C. A. Eventing
Stony River Farm
Stony River Farm is the home base of C. A. Eventing. Located in Ashland City, TN, it is the convenient distance from both Nashville and Clarksville, while maintaining the peaceful quiet of a private farm. Stony River Farm encompasses 170 acres of gorgeous rolling Tennessee Hills, both wooded and open fields. We are home to a healthy deer and turkey population. The property has several ponds that are spring fed and stay full year round as well as beautiful creeks. Stony River Farm is a private Three-Day Eventing barn that offers horse boarding as well as hosts several equestrian events every month.
Cross Country Schooling
At this time the Cross Country course is OPEN!! The cost is $50 per horse.
Pay via Check to "Stony River Farm" or Venmo @Camie-Green-1
A signed 2022 release is required before mounting. SIGN A DIGITAL WAIVER or sign a paper one in person.
Please contact Cathryn to reserve your schooling.
(931) 249-0928 texting preferred.
What our riders are saying
I absolutely loved coming out to cross country school on the new course at Stony River. The course is well set up with good footing and an appropriate amount of terrain (enough hills to practice but nothing that is going to make your horse come up sore the next day). My favorite part were the adjustable fences including the skinny brushes--we are preparing for a move up to training level and they were great to practice on. We will definitely be back and thrilled to have another xc schooling option close by!
- Carly Nealy
Our Facility Features:
The Main Barn
Originally built out of necessity, our simple and functional 8 stall barn quickly grew to 11 stalls. The Green Family purchased the original 78 acres for their daughter, Cathryn, to develop her skills in Eventing. As there was no Eventing facility North of Nashville Tennessee in the early 2000s, there was no perfect place to train in each of the three phases of Three-Day Eventing. Slowly the farm has grown as has the community of eventing in the Northern part of Middle Tennessee.
The Indoor Arena 20mx40m
Our indoor allows us to train and ride all year, rain or shine. In the fall of 2020 we remodeled the entire arena and base, thanks to the East-Coast renowned Diamond W Construction, with all new FutureTrack Footing. This fiber and premium white manufactured sand combination is a fantastic training surface. This is the same footing that was recently installed at Poplar Place Farm! The new footing is incredibly soft, dust free, and absorbent. With its enormous 20ft ceilings it is large enough for jumping in as well as riding through any Eventing Dressage test. This arena is equipped with a sprinkler system and large doors at either end to allow a lovely breeze and to allow for dragging and regular footing maintenance.
The Outdoor Arena 45mx60m
This is where we keep our full show jumping course. Half of the arena is also perfect for a large dressage arena. With the four board, four foot tall fence this is a safe space to ride for both young horses and green riders. This arena features a fantastic base that drains incredibly well allowing for use nearly year round. Rain or shine, the footing is fine!
20mx60m Grass Dressage Arena
When you need a quiet shaded place to practice some dressage, hack down the hill to the outdoor grass dressage ring. The arena features Bermuda grass and provides a thick ground cover with ample traction. The space has been professionally leveled and outfitted with a sprinkler system.
Gallop and Trot track for Conditioning
One of the fields at Stony River Farm serves as a great space for conditioning horses. Its gentle hills are easy to navigate and oriented to prevent riders from having to negotiate across the side of any hills. The footing holds a great amount of water, making it usable almost all year. The path is regularly monitored, mowed, and maintained.
Cross Country Course
We now have a full cross country course! In 2021 we finished moving our jumps to our new, closer field, with the addition of several new jumps including a water jump! Our course features jumps of varying levels, 12" through training. All of our cross country fences meet USEA and USEF regulations and parameters. We have banks, ditches, fake ditches, and a schooling adjustable trakehner.
Here's a shot of our water jump!
Trailing Riding/Hacking out
Stony River Farm has approximately 160 acres of rolling Tennessee hills both wooded and open fields. There is over an hour of hacking without doubling back anywhere. The trails are maintained regularly and include creek crossings and wooded trails.
Unfortunately injuries are just a part of owning horses. We have built paddocks to help horses working from stall rest towards full turnout. The first rehab paddock is a stall attached to a 12'x36' flat paddock. The second rehab paddock is a second stall attached to a 60'x60' flat paddock with a hot wire on the top fence board. All the fencing is horse wire to prevent the horses from putting limbs through the fencing.
Dry lot Paddocks
Any farm wouldn't be complete without a location for easy keepers. Tennessee's lush grass is too much for some horses and we have large paddocks perfect for this. Each paddock has shade and is mowed or drug to keep weeds out and manure managed.
Stony River Farm has several very large pastures available for horses that need grass turnout. The pastures are mowed and rested regularly to keep grass lush and healthy. Each pasture is several acres we follow the protocol of 1 acre per horse so there are never "herds" of horses to deal with, horses are carefully introduced to each other, all the horses get along, and the grass is not over grazed.
Wash Stall and Tack Up areas
he main wash stall in the barn is equipped with hot and cold water for use year round. There are wash areas in the barn yard for anytime the indoor wash stall is full and for trailer-ins. We have two wash stall/cross tie areas for pasture boarders due to be completed September 1st 2019. There are two cross tie spaces in the main barn aisle, one cross tie bay for vets and farriers, and each stall is equipped with a safe tie snap for tacking up in stalls.
Jumper Schooling Shows
Stony River Farm hosts simple jumper schooling shows at an average of one per month. These shows are inexpensive with the goal of allowing green horses and riders to gain experience over a quality course in a safe environment. Find more information on the Jumper Show INFO tab above.
In House PEMF
Cathryn Alexa Brekken is a certified PEMF practitioner. PEMF stands for Pulsed Electro-Magnetic Field therapy. Basically PEMF stimulates your damaged cells in a way that makes the cell walls more permeable; letting waste out and nutrients in. This technology is incredible and FDA approved for a vast array of treatments to include bone regrowth and the treatment of anxiety and depression.
Pricing information is detailed below:
We usually have a wait list for boarders and our turnover rate is very low.
Updated August 31st 2022: Our waitlist includes 10 owners with zero openings in 2022 expected.
Please contact us with any boarding questions you may have or to be added to our wait list.
What our Riders are saying
Cathryn helps with my personal riding and my horse's abilities more than any coach we've ever had. She teaches both of us all we need to succeed in ways that are easy to understand and put into practice. Heath and I would be nowhere without her!
- Jane-Ashe Gailmard