Roan Club provides renewed space
By Basil Gist
A long-standing horse facility along Grubbs Road has come back to life.
Now known as the Roan Club, the facility at 7432 Grubbs Road in Aubrey provides boarding, training and riding services to horse enthusiasts of all levels.
“We want to make it a world class facility that will be useful for people,” Operations Manager Sash Kaladara said. “We’ve been working on it since February. This used to be a famous Arabian ranch. At one point, it had 400 Arabian horses and used to breed world record holders.”
At present the ranch has 52 horses, ranch manager Jeremy Hyatt said.
“We’ve been working day and night for months to get everything back up to par,” Hyatt said. “We brought in all new dirt for all the areas, painted and fixed all new waterers and feeders, and got new electric fans and lights.”
Two of the three barns the club will occupy are complete with the last, where the ribbon cutting was held, at the tail end of its renovations.
“This is the last barn we’re working on,” Hyatt said. “We’ve got it painted, the electrical is up to code, and the wash bay is up and running with hot water.”
Aubrey 380 Area Chamber of Commerce President Jennifer Bland spoke to the value of having another equine resource among their members.
“We are so happy to have this club in particular because we have so many residents that call and ask about experiences for the kids with horses with lessons and even just boarding,” Bland said. “It’s exciting to have another resource in the community.”
Though the property itself is still owned by Linda and Dick Reed, all operations will be managed by the Roan Club, which belongs to a larger trust with two other properties and that is preparing to secure a fourth.
“We’re just getting everything up to where it should be, we hauled 27 dumpsters, big roll offs, out and we’re still hauling stuff off,” Hyatt said. “Once we’re all finished out, we’ll have about 120 stalls.”
Roan.club is the facility’s URL, which features pictures of the facility as well as contact information and a mission statement.
“We are proud to offer a state-of-the-art boarding, training, and riding facility,” the website says. “Whether you are a beginner rider just starting out or an experienced competitor looking for top-level training and coaching, we have the resources and expertise to help you achieve your goals.”