This facility was purchased in the Fall of 2016 by Kelly Beaubien and her family in the hopes of renovating the existing barn, and creating the greatest equestrian experience in Mid-Michigan. While the facility continues to be under renovations, our constant improvements do not prevent us from carrying on our day-to-day lesson and training schedule. Clients that have their horses at the facility still have full use of our indoor and outdoor arena, cross-tie and wash rack areas. Each week brings on new improvements and puts us closer to reaching our goals. Stop by or schedule an appointment to see what's going on at DoubleStar Equestrian!
Taking on a project of this magnitude means that a list of priorities is key, and is followed to the T! Since the very first day we stepped foot on this farm, our family has worked tirelessly to ensure progress is made on a weekly basis. After filling a 20 yard dumpster and two truck/trailers with leftover garbage, we began by stripping out the stalling area in the back barn to rebuild the six stalls from the ground up. Adding drainage and rubber mats as a base for the stalls ensured no stall flooding during the very wet spring we had in 2017. One by one, the pasture areas were brush-hogged and old, broken fencing was taken down. Getting the weeds and over-growth under control led way to putting in new, safer fencing for the pastures. Now, by the end of summer 2017, our horses are rotated between four large grass pastures, and each enjoy a well-lit 10x12 matted stall. Our outdoor wash-rack is in good working order, while both indoor and outdoor arenas have been resurfaced and leveled.
Summer of 2017 we are breaking ground in the main isle way and preparing to rebuild the original 11 stalls on the west side of the barn. With the opening up of new stalls in the main isle will also bring along an addition of a customer tack room with individual tack lockers, front barn feed room, and renovations to the indoor wash rack. The customer lounge is currently doing a great job storing our tack and equipment, but will soon be dry walled and flooring redone to offer our guests a relaxing and comfortable place to sit overlooking the indoor arena. Additional pasture areas have been mowed and lined with fence posts to add another large grass pasture. Smaller paddocks near the barn and stall run-out areas will be re-fenced with sturdy wood fencing.
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