Raspberry Ridge Boarding
Located in the heart of hunt country, at Raspberry Ridge Farms we offer live-on-site management by professional, experienced horse people. We typically have approximately 35 horses on our 300 acre property. Their care is tailored to the individual needs of the horse or pony, and includes 24/7 outdoor living with hay, pasture and run in shelters, assisting with blanketing needs, handling for regularly scheduled farrier and vet visits, a herd health management program (optional), and specialized feeding and care for older or more fragile horses. The price for boarding begins at a standard rate, but will be adjusted based on individual needs.
Our happy, outdoor horses have a natural, healthy lifestyle with lots of pasture and miles of trails, and spend the majority of their time outdoors. We have a soft spot for our older horses and try to keep their lives natural with as much turnout as possible, but use blankets and stabling in bad weather.
Our boarders tend to be those who love cross-country jumping/hacking and the opportunity to school, enjoy clinics or take lessons in our new, all-weather sand ring. They are a relaxed, supportive group who enjoy riding together and helping each other, creating a warm and supportive riding community. Our proximity to the esteemed Ottawa Valley Hunt makes us the perfect options for those who are members, or who wish to try the sport.
Please contact us should be interested in joining the Raspberry Ridge Farms, Almonte family!
Boarding & Training Options
Indoor board in our newly renovated barn, with System Fence stall systems, and rubber mats, use of all outdoor facilities (trails, jumps, round pen, riding ring). Daily turnout. Individual feeding plans. Grain extra.
$475.00 + HST
Horses have free choice pasture and/or hay, salt and heated troughs in winter. Includes the use of all outdoor facilities (trails, jumps, round pen, riding ring). Daily turnout. Individual feeding plans.
$320.00 + HST
Horses have free choice pasture and/or hay. Use of all trails, lighted ring and outdoor facilities. The extra charge is for the labour to feed your horse grain daily (A mere $1.00/day). The actual cost of the grain is extra.
$350.00 + HST
Outdoor boarding for small donkey/mini pony.
$90.00 + HST
Boarders/leasers may join one of of our weekly 1 hour group lessons, up to five/month. This is a prepaid amount.
$140.00 + HST
Boarders/leasers may book 45 minute private lessons. This is a prepaid amount.
$180.00 + HST
Tack-up/training assistance per half hour for boarded horses.
$20.00 + HST
Horse training, one-on-one attention (per session).
$40.00 + HST
Use of cross-country courses/riding trails for schooling by horses not living at RRF. Must sign waiver.
$25.00 + HST
Friend of a boarder joining them on their own horse for a trail ride. Must sign waiver.
$15.00 + HST
What We Offer
For boarders and their beloved horses, we offer:
Nearly 300 acres of owned gorgeous trails, fields, pastures for trail riding.
200 x 115′ all-weather sand riding ring over crushed rock and gravel base for drainage.
Summer – Lush pasture or drier paddocks for metabolic horses.
Winter – Free-choice hay, heated troughs and salt.
Paddocks with cedar shelter belts and/or beautiful three-sided wood shelters.
Beautiful Century log barns. Our main barn is restored, with System Fence stalls: high quality tongue and groove ash, and galvanized steel grills and all 9 stalls and our main hallway have wall to wall installed rubber mats.
An additional attached 55′ heritage log barn was restored and renovated August 22-November 2017 with 4 large box stalls, a large boarder’s tack room with individual lockers and electric fireplace, school horse tack room and feed room. A charming blend of old and new.
Professional equine care with experience with many special needs conditions.
60′ steel round pen with sand footing.
Heated water troughs in the winter months, for increased hydration.
Individual custom lockers in Boarders’ tack room/lounge with cosy electric fireplace.
Separate loft lounge with harvest table, seating, fridge, microwave and water cooler.
Specialized care i.e. bandaging, shampooing, medicating (on advice of a vet), broodmare monitoring, etcetera is available at additional cost of $50.00/hour.