Clark is the new owner of Chatham Stables LLC. I met her when I lived and worked at Camp Redcloud in Lake City, Colorado. Her easy going, bubbly and hard working personality made her a friend to everyone at the barn. Her compassion and riding skills made her a tremendous asset to our team both in working with the horses and the kids. Whether on a trail ride or giving lessons during a horse camp she was professional, on time and a joy to be around. When she announced the purchase of the stables on Facebook, I was over joyed for her. The horses and people who drive, walk, trot, canter or jump on their grounds will be richly blessed boarding there. I knew as soon as I saw her pictures pop up in my Facebook feed I had to write a blog post for my dear friend. I had to tell the world about the awesomeness going on in her part of the world.
The grounds use to be called Chatham Farms, but under the Clark family’s management, it is now called Chatham Stables LLC. I am like a kid in a candy shop, or horse barn, telling you about all of the features this place, located in Goshen, OH provides.
The Clark’s offer a warm, welcoming and a family friendly atmosphere at Chatham Stables. With five kiddos of their own, they understand the importance of not only a welcoming environment but also the value and importance of safety.
The stables are on 27 acres. About 25 are devoted to pasture and turnout. They also have several acres of grass pastures opened seasonally, there are many dry/sand turn out options and 35 matted stalls in the main barn as well as an additional ten stalls in an annex barn with four different boarding options (annex barn, mid barn, main barn, main barn large stall).
They also have three secure tack areas, large climate controlled viewing area with fully equipped kitchen, two bathrooms, and laundry.
There are two indoor wash areas with hot/cold water, maintained daily (watered and drug). They have also added new footing in both arenas in last couple years.
The stable office is beautiful and ready to welcome two legged and four legged visitors.
As if this professional set up wasn’t enough they even have a stocked pond with fishing allowed by borders and the guests of the borders. The fishing pond means dads and families can fish and have fun with the rest of the household while riding lessons are going on. Amazing!
If you are driving through the area and are looking for short term options, they have that too. Unfortunately, they do not have accommodations at the farm for human travelers, unless you would want to stay in your trailers (hey, I know some folks have beautiful living RV type spaces attached to your trailers). Otherwise, there are hotels within 10-15 minutes of the stables.
Whether you are looking for long term boarding, an overnight stay while traveling and/or riding instructing give Emily Clark a call at (937) 308-9246.