ALTAMONT,    62411
Campground Stables        Dave & Kathy Corder
2927 E Campground Rd
PH: 1-877-826-4832
Directions: Altamont Exit off of I-70 (Exit 82). Go south (left) 1/2 mile to Campground Rd. (Watch for Town & Country subdivision sign). Turn right on Campground Rd. We're the second drive on the left.
Facilities: Just 1/2 mile off of I-70. Comfortable rest stop or overnight stay. Convenient, turn-around drive space for trailer. Plenty of room/pasture, wash bay, auto waterers, large clean (16x16) stalls w/turnouts. Small picnic/fishing area. Restaurants, fast food/sit down, motels nearby.

Moccasin Creek Boarding Stables, Fritz & Karen Richter
14526 N. 300th Street
Ph: 618-483-6363 or 217-821-8412
Directions: I-70 Exit 82. Go north on 300th St 5 miles. Stable on right. Look for white sign by driveway in front of buffalo pen.
Facilities: Overnights/long-term. 112x12 or 12x15 spacious box stalls/group pens. Wash rack. Trailer parking on premises. Lighted round pen and arena. Limited trailer hookups for overnight stays. Picnic area by fishing pond. Owners on premises. Motels/restaurants nearby. Full rodeo in May/Don't miss it. On premises.
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Altamont, IL 62411-2806

ANNA, 62906
Everon Stable, Ruth Levinson
540 HOrse Store Lane
Ph: 618-893-2778
Directions: 1 mile east of Anna, IL on SR 146 or Exit 30 on I-57. Then west for 1 mile. Look for Horse Store sign.
Facilities: Full-service boarding facility. Indoor/outdoor arenas, paddocks. Barn Mgr. lives on property.

Arch View Stables,  Dolores Williams
9000 Old St. Louis Rd. (From I-255, exit 17 A/Hwy 15E to 157 S. to 13 E./3 m. from I-2555/ 15 m. from St. Louis)
Ph: 618/538-7866     Fax: 618/538-7825
Facilities: 30 10x12 indoor stalls, 100 x 200 indoor arena & plenty of trailer parking space. No camper hookups. Reserv. req. Cash only- No Checks. Motels nearby

BUDA, 61314
Huskey Horse Motel, Richard and Karen Huskey
13051 1200 North Avenue 
Ph: 309-895-3181 cell 815-866-9598
Facilities: 6 large box stalls-indoor arena & camper hook up  Motels within 11 miles. Call for reservations and directions. Same day usually OK. $15.per night per horse. 3 miles from historic Hennepin Canal-70 miles of trails.

Unzicker Stables
Carolyn Unzicker
1162 County Road 900E
Ph: 217-359-5641
Directions: 1.5 miles east of I-57 at Exit 229.
Facilities: 40 indoor stalls, large indoor & outdoor riding arenas, & tack store.
$15/per night. Motels 5 miles.

CARBONDALE,    62903
Four Turkey Farm        Cindy & Michael Wepsiec
5350 Hwy 127
PH: 618-687-3685
Directions: From I-57: Exit 54B Heading west on Hwy 13. Go through Carbondale. Turn left at Old Murphysboro Rd. (Kroger is your landmark) Go 4.5 miles to Hwy 127. Turn left. 5.5 miles to 5350 Hwy 127. Farm is on left and has a security gate.
Facilities: Clean, safe stalls available as well as turnout. Six (12x12) as well as a (12x24) stall for mares/foals/stallions.
Rates: $25.00 nightly.

DOWNS, IL 61736 ( North Downs)
Wellgreen Farm Marjorie Gilmore
23274 E 800 N Rd
PH: (309) 530-0670 or (309) 378-2124
Directions: (3 m. From I-74) Take Downs Exit. Go thru 'T' intersection. Turn right. Go to top of hill. Turn on 800 N (green sign). Go straight (east) three miles. Farm on north side of road. Look for Wellgreen Farm sign.
Facilities: 21 stalls w/shavings (10x12) in main barn. Indoor/outdoor arenas, round pen, wash rack, trails for riding (near state park). 20 amp hookup for LQ trailers or RV's. Efficiency apt. Avl also w/refrig containing continental breakfast. Easy Access for overnighters. Advance reservations requested. Coggins/HC req. 
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Downs, IL 61736-9644

