Stoneridge is centrally located to Anderson, Clemson, Greenville and Seneca.
We are now accepting horses for boarding and students to our lesson program. Chimene Evans offers lessons in classical dressage training and jumping. Chimene is also available for coaching at shows. Striving to make horses and riders happy and creating harmony with your equine partner whether it be to show or enjoy a hack on our 150 acres of rolling hills.
As a boarder at Stoneridge you will have access to:
3 Riding Arenas:
State of the art 140 X 250, Indoor Covered arena with lights, watering system, mirrors, viewing area with all-weather footing
Standard size Dressage arena with lettering and grass footing
Full-sized outdoor, lighted show Jumping arena (newly renovated!!) with all-weather footing, dust control system and full course of jump
+ 60' round pen
- 28, 12X12 square foot permanent stalls with stable mats
- Each stall has both an inside and outside access door providing phenomenal breezes and views and added safety
- Fly Spray System
- 15 foot center aisle allowing an abundance of room
- 2 Indoor wash stalls with hot & cold water
- Grooming station
- Heated/Cooled Tack room
- Office with full kitchen
- Two covered viewing area of the riding arena for family and friends
- 3,500 square foot upstairs relaxation area with large flat screen TV and elevated, covered porch great for watching riders and sunsets
- 3 restrooms with shower
- Washer & Dryer
- ADT Fire and Security System
- 2 Great Cats that keep the mice away
- 4, 12x15 square foot stalls
- 1, 20x45 square foot covered run in
- Layovers welcome @ $25.00 per horse per night. Please contact Chimene @ 864-940-2838 to make arrangements
- 18 paddocks offering both private and group turnout
- Shade structures for horses
- Large, paved trailer parking area
- Paved barn parking
- There is an ADT Security System with Smoke alarm equipped in the barn. The owners live on the premises.
- Layovers are welcome. We have a very nice, spacious Guest Barn. Please contact Chimene @ 864-940-2838 to make arrangements
Our “Worry Free Care” approach to care and training assures quality control and eliminates excessive billing for all the ‘extras’. The extras are standard with Full Service Board.
FULL SERVICE BOARD INCLUDES THE FOLLOWING:
- Customized feed 2 times daily according to needs with supplements (owner provides supplements)
- Stalls cleaned and horses turned out 7 days per week
- Blanketing according to weather (client supplies proper wardrobe; turn-out sheets/rugs, stable sheet/blanket, anti-sweat sheet/cooler)
- Turn-out boots on and off (owner supplies)
- Fly control
- Tending to any initial cuts and scrapes
- Vet called in emergency situation (owner signs waiver)
- Initial treatment in emergency situation (owner signs waiver)
- High-quality Coastal and Timothy hay (Timothy is additional)
- Rotation worming every 6 to 8 weeks
- Regular vet scheduled and horses held for house vet for routine maintenance (shots, coggins, teeth)
- Regular farrier scheduled and horses held if using house farrier
Don’t own a horse? No sweat! We can help.
- Half Lease - We will help you Half Lease a horse where we'll help find another compatible rider to share the board and expenses on your horse.
We also offer a full array of grooming services. Call for pricing
We provide several quality feeds to choose from. Each horses feed program is tailored to each horse’s individual needs. We provide quality Coastal Bermuda as part of standard board. Timothy hay is available at an extra cost. In the winter, hay is provided in pastures. We encourage the owners to help monitor their horses feed requirements because we have found each owner has their preference to their horses’ ideal weight
The farm farriers are Bill Mathis and Casey Sokol. Both are very experienced members of The American Farriers Association and are up to date on various shoeing techniques. If you prefer a different farrier you are welcome to make your own arrangements.
Bill Mathis: 864-885-3802 / Casey Sokol 864-245-0071
The farm vet is Dr. Keith Stafford with Stafford Equine Veterinary Services (SEVS). SEVS is primarily a ambulatory equine only practice with key interests in sports medicine, lameness and routine preventive medicine.
The horses are wormed every 6-8 weeks if not on Strongid C2X. Horses are all given Flu/Rhino every 3-4 months, EE/WEE/Tet in the spring and fall, and West Nile and Strangles 1x a year. Most horses at the farm get their coggins and their rabies done the first of the year.
Dr. Stafford: 864-303-1847
Dr. Lowder is an Associate Professor of Large Animal Internal Medicine at UGA and comes to the farm 2x year.
Dr. Lowder: 706-714-1678
Horseback Riding Programs and Lessons
We specialize in horseback riding lessons and year-round after-school riding programs for young children through advanced riders of all ages. Our equestrian programs are run by experienced instructors on our own horses and ponies or your own horse.
We offer one hour Private and Group riding lessors for adults and children ages 6 and up. Beginner students learn the complete care of their horses for preparing to ride and have a lesson. They learn to retrieve the horse out of the paddock, groom, tack up, and untack , clean up (hosing off ) their horse, feed and return to the paddock. Parents are welcome to watch their child’s riding lesson in our heated and air-conditioned viewing lounge (equipped with cozy couches and flat screen TV).
Each lesson is customized to the individual's riding level of each rider. In order for us to guarantee you the utmost quality lesson, an evaluation ride is recommended for all of our clients.
What's an Evaluation Ride? It is an initial first lesson where our instructors educate the student - step by step - on the grooming and tacking up process. Then the student is evaluated riding the horse.
