Instructions & Training

Long Leaf Stables

The Training: A horse’s foundation is the most important part of its conditioning, and the first step to a successful career as a racehorse. Our training program revolves around this core philosophy. Our operation includes a hands on approach, with an emphasis on detail. We build a regime specifically customized to each horse’s individual needs, as well as the owner’s goals. Communication with our clients is paramount – we want you the owner to enjoy the process as much as we do. At Long Leaf Stable we incorporate modern communication technologies into our routine by regularly providing video updates on each horse, as well as monthly progress reports.

The Facilities: Springdale Race Course and Training Center is designed for the development and conditioning of the racehorse. The amenities include a two mile turf gallop, a one mile dirt gallop, a 7/8m turf work strip, a 7/8m turf gallop, a 5/8m dirt gallop, starting gate, riding trails and turn out paddocks. Springdale has all the features of a modern racetrack in a low stress environment.

Within close proximity, our 24-acre farm abuts a 10,000 acre forest preserved for equine use only. The barn is fully outfitted and surrounded by round turnout pens and large fields. The property provides an environment where horses can rest and prepare for their next campaign.