Poplar Place Stables and Eventing

Poplar Place Stables and Eventing – Briones, CA
Equine SmartPaks: 16
Canine SmartPaks: 1

Rotator5

Poplar Place Stables and eventing is a full service boarding and training facility, specializing in the discipline of Three Day Eventing. Owned and operated by Chris Bearden since its inception in 1974, in various leased facilities until purchasing its current location in Briones, California in 1995. Chris (a grade A Pony Clubber) has over 40 years of experience instructing students of all levels. He has been involved in eventing as a trainer, a competitor, and as Area VI chairman. He also trained with the USET from 1980-1984.

Developing the partnership between horse and rider necessary to competing successfully at any level begins at home with hard work from the rider, the trainer and most importantly, the horse. Chris strongly believes whatever the level of rider, from the inexperienced to the upper level competitor, that all be taught to honor and value the partnership created by the joint effort of all involved.

DSC_2394

“To that end, the health and wellbeing of the horses is paramount. The single most important aspect of horse management revolves around feeding each horse as an individual. Every horse at Poplar Place Stables & Eventing, from the three-year-old OTTB filly just learning her job to the 32-year-old lesson horse, and everyone in between has different needs regarding supplements. What once was a daily daunting project (remembering who gets what and how much of each supplement) has now become a ‘piece of cake’ with SmartPaks – so simple!”

Poplar-Place-Chris-Bearden

“Each horses’ supplements arrive automatically every 28 days, pre-measured, sealed, and labeled. We love that we can modify each supplement as each individual horses’ workload changes up or down. And, it makes life incredibly easy when we are on the road. No more buckets, no more baggies. Just grab and go.”

Rotator1

“We’ve been so happy with the results we’ve seen from all of the supplements. In particular, SmartGut Ultra has made a world of difference in how Marlin, a 17-year-old Thoroughbred gelding, handles the stress of traveling as well as the daily conditioning work needed to keep him in top form for competing at the upper levels. We also love having the various SmartFlex joint supplements available and having formulas tailored to workload, etc. It makes picking one for each horse incredible easy.”

Rotator4

Poplar-Place-Logan-and-Marlin

Posted in Barn of the Month

Recent Posts


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

*

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>

Share it:
SmartPak is the Official Tack and Equipment Supplier of the USEF.
Members save 5% off all purchases.
You'll this

SmartCombo™ Senior Pellets


As Low As: $55.95
(72 reviews)
Have questions? Contact us »
Connect with us:

Meet the SmartPakers

Jen and Tally
Apparently I've been obsessed with horses since I was born, and I used to beg for pony rides on a regular basis. I started showing in 4-H, progressed to equitation and jumpers in high school and rode on the IHSA team in college where I also discovered the joys...

Learn more »

Read our blog

Ask the Vet
Every week our staff veterinarian, Dr. Lydia Gray, answers tough horse health questions from riders just like you.

Read her latest answer now »

Healthy horses, happy riders.
SmartPak is committed to a greener planet.
Sign Up Now!
Free Catalog Get Yours Now!

SmartPak Equine is the premier online provider of horse supplies and equine supplements.
Questions? Call us Toll-Free at 1-888-752-5171. © Copyright 2013 by SmartPak Equine LLC. All Rights reserved.