2017 Open Farm & Barn Tack Swap

Public event to celebrate the coming warm season! This is a great opportunity to come out, have some fun and bring the whole family!

Painted Bar Stables Tack Swap and Sale, Open Farm and Barn 2016

Sunday, April 30th
12:00pm to 5:00pm
(Tournament to start at 4:00pm)

Painted Bar Stables
4093 Lake Street, Burdett, NY 14818

Things to Do: Meet our staff and sign up for lessons, volunteering and events!

  • Tack Swap and Sale
  • Pony Rides
  • Cow Poop Bingo
  • Fun Family Games and Events with prizes:
    - Stick horse races
    - Piggy back races
    - Grain Sack Race
    - Hay bale toss

Things to Learn: Take part in our lectures and demos to learn more about how tack and practices can make your horse more comfortable!

  • 12:00PM
    Choosing a Bit
    Erika Eckstrom, Owner Painted Bar Stables

  • 1:30PM
    Herd Behavior
    Erika Eckstrom, Owner Painted Bar Stables

  • 3:00PM
    Hoof Health
    Jennifer Marosek VanDusen, Head Instructor at Painted Bar Stables

Things to Eat:
We will have Global Taco, a local food truck selling food!

Contact: Erika Eckstrom
texting only: 607-216-8141



Sale Opens at 12:00PM















Sale Closes at 5:00PM

Global Taco Food Truck





Choosing a Bit

Why are there so many types of bits out there? An exploration into the choices and reasons for them!


Choosing a Bit Q&A



Grain Sack Races

Hay Bale and Lasso Toss


Herd Behavior Demonstration

Erika Eckstrom, Owner of Painted Bar Stables, will walk onlookers through a demonstration of herd heirarchy and equine behavior.


Equine Behavior Q&A



Stick Horse and Piggy Back Races


Hoof Health and Farrier

Jennifer Marosek VanDusen, head instructor at Painted Bar Stables and certified farrier, will be giving a demonstration on understanding horse's feet and looking at different hoof conformations.


Farrier Q&A


Jousting Tournament




Tack Swap & Sale Information

Do you have tack you want to sell at our tack swap and sale on Friday? Here's how:

What to bring or buy at the sale:
English Tack
Western Tack
Halters, Leadropes, Lunge Lines
Saddle Pads
Wraps and Boots
Stall and Stable Supplies
Horse Clothing and Accessories

Horses for sale: Bring your horse for sale!
Any horse being brought to the sale must be pre-approved by Painted Bar Stables before arrival.
All horses must present original copies of coggins and rabies (to be transfered to new owner upon sale) `

How Tack Sale Works:

Saturday 12:00pm-7:00pm
Sunday 9:00am - 11:30am
When you get here Painted Bar Stables staff will recieve them, log the item in our books, and place it in our arena for sale.
All items will be arranged by item type, not by seller.

Every seller must fill out a seller contract and include an address where we will send a check for your sold items by mail. Price your items REASONABLY so that they actually sell.

Every item should be labeled BEFORE arrival with the following information:
Owner Name, Owner's Phone Number, Sale Price, Item Name or Description

Every seller must bring or fill out a seller sheet with every item listed on it:
seller contact information, ALL items listed, asking prices.

Sellers Sheet for Download: Word Document
Sellers Sheet for Download: PDF

If you want to allow buyers to negotiate you must provide a lowest acceptable negotiation price on your seller sheet.

Items not sold cannot be picked up until Monday at 3:00pm. This is to reduce theft and confusion.
Because this event is concurrent with an open house we will not be able to have all checks ready on the same day as the event.
We will have checks ready on MONDAY AFTERNOON for pick up in the barn office and any check that does not get picked up will be mailed on Tuesday Morning.

Official pick up time: Monday, May 2nd @ 3:00PM-7:00pm

Painted Bar Stables will be deducting a 15% commission on all items sold.
There will be no charge for any unsold items.

Why is it a perk to sell here:
- Large Audience
- Arena Available for Riding
- Horse transportation services available for hire
- WE TAKE CREDIT CARDS! Yes, you can actually pay by credit card for the horse.

Horses for sale will also have a 15% commission on all sales but will be subject to a $50 minimum fee. This fee will be inclusive of the commission if your horse sells. If your horse does not sell we still need to be paid the $50.

All horses must present original copies of coggins and rabies upon arrival. The checkout sales desk will . This paperwork must be transfered to new owner upon sale.

No lame, unsound or unhealthy horses will be admitted to the sale. Any horse showing signs of ill health will not be allowed off of the trailer.

Any horses being brought for sale must be pre-approved by Painted Bar Stables staff via email before arrival. Upon arrival, horses will be placed in outdoor stalls. Painted Bar Stables will hold the horse's paperwork until the end of sale or purchase.

Test rides will be allowed at the risk of the horse owner and potential buyers. Painted Bar Stables assumes no liability for any horses not owned by the stables.


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We accept cash, check and credit cards
Gift Certificates are available.

4093 Lake Street (Rte. 79) Burdett, NY 14818