Facility/Services

Please call barn manager Karla Hankee on the barn cell at (608) 577-4867 to set up a time to take a tour of our boarding facility and see the place in person.

We currently have a waiting list, so call for a tour and get your name on it if interested in boarding here.  

 

BEE does NOT offer rough board.   All horses are turned out daily and spend nights in their own stall.  This allows us to more closely monitor each individual horse and be sure they are getting the food, supplements and care they need.

BEE does not own or provide lesson horses for the public.  If you board here, there are several different trainers who offer lessons for you and your horse. 

Also check the Horses for Lease section of this website, sometimes our current boarders are looking to lease or half-lease a horse. 

 

Stalls  Our 12′ x 12′ fully matted stalls are thoroughly cleaned SEVEN days a week, 365 days a year! BEE does not avoid stall cleaning just because it is a holiday. We use quality, clean pine shavings for bedding, on top of the matted floors. The grain boxes and the automatic waterers are scrubbed once a week; waterers are also dumped out daily.

 Pasture 3           pasture 4

 

Daily Pasture Turnout Weather providing, horses get 8-10 hours of turnout on grass pastures. Our pasture group sizes are 4-6 horses and we always separate the mares from the geldings.  Safe white vinyl fencing with smooth electric wire around the inside of each pasture.  Each pasture has at least one shed for shelter, hay feeders and a heated automatic waterer for year-round drinking.

 

Private Dry Lot Turnout Sixteen individual dry lots each have their own hayfeeder, heated automatic waterer, and shelter. Private/semi-private (shared with one other horse) dry lot turnout is available for an extra fee per month. Perfect for special needs horses who can not be on grass, for injury rehabilitation, for show horses or for stallions.

 

 

Indoor Riding Arena Our insulated 85′ x 140′ indoor arena is dragged and groomed 7 days a week! We have a Kiser drag that grooms the footing to perfection. The fluffy top layer of sand sits on a solid, level base that is perfect for several different riding disciplines. Our boarders ride eventers, hunters, jumpers, western pleasure, saddleseat, dressage and even do some driving.  We have bright LED lights, plus windows and lots of mirrors for checking your and your horse’s position & movement.

indoor 3 mirrors

 

More views of our indoor arena. The west wall is completely covered by large mirrors.  Our arena is very well insulated and thus stays very comfortable. In the dead of winter, our boarders usually ride in just a long-sleeved shirt and a vest.

 

 

 

 

outdoor

Main Outdoor Riding Arena sits alongside our indoor arena and near the first pasture.  It is fenced and the all weather footing is dragged and groomed seven days week (until the ground is frozen too hard to ride outside.)

 

 

outdoor n trailers

Second Outdoor Riding Arena is approximately 100′ x 200′ and is unfenced.  Easily accommodates driving horses and all types of riding, plus offers easy access to our trails.  Located just north of the individual dry lots, behind the barn and shed.  Trailer parking is located along the south edge of this outdoor arena.  A 60 foot round pen is also located near this arena.  All weather footing is dragged and groomed 7 days week too (until the ground is frozen too hard to ride outside.)

 

 

 

Heated & Air Conditioned Lounge Our lounge and viewing area is comfortable year-round, with windows to watch the action in the indoor arena. Sit back and relax in our equine themed area.

Lounge Kitchenette   Our lounge includes a kitchen area complete with microwave and sink. Great for snacking or meals while you are at the barn.  Plus the local pizza & sub shops deliver here quite regularly!

 

Relax     For those non-horsey guests and family members, our lounge has a TV with VCR/DVD player.  Perfect so you don’t miss the Badgers or Packers game!   The table & stools work great for kids doing homework, plus you can always see what is going on in the indoor riding arena.

 

Mowed trails between pastures and crops.

Trails    Since we are located on almost 300 acres, we have plenty of room out on the trails.

Our mowed trails are easy to follow; flowing over gently rolling farmland, around the pasture fencelines (photo), and also around & through our crop fields. Some of our trails wind through a section of woods.

BEE’s trails are wide enough for 2-4 people to ride side-by-side and also convenient for driving a carriage or cart.  No need for riding on roadsides here!

 

Imagine you and your horse riding our trails on a day like this!

Wooded Trails

The trails through our woods are wide enough for a small tractor to go through, have very clear boundaries, and wind lazily through the trees.

 

 

Cranes taking a stroll in one of our fields.

Wildlife   If you ride quietly and slowly, you may just glimpse various songbirds, rabbits, cranes, whitetail deer, fox, raccoon, or other native wildlife along our trails.

 

Beautiful fall colors along our trails.

 

More fall colors along the trail.

 

 

Spottie the Barn Cat

Ferocious Guard Kitty   Often times our lounge is guarded by Spottie the barn cat.  OK, so she likes to nap on the back of the couch and she is probably only guarding her blanket ; )