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Rachel Sarah Isaac
· October 9, 2017
I have been boarding with Kristen for 3 years now and even though it is a drive, she is my favorite person and this is my favorite barn! Friendly faves, events all the time, trail rides, clinics, show...s, ect. It is just a wonderful time here and I highly doubt I will find any place closer for the affordability and the hospitality here. They make you and your horse feel at home from day one! See More
Sebastian Arana
· November 20, 2017
Our beloved Harley is going to have his new home here, we are so excited for him to start a new chapter here.
Jenny Bradford Moffitt
· November 11, 2017
We love Kristen and her staff! She trained 2 of our horses and we are sending 2 more. She's wonder!!!
Jody Rosenberger Robinson
· June 24, 2014
My 9 year old grandson had a lesson here. He had never been on a horse before but loves animals. Kristen was positive, patient and a natural teacher! It was truly a lesson in horsemanship and how to... relate to the horse, as well as safety and riding. He had a great time, highly recommend Smart Lil Acres for private lessons. See More
Kaylee Stirling
· May 23, 2017
Wonderful place to board horses, great clinics, indoor arena is great! Nice place to hangout, good people, comforting atmosphere.
Want to go for a ride? SLA has horses for every age, style, and level of rider. We go to different trails all over the State. It is $50 for a full day of riding. We also offer over night trips for $200. This includes travel, lodging, and food. via
Hey, I'm Kaylee Stirling, Smart Lil Acres's Barn Manager. I grew up on a farm in Lake Village, IN. I was a 10 year member in 4-H and have trailered to many parks for group trail riding and over-night stays. My first job was a summer stable-hand at a barn just down the road from my parents. Since then, I've been a farm-hand, and stable-hand at a barn in Clarksville and now I'm here, basically working my dream job. I am more experienced with western riding(trails and western pleasure) but I'm moving up with my English experience and hoping to enter the riding world of jumping and dressage. I am open to new information and really love helping others expand their horse knowledge so that they and their equine can be happier, healthier, and more successful. I am always open to give western riding lessons and answering any questions you may have about anything. Happy trails 🐴💚 via

Due to unfortunate circumstances and lack of notice on those circumstances smart little Acres will be closing their doors January 1st until a new location is found. I apologize for any inconvenience this may bring my clients and I hope to be opened back up very soon.

Congrats JW. This is our farrier and our cow working instructor at SLA.

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The Kentucky Horse Park

One of the many reasons to attend the Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo at the Kentucky Horse Park’s Alltech Arena Nov. 17 & 18 is to witness reigning world champion stee...r wrestler J.W. Ery attempt to defend his IPRA title. A 23-year-old farrier from Springfield, Tenn., Ery won the International Professional Rodeo Association All-Region Finals in Lexington last year on his way to clinching the Rodeo World Championship title.

"As long as I’m alive, I’m probably going to be involved (in the rodeo) somehow,” said Ery. “It’s just what I love to do, it’s where my heart is.”

Ery was born into a rodeo family and has clearly followed in their footsteps. His father was a bareback rider and champion steel wrestler, and his mother was a barrel racer. Ery lives on his family’s farm, which breeds its own practice rodeo cattle, and trains several rodeo-bound horses.

While Ery hopes for a repeat winning performance in this year’s IPRA All-Region finals, he knows he’ll have to work hard for it.

"To get to the top, you’ve got to have the drive to go and that push behind you from your traveling partners and your family,” he said. “I couldn’t imagine another life, really.

"I’d like to do the best I can (in this year’s IPRA All-Region Finals)…the main thing is just enjoying that I’m there. I’d love to win again this year, but I also want to help all my other rodeo friends do the best they can too.”

***A special thanks to our sponsors Griffin Gate Marriott Resort & Spa, the Boot Barn, and Ram Rodeo. Get your Bluegrass Rockin' Rodeo tickets now at:

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