Coaching is also available. We highly encourage all of our students to get involved in competitions. We host many competitions at Stoneridge yearly and also travel to local events where we’ll help the students get prepared before the event and provide Coaching at the event.
Trainers / Instructors
Chimene Evans - Resident Trainer and Coach (teaching since 1998), 20+ years of experience competing in Eventing, Hunter, Jumpers and Dressage. Attended ICP (Instructor Certification Program).
Ridden thru the Intermediate Level in Eventing and has successfully competed at numerous 1 and 2 Star Competitions on various horses: Virginia CCI *, Radnor CCI **, Redhills CIC **, Jersey Fresh CIC **, Florida CCI **, Florida CCI *, Poplar CCI *
Has trained consistently with professional, world class trainers such as: Ryan Wood, Robin Walker, Jim Graham (extensively for 7 years), Ralph Hill, Mark Phillips, Karen O’ Conner, Peter Atkins, Beth Perkins, Jimmy Wofford, Michael Page, Christopher Bartle (trained in England), Amy Barrington, Leslie Law and Heath Ryan.
Year of experience developing green horses and ex-race horses to become competition and pleasure horses.
Lessons available: please call for prices and times. Coaching also available at events.
Clinicians Scheduled throughout the year . We also welcome any suggestions for clinics.
Stoneridge has a great Cross Country Course that has over 70 jumps of all levels with 100's of combinations.
- Large Water Complex
- Irish Bank
- Several Ditches of various sizes
- Roll Tops, Coops, Tables, Logs, Skinnies, and more
- See Photo Gallery for images
Cross Country Schooling Rates (for non-boarders)
- $40.00 per horse with water
- $35.00 per horse with no water
- Indoor/Outdoor Arena use only $20.00 per horse / $30.00 per horse with lights
- Stall for day use only $10.00 per horse
- We welcome layovers @ $25.00 per horse per night
715 Melton Rd., Pendleton, SC 29657
- 15 Minutes from Downtown Anderson and Clemson
- 25 Minutes from Downtown Greenville
From 85 South (from Greenville): Take Exit 27, take RIGHT at top of ramp on Hwy 81
Take first LEFT onto Martin Rd. Follow this road 2.7 miles until it dead ends at Six and Twenty Rd.
Take a LEFT onto Six and Twenty Rd.
Go 1.2 miles and take a RIGHT onto Melton Rd. (this is the 2nd cross road and 3 road on the right)
Go 1.1 miles and our entrance is on the LEFT (first paved drive once you cross bridges)
From Clemson: Take 123 N. to Rd 18 / Central Exit take RIGHT at top of ramp. Follow this road 1.1 miles until it dead ends into Hwy 88 (at BP Gas Station).
Take LEFT onto Hwy 88 and follow this 5.3 miles and then take your first RIGHT onto Melton Rd.
Go about 2.2 mile and the farm is on the RIGHT. You will see 4 board white and black fencing. Our Entrance is just past a pretty, white, brick ranch style home that has chain linked fencing along the road.
From 178 (Anderson) or 85 North from Atlanta: From Atlanta take Exit 21, Take RIGHT off ramp, towards Liberty from Anderson
Go 2.2 miles and turn RIGHT onto Five Forks Rd.
Go 4.9 miles and take LEFT onto Melton Rd.
Go thru stop sign (cross over Six and Twenty Rd.) and the entrance is 1.2 mile down LEFT. You’ll see black 4 board fencing and a little Stoneridge sign.
STONERIDGE EQUESTRIAN CENTER
715 MELTON RD. PENDLETON, SC. 29657
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We grow and square bale the finest Bermuda Coastal hay. We also stock the highest quality Timothy square bales
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Q) How do I schedule a lesson?
Q) How do I pay for my lesson?
A) Full payment is due the day of your riding lesson.
Q) Do I need to have a helmet before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No, we have helmets you can borrow. But would recommend getting a helmet if you plan on riding regularly. Bike riding helmets are not allowed.
Q) Do I need to have riding boots before I come to my riding lesson?
A) No, but If you have a boot with a ½ inch-1 inch heel, that covers your ankle, and has a pointed toe they can ride with that boot.
Q) Is there anything else I need to wear for my riding lesson?
A) Please come in jeans, leggings, or riding pants. Shorts are not allowed. Please come dressed to accommodate the weather.
Q) What happens if my instructor needs to cancel a lesson?
A) If an instructor needs to cancel a lesson, a make-up lesson will be re-scheduled at the convenience of the rider.
Q) What's an Evaluation Ride?
A) It is an initial first lesson. In this lesson, our instructors educate the student - step by step - on the grooming and tacking up process. Then the student is evaluated riding the horse.
Q) Hunters, Jumpers - What's the Difference?
A) The biggest (simplest) difference between hunters and jumpers is the way they are judged. Hunters is flatwork and jumping, based on how good you and your horse look/move. Jumpers is jumping that's based on time and speed.
Q) What is Eventing?
A) Eventing is an equestrian sport in which competitors must take part in each of several contests, usually cross-country, dressage, and show jumping. More details provided on the USEA (US Eventing Association) website.
Q) What is Cross-Country Jumping?
A) Cross-Country is an endurance test, and is one of the three phases of the sport of eventing; it may also be a competition in its own right, known as hunter trials or simply "cross-country" - these tend to be lower level, local competitions.
Q) What is Dressage?
A) The art of riding and training a horse in a manner that develops obedience, flexibility, and balance.