Sandy's Stables Inc. - Making Your Horseback Riding Passion a Reality
"Sandy's Stables welcomes the opportunity to fulfill your passion for horses."
 
*Check out the 'About Us' page for customer testimonials*
 
We accept cash only - no Credit cards
 
 
 Sandy's Stables is located at 4565 Stover Road, in the beautiful town of Bellaire, Michigan.   Our  location offers scenic Trail Rides plus the opportunity for horse boarding and indoor riding in our Coverall Arena.
Sandy's Stables is situated on 18 acres of  green, grassy pastures and has a beautiful 100 year old barn.  This barn is equipped with 13 large box stalls, a heated gathering room, tack room and wash rack for our boarders. 
       A second barn serves as the  Headquarters for Sandy's trail riding business.  Her staff is anxiously waiting to take folks on  a beautiful and scenic trail ride.  The Stable's offers Trail rides, Pony rides, Lessons and Junior Lessons. 
     Behind the Trail Riding Headquarters is the 60' x 120'  Coverall Indoor Arena where Western/English riding lessons and Kids Kamp are held.  The Inside Arena will be available to rent for other events and activities.   Please call for availability and pricing.
      The Petting Farm is here for all to enjoy; where you can pet and feed the little critters.  The picnic area is a great location to sit and relax while taking in the sites, smells and sounds of the ranch.  Sandy will also be planning other events that will include: square dances, campfire sing-a-longs,  moonlight rides in the fall, and a Halloween party.  Remember to  keep checking our website for updates and seasonal riding events.
    
   Sandy's Stables strives to fulfill your horseback riding adventures whatever they may be.  Our entire team is passionate about our horses and hope that you  enjoy them as much as we do.  As a result, a high percentage of our business is from repeat customers and referrals - Thank you all!
 
*Check out the 'About Us' page for customer testimonials*
 
Basic Hourly Trail Rides
Beautiful group trail ride, ages 8 and up, sturdy shoes required, max. weight limit of 240 lbs.
$35/person/hour 
Call for an appointment
 
Private/Advanced Hourly Trail Rides
Private and/or advanced trail ride for those that would like privacy or would like to do more than a walk, ages 10 and up, sturdy shoes required, max. weight limit of 240 lbs.
 $50/person/hour
 Call for an appointment
 
Fall Color Tour Rides
Enjoy an exhilerating 2 hour trail ride in the fall while enjoying the beautiful color changes on a real nice horse!  Don't miss out on this great adventure....call today to make arrangements!
$90/rider
Call for an appointment
 
Pony Walks
Young Riders under the age of 8
$15/child
Hand led around pasture - about 6-8 minutes long
Call for an appointment
 
Pony Rides
Young riders under the age of 8
The child is hand led on the trail and parent can join on a separate horse for same price - about 20 minutes long
$20/rider
Call for an appointment
 
Pony Birthday Parties
Riders under the age of 9, group of 10 children
Option 1:  includes face painting, party favors/games, 1 hour of pony riding  - $150.00
Option 2:  you run your own party and we provide pony and walker -  $25/hour/pony
Call for an appointment
 
Junior Lessons
For ages 7-8 (focused on preparing children to ride on their own on the trail)
$20/25 minutes/rider
Pre-pay special:   prepay for 4 and get 5th Jr Lesson free
Call for an appointment
 
Lessons:
             Western or English
             Private:  $40/hour
             Semi-Private:  $35/hour/rider
Introductory Special:  prepay for 4 and get 5th Lesson free
Pre-pay Package: prepay for 10 get 11th Lesson free
Call for appointment
 
Horse Boarding
Inside boarding:  box stall $315-$395/month w/green pasture turnout during the day.
Outside boarding:  large green pasture with turnout shed starting at $195/month.
Both include hay and grain 2x/day,
FREE use of the indoor or outdoor arena, scenic trails to ride.
(Ask about our working boarder options.)
Lots of happy horses boarding here and happy owners too!  Come check us out!
 
