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Welcome to our Web site

mc pasture 4 3-31-01.jpg (328421 bytes)We are currently accepting students and boarders in the wider Gastonia area


This web site is dedicated to my wonderful horse "McInally"

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Smiling Horse Stables (SHS) is a semi-private Equestrian Facility nestled in peaceful South-Gastonia, NC --- less than 15 miles away from the hectic life in Charlotte with woods, pastures and rivers. To map our location or get directions please click on the "How to get there" site.



We do not offer trail rides to non-boarders. If you are looking for trail rides please check with "Latta Equestrian Center"  or (704) 992-1550.


barn 4-24-05.JPG (294425 bytes)If you are  interested in boarding your horse with us please check out our  "Horse-Boarding"  site for more details. All riding styles Welcome ! We currently offer only Full (Stall) Board with daily turnouts.                  



As US / German certified riding instructors with over 25 years of experience we offerfred jumping2.jpg (17695 bytes) lessons in Dressage, Jumping and Three-Day-Eventing either at our barn or at our student's facilities . All levels are covered from Beginners to eva2.jpg (481143 bytes)Advanced up to 4th level, children to adults. 


We also clinics at our barn, public riding facilities or at our student's barn. Clinicians are either the trainers from SHS or otherwise recognized instructors. If you are interested in a clinic as a student or clinicians please check our "Lesson/Clinics"  page or contact us directly.

In addition we offer specialized camps all year round for different groups depending on age, disciplines and experience. Please check our website frequently for upcoming events and click on the link for "Camps".

Due to over twenty-five years of experience in training horses and successful showing, we are able to offer horse-training for all major English disciplines and levels from "green" horses to horses in the upper levels. Please look at our  "Horse Training"  site for details.

If you are looking to buy, sell or lease a horse please check out our link "Horses"  because we are constantly buying, selling or leasing horses. If you are thinking about selling or leasing your horse please feel free to contact us and we might either buy or lease it directly from you or advertise it on our website. We have always riders looking for a sound horse to lease.

If you have any questions or comments we are more than happy to talk to you. Go to our  "Contact Us"  page and find out how to get in touch with us.

We also offer certified equine appraisal in case you have any needs for the value of your horse to be appraised. Please click on our "Equine Appraisal" site for more details.

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Updated: 05/22/11