Crescent Valley Farm

★★★★☆
  • 11708 Crescent Valley Dr NW

    Gig Harbor, WA 98332

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  • 253-851-5298

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I have known the trainer at Crescent Valley Farms for well over 20 years. She absolutely embodies equine advocacy. She is well know by professionals in the equine industry as extraordinarily caring, compassionate and through in her care of her own horses and clients horses.

This is Libel, pure and simple. I also am aware of what I think this ??April? individual my be referring to. A horse was abandoned by it??s owner up at CVF. The owner up and left leaving the horse at CVF without a word. Neither the trainer nor any other boarder/client, nor the barn owner owned this horse. Everyone pooled their finances to help keep this horse shod and even updated his shots and dental work. This was not easy and a very trying burden on everyone involved as they had their own horses to care for financially. NO ONE OWNED THIS HORSE. He was ABANDONED. The Dreamhorse ad that the trainer took out even stated this fact. This is all documented fact and impossible to impugn.

The trainer has NEVER thrown a horse away, ever. She keeps all her lesson horses and retires them at her personal barn where she cares for them herself.. She does not sell them nor give them away. She is well known for bringing horses into their retired years sound, healthy and happy. Her life revolves around horse care and advocacy period.

The previous owner of said horse did not give the horse appropriate care. She herself had been given the horse by an owner that took EXCELLENT care of him...so I am appalled at the ??Years of neglect? comment by ??April?. There are pictures and witnesses to prove the care he received by the previous owner prior to the individual that abandoned him.

The trainer was extremely UPFRONT about this horse and told ??April? to get x-rays and bloodwork done. She was very upfront about him and let her know that he would ??Blossom? under a single owner. Again, the trainer did not own him but took an ad out to try and find him a good home. There are several first hand witnesses to this.

CFV also stepped up to the plate in regards to care and to suggest otherwise is so wrong it??s hard to know what prompted such a virulent post by ??April?.

This is libel ??April?...I have let the trainer know about your post and she also is shell-shocked that you have written such a libelous account. There is no other trainer that I would have care for my horse other than her and I have been in the industry for well over 40 years.

You need to seriously think about removing your post.

You are writing about someone that has devoted her life to equine care, she is one of the very few people I know that walks what she talks.

Again, I am shocked and saddened to read such deplorable untruths.

(I wanted to add, from my understanding, April was GIVEN this horse, she did not "Purchase" him... all anyone wanted, especially the trainer was to find an abandoned horse a good home)

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I have known the trainer at Crescent Valley Farms for well over 20 years. She absolutely embodies equine advocacy. She is well know by professionals in the equine industry as extraordinarily caring, compassionate and through in her care of her own horses and clients horses.

This is Libel, pure and simple. I also am aware of what I think this ??April? individual my be referring to. A horse was abandoned by it??s owner up at CVF. The owner up and left leaving the horse at CVF without a word. Neither the trainer nor any other boarder/client, nor the barn owner owned this horse. Everyone pooled their finances to help keep this horse shod and even updated his shots and dental work. This was not easy and a very trying burden on everyone involved as they had their own horses to care for financially. NO ONE OWNED THIS HORSE. He was ABANDONED. The Dreamhorse ad that the trainer took out even stated this fact. This is all documented fact and impossible to impugn.

The trainer has NEVER thrown a horse away, ever. She keeps all her lesson horses and retires them at her personal barn where she cares for them herself.. She does not sell them nor give them away. She is well known for bringing horses into their retired years sound, healthy and happy. Her life revolves around horse care and advocacy period.

The previous owner of said horse did not give the horse appropriate care. She herself had been given the horse by an owner that took EXCELLENT care of him...so I am appalled at the ??Years of neglect? comment by ??April?. There are pictures and witnesses to prove the care he received by the previous owner prior to the individual that abandoned him.

The trainer was extremely UPFRONT about this horse and told ??April? to get x-rays and bloodwork done. She was very upfront about him and let her know that he would ??Blossom? under a single owner. Again, the trainer did not own him but took an ad out to try and find him a good home. There are several first hand witnesses to this.

CFV also stepped up to the plate in regards to care and to suggest otherwise is so wrong it??s hard to know what prompted such a virulent post by ??April?.

This is libel ??April?...I have let the trainer know about your post and she also is shell-shocked that you have written such a libelous account. There is no other trainer that I would have care for my horse other than her and I have been in the industry for well over 40 years.

You need to seriously think about removing your post.

You are writing about someone that has devoted her life to equine care, she is one of the very few people I know that walks what she talks.

Again, I am shocked and saddened to read such deplorable untruths.

