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Blackbird Stables, home of Essential Training, is a state-of-the-art private equestrian facility located in Mono, Ontario. Blackbird's brand new barn & arena were thoughtfully built to provide the ideal modern setting for you and your horse.

Blackbird Stables offers indoor and outdoor boarding services, ship in lessons and is also available for daily rental for equestrian events.

Please get in touch for more information!

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We know that the barn is your home away from home,

 so we built a really nice house.

Building Blackbird Stables from the ground up afforded us the opportunity to create a truly special place for people to come and enjoy horses. We believe the devil is in the details, and every last inch of this barn was intentionally designed to meet the needs and wants of both our horses and our horse people. This is a barn built by riders for riders, and we can't wait to show you around!

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Our beautiful farm boasts two bright, immaculate barns with ten large stalls. The original barn was built in 2018 and is used for training horses, and our new barn, completed in 2021, is used by our school horses and boarders. 

Facility amenities

Lesson/Boarding Barn  

  • Built in 2021

  • Barn is fully heated throughout – including arena viewing room, tack lockers, washroom & wash stall

  • Six 12' x 10' stalls, each with large window & thick rubber mat 

  • 70' x 120' indoor arena attached to barn, insulated & bright

  • Upper level arena viewing room with kitchenette 

  • Washroom with hot water

  • Wash stall with hot water 

  • Full laundry facilities 

  • Built-in extra-large tack locker for each stall with internal outlet

  • Built-in wireless sound system throughout barn & arena 

Training barn

  • Built in 2018

  • Private barn accessed only by Essential Training staff

  • Four 12' x 10' stalls, each with 1 or 2 large windows & thick rubber mat 

  • Extra wide isle

  • Full laundry facilities 

  • Large private tack room & feed room 

  • Full access to all our lesson/boarder barn amenities & arena (meters away)

outdoor amenities 

  • 100' x 120' outdoor sand ring

  • Huge outdoor grass ring

  • Standard size grass dressage ring

  • Large round pen with sand footing

  • Acres of groomed hacking trails with sweeping views of Mono Cliffs escarpment

  • Cross-country course (under construction)

  • Multiple paddocks all with homegrown free choice hay, ample shelter, heated water troughs & new wood/electric fencing

  • Ample parking space

  • Minutes away from Mono Cliffs Provincial Park's extensive horse-friendly trails


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