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Horses as pets, stabling

Rancho Capistrano
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Horses as pets, stabling

Improve search options! Please add to hotels and B&B search options, the ability to search for places that have facilities for you to bring own horse such as a barn, corral or pasture. Many people travel with their horses for pleasure or because of competitions. I have found many that have this option but no way to search for it within trip advisor. I usually need to use other web sites to search....

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1. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

Welcome to TripAdvisor, Susan;

Respectfully, in all the 8 years that I have been on TA, I don't ever recall anyone ever asking about accommodations for their horse, while travelling.

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2. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

That's an interesting idea, Susan. Quite a number of members would like improved search options. TA Staff do read this forum although they do not participate in it. At the moment, their policy regarding listings (to be reviewed) are as follows:

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Perhaps staff will see your idea and jot it down on their to do list. Until then, I expect your other websites will need to meet your boarding needs.

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3. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

All the accommodation for equestrian events are nearby the stadiums for the event. When a particular destination is known, the best option is to search using the location of where the event is being held.

That being said, most competitions are held nearby stadiums where they have specialist equine facilities - not hotels that cater for horses. Unlike catering for 'pet' friendliness, horse friendly is a whole different matter.

I'm of similar thinking to RT, in that the demand would be minimal in comparison to mainstream requirements. An example of this are the major horse racing events worldwide. Jockeys, trainers, stable hands do not stay at the stable, they stay at whichever hotel they wish and travel to the facilities.

As for guests travelling with horses for leisure, I can't comment.

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4. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

Hi Susan F and welcome to TripAdvisor.

I spent 15 years traveling around for horse shows, and will say that I never would have thought of using a huge travel website to find horse-friendly accommodations for competition! We either had an RV and stayed on the arena grounds, or contacted the horse show facility or whomever was sponsoring the event to enquire about where to stay nearby.

As far as for leisure activities, the best place to enquire on TripAdvisor is the forums! Whilst there are not too many "horsey" people on TA, you will usually find very helpful folks on the forums, many of whom go the extra mile to assist.

Horse travel is a fairly small specialized group!

By the way, if you are ever interested in hauling up to the Oregon coast, this Traveler Article will help you :-) Just click on the blue link below:

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5. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

Thank you for your reply. When I attend horse competitions and walk through the horse trailer parking I see more out of state licence plates than local. They would need to stay someplace with their horses while traveling to and from the horse show. There are also many riders like myself that like to explore new areas but would rather ride my own horse than hike, bike or rent a horse. I would much rather have a warm bed and a hot shower than camp and I want a safe clean place for my horse. I just finished a 2500 mile vacation with 3 horses. I stayed at 2 places from TA that had exellent horse accommodations, but finding places that have a barn, stalls, corrals or a pasture was much like a treasure hunt. The Kenwood Oaks Guest House, Kenwood, in the California Wine Country, the Point Reyes Country Inn and Stables and a wonderful rustic 1850s style line shack on a cattle ranch in Half Moon Bay, thanks to Robin and Carl at Half Moon Bay Feed and Fuel. We were not the only people traveling over the Christmas, NewYears Holiday with horses, in fact it was tough to find openingsfor the horses. The owners of the places we stayed said the wished TA would include a search option for horses. Maybe in the future. We are planning our next horse vacation adventure and hope to make the planning fun and easy with TA.... Then on to horse show season, again traveling with our horses......

Thank you again to the helpful people that posted.

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6. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

The number of hotels with onsite stabling must be very small but, I would think, most people, just want accommodation within a reasonable distance of the stables and that the difficulty is finding stables that offer overnight boarding - long gone are the days when every town had a coaching in and livery stables in the high street.

So rather than adding extra criteria to TA that would only cover a small proportion of boarding stables it would be better to use a specialist website such as http://www.travelinghorse.com/Stables.html to find somewhere to leave the horses first and then use TA to search for suitable human accommodation nearby.

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7. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

Susan F, it would be great if you could post reviews of your "horse friendly" lodging :-)

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8. Re: Horses as pets, stabling

>>>long gone are the days when every town had a coaching in and livery stables in the high street<<<

Very true indeed, yet there are hotel terminogy which still remains from those days. Many hotels still use the phrase 'Porte-Cochere' for their driveways.

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