We are a full care boarding facility, with a large outdoor arena, an indoor arena, individual paddock with shelters for each horse, and automatic waters.
We are located just minutes from downtown Spokane. Welcome to our page! Bob and I have been growing HIllcrest Stables for 15 years. We have tried hard to make this a pleasant and safe environment for you and your horse.
Operating as usual
Hillcrest Stables is happy to introduce our new trainer Nicole Schucker!
Nicole hails From Sedona AZ and has studied under a number of dressage trainers and GP riders.
Her focus of training is dressage and driving. She starts horses and finishes those needing upper level training.
She is an excellent teacher and works with all levels of students.
We are happy to have her here as an additional service for our boarders.
You can contact Nicole at
Hillcrest Stables is sad to announce the departure of our wonderful stable hand Jason Jones
He has relocated to Moscow Idaho. We wish him the very best. He was an integral part of helping us improve our place and cared for all our animals so well!
We will be looking to find someone who can continue the level of care that he gave.
Best of luck Jason!
The newest addition to Hillcrest Stables!!
Rescued from a kill pen.. 5 months old!
No name yet.. but for now we can call her lucky!!
Hillcrest Stables welcomes our newest addition!!
She was rescued from a kill lot! 4-5 months old!!
Maybe Lucky should be her name!
We are delighted to announce a new trainer here with us! Her Name is Teri Hevrin
She has worked with horses and riders for over 30 years and brings to our barn a lot if energy and knowledge!
Please contact us at 509-939-7307 for more information!
Happy Christmas to one and all from Hillcrest stables!
Today we are adding sky lights to our indoor arena!! It’s gonna be so great to increase our ambient light as winter is coming!!
Farmboy fit!! Finished with automatic waterers for ALL the horses now!!!
That’s the way we roll!!!
ICYMI: On Friday night at the Spokane County Interstate Fair, the mic stopped working during the #nationalanthem. So, the crowd went to work and finished it beautifully. Mark Peterson Kxly caught this great moment on camera.
Today we were delighted to bid goodbye to 3 tons of aged manure!
Many thanks to our new friends at Urban Eden for accepting our "donations". This will go on their farmland in the Latah Creek area and feed the hungry crops!
Be sure to stop by their farmers market stand when it opens this season and enjoy the "fruits" of all our labors!
Enjoying the Fall weather!
Time to get the water troughs insulated for Winter!
Friends enjoy some together time at Hillcrest Stables!
We are tired if snow!! And tired of Ice!!
If someone finds Spring please return it to us!!
Hillcrest stables was happy to host Revival Riders and trainer AmberPerkins today. Welcome everyone 😊
Come and see us today and look at the 16 horses up for adoption by Rough Start Rescue!!
Welcome to Hillcrest stables!
Today we are hosting Rough Start Rescue's Adopt a Horse event! Plenty of parking. It will be in our barn due to the weather.
Please come and look and
If you decide to adopt, we will offer you 6 months of discounted boarding🐎😊
We would like to welcome Andrea to Hillcrest Stables! AndreA comes to us from Connecticut and was the official farrier for the Connecticut polo team. She brought 4 horses to stay with us.
If you are looking for an excellent farrier shes your girl. For her contact information please call Hillcrest Stables and we will put you in touch.
On a more somber note Bobs horse Diamond passed away this weekend. He was 33 and was one of the best cavalry horses Bob has ever had. It was 6 years past that he rode in the battle of Little Big Horn. He will be missed.
[03/05/16] We do overnight boarding for those who may be traveling through the area... 8 minutes south of I90 we are a convenient stop over from Seattle and places south.. even if its late at night.. give us a call and we can guide you in! Our rates are $15/ night per horse.. Trailer camping $10..
WE have recently met with Rough Start Rescue to see if we can form a partnership. We will be supporting their efforts by sponsoring a fundraising event here this Summer. Jay and Kelly are great people hard working and devoted to the animals.
They are always looking for good homes for the horses they receive and they take their time to be sure its a good fit.
So if you think you might want to find an inexpensive horse to give a good home to.. please look here first.
Breaking news!! We are now offering self care options for boarders.