Bear Branch Horse Resort-Outfitter-Log Cabin-Restaurant
Southern Illinois
PO Box 40
Highway 145
Tel: 618-672-4249
Fax 618-672-4739
Web Site:
Facilities: 80 Campsites w/Hookups, cabins & lodging. New barn w/40 bedded box stalls. Tack shop/general store & full service rustic log cabin restaurant on our 55-acre grounds surrounded by the 280,000acre Shawnee National Forest. Bring your horse and plan to stay awhile. We have been chosen July 1999 by Western Horseman Magazine in the Top Five of the Top Ten Best places to ride in the USA!
Location: Southern tip of Illinois

The Sleepy P
John & Victoria Piel
6309 Miller Dr. (I-270 N)
Ph: 618-659-1051
Facilities: 20 stalls, pasture, arena, trails, wash area, B&B, self-contained camper/RV, primitive camping, parking, feed/hay. Vet/farrier on call. Scenic area, tourist attractions, 25 m. from downtown St. Louis, golf course [2 m.] Drafts & other animals welcome

Triangle H Farm,  Marcy Heepke
5407 Birch Drive
Ph: 618-692-4823

Directions: I-255 (Woodriaver/Edwardsville Exit) Turn east. Go 1 mile to Birch Drive.
Facilities: 12x12 stalls w/mats or paddock turnout. Feed/hay avl. outdoor arena, indoor arena. Tack store. See website for more info and directions.

Red Barn Rendezvous RV Park
3955 Blackburn Rd
Ph: 618-692-9015
Directions: I-55 Exit 23 in Edwardsville, IL
Facilities: Grassy sites, landscaping and trees. 20 minutes from downtown St. Louis. PUll-thru full hook-up RV sites, 30 & 50 amp. Loop tie ups and exercise corral.
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Edwardsville, IL 62025-6755


Allen Quarter Horses, Kent & Dawn Allen
8691 N. US Hwy 45  (Easy access from I-57 & I-70)
Ph: 217-536-5982
Directions: Call or email for directions.
Facilities: State of the art show barn w/18 heated stalls, indoor arena, heated wash rack and a new barn that will have 16 additional stalls when completed. 5 stallion stalls are also available. Only 5 min. from Effingham; several hotels/RV hookkups available. Excellent references include Ted Turner, Jerry Wells, Mike McMillian & Clinton Anderson.

Pine Tree Stables, Becky & Ron Althoff
Ph.: 217-868-5182
11091 E. 1550th Ave. (I-70, exit 160. W. on Rt 32-33. 2 m. left on Nazerene Rd., 1 m. left on 1550th Ave. first place on right)
Ph: 217-868-5182
Facilities: 5 indoor box stalls, large corral & camper parking w/elec & water

FREEPORT, IL     61032               
Lily Creek Ridge,            D. Coss
3238 W. Lily Creek Rd
Ph: 815-297-0907
Directions: Going west from Freeport on Galena Ave. (Also Bus. 20)
Turn left at ComEd onto Lily Creek Rd. Go 1/2 m. Barn on right at Lily Creek Ridge sign. From west: Turn on Bus 20 at Swan's Nest (where bypass & Bus 20 join) Bear right. Go to Lily Creek and turn right. From North: Take Rt 26 into town to first stop light (Walgreen's). Go right on Galena Ave. exactly 2 m. to ComEd and turn left.
From South: Rt 26 to Galena Ave. Turn left. Go 2 miles.
Facilities: Fully furnished beautiful farm house. Fully modern w/B&B accommodations if desired. Sleeps four. Adjacent to new 72x140 indoor arena with 4-5 box stalls, heated wash rack, laundry, clubhouse, 24/7 barn manager, 60' round pen. Deluxe stalls w/large run-outs. Several grass paddocks. 80 acres w/private lake with swans. Minutes from 10 m. horse trails. Boarding, lay-ups, training available. Starting colts our specialty. Call for reservations.

