oh, do the other places have ads for openings?
Rodeo: To answer your question about ads online for boarding:
Go to Craigslist- Buffalo under farm & garden: that has many ads right now for boarding.
If you see this Ad that says:
"BOARDING $225 Niagara County: Horse boarding avaliable you get your own stall and locker for your tack also always extra tack if needed horses get feed hay and grain(upon request) 150 acre farm located near the erie canal. Horses have run ins and out daily, clean stalls and pasture daily. Round pen and 2 outdoor riding arenas with a 3rd and indoor in progress. Trail ride all the time and great family place for you and your family to enjoy. Lessons and training also avaliable. So please reply via craigslist and come check us out cant wait to hear from you and your family!"
This poorly written ad on Craigslist is for the Shannondoah Farms that you originally inquired about on this Topix forum. It's not exactly accurate though: they do not have 150 acres or an indoor arena. Training & lessons? I'm not to sure about those options either since there is no known or Certified Trainer that works out of their that I've heard about. I pretty much know all the Trainers in the area from Showing at the Fair Grounds.
There are alot of places in Niagara County advertising for boarders right now. I'm sure with a little research & if you take a tour of these places you can make a rational decision for yourself. Some offer alot more to their boarders (like paint chic mentioned) for around the price of $200-$250. I saw boarding available in Newfane, Burt & Sanborn just today on Craigslist.
Another way to find a good place to board your horse if you are not familiar with the area is to call the local 4-H Club. They can always recommend different farms for you to look into depending on what your riding style is or what you are wanting in a facility.
Many facilities in the Niagara County area specialize in barrel racing, trails, english riding & more. It depends on your style & what you are wanting to do with your horse.
That should answer your question without saying anything negative about ShannonDoah Farms.
Everybody else- Grow up & stop gossiping about the owner of Shannondoah Farms. We all know of the reputation she has created for herself, we do not need to publicize it to everyone on a Topix Forum.
Unless you have been a victim or screwed over by her, then by all means- go right ahead. I would personally love to read what you have to say.