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About Green Valley...
 

Located in Republic, MO, Green Valley is owned and operated by Samantha Carter. We are a full-care boarding facility that also offers lessons, training, and events! This beautiful farm is a family-fun oriented facility where all horses and people are welcome!

 

In addition to excellent care for our equine friends, we enjoy supporting and teaching multiple disciplines and riding styles. Green Valley is proud to host clinics, shows, events, and more! We offer two arenas, a round pen, dry-lots, a large barn with 20 stalls, wash area, tack rooms, and more. Haul-in rides are open to the public any time during regular barn hours.

We host competitions and barn events year round. Holiday parties and group rides are a great way to get out and enjoy your horse while bonding with other boarders.

Transportation to local shows and events can be provided on a limited basis. Samantha regularly takes lesson students to competitions to further their experience.
 

What's in a name? You may wonder how we came about naming our facility "Green Valley". While we do have some low-lying property, the facility is mostly on a hill. Doesn't make sense at first, does it? Well, here's how it happened...

Samantha was a pre-teen right around the turn of the century. In the very early 2000's, "SIM" horse games were popular online. These were the early days, no actual game play, just web pages with pictures of horses (borrowed) and the fancy ones were photoshopped or used Microsoft Paint to edit and personalize. All of the "action" happened through email and forms. If you wanted to sell or buy a horse, you submitted an email form and waited for someone to update a website. Boring, right? But, Samantha was captivated (despite having a real horse of her own) - this was even before instant messaging so there wasn't much to do online for young teens. She also had some horse friends who played the games. The most popular was Horseland.com.

Samantha even got in to creating her own HTML based webpages through the free service: Angelfire. Long story short, green is her favorite color so her barns were always named "Green Valley Stables". 

20 or so years later, when Samantha was close to closing on her dream property, trying to come up with names for the new boarding facility, well.... only one name came to mind. Dreams really do come true!

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Owner/Trainer:

Samantha Carter
 

Samantha started out riding hunter/jumper at various show facilities in both Lexington, KY and Covington, LA. She has a solid foundation in both dressage and equitation. Samantha competed in AHJA rated shows for 7 years competing up to 3'9" Jumper.
In college, she taught kids' summer riding camps in both English and Western disciplines. 
She has spent recent years learning more about western riding here in Missouri. She's explored various training methods and believes each horse needs their own approach. Safety is key when working around horses and Samantha encourages others to always improve their horsemanship by learning new styles and methods.

She has expanded her interests, training, and competition into liberty, in-hand, obstacles, trail, and patterned classes.

Lately, she enjoys competing in obstacle, trail, jumping, and pattern classes with her BLM Mustang, Kilchii.

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Facilities Manager:

Ashly Piper
 

Ashly has many years of experience with both owning any caring for horses. She has worked feeding and caring for horses at numerous barns and her family has owned horses most of her life. 

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