Circle J Quarter Horses
Terri Marr
RR 1, Box 221A,
Simpson IL 62985 (E. on Glendale Rd., 1/4 m. E. of IL 145, minutes from I-24)
Ph: 618-695-3570 Fax: 618-695-3571
Facilities: 11 indoor stalls, 3 large paddocks, feed/hay, large round pen, nearby access to Shawnee Nat'l Forest trails & trailer parking. Full broodmare/foal care facility & QH breeders. NO STALLIONS. Open 24 hr. Reserv. req.

HIGHLAND, 62249    
Highland Horse Boarding Stables, Kevin Gleason
12118 Ellis Rd (12 min. off I-55/70, Exit 17A/Troy, Highlands/St.Jacob)
Ph: 618-654-3401     Cell: 618-792-5570
Facilities: 75 indoor box stalls, holding pens & paddocks, some pasture, indoor arena w/round pen, walker, indoor exercise track and trailer parking w/water & elec. B&B avail within 3 m. along with major motels. Call for reserv.

JUNCTION,   62954
Double M Campground,   Heath A Mann
5320 Thacker Hollow Rd.  (Off I-57. Rt. 1 S.)
PH: 618-275-4440
FACILITIES: Panel stalls, 100 campsites w/full hookups, showerhouse, dumpstation, cabins, playground, laundry facilities, restaurant open weekends & holidays Mar-Nov. Miles of horse trails in Shawnee Nat'l Forest & cabins w/full bath, full bed & 2 sets of bunks.

Richardson Stables,   Judy & C. Wayne Richardson
9208 N. Log Cabin Ln.,  Opdyke, IL   62872
Location:  Woodland Dr (Easy access from I-57 & I-64)
PH: 618-242-6566  - home after 7   BARN: 618-242-1232 or 242-0972
FACILITIES:  12 stalls, feed, outdoor arena, 1 camper hookup & parking space. Reservations preferred.

MT. VERNON,  IL   62864
Circle D Stables        Gary & Karen Dille
15972 E. Bakerville Rd
PH:  Home-Barn  618-244-6227   Cell- 618-204-1368
Directions:  Easy access from I-57 and I-64. 2 miles from interstate.
Facilities: 12 stalls. 60x120 indoor arena. Pasture/plenty of parking. Motels nearby.

OPDYKE, 62864
Richardson Stables
Wayne & Judy Richardson
9208 N. Log Cabin Lane
Tel: (618-242-6566)
Facilities: We have 12 ft x 12ft clean box stalls. Two camper hookups. Round pen for exercising. All are located near I-57 and I-64 interchange. Please call ahead for reservation. Motels nearby.
Location: Mt. Vernon, Il 

OTTAWA, 61350
Marcia's Bed and Breakfast and Horse Facility

3003 N. Rt 71 (I-80 & IL 71, exit 93, 2nd house on right going S.)
Ph: 815-434-5217  Cell:  815-488-5217
Web: - Scroll to Ottawa
Facilities: 3 stalls, 3 lots, camper space, Bed & Breakfast for 9 and private cottage w/kitchenette. Grill, bonfires, trails by Fox River.  Vet 1 m. Near Starved Rock, Catlin Park, Matthiessen Park Trails, canoe rentals, area trail rides, Vacation or traveling through.

OTTAWA, 61350
Tree Farm Stable
Barbara Hendrix
2734 E. 1809 Rd. (I-80)
Ph. 815-434-0593
Facilities: Horse facility w/possible overnite for owners. 3 stalls w/turnout and camper space avail., Pool avail. in summer. Safe, quiet.

Bureau County Fairgrounds
PO Box 238
Ph: 815-875-1003 659-3160
Facilities: 80 stalls - semi-open barn, outdoor arena & 50 RV spaces avail. close to barn. Call ahead for reservations as barn manager does not live on grounds.
Location: I-80, exit 56S

The Prairie Hill - Barn, Bed & Breakfast
Janine Klayman
25457 1275 N. Ave. (12 m. off I-80 & Hwy 89, exit 70)
Ph: 815-447-2487
Facilities: 15 indoor stalls, 5 pastures, paddocks, feed incl., sand arena, 35-fence cross-country course, 90+ m. of scenic trails & accommodations in historic farm house w/continental breakfast - homemade bread, pastries, etc.

