Sunday, October 28, 2012

Horses and Wine and More

We have a great new blog and website that tells all about the expansion at Synergy Stables with the addition of our Bed and Breakfast and Barn.  Visit us at Horses and Wine and More to learn about the options for bed and breakfast rooms in our cozy farm house and RV or horse trailer with living quarters parking and stalls for guests traveling with horses.

We also now offer "farm stays," that gives our guests the opportunity to "live the country lifestyle" by participating in farm chores, including horse care, and other activities to learn about farm life. Learn more about the farm stay concept, long popular in Europe and Australia by visiting Horses and Wine and More.

Tell your friends about us.  We are a great place to stay if you are traveling with horses, want to escape to the country life, or want to stay in the heart of Oregon wine country.  Remember us if you need a place to stay while attending events at the Oregon Horse Center or if you are attending a wedding or a sports event in our area. Email or call us for more information.

Monday, October 22, 2012

Horsin' Around at Synergy Stables

Synergy Stables now has a new leasing program called Horsin’ Around.  If you’d love to spend time with horses, get comfortable with a horse, learn more about horses, and enjoy a little barn time, then Horsin’ Around is for you.   Available for adults and for youth 12 and over.

We’ll match you with one of our beautiful Paso Fino horses to groom, handle, and learn more about communicating and working with horses.  Great for beginners, folks that have always loved horses but are afraid or don’t know where to start, or a nice tune up for an experienced horse person that would like to get back in the saddle.  This is not a riding program, but there are leasing & riding options for folks after spending time in the Horsin’ Around program.

You may be able to participate in Horsin’ Around if you have special needs or limited mobility.  We can talk and see if the program is right for you.

The Horsin’ Around program includes a weekly 1 ½ hour session with a horse in either our outdoor arena or in our cozy indoor arena out of the rain. We will help you achieve your goals for learning about and working with horses.  You can develop a special relationship with “your horse” and also have the opportunity to handle some of our other horses.  You have the option to learn about and help out with barn chores as well.

Cost is $100/month for weekly session.  Contact us to schedule a free 1 hour introduction to Synergy Stables and our horses.  See you at the barn.

Friday, October 5, 2012

Bed & Breakfast & Barn at Synergy Stables

We are excited to announce a great new addition to Synergy Stables....our new Bed and Breakfast and Barn,  Territorial Bed and Breakfast, in the heart of Oregon horse and wine country. We are 15 minutes from the Oregon Horse Center, home of the amazing Mountain Trail competitions in the spring and the fall. We are also minutes from numerous wonderful wineries, featuring delicious Oregon Pinot Noir and Pinot Gris.

We now offer two guest rooms in our farm house, and we also offer two RV/horse trailer parking spaces, along with stalls for folks traveling with horses. So, bring your horse and share our cozy farm house with comfortable private rooms, shared bath, living area, satellite TV, WiFi, covered deck, and patio with fire pit.  We serve a generous continental breakfast and a farm breakfast on Sunday morning.

Or, set up your RV or living quarters trailer right next to your horse in our country setting and make yourself right at home. Hook up to electricity and water.  WiFi is also available.  We are also only four miles from Guaranty RV, one of the largest RV dealers in the West, and they offer a free dump station.
We offer four safe, comfortable, covered stalls for our equine visitors.  Bedding included.  Plenty of fresh water handy to fill buckets.  

After you are rested up, enjoy the use of our large all-weather outdoor sand arena or if the weather is bad, use our smaller indoor arena.  We have 7 1/2 acres of pasture with some options for pasture time for our visitors.  
We book our rooms and RV parking through AirBnB, a great website for finding great places to stay in all kinds of properties all over the world.  Click on the link, and it will take you to one of our RV parking links.  Other links are available to book our guest rooms. Come see us.  We're looking forward to hosting you and making new friends.

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Gaited Classes at Oregon Horse Center Show

Join us at the upcoming Icebreaker Open Schooling Show at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene, OR on January 27 - 29, 2012.  The folks at the Oregon Horse Center have included classes for gaited horses at the show, and we're excited to get out and about for a little winter fun and tune up for the summer show season. We'll be taking the Paso Finos and our Morgan.

