The Stables at Towne Lake is a full service H/J/E lesson and show barn. We no longer are connected to the former business. The head trainer Jennifer L. Buck has 36 years of experience riding, showing and running a facility. We offer lessons, camps, leasing, boarding, half leases, sales, training and showing. Our show schedule consists of the GHJA show schedule and barn shows. We offer lessons with 3 different trainers depending on your level, schedule or goals. Please call Jennifer Buck @ 302-750-3309
Posted: 2/05/2015 • Link to this review
This barn is top notch hands down. Im a long time horse rider form way back and brought my daughter for lessons. Ive been to alot of barns in my time and the instructors are knowledgeable about riding and what impressed me the most was the attention to safety. The barn is very clean and organized. when we get a horse we will board it here no doubt. It doesnt hurt to have a clubhouse with a flatscreen where I can put my feet up and still see the ring. A place you can really enjoy coming too whether you're riding or not
Posted: 8/20/2013 • Link to this review
I went to look at this stable for our horse. While I found the trainer friendly, I was concerned that our horse would never be warm because the barn was positioned so that the cold winter air was rushing thru the barn. I was also concerned about the lack of turn out areas.
Posted: 3/06/2012 • Last edited: 6/21/2013 • Link to this review
My family have been members with Towne Lake Equestrian Club since it started many years ago, even before the barn was built! So we go way back! My son has grown up riding at TLEC and I would not have him at another other barn. I have watched my son grow in his horsemanship to become of very accomplished western rider. The owners and trainers have created a family atmosphere that teaches the kids respect and responsibility not only for the horses but for each other. Safety for the riders has always been a priority for the trainers. They teach the kids every aspect of horsemanship, including what it takes to take care of the horse from grooming to tacking up. I have even taken part in riding again, from time to time, after 25 years of being away from the sport and it has been a wonderful experience for me to share my love of horsemanship with my son. TLEC is the only barn for us and it has been a true blessing to us to know everyone there.
Posted: 11/09/2011 • Last edited: 11/18/2011 • Link to this review
Towne Lake is by far one of the best facilities with which I've ever been involved. Having grown up showing and training horses, I have seen so many facilities that are 1) unsafe for people and/or horses 2) VERY high-pressure to buy a horse to continue to work with trainers 3) extremely competitive about who has the most expensive horse, trainer, equipment, etc. Towne Lake is none of these. TLEC has an environment where safety of the riders and horses is ALWAYS first - no compromises or exceptions. The level of experience of the trainers and staff is exceptional and crosses all disciplines - from hunter/jumper and dressage, to western pleasure and barrel racing. The camaraderie and support among the riders is wonderful - all the kids support each other all the time. When one rider wins, they all win! And, TLEC's riders win - A LOT. From beginner level 1 riders to the highest level open hunter classes, TLEC riders have one titles across the board. It's a rare gift to have a facility such as TLEC - we're truly blessed to have them!
Posted: 11/07/2011 • Last edited: 11/18/2011 • Link to this review
We've been at TLEC for a couple of years and had a good experience. My daughter loves it here and it has a feeling of a close knitted family. Everyone is always friendly and helpful. We have a wonderful fun time and my daughter is learning allot of horsemanship and skill. Jennifer is a wonderful trainer and friend.
Posted: 11/06/2011 • Last edited: 11/18/2011 • Link to this review
Towne Lake Equestrian Club is my home away from home. I have made friends for life here, and everyone at the barn is supportive, caring, and FUN! There is always something exciting to do at the barn, whether it's a show or a camp! The possibilities of fun are never ending. Although were having fun, we are all also taking the proper safety precautions. So, were having safe fun! The lesson program is well organized and very professional. Me and my friends are all very good riders who have advanced an incredible amount since we have started riding at TLEC, so I highly recommend this fabulous riding facility.
Posted: 11/05/2011 • Last edited: 9/13/2012 • Link to this review
I cannot say enough about my experience as a student and boarder at Towne Lake. After taking a 15 year hiatus from riding/showing, I decided to try to regain a part of my youth. I found TLEC and scheduled a lesson. Unfortunately just before my first lesson, my mother, who never missed a lesson or a show in 14 years of riding in my youth, unexpectedly passed away. When I contacted the barn to cancel my lesson at the last minute, I was overwhelmed with the concern and compassion from the owner and trainer. When I did schedule the first lesson again, my frame of mind was quite different. Instead of recapturing my youth, I was attempting to heal my fractured soul. It was clear very quickly that I had come to the right place. The trainer was patient and encouraging, and my improvement was tangible from lesson to lesson. Within a month, my teenage son began riding as well. The owners, barn manager and trainers have created an amazing family centric atmosphere. Having an activity that my son and I both love has been an unexpected blessing. I have been thrilled with the friendships that both my son and I have made. We bought our horse in May, and I showed in my first hunter show in 20 years last month. The excitement of showing paled by comparison to the sweet eruption of cheers by my adopted barn kids when my horse and I placed in several classes. I cannot imagine riding anywhere else, and I thank God for the blessing of TLEC.
Posted: 11/05/2011 • Last edited: 9/13/2012 • Link to this review
I had an equally unimpressive and disappointing experience with this stable as the other GOOGLE reviewers (be sure to read those). I arrived 25 minutes before the lesson time and my first impression was that the barn property was in shambles--filthy stalls with minimial shavings, the grass uncut, fencing in disarray. The trainer Ashley Greene was late to meet me in the barn and had a disinterested, unfriendly attitude. I had paid for a 30 minute private lesson for my daughter and after 15 minutes of actual riding time, it was over. When I asked about the shortened lesson time, I was informed that tacking up was included in the 30 minute lesson (this was never mentioned when I booked the lesson). Having ridden for 20 years, this is not standard practice. I voiced my disagreement and was told that I should have gotten there even earlier so that the tacking up time didn't cut into the lesson time. I said that that policy needed to be made clear to the clients and the trainer's response was to shrug her shoulders and say "I'm not sure what you want me to do about it. It's not good for a beginner to ride longer than 15 minutes anyway." Again, I disagreed--certainly, 30 minutes at a walk/trot is reasonable for a beginner. However, I thanked her for her time and got "mmm-hmmm" as a response.
Posted: 10/24/2011 • Last edited: 11/18/2011 • Link to this review
I have been riding at TLEC of many years and from all the changes it has gone through it is better than ever! I have learned all of the basics to mastering jumpers and hunters classes at shows. There is a horse for each personality and riding style. All the horses are well trained and great with kids. The staff are the nicest people in the world. They do their best to educate every student the wonders of horses and riding. Thanks for everything TLEC!
Posted: 3/26/2011 • Last edited: 9/13/2012 • Link to this review
I recently took a horse riding lesson at Towne Lake Equestrian Club. It was better than I expected. I learned about the way a horse thinks, some basic grooming, and a lot about safety. The instructors were very knowledgeable and nice. The other students were a lot of fun also. The class I took was mainly middle-aged ladies. We called ourselves "The Cougar Club" although none of us are really cougars. :-) It was convenient and the price was very reasonable. I will recommend it and take more classes myself.
Posted: 8/14/2010 • Last edited: 9/13/2012 • Link to this review