(I wanted to add, from my understanding, April was GIVEN this horse, she did not "Purchase" him... all anyone wanted, especially the trainer was to find an abandoned horse a good home)

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First of all Sandra I do not remember meeting you. There for you cannot go off hear say. It does not matter to me or any intelligent indvidule if Liz is none well in the horse industry. Whoopty doo! You people make me sick! Trying to defended the fact that my horse was suffering and it was everyone else's fault but the people who were at the barn that given day. If Liz is so well educated about horses then she would of known what was going on with him. Heck she could of prevnted it. It was such an easy prevention or she could of stopped it from how serious it was. Sandra you have never gone to my vet appointment with me so you have no knowledge of the things this poor animal has been through. His feet were shod yes but only when they were trying to sell him. ( and no I didn't purchase him the only good thing anyone did for that horse in his life was give him to me) his teeth were not and if they were there were some huge issues overlooked. Sandra you will defend Liz and that is fine. I do not walk in your shoes and you havent walked in mine. I will defend my horse forever because nobody else ever had his back. His life was rough and he couldn't give people the things they wanted out of him so he wad left to fend for himself. And honesty that is how the horse industry works. I am mad at Liz and everyone involved at that barn at that given time but at the same time I was given the best thing I could ever ask for. And it's ashame you were all too dumb to stop the abuse and help him and then you too would have more then just a horse. For people who want to ride at this barn just do your research, do it withany barn you go to pay attention to everything and if you don't agree with something being done then move on there are tons of barns out there.

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First of all Sandra I do not remember meeting you. There for you cannot go off hear say. It does not matter to me or any intelligent indvidule if Liz is none well in the horse industry. Whoopty doo! You people make me sick! Trying to defended the fact that my horse was suffering and it was everyone else's fault but the people who were at the barn that given day. If Liz is so well educated about horses then she would of known what was going on with him. Heck she could of prevnted it. It was such an easy prevention or she could of stopped it from how serious it was. Sandra you have never gone to my vet appointment with me so you have no knowledge of the things this poor animal has been through. His feet were shod yes but only when they were trying to sell him. ( and no I didn't purchase him the only good thing anyone did for that horse in his life was give him to me) his teeth were not and if they were there were some huge issues overlooked. Sandra you will defend Liz and that is fine. I do not walk in your shoes and you havent walked in mine. I will defend my horse forever because nobody else ever had his back. His life was rough and he couldn't give people the things they wanted out of him so he wad left to fend for himself. And honesty that is how the horse industry works. I am mad at Liz and everyone involved at that barn at that given time but at the same time I was given the best thing I could ever ask for. And it's ashame you were all too dumb to stop the abuse and help him and then you too would have more then just a horse. For people who want to ride at this barn just do your research, do it withany barn you go to pay attention to everything and if you don't agree with something being done then move on there are tons of barns out there.

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The staff at Crescent Valley Farm go above and beyond in taking care of your horse like its was there own. They make adjustments to your horse and get to know you and your horse on a personal level. The care and dedication they put forth on a daily basis is evident the minute you step foot in the barn. Everyone is very welcoming and supportive even with different disciplines. I highly recommend boarding at this facility.

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The staff at Crescent Valley Farm go above and beyond in taking care of your horse like its was there own. They make adjustments to your horse and get to know you and your horse on a personal level. The care and dedication they put forth on a daily basis is evident the minute you step foot in the barn. Everyone is very welcoming and supportive even with different disciplines. I highly recommend boarding at this facility.

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I have been in alot of different barns in the last 20 years. I have to say this is one of the best managed barns Ive ever had a horse in.I travel for a living and never have to worry that my horse is not cared for. from feeding supplements, changing blankets,flymasks. turnouts etc. Penny is a hands on owner and her staff reflects that. Including her resident trainer Liz Malloch Doe. I have worked with Liz for many years and she has been the only trainer i have ever had, I have never felt the need to seek out anyone else. She is Very experienced, great with kids.Her knowledge in teaching and training, along with her knowledge of horses and sincere compassion for both is very apparent. if extra help is needed she is always there. I could't ask for more, it is a great barn and would highly recommend it.

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I have been in alot of different barns in the last 20 years. I have to say this is one of the best managed barns Ive ever had a horse in.I travel for a living and never have to worry that my horse is not cared for. from feeding supplements, changing blankets,flymasks. turnouts etc. Penny is a hands on owner and her staff reflects that. Including her resident trainer Liz Malloch Doe. I have worked with Liz for many years and she has been the only trainer i have ever had, I have never felt the need to seek out anyone else. She is Very experienced, great with kids.Her knowledge in teaching and training, along with her knowledge of horses and sincere compassion for both is very apparent. if extra help is needed she is always there. I could't ask for more, it is a great barn and would highly recommend it.

