Poplar Place

Stables & Eventing

Addela Garbos

When I first came to Poplar Place, I was just getting out of a bad relationship with my old riding trainer.  I was nervous and wary of getting burned again.  There was nothing to worry about though.  The Beardens immediately made me feel like I’d been there for years.  I found in Chris a kind and knowledgeable teacher, someone who treated me with respect and courtesy while pushing me to be all that I could be.  I had been riding for 10 years, but it was like I had gotten a new outlook on riding and on myself.  It wasn’t long before I was proudly competing as one of the team, and doing better then I had ever done before.  And if I felt I was being treated well, then my horse was in even better spirits.  He was loving every minute of this new adventure, being very well cared for by the staff.  And that really is the key word, “Care”.  The people at Poplar Place CARE.  They care about you, about your horse, about your goals and aspirations.  They care about helping you reach those goals.  They care even after you have moved on, as I eventually did.  To this day, I consider Poplar Place to be my barn, my team, my friends, and I recommend them to anyone looking for a quality stable.

Addela Garbos