Hippophile Farm has been a godsend for me and my horses. I grew up riding but had to give it up when I left for college. Fifteen years later, I decided I wanted to get back into riding so I adopted a horse from a rescue organization and began to board at Hippophile Farm during the summer and fall months. Right away it was obvious to me that Kris Carey is a knowledgeable and experienced horsewoman who takes much pride in keeping a clean and organized riding facility.
The best part about boarding at Hippophile Farm is the level of personalized care and training provided there. Each horse is seen as an individual with particular needs regarding both care and training. Kris is experienced in teaching multiple disciplines of riding and will create a training program to meet your individual goals.
At Hippophile Farm, horses and riders are not simply clientele, they are treated as family. This was very evident when my beloved horse Skye – a very spirited OTTB – fell while playing and suffered a broken leg. I made the tough decision to spare him any more pain and chose to have him put down. It was the hardest choice I have ever had to make, but Kris and her husband Tibbs were there with me the whole time, taking his last pictures and helping me say goodbye to my good friend.
My new horse Finn is now in full-time training at Hippophile Farm with Kris. He has a few kinks to work out and Kris has done wonders with him while also helping me to become a better, more confident rider so Finn and I can start to compete in shows.
Shannon MurphyI live in the Twin Cities most of the year so Finn and I are apart for much of the time except on weekends and in the summer. It is a relief to know he is in such good hands when I am gone so I never have to worry about how he is doing or whether he is receiving quality care.”
Shannon Murphy – Hippophile Farm client for three years