Welcome to Baskin Farm
Welcome to Baskin Farm, St. Louis County’s full-service equestrian facility.
Owned and operated by nationally-recognized Susan Baginski, Baskin Farm is a top-caliber facility, complete with large indoor and outdoor rings, all the amenities for first-class boarding, and an experienced and dedicated professional staff of trainers. We actively participate in all of the large, national-level A shows featuring Hunter/Jumper divisions.
Baskin Farm is also an excellent place for novice and intermediate riders, with an extensive lesson program focusing on safety and horsemanship. The program features many school horses, private and group instruction, a Working Student program, and frequent participation in local shows.
Baskin Farm provides addition services for the equestrian community, including offering horses both for sale and for lease and coaching the Washington University in St. Louis Equestrian Team.
We are confident that you and your horse will love the training facilities of Baskin Farm. We feature all you would expect in a barn of our high caliber, including large outdoor and [heated] indoor rings, multiple paddocks and pastures. If you would like to tour our grounds and meet our staff, please contact the Baskin Farm office.
Paddocks and Pastures
Our grounds are welcoming to those who love horses, as the five different outdoor turnout paddocks and the four large school horse pastures are spread throughout our 18 acres and are frequently occupied by many horses.
Our large (150' by 300') outdoor ring is surrounded by woods and maintained by an automatic sprinkler system. Although Baskin Farm is close to the city, the barn setting is wooded and has a rural feel.
Our main barn features over 40 spacious stalls (12' by 12' on average), an automatic fly spray system, and overhead fans. In addition to 10 sets of grooming areas with cross-ties, we have an indoor wash-rack, complete with heated water!
The Indoor Ring
Our 90' by 207' [heated] indoor arena features excellent footing and lighting. Parents and other spectators appreciate the seats in the viewing area.
Additional facilities include our outdoor wash-racks, complete with cross-ties, cold water, and overhead roofs. A newly remodeled school horse barn houses our large public lesson program. A short cross-country trail is available for use.
Our facilities provide a happy home for your horse or pony. Our large heated indoor ring and enormous outdoor ring allows you to ride at any time of the year. Please visit our Facilities page for more information.
Homestead Veterinary Hospital
The staff at the Homestead Veterinary Hospital is on call for Baskin Farm and our clients, at all times.
Our farrier, Mike Vorthman, comes to Baskin weekly, meaning you will never have a long wait, in the event that your horse throws a shoe!
Our automatic water dispensers ensure that your horse will always have enough to drink.
Horses are fed twice daily, depending on their dietary needs.
Our heated/air-conditioned tackroom is large enough to allow each owner to store his/her own bridle and saddle rack. You can store your tack trunks either in the aisle near the stall assigned to your horse or in the tackroom, depending on space and convenience.
In the winter, our staff ensures that horses are kept at a comfortable and safe temperature. We put multiple blankets on horses (more if they are clipped, of course) and regulate the number worn as temperature fluctuates.
Horses are turned out daily in one of our 5 large outdoor turnout paddocks. We often match one horse with another horse (or pony) so that the horses can play together, while maintaining watch for their safety.
Our well-qualified training staff with many years of experience, assures that you and your horse will perform at your best.
In addition to owner Susan Baginski, other staff live on the premises, providing peace of mind of always having someone around to watch out for the safety of the horses and to respond to any emergency
Our automatic fly spray dispenser system reduces the amount of pesky flies in those hot summer months.