All owners are required to provide the following items for their horses: proof of negative Coggins (EIA) test dated within 12 months of date of arrival, proof of vaccinations within 90 days of date of arrival and de-worming records. Owners of horses in training will also need to provide: leather lead shank with chain; a RaDon show sheet made in the VPF stable colors; winter blanket; show bridle; tail set (if needed) and any other items specific to your horses' needs, such as quarter boots, tail switch, harness, show buggy, etc. All horses must be equipped witha leather halter.
Boarding or Board & Training Fees include daily care and individually appropriate rations of feed and hay. Any medications, supplements or additional nutritional requirements needed by your horse will be ordered from the veterinarian or SmartPak Equine and billed directly to the horse owner. Veterinary and blacksmith bills are also billed directly to the horse owner.
All financial matters must be settled in full with Vantage Point Farm and/or its vendors (blacksmith, veterinarian, etc.) before any horse will be allowed to depart the premises.
We offer training for horses of all breeds, but specialize in the training & showing of American Saddlebred Show Horses, Hackney Ponies & Roadsters. Our program is exceptional, designed to achieve the mutually agreed upon goal of owner and trainer. We specialize in working horses for the amateur or youth rider. With our combined extensive experience, we are able to offer training for the saddle seat, western pleasure or driving horse as well as superb, safe instruction for the rider/driver. The training program is individually structured for each horse and includes two lessons per week for the owner/rider. Please contact us regarding our consignment horse training program.
Full care boarding/management is offered for broodmares & their foals. Our staff is greatly experienced in dealing with the special needs of these horses. All horses receive twice daily feedings of a state-of-the-art custom-blended feed (12% protein, 6.5% fat) and beautiful, locally-grown coastal hay; stalls are cleaned seven days per week. Each stall is equipped with all the necessities to ensure the comfort of the horses, including fans to combat the summer heat. Horses are turned out according to their specific needs.