Hi all! I’ve done a search for Hunter/Jumper barns in the Bay Area near Stanford but just wanted to get some more opinions.
I’ll be moving to the area sometime in the late summer. I’m currently showing on the A Circuit right now (just the small stuff think 2’6" Adult Hunters) on a horse that I half lease for an insanely good price. Ideally, I would love to be at a show barn with a half lease including lessons for ~1500. Is this a reasonable budget or should I expect to pay more? Barn doesn’t need to be fancy or go to A shows every week, I only plan to show every couple of months. I’m also open to a discipline change back to a more jumper-focused barn as I have competed up to the .90s before.
I was also wondering if it would be possible to bike/take the CalTrain to the barns in the area or if I would need to use my car. It would be great if I could bike to the barn after work but not 100% sure how feasible that would be.
Some places I’ve looked into that seem to be in my price range (ish) are Schwarzer Sporthorses (Webb Ranch), Vintage Lane (PVTC), and potentially Northern Run (Stanford Barn). If anyone has any insight into those, it would be much appreciated! Thank you all for your help!