Oakwood Farm Equestrian Center,  Mike Bitton
Mgr,Linda Gibson
7713 Tryon Grove Road
Ph: 815-678-7211
Directions: 1 mile west of Routes 31 & 12 in rural Richmond township.
Facilities: Newly remodeled facility with 12 x 12 stalls in heated barns, large heated indoor arena, heated wash bay, automated fly & pest control systems, outdoor dressage and stadium jump arenas, experienced managers living onsite, camper hook-ups available summer 2003. Easy access for large trailers/semis, much more - Give us a call

Freedom Ranch 
George & Ann Smith
6510 St. Hilaire Rd. (7 m. E. of I-55, exit 96B Rt. 29 S.)
Ph: 217-498-7433
Facilities: 4 indoor stalls, 3 paddocks, 50' round pen, river trails, camper hookup,trailer parking & river camp sites. Stallions welcome. 10 m. E. of State Capitol & Lincoln historical sites. Call for reserv./rates/directions

SENECA,   61360
The Pony Place,   Elaine Owens
2945 N. 37th (Adjacent to I-80.  I-55 & I-39. Rt. 71 & Rt. 52)
PH: 815-695-5913
FACILITIES:  12x12 box stalls, turnouts, feed avail, riding area, elec/water for campers. Cash please. Welsh cobs and Morgans.

SIGEL, 62462
Coyote Creek Stables, April Walk
Rt. 1, Box 152
Tel: 217-844-2161
Facilities: Newly Opened!! Overnight tropical room for travelers includes: full bathroom, TV, AC/Heat, outdoor hot tub, snacks. Room is 150 from horse barn with a full view of barns & corral. Large inside stalls or large lean-to stalls with 25 runouts, 45 round pen, 100 corral, 100 x 180 outdoor arena, 50 x 100 indoor arena. Turnouts and pasture available. Trailer parking & electric hookup. Rural location & low traffic. Riding lessons & trail rides available. Tack store on premises: 80+ new and used saddles, full line of western tack, western wear & gifts. 
Rates: Overnight room $40 & up, $15 per horse. Location: 10 min. from Effingham, IL & Neoga, IL, 20 min. from Mattoon, IL 
Directions: From Effingham, IL, I-57/70 take the Sigel exit #162, turn North on Rt. 45 through Sigel. At Coyote Creek Tack sign 2 miles North of Sigel, go west over RR tracks. 1/2 mile, then right (North). First place on the right. From Neoga, IL take the Neoga exit #177, turn west (right), and go through Neoga 5 miles south of town. At "Coyote Creek Tack" sign, go right (west) over RR, 1/2 mile go north (right), first place on the right.

PONTOON BEACH, ILL   62040    (St. Louis area)
Gateway Stables        Kelly Arnold
3514 Lake Drive
PH: 618-931-3527
Directions: North of 55-70 and 64. South of 270, West of 255. Motels within blocks. Get easy directions when your reserve your arrival date.
Facilities: The most convenient St. Louis area stop. Large, clean stalls or paddocks. Indoor/outdoor arenas. Owners on premises. Late or last minute arrivals usuall OK. Plug-ins for campers. Easy access for big rigs

WATERLOO, 62298  (St. Louis area)
Elite Equine Center (formerly Chance Stables)
Karl Probst/Pat Costin
5545 G Road
Ph:618-939-1536, Cell: 618-604-7763 
Toll Free:888-517-4533
Directions: 20 minutes from St. Louis, 15 miles from the intersection of I-270-255, off Illinois Route 3 South.
Facilities: Indoor Stalls, Outdoor Runs, Wash rack, pasture, feed and hay available. Room for larger trailers and Semis. Motels, shopping and restaurants close. Current Coggins and health papers are required.

WYANET, 61379     
Huskey Horse Motel, Richard and Karen Huskey
13051 1200 North Avenue 
Ph: 309-895-3181 cell 815-866-9598
Facilities: 6 large box stalls-indoor arena & camper hook up  Motels within 11 miles. Call for reservations and directions. Same day usually OK. $15.per night per horse. 3 miles from historic Hennepin Canal-70 miles of trails.




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