I began riding with Andrea in 2005 and continued my equestrian career under her instruction until I left for college in 2014. Andrea is one of the most dedicated individuals I have ever met and I aspire to find as much passion in my career as she has found in hers. She taught me the fundamentals of riding that I still use today riding for the Berry College equestrian team. Without Andrea's dedication and motivation to my riding career I would never be the rider I am today and for that I thank her tremendously.
She moved to Brooksville and calls her new farm Four Seasons
Posted: 7/28/2016 • Link to this review
Both the name and location have changed. It's now called "Four Seasons Equine" and moved to Brooksville, FL Don't be fooled because it's the same old people and same old story.
Posted: 6/22/2016 • Link to this review
This is the scariest place I have ever seen. Poisonous spiders EVERYWHERE!!!! There is nothing wrong with a place being old but have some pride in your facility. It is a huge fire hazard. So many cobwebs. I saw horses horses standing in so much feces. She said it was a boarders horse not hers. Isnt it her responsibility to do something about it? Even her own horses stalls didnt look like they have been done in atleast 2 days. My neighbors kids went for her so called summer camp.. What a joke... Actually used a piece of plastic for a so called slip and side and sprayed the plastic with a hose.. Really? Find a safer place. especially if you love your kids and horses. This place needs to be shut down
Posted: 10/28/2014 • Link to this review
First I want to point out that all spiders are poisonous. Second I want to point out that all slip and slides- even store bought ones- are plastic and use hoses. The camp children loved That activity....now...Arbordale Riding Academy takes great pride in the care we take of our horses. Our facility is safe for horses and for our customers and our stellar safety record is proof. I am sorry that the facility does not meet your high standards of appearance but you were apparently here for our affordable prices and were expecting the Taj Mahal. Unfortunately this time of the year is the worst for showing my facility as we go right from summer camp into a heavy rotation of shows which include our Grand National and World Championship show so finding the time to catch up on mowing and sweeping the rafters for cobwebs can be a challenge. Our customer horses receive top quality hay and top quality grain. Most of the horses are on straight alfalfa hay and Patriot 12/10 pellets. Customer horses stalls are picked daily. The stalls you refer to that were dirty were self care horses where the owner does their own care. If my own stalls were dirty it is because the paying customer gets highest priority....and a couple of my horses are stall pigs and can trash a stall quite quickly. My Veterinarian, Dr. Garcia has run kidney functions tests that are normal and he says it is Polydipsia/polyuria....basically those two horses are excessive drinker-passers. I am sorry that you are offended that I had not completed my chores when you stopped by to visit. As stated our priorities are the horses and customers safety and wellbeing first. We have horses that have had 6-figure price tags in current residence and horses that compete successfully at National/World level so we let that record speak for itself as the the quality of care provided. L
The biggest mistake of my life was to board my horses at Arbordale Riding Academy. The first RED flag was that she had no paper work to be filled out nor did she care if you had any. This mess of a farm is a one woman show and the barn, fencing, electrical wiring, feed, hay, arena, bathroom, fields, drive way, stalls, tack room and overall appearance are standing testimony to this statement, the farm is held together with wire, rope and duct tape. Please do not board your horse with her. Unless you have an extra 5 thousand dollars to spend on vet, farrier bills or a place to bury your horse because of the lack of knowledge and care they received while under her watch. She has excuses for everything that happens to your horse and it will always be your fault. She claims to feed alfalfa hay ask her to be more specific, what she really means is alfalfa cubes that gave my horse the runs only to be told by her that is was the sand he was ingesting. I found out about the cubes the day we left. The new place feeds only the highest quality hay and grain - no more runs? Do not take her words on anything make her show you first and if some crazy reason you board with her. Get everything in writing, ask to see the insurance she carries to protect you and your horse in case of fire, HINT she doesn't carry any insurance! Demand that your horse has a dry place to graze - ..ha, ha that won't happen because there isn't any where dry except for behind her trailer
Posted: 3/04/2014 • Last edited: 3/05/2014 • Link to this review
I am self boarding three hoses at Arbordale and I am there at least twice a day. I get to the barn at 8:30 and the horses are fed,happy and waiting to go to be ridden. Andrea haa a great group of girls that come out each day to help with hose care and stall cleaning. When I can't get out to take care of my own horses she is always helpful and accomodating. I higly recommend this barn.
Posted: 12/14/2009 • Link to this review
I have been with this barn for 3 years, and love it. I started out as a timid adult rider, and the trainer has transformed me into a confident, blue ribbon winner. Her instruction is great, she does great with kids, her horses are healthy and beautiful in shows. She goes above and beyond to make all her riders feel like family. I highly recommend this barn for all ages and experience.
Posted: 12/11/2009 • Link to this review
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