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Developers of The Horse Station at Cache Valley announced ground was broken on the 167-acre mixed-use project with the installation of a private access road that will become the main entry point off Route 91, or Station Drive.
The Horse Station is planned to include a variety of commercial and retail businesses, a hotel, multi-family residential, and other elements that add synergy to the indoor and outdoor equestrian facilities, agricultural components, health and wellness and cultural heritage attractions which comprise the themes that unite the destination project.
“As a precursor to the full range of infrastructure we hope to begin soon, the penetration of the site by the first steps with Station Drive allows for a completely new perspective on the property,” said Ernest Bleinberger, whose firm Strategy 5 LLC serves as master developer. “From the highway the land appears perfectly flat, when in actuality it has interesting and pleasant contours that will help define future development patterns. Plus you can now get a glimpse of the 15-acre lake that crowns the north central portion of the project area.”
According to developers, work is also progressing on the design for the equestrian complex itself, which will include indoor arena space, permanent stalls and a professionally managed barn area to accommodate approximately 250 horses, outdoor training and event facilities, and an equine veterinary center.
The team is currently circulating a user group survey to gather information that will help determine the right design to meet demand from professional, amateur and non-profit riding and event organizers. A Facebook page and other social media platforms are also in the works.
To build on the agricultural theme of the project, developers hope to attract local farmers to participate in a produce stand on site this summer. They are also planning to organize horse events such as trail rides, hay rides, cowboy cook outs and sing-a-longs.