Gum Tree Stables is located in Gum Tree Pennsylvania, just outside of Cochranville about 8 miles west of Unionville in the south eastern part of Chester County. Situated on over 100 gently rolling acres of excellent grass with 3 and 4 board oak fencing. We are 15 minutes from the New Bolton veterinarian center, 30 minutes from the Fair Hill training center, 1 1/2 hours from Baltimore and 3 hours from New York.
Being located in the heart of Pennsylvania's horse country has it's advantages. Some of the best Veterinarians , general, reproductive, racing and sport in the Mid-Atlantic area practice within minutes of our farm. Along with some of the best Farriers and other equine service providers. Given the fact that Pennsylvania is an agricultural state we are able to purchase our feed from a family owned mill. All of the grain is grown by family owned farms here in PA and New York not from other countries. Mixed to our specifications and the individual needs of the horse being fed. We grow and bale most of the hay we use. Alfalfa and straw is bought from neighboring farms so we know the quality can be trusted. Because we deal direct with no suites or middlemen adding to the cost we are able to pass these savings on to our clients.
Thoroughbred Racehorse, breeding, foaling and Training
We offer boarding for the breeding and foaling of mares along with raising and sales prep. We also break and train our young horses getting them fit and ready to race shortly after being sent to the track. We are often complimented on how well our horses are prepared and mannered by various trainers. Our training fees are considerably less then race track rates for doing the same thing and in a much better environment. We also offer, lay-ups and leg-ups along with R&R for racehorses.We also offer re-schooling of OTTBs, hunter, jumper, hunting, eventing, pleasure. We specialize in taking the “race” out and putting a solid foundation on. Which their new owner can build upon. Regardless of discipline. If you have an OTTB with “issues” feel free to get in touch to discuss. Or if you can bring your horse to the farm we would be happy to see what’s going on and offer some advise at no charge. For a nominal fee we would be happy to work with the horse for a couple of days. As breeders of Thoroughbreds we feel obliged to help out any owner of a Thoroughbred.
Larry is a licensed Steeplechase trainer and jockey.
Laura and Larry Ensor
Gum Tree Stables LLC, 50 East Friendship Church Rd. Gum Tree Pennsylvania, 19320