Vacation Boarding
For vacationers that are coming to our area for a vacation and want to bring their horses along to enjoy our trails or for locals that want to go on vacation and need a good, safe, worry-free place for their horse(s) to stay while they are on vacation.  We will be glad to love on them for you when you can not.
Indoor boarding:  $20/night/horse,  includes hay and grain 2x/day
Outdoor Boarding: $15/night/horse,  includes hay and grain 2x/day
Current Negative Coggins test is required.
 
Horse Lease Program
We have several horses available  to choose from for leasing.  With the lease progam you will have full use of the indoor arena along with all of our trails and be able to ride all you like.  It is like having your own horse but no long term commitment or big up front cost.   The lease program cost is:  Shared lease is $195/month, Private Lease $375/month (use of saddle, pad, bridle and board included) with a minimum 6 month commitment.  Several of our horses are also available for purchase so why not lease them first to make sure they are the right one for you before you buy.    Please call Sandy at (231) 533-9075 quickly to reserve your horse!
 
Kids Day Kamps
Kids DayKamps run from 9am-1pm and are for children from ages 9 - 12.  The cost is $50 per student and the class is limited to 6 students with a minimum of 4 students so hurry and call to book your child now, spots fill up fast!  This class teaches your child about saftey around the horse, how to properly groom, tack, mount, dismount, stop, walk, turn, and trot on horseback.  Then, we focus on teaching a specific event  and for the last half hour of the class parents are invited to come watch the student compete and show off their new skills.  The 2014 class dates are as follows: July 3, July 24, August 14
 
Kids Ranch Hand Boot Kamp
This camp is designed for the kids that want to hang out at the ranch for a week and be a part of it all!  They must be at the ranch by 9am till 3pm.  They will work hand in hand with the other kids cleaning stalls, feeding horses, grooming and saddling horses, assist in taking out trail rides, trail ride and lots of other chores as needed.  This is for kids ages 12 and up and they must have attended my Kids Day Kamp already or had lessons. 
Week Day (Mon-Fri, July & August) Kamp  $225
Weekender (Thur-Tues) Show Kamp $275
This includes participation in a horse speed show in Kalkaska on Tuesday night - dates available: July 10,  July 24, Aug 7
 
Cabin Rental:
We have available a nice cabin home for rent that is 5 miles from the ranch, 1/2 mile from the Shanty Creek/Schuss Montain entrance, and within 1/2-10 miles of the Schuss Mountain Golf Course, Legend Golf Course, Cedar River Golf Course, Chief Golf Course, Farm Golf Course, Hawks Eye Golf Course, Torch Lake, Lake Bellaire, Intermediate Lake...lets just say it is centrally located among lots of fun stuff to do!   It is a fully furnished cabin (including linens), with 3 bedroooms and 2 full baths that sleeps 8 (with the sleeper sofa), nestled in the woods but close to everything.  This is a newer cabin and nicely furnished.  More pictures available upon request.
Weekdays (Su-Th)  $135, Weekends (F-Sa) $145
Weekly $875, Monthly $1,540
Damage Deposit $500 (no smoking and no pets)
Cleaning Fee $125
Call now to reserve your vacation home away from home!
(231) 533-9075 and ask for Sandy
 
Hours:
 
            **We accept cash only - no credit cards**
 
****Closed Tuesdays****
 
From Memorial Day Weekend thru Labor Day the trail ride schedule is as follows:
 
     Basic trail rides at 10am, 12am, 2pm and 4pm 
     Private/Advanced Trail Rides by appointment
     Pony Rides/Walks and Lessons by appointment
 
     
After Labor Day we are available by appointment only.
 
**Reservations are highly recommended for all rides.  A 24 hour lead time is usually sufficient.
 
 
 
Call Now and schedule your riding adventure at   (231) 533-9075  or email at sandytut123@yahoo.com
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