Laura was bitten by the horse bug at the age of 7 when she decide to take a horseback riding lesson at her local park district. She went on to compete on the NIJHA and AA Circuit.
Laura graduated Lipscomb University and then decided to pursue her passion training and riding horses. She began as an assistant trainer and loved giving lessons to beginning and advanced students. She has since become the head trainer here at Van Aken Stables. "I take great satisfaction in helping riders and horses fulfill their potential, first focusing on flat/ground work to create a connected foundation with your horse."
Like many of us, Cami fell in love with horses as a young girl. This lead to a youth career in 4-H and Open Shows. She is now active on the AQHA Show Circuit as an Amateur. While keeping horses in various training and boarding barns, she longed to be more hands on caring for her horses and wanted to be full time in the horse industry while maintaining her amateur status. Owning Van Aken Stables is a lifelong dream come true. "As a former boarder I know what I want in a boarding experience. I want my clients to feel that we care for their horses as if they are our own."
We offer beginning to advanced Hunter/Jumper lessons. We see you and your horse as a unique team and each lesson as an opportunity to develop your riding and horsemanship skills. Let us help you reach your personal goals.
Nothing compares to having a professional further your horse's education. Are you looking to give your horse more experience under saddle, build additional skills or confidence? Do you need help with a trouble spot? We can do that!
You want nothing but the best for your horse and want to give them the quality of life they deserve. The beauty of our barn begins with our open and light stall design to promote a healthy social environment. Horses are then turned out in small groups when appropriate. Although private turnout is available when needed. We feed hay 4x per day so your horse is never without forage the way nature intended. We do night checks to cap off our premium level of care.
80X176 INDOOR ARENA
100x200 OUTDOOR ARENA
12X12 CUSTOM MATTED STALLS
RUBBER PAVER AISLES
DAILY TURNOUT WEATHER PERMITTING
LIGHT OPEN STALLS WITH WINDOWS
HAY FED 4X PER DAY
SECURITY AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEM
HEATED BARN AND HEATED VIEWING ROOM
FAN SYSTEM FOR SUMMER CLIMATE CONTROL
INDOOR AND OUTDOOR WASHRACKS
2S315 Deerpath Rd, Batavia, Illinois 60510, United States
By Appointment Only