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I have been boarding my AQHA gelding at Crescent Valley Farms since 2008. I am taking lessons from Liz Malloch Doe who instructs at Crescent Valley Farms, she is absolutely an amazing instructor. I have had many riding instructors in my life and I believe she is the best I have ever had. I recommend her to anyone who want to be the best rider they want to be, because she is really that good. Last spring I thought I would change barns for a bigger and fancier barn. We lasted two months, it was a horrible experience for the both of us. My horse is on special feed and supplement diet for his anemia and stomach ulcers and he was fed the incorrect feed without his packets. He was fed a feed with high sugar content and he started acting out because he didn't feel well. We couldn't get back to Crescent Valley fast enough, my horse was sooooo happy to be back. The experience at the other stable really made me appreciate Crescent Valley. The care the horses receive is just great. I don't have to worry about him getting the wrong packets or not at all. The barn staff is just wonderful, really care about the horses and your horses needs. It's nice not having to worry about your horse when your not at the barn, because you know the staff will call you if there is a problem with your horse. Clean and well built stalls, nice paddocks, and a covered arena to ride in all year. It's just a really cozy place for your horse to live. I give it a "10". The care that my horse gets and having an amazing riding instructor that cares so much for horse and rider makes it all such a great experience and that is what makes it so great. I recommend Crescent Valley , its a great barn.

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I have been boarding my AQHA gelding at Crescent Valley Farms since 2008. I am taking lessons from Liz Malloch Doe who instructs at Crescent Valley Farms, she is absolutely an amazing instructor. I have had many riding instructors in my life and I believe she is the best I have ever had. I recommend her to anyone who want to be the best rider they want to be, because she is really that good. Last spring I thought I would change barns for a bigger and fancier barn. We lasted two months, it was a horrible experience for the both of us. My horse is on special feed and supplement diet for his anemia and stomach ulcers and he was fed the incorrect feed without his packets. He was fed a feed with high sugar content and he started acting out because he didn't feel well. We couldn't get back to Crescent Valley fast enough, my horse was sooooo happy to be back. The experience at the other stable really made me appreciate Crescent Valley. The care the horses receive is just great. I don't have to worry about him getting the wrong packets or not at all. The barn staff is just wonderful, really care about the horses and your horses needs. It's nice not having to worry about your horse when your not at the barn, because you know the staff will call you if there is a problem with your horse. Clean and well built stalls, nice paddocks, and a covered arena to ride in all year. It's just a really cozy place for your horse to live. I give it a "10". The care that my horse gets and having an amazing riding instructor that cares so much for horse and rider makes it all such a great experience and that is what makes it so great. I recommend Crescent Valley , its a great barn.

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I began boarding at Crescent Valley Farm in July of 2006 with my horse Ranger. The attention to detail, friendly atmosphere, and respect for horses & owners alike kept me there until i brought my horses home in February of 2010. During the four years i was at the barn my horses were turned out 7 days a week, blankets changed, fly masks donned when needed & the feed was always top quality. I appreciate the care that Penny puts in to choosing her staff & their treatment of the animals.
Liz Malloch Doe is the resident trainer at Crescent Valley and is a veritable dictionary of equine care/terminology with a fantastic touch, and an amazing sense of anticipation for humans and animals alike. She is a force in Quarter Horse training and a great instructor for all ages. I can't recommend this barn or these people for those who are determined to have the best care, best quality feeds, and best training for their steeds.

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I began boarding at Crescent Valley Farm in July of 2006 with my horse Ranger. The attention to detail, friendly atmosphere, and respect for horses & owners alike kept me there until i brought my horses home in February of 2010. During the four years i was at the barn my horses were turned out 7 days a week, blankets changed, fly masks donned when needed & the feed was always top quality. I appreciate the care that Penny puts in to choosing her staff & their treatment of the animals.
Liz Malloch Doe is the resident trainer at Crescent Valley and is a veritable dictionary of equine care/terminology with a fantastic touch, and an amazing sense of anticipation for humans and animals alike. She is a force in Quarter Horse training and a great instructor for all ages. I can't recommend this barn or these people for those who are determined to have the best care, best quality feeds, and best training for their steeds.

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I've ridden with a lot of trainers and she is one of the best! I showed very successfully with her for years with my AQHA gelding and she taught my kids as well, awesome with kids! Awesome with any horse, great with adults as well. I came up to visit recently from Texas, very cozy barn and wonderful care! All the horses were happy and relaxed!

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I've ridden with a lot of trainers and she is one of the best! I showed very successfully with her for years with my AQHA gelding and she taught my kids as well, awesome with kids! Awesome with any horse, great with adults as well. I came up to visit recently from Texas, very cozy barn and wonderful care! All the horses were happy and relaxed!

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I take lessons here and i am currently half leasing a horse,the trainer is great and the owner is awesome to.i have learned so much at crescent valley they have also helped me out in so many ways.the lessons are 40 dollars for a hour!!!

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I take lessons here and i am currently half leasing a horse,the trainer is great and the owner is awesome to.i have learned so much at crescent valley they have also helped me out in so many ways.the lessons are 40 dollars for a hour!!!

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