Trimble Equine Center in Clinton County has served as a boarding facility for horses for 15 years and has plans to continue expanding options for customers.
Susan Ward, barn manager, said the facility opened in 2004. With support from her sister, they decided to build a horse barn.
The center located in Trimble, Missouri, includes pasture along with dry lots, stalls and an outdoor arena.
Ward said the facility rests on 300 acres that includes 7.5 miles of horse trails.
“This year we hope to put in an obstacle course for horseback riding,” Ward said. “The course will also include opening and closing gates with your horse which is helpful on our trails.”
She said the horses usually live for months or years at her facility with an occasional traveler stopping by.
“Boarders sign a contact with the understanding that they have to give 30 days notice before they leave,” Ward said. “The average contract is a year but I have had customers since the very beginning when we first opened. They are older horses now but they are still at our facility.”
She said the equine center also offers riding lessons.
“We have four people doing lessons this year and a trainer,” Ward said. “We have a person that does gaited trail riding, western pleasure and English and rodeo events.”
Ward said this year they hope to have a drill team that performs in an arena and is choreographed to music on horseback.
In addition, they recently acquired roping cattle for beginner ropers and sorting cattle. They may hold a show and competition in 2020.
Trimble Equine Center is located at 7450 SW 214th Street in Trimble, Missouri. They can be contacted by phone at 816-785-9328. They can also be found on Facebook at Trimble Equine Center — TEC.