We're looking forward to the Friday night trail classes.  We'll be doing in-hand trail as well as riding.  There are also halter classes for gaited horses as well as English, Western, and novice classes.

The early bird deadline to get a reduced rate on your entries is January 20.  Classes and stalls are very affordable, and this is a fun and friendly environment to try out showing or a great chance to get some practice before the upcoming show season.  The Horse Center has not offered gaited classes for a few years, so let's show them that the gaited community will support these classes and get out and have fun.  Be sure to contact us if you have any questions.  We'll see you there!!!!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Carmen Clinic Great Success

The Synergy Stables Carmen Michelleti Clinic that was rescheduled from Memorial Day weekend  (due to concerns about the outbreak of the EHM/EHV virus in the West) and held on July 9 & 10 was a great success.  Thirteen riders and 15 horses participated in private lessons and clinic activities over the clinic weekend, plus the days before and after.  Comments of "best clinic ever," were spoken over and over by clinic participants.  The clinic appealed to Paso Fino owners with an interest in showing, plus those that want to focus on pleasure and trail riding.

Carmen brought her long-time trainer Bruce Byer with her to assist with the clinic and private lessons.  Bruce has worked under the direction of Carmen and her husband since he was a youth, and clinic participants were very pleased with his help and instruction.

Synergy Stables' filly, Little Red, was started under saddle by Bruce and got off to a great start as a riding horse with Bruce's help.  Molly Brockway from Anchorage, AK, a long-time Synergy Stables summer rider, enjoyed taking Little Red on some of her first rides under Bruce's guidance.

Carmen Michelleti is a long-time Paso Fino breeder and trainer.  She is also a senior certified Paso Fino judge.  Carmen is currently the chair of the 2011 Paso Fino Nationals to be held in Memphis, TN in September.  She is also heading up the West Coast Paso Fino Championship show to be held in Fort Collins, CO in June of 2012. Carmen is a strong supporter of building the Paso Fino breed in the Northwest and Western United States.  She focuses on working with amateur owners for both pleasure riding and showing.

Synergy Stables is looking forward to a continued partnership with Carmen and in developing our facility for additional Paso Fino activities and support for people in the Northwest.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Save the Date

Memorial Day Weekend, May 28 - 29, 2011

Synergy Stables is excited to announce our second annual Memorial Day Paso Fino Riding and Training Clinic with this year's clinician, Carmen Michelleti. Carmen is a senior Paso Fino judge, trainer, breeder, and leader in the Paso Fino breed.

Details and registration information will be available in January 2011 on our website. Carmen Michelleti is dedicated to helping build the Paso Fino breed in the West and in developing more opportunities for showing and other Paso Fino activities. Don't miss this chance to receive this outstanding training for you and your horse.


At Synergy Stables we put alot of emphasis on partnerships. First and foremost, we strive to work as partners with our horses and develop that partnership to the best of our ability.
We also work in partnership with our leasors and boarders for the best care and the most fun and learning possible with our horses. We are family partners and we develop partnerships in the community.

We recently developed a new partnership in the community with Benton-Lane Winery. At Synergy Stables, we're big fans of both horses and wine (not at the same time of drinking and riding) and are delighted that we discovered this unique opportunity for partnership.

Benton-Lane Winery places a strong emphasis on organic and sustainable farming, and they do extensive composting at their harvest time to give back to the land over time. Leaves, stems, etc. have no place in a bottle of fine wine, but paired with horse manure and other organic material, the by-product is a rich compost. That's where we come in. Our horse manure; their organic matter.

So, just when that mound of horse manure was looking insurmountable as we were headed into the fall rainy season, the Benton-Lane Winery truck and tractor showed up to save the day. Ta da! No more manure (for a brief moment) and not only that, our horse manure is recycling back to soil to grow more grass to feed more horses and to produce...MORE MANURE. Yiikes!!! Must be why they call it a cycle. Thanks Benton-Lane. We'll keep it coming and hope you keep needing it.