Northern Tradition Farm is located on 40 acres of open space in Minooka, IL.  Minooka is located just 7 miles from I-55 (Shorewood Exit) and 3 miles north of I-80 (Minooka Exit).  The farm is easily accessible and clients come from all over the greater Chicago suburbs.  The area has become a “horse haven” for not only our Saddlebred farm, but also many hunter/jumper and dressage stables. 

The facility has 45 stalls (35 with tailboards) split between two separate hallways.  The stalls are 12’ x12’ with rubber mats, an automatic watering system and summer fans.  Concrete aisles are kept warm with overhead radiant heat and a ventilation system using ceiling fans, soffet and ridge vents which keeps  fresh air constantly circulating throughout the stable.  There are screened windows in every outfacing stall and large screened doorways are positioned to allow the east/west breeze to pass down the aisles in the warmer months; while garage doors seal tightly during the winter to keep the elements out.  Each hallway also houses a feed room, restroom and tack room. 

The indoor arena is 60 feet wide and 180 feet long with footing made up of wood shavings and sand.  Southern yellow pine planking makes up the walls, skylights allow sunlight to enter during the day and mercury vapor lighting keeps the arena bright during evening riding.  The arena is heated and kept at a comfortable 45 degrees all winter.  In the spring, summer and fall months, two large screen doors at the east and west ends let air move through the arena.  Ceiling fans are used all year to help circulate air. 

Northern Tradition also has a 3 tack rooms, two of which are heated and air conditioned as is the laundry room.  The facility also has a wash rack with hot and cold water as well as non-slip rubber mats.  In addition, NTF offers the security of having trainers and staff living on site. 

Outdoors, there is a lighted riding arena, two all season turn out paddocks, a separate hay storage barn, and caretaker’s quarters.  Although still young and growing, the landscaping includes hundreds of trees, flowers and bushes.  A beautiful waterfall and fish pond were just recently added.

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