History of Rockbarton
The spirit of Rockbarton is one of excellence in training as demonstrated by the Irish Army School of Equitation, where Sean Reilly was a student in 1984.
The Great Irish jumper Rockbarton represented the Army school of equitation in the 1982 World Championship, the 1984 Los Angeles Olmypics,and the 1986 World Championship.He also won many Nations Cup classes and in 1983 won the Puissance of Geneva, jumping 7ft 3.
Rockbarton, started in the summer of 2013, is an 80 acre farm with both indoor and outdoor arenas. The importance of good footing has not been overlooked and each ring now has a completely new surface (with over 100 tons of silicon sand in the indoor).
Quality of Care
Sean has worked with some of the most successful horses and horsemen in the world, from international jumpers in Ireland to champion steeplechasers and classic winning flat horses in America, and in 1998 he was champion trainer in Saudi Arabia.
Sean has bred, raised and started many successful hunters.
I am so thankful for Sean and his staff at Rockbarton. I have boarded here since 2013 and I wouldn't board anywhere else. What separates Rockbarton is the meticulous level of caring detail, they will notice if the tiniest detail changes. The beautiful facilities are just the icing on the cake! I know at Rockbarton my horses are safe and expertly managed. Thank you Sean for creating a perfect horsey heaven. - Julia Hess
To those of you considering boarding your horse at Rockbarton Farm, look no further. Numerous words come to mind about the care of the horses and positive aspects of the facility, however, "peace of mind" is the best reason I can give for why my horse is at Rockbarton with Sean Reilly. I am a graduate A from the United States Pony Clubs, a former horse management judge, a former eventer and trainer, and for the last 18 years a very busy human and equine Massage and Bodywork Therapist (LMBT). In my work I have the opportunity to be in top barns all over the country and prior to moving to Kentucky, I had stabled my now 24 year old Irish sport horse at farms in England, Switzerland Germany, and numerous States here in the USA, as well. Of course, I look at the safety and the quality of the care and the routine that is provided that creates the positive enviroment the horses need. However, because I am frequently traveling for work, I also must have my horse in the care of someone knowledgeable. Sean is an exceptionally experienced horseman who I am confident notices any issue with my horse first. He gets to know all the horses individually and can tell right away if there's something not right. That gives me the ability to travel from New York to Florida with the PEACE OF MIND to know my best Irish Sport Horse of so many super competitive years is in the best of hands. - Susan McKibbin Rose, LMBT - Emerald Star Equine Services,.LLC
All of the horses at Rockbarton enjoy their life because of the system Sean employs, the barns are so quiet and everything runs calmly and very smoothly. - Georgina T.
I can't say enough great things about Sean and Rockbarton. I brought my reining horse home to take some time off and have him closer to me, it has truly been such a great experience. Sean has a meticulous eye, nothing is overlooked, and he takes wonderful care of the horses. He was able to ease my horse into a new routine and get settled into a new place with no trouble at all. I am so comfortable knowing my horse is in great hands and that I have someone I can trust to watch over him everyday. The facility and arena are top notch, and the team of people are as well! - Lyndsey Jordan
Rockbarton was a blessing to find. Sean is amazing with my horses, from his knowledge to his eye for detail,he truly gets to know and care for each horse as an individual. I know that my horses are treated like they were his own. The facilities are amazing, the environment is quiet which I love as it keeps the horses in a calm state of mind.My horses are beyond happy and they consider Rockbarton their home. - Erin Roberts
"Since moving to Rockbarton my horses have been the healthiest and happiest they have ever been. The owner and workers provide excellent care, they are very detail oriented and compassionate towards the animals and boarders. The barns are immaculately kept, the horses always have clean water, plenty of clean bedding and top quality feed. Sean's knowledge and experience within the equine industry is unparalleled. You will grow not only as a horseman by being here, but as a person. You would be hard pressed to find another facility that provides this level of care in the bluegrass. I can truly say Rockbarton has changed mine and my horses lives for the better and I wouldn't trust my horses well-being with anyone else." - Anna Kate Conley
"Excellent facility with an indoor and outdoor arena. Sean is one of the most conscientious people I've known. He manages the farm himself, and is very hands-on, being out working on the farm himself every day. My horse was very difficult to manage, and Sean did an absolutely amazing job with him. I never worried about my horse when we boarded there, as I knew he received around-the-clock attention and truly excellent care. I highly recommend this facility." - Lisa Frederico
"Everything about my horse has improved since we moved to Rockbarton." - Karin Glassman
"Jesse and I both love the nurturing environment of Rockbarton." - Jane McClaren
"Every time we show in Ky I like to visit with Sean, not many people read a horse the way he does." - Pepe Silva Pais
"This is the farm of a lifetime, with great footing in a wonderful indoor. My riders love the quiet atmosphere and all the horses are so happy. Many thanks to Sean for everything" - Carrie Dahmer, Alto vista Equestrian
"I was fortunate enough to move my horse to Rockbarton a few years ago and have watched him continue to thrive since the day he stepped off the trailer. He is a horse with many layers and quirks, but Sean connected with him quickly and guided me to help find his greatest potential. His well-being has flourished, with improvements in his coat, muscle structure, feet and mental attitude. It is wonderful knowing my horse lives at a farm where feels respected and can be the horse he always wanted to be.
In addition to superior horsemanship, Sean brings immeasurable experience and care to the facility. The footing in the indoor and outdoor rings is meticulously managed; I am able to keep my horse in work year round and not worry about anything postponing our training. There are also many acres of beautiful fields and well-planned cross country jumps available for schooling.
Rockbarton is a destination where horses feel comfortable being horses, allowing them a more connected bond with their owners and riders. There is no place I'd rather be. - Veronica Feth
"The staff at Rockbarton Farm truly go above and beyond to provide exceptional care for every horse that comes onto the farm. I am assuered that between the knowledge and attentiveness of the staff involed, my horse has the best care possible. Adfitinally, the facilities are impecable, providing all the necessities for multiple disciplines. Rockbarton is a place I call home for my horse and I." - Paige
"My horse Casper and I have been out at Rockbarton for two years, and it's been a great experience for myself and my horse. Has a great indoor and out door arena to ride in. Great atmosphere and very relaxing. I never have to worry about my horse, Casper." - Brooke Bailey
"Great facility with very nice indoor and outdoor arenas. Knowledgeable horsemen take great care of your horse in a nice, quiet farm located conveniently close to the Horse Park, Gayla Equestrian Center and Masterson Station." - Sarah
"I moved my horse to this facility a year and a half ago and I wouldn't board my horse anywhere else. Sean runs an exceptional facility and handles the horses with respect which shows in the calm atmosphere that is present in the barn. The care is excellent, stalls are very well maintained and most importantly the horses are happy. It's a great feeling to leave your horse and not have to worry." - Beverly Daley
"Absolutely fabulous stable! Exceptionally trustworthy and so caring." - Julia Hess
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4121 Newtown Pike
Georgetown, KY 40324
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