Application to Board|
| Boarding Contract
Emergency Medical Authorization|
Fees / Deposits
| Services Provided
Horse Information Form|
|Board of Directors
|Directions to Stable
|History of Stable
|Pictures of Events
|Public Use of Arena
| Map Of Trails
| Pictures Of Stables
|Located in the Brecksville
Reservation of Cleveland Metroparks, on Meadows Drive between Valley Parkway and Parkview Rd, this boarding
stable has been a jewel in Cleveland Metroparks Emerald
Necklace for forty years. Under new management starting
January 1, 2011, the Brecksville Stables hope to
continue the tradition of providing quality boarding to
Northeast Ohio horse owners. Brecksville Stables, Inc.
is a non-profit corporation whose mission is to preserve
the stables for the equine community, benefit the public
with educational opportunities to learn about horses,
their needs, care, and agricultural value and to provide
interaction with horses for people of all ages, from
children to seniors. The Cuyahoga County Chapter of the
Ohio Horseman's Council endorses Brecksville Stables,
Inc. and along with others in the Northeast Ohio horse community will offer advice and
guidance for this enterprise.
Inc. is a 501C3 Charitable Organization.
THERE WILL BE A CHANGE OF MANAGEMENT AT BRECKSVILLE STABLES 2014 -2016
Brecksville Stables, Inc. was not awarded the concession agreement with the Cleveland Metropark
for managing the Brecksville Stables for 2014 - 2016
Brecksville Stables Inc. (BSI)-a 501c3 non profit, charitable organization (made up of Ohio Horseman's Council members with the support
of other area equestrians and organizations) was not awarded the 2014--2016 concession to manage the stable in the
Brecksville Reservation of the park. Are we disappointed? Yes, of course we are, as this was a hub of activity for
our chapter of 200 members as well as other northeast area chapters and various equine clubs who held events at the stable.
We hosted clinics, rides, seminars, public activities, trail rides, carriage rides, riding lessons, overnight as well as
weekend and vacation boarding. We served up to 36 boarders and worked closely with the Cleveland Metropark Mounted Rangers
who shared the facility. We made many improvements and preserved the stable at a time when the park had given the boarders
their evacuation notice.
But when all is said and done, we simply did not have the money needed to compete in the public bidding process.
We had the the heart, the ideas, the love. We had the people to carry on the work. We had many improvements planned
and activities ready and set to go. We had managed our money well and were solid financially. We volunteered our time
and our labor, our goods and services.
Under the direction of Cheryl Ciancibelli of Spinning Wheel Farm our lesson program was growing and our trail rides were a
tremendous hit. We held classes for autistic children and pony camps for the little ones as well as group and private lessons
for adults and children. We had boy and girl scout programs and planned to work with inner city children next year. We hosted
an event for the parks Trails United program bringing together hikers and horseback riders for a day on the trails, joining for
lunch, friendship, laughter and prizes. People from at least six foreign countries and many other states came for trail ride tours.
We thought we were doing a really great job and in the long run we really did.
We took the stable when nobody else wanted it and made it a place that someone else did indeed want. So we lost but we won.
We were successful! We preserved the stable and that is what we set out to do three years ago. We pack up and head home
to hit the trails with our new found freedom, satisfied with a job well done.
Ken Skoczen, Kathy King, Penny Passalacqua, Judy Loya, Chris and Lou Slavik, Cj Abood, Bonnie Evans, John Shaughnessy,
(who was to step into Kathy Kings position in 2014), Cathy Rutti, Pat Makselan, Cheryl Ciancibelli, Nick Yonkof and so
many others are to be congratulated and applauded. Cuyahoga OHC members, Lake, Geauga, Summit, Medina and other northeast
area chapters, and all the advisors from veterinarians, to feed stores, tack stores, to equine nutritionists, attorneys,
accountants, business leaders, boarders, trainers, clinicians, farriers, who all stepped up to be part of this wonderful
undertaking should all take a bow. Together we made a difference and we made lasting friendships that will go on long
after BSI has turned out the lights on December 31, 2013.
Our wish for the new year is success to the new management who was chosen by the park to carry on where we left off.
May Brecksville Stable continue to be the vibrant, welcoming place to visit, learn, board, trailer in and ride out
from to enjoy the beautiful trails.
High fives all the way around. See you on the trails!