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Three Bears Farm
The owner began working with John Stein in 1999 when a mutual friend suggested that she contact him to help develop her vision for an 8-stall hunter/jumper barn. At that time John worked as a sales consultant for Morton Buildings and while the owner’s master plan included building a complete training facility, this barn was a first step to accomplishing her long-term goal.
Since the initial project with the owner of Three Bears Farm, Stein Equestrian has evolved and so has their business relationship. She has continued to contact John directly to help cultivate each phase of the project and ultimately, realize her dreams.
Today the fabulous Three Bears Farm features a fully insulated 18-stall, hunter/jumper training and boarding facility, a separate farrier stall and entrance, a quarantine stall, and an 8-stall lesson barn—all appointed with Big Ass Fans®. Carefully designed to be an all-inclusive facility, this awe-inspiring building incorporates an attractive caretaker apartment, an elevator and a spectacular, entertainment lounge with a fully appointed kitchen!
The stunning indoor arena area is 100 x 200 with attached, covered all-weather sand turn-outs, a 2500 sq. ft. storage area for jumps, etc., Big Ass Fans® throughout, tapered liner, mirrors, an elevated viewing platform complete with powder room and a fabulous 3000-watt sound system!
Also included on the property are numerous pasture barns, a 5000 sq. ft. hay storage barn, a 5000 sq. ft. equipment/farm work shop, and 2 outdoor arenas and a lunging ring.
Top Hat Dressage
Hickory Flat, GA
Knowing Stein’s reputation for excellence, the owner of Top Hat Dressage contacted John interested developing a complete Dressage Training center. She was frustrated with boarding at other farms and was ready to have her own facility. An amazing horse farm nestled in the heart of Hickory Flat, Stein developed the entire facility in 2008.
In preparation, this project involved a lot of grading work in the site plan stage to optimize the pasture fields and site for the main 18-stall Olympic Gran Prix training barn. Complete with a separate farrier stall and entrance, a quarantine stall and bulk savings storage. The attached Olympic 20×60 meter indoor arena is fitted with a tapered composite liner and mirrors and a state-of-the-art sound system.
To complete the owner’s vision, Stein added pasture barns, a 3-bay hay storage building and a meticulously fitted 4-board wood fencing system. It is truly a stunning property with breathtaking views all around!
Stepping Stone Farm
Stepping Stone Farm Canton, GA
The owner’s new dressage facility project began with John in 2000 when he was still working as a sales consultant for Morton Buildings. She wanted to build a barn and arena developed on a raw parcel of land so together they looked at different parcels until Cindy chose the one where her facility was developed and now operates. While one of the more dimensionally scaled undertakings for John, the finished project clearly reflects the care and concern that goes into all John’s work. Subsequently, the owner has contacted Stein Equestrian for anything she’s needed since.
Functionally equipped, the main structure is a 2-stall open shed style barn with a 1-tack feed room and a unique, rubber interlocking non-slip paver floor. Adding to the aesthetics, the property is lined with a 4-board, all pressure treated wood fence and a finish of acrylic black paint applied. All fence posts have been set in concrete to provide long-term stability.
Rock Creek Farm
The owner of 400 acres of prime property in the Jasper Mountains contacted John Stein with interest in developing a large Private Hunter / Jumper Equestrian Estate. This Equestrian Estate would be secluded with a very rural quiet atmosphere.
The site was quite hilly and a wooded green field site. The development of a master site plan, which optimized the layout and took advantage of the fantastic views from this property, was a key element in the success of the first phase of the long term plan for the development of this horse farm. A significant amount of grading was done in the early stages of development. This was able to provide a foundation for the main and access drives to the main horse barn, garage structures, parking and a 160 ft. wide by 240 ft. long outdoor riding arena with lighting and sound system within easy access behind the barn. A traditional 4 board wood pasture fencing was used to define the variety of pasture areas. The main barn is a 12 stall boarding wood frame horse barn with a 1500 sq. ft. Trainers’ apartment above, along with an office, lounge and viewing area to the arena. All of the accessory rooms and support facilities are also located in the main barn.
Within easy access to the barn is a complementary matching storage and equipment garage with a 2400 sq. ft. caretaker apartment above that provides great views to the barn and surrounding pastures.
A large lake and riding trails were incorporated into the site plan for tranquil leisure rides through the estate. Provisions have been made for a main house to be placed near the lake that would look over to the hills on the opposite side of the lake and a short walk to the barn area.
The owner and all visitors are very pleased with the setting, and ease of day to day operation of this dream brought to reality.