For further information please call our trainer/manager
Bruce Deane 509-230-8776
[12/10/15] Well the winds are dying down here and there are no new wires or trees down. Thank goodness 😊
[12/07/15] A big congratulations to Katherine Merck. Our newly crowned Miss Rodeo America!! Hometown girl!! First ever Washington queen for NFR!!
Well we are definitely in Winters grip. And our concerns turn to how best to care for our horses. Today i will offer some advice from Dr Lydia Gray from the Smartpak website.
BlanketingA frequently asked question is: does my horse need a blanket? In general, horses with an adequate hair coat, in good flesh and with access to shelter probably do not need blanketed. However, horses that have been clipped, recently transported to a cold climate, or are thin or sick may need the additional warmth and protection of outerwear.
Horses begin to grow their longer, thicker winter coats in July, shedding the shorter, thinner summer coats in October. The summer coat begins growing in January with March being prime shedding season. This cycle is based on day length—the winter coat is stimulated by decreasing daylight, the summer coat is stimulated by increasing daylight. Owners can inhibit a horse's coat primarily through providing artificial daylight in the fall but also by clothing their horse as the temperature begins to fall. If the horse's exercise routine in the winter causes him to sweat and the long hair hampers the drying and cooling down process, body clipping may be necessary. Blanketing is then a must.
We all have different horses with different needs. This is simply a guideline for those who may have questions. Have a great day! Barb
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[08/25/15] Hillcrest stables is pleased to announce a new trainer/ farrier to our facility. His name is Bruce Deane. He has many years of experience and will be a great resource for us. He will be arriving the beginning of October. Please call if you would like to schedule some training with him. 509-939-7307.
[05/21/15] Hillcrest Stables is saddened to announce the departure of trainer Nate Ostrander. Nate has decided to follow his passion for mustang training exclusively and is focusing all his efforts in this. we wish him all the best. He has provided our boarders with great training and attention. We will of course be searching for another trainer for our facility and welcome any suggestions.
[03/15/15] Today Was a rainy day session and Mark and Joe worked hard putting up nice white board inside the foaling stall!! Were adding more light and later we'll be installing web cams so you can view mare and foal on line!!
Wanna have fun doing something a little different with your horse? Check out Selkirk Certified Mounted Orienteering!! Use a compass and follow clues along safe horse areas to find your way to the finish line! Check out their website at:
Http//selkirkcmo.weebly.com or call Jeannie Payton director at 509-714-8047
April 18th and 19th
Clinic 1: "Spring tune up" Work out the kinks BEFORE you get in the saddle.
May 16th and 17th
Clinic 2: " Go and Whoa!" Work out the kinks under saddle.Learn to communicate with your horse under saddle for a smooth transition
June 13th and 14th
Clinic 3: "Kink Free Trail Riding". Practice on our creative obstacle course to ready yourself and your horse for a great trail ride on Sunday!!
Individual clinic with horse $120 per horse
Clinic Series Package: $300 per horse.
Audit fee: $15/day
To preregister or for questions please contact Patti Marcotte at 509-218-5649.
[02/16/15] HILLCREST STABLES is going to be hosting a series of clinics given by Nate Ostrander - Registered Mustang Trainer. He will be covering topics such as ground work. Basic horsemanship and trail riding. Its a great time to tune up your horse!
[01/29/15] We welcome haul ins with advanced sign up so that we can coordinate usage. We charge $20 per trailer. Thanks for your inquiries
[01/17/15] Happy 2015 friends.. gray days and cold weather are keeping the damper on activities around here.. but there are plans in the works for this Spring and Summer.. keep watching here for more information!
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Join in on the fun, public is welcome! Please come watch practices, free admission: Tuesdays & Thursdays at 5:00 Weekend mornings (time TBA) Call Catlin at 5099948000 to set up a lesson or ask about our polo school or kids' camp!
Training Championship horses and riders for over 20 years
Natural Horsemanship training for domestic horses, wild mustangs & people. English, Western, Reining, Cutting, Gaming, Mounted Shooting, Roping & more.
Indoor arena, outdoor arena, equestrian partnerships
Developing the Equestrian's Performance Body.