The Chattahoochee Trail Horse Association is conducting its annual poker ride on National Public Lands Day – September 29th. What better way to support our public lands than to ride your horse while contributing to trail maintenance. Come out and have some fun while helping to finance horse trails in north Georgia. Click here to view the flyer/pre-registration form
recently put together a short list of things to be considered when buying land upon which you plan to build your dream horse farm. This is by no means the ultimate set of questions/considerations, but it’s a good start in your thinking process. Click here to view the list
Last Saturday, the Cherokee County Saddle Club held its first Annual Trail Challenge at Garland Mountain. Originally intending to ride in it, I ended up helping set up the course and transporting judges to and from their obstacles. While doing so, I made a short video. Click Here to view it. Congratulations to CCSC for a very succesful event.
I have a promotional video that’s been available on DVD for quite a while. It’s been shorten and put on Youtube. If there’s anything I can do to assist you in buying or selling a horse property in the north Georgia mountains just let me know.
f you’re thinking of selling your horse farm, let me recommend to you that your first step should be to get an appraisal of your property. With all the negative news that’s appearing in the media these days, I’m sure we’re all aware of the current real estate market conditions. Having a realistic opinion of the value of your farm is critical to a successful sale. I’ve been fortunate to get 3 contracts on horse farms in the last few months. In two situations, the buyer and seller couldn’t come to an agreed-to price and the negotiations stalled. Fortunately, in each case, the parties agreed to have the property appraised. Once that objective evaluation was made known to both parties, negotiations continued to successful conclusions. Having a current appraisal and sharing it with a potential buyer takes away all the subjectivity and generalizations that we see in the media on a daily basis and allows both parties to make decisions on the specifics of the farm itself. If you’re thinking of selling, get an appraisal done by a qualified Appraiser
Two horse properties have just had their asking prices reduced making them both real good deals even in this buyers market. The asking price for the 14 acre farm in Union County is now $279,900. The Jim Barna log home on 17.5 acres in Dawson County is now $379,900. Both owners are very motivated and the pricing reflects that. If you’re in the market for a property with acreage in north Georgia, you should check these out.
This past Saturday Janet and I hosted our local club in our annual Moderate Trail Challenge. I call it moderate because it’s not at all as difficult as Craig Cameron’s Extreme Trail Challenge. Ours is basically a 2 mile timed event with some “speed bumps” along the way. We had twenty contestants and the winning time was a hair more than 19 minutes. Chick Filet in Ellijay catered lunch. It was a gorgeous day and this event and people remind me why I’m a tree hugger in north Georgia.