About Meadow Lake

A Facility Rich in History

Meadow Lake Equestrian Center's modern day inception was in 2007, but the property's history dates back to 1841 when a southern family purchased the land and built their antebellum home amidst the rolling hills.

Their son-in-law fought on the Union side of the Civil War. In the years following the war, this lush property was a working dairy farm and has now blossomed into a multi-disciplined equestrian facility.

The property's historical mansion once housed a school, then became a private residence, and has now been transformed into the beautiful Ashley Inn Bed & Breakfast, the perfect place to stay for extended events and equine layovers. Private guest rooms are located in the mansion and the many outbuildings, while the event facilities can successfully accommodate both small and large gatherings. Step back in time and enjoy the historical charm of days gone by while relaxing in modern comfort filled with a warm dose of southern hospitality.

Trusted Caregivers

Our professional staff has several years experience working with horses and educating all ages of riders. We work with trusted caregivers to provide specialized treatment to your equine friend while boarding at Meadow Lake Equestrian Center.

Lindsey DeAngelis

Farm Manager. Head Trainer

Nikki Jewell


Dr. Woodrow Friend


Dr. Larkspur Carroll


Beth Sabor

Massage Therapist

John DeAngelis


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Our Facilities

The Meadow Lake Equestrian Center is located on 133 acres in the beautiful Bluegrass near Lexington, KY. Enjoy access to our indoor lighted arena, 3 outdoor arenas, 2 round pens, XC obstacles, dressage rings, stadium fences, heated tack rooms, a client lounge, on-site accommodations, RV hookups for overnight stays, and much more.

Outdoor Facility Accommodations

  • Two 20m round pens
  • Two 150' x 250' outdoor arenas
  • Riding access to 130 acres
  • XC obstacles including
  • Access roads to all paddocks
  • Starter through Training level jumps
  • Banks
  • Ditches
  • Water Complex
  • RV hookups for overnight stays

Indoor Facility Accommodations

  • Free to use by all MLEC boarders
  • 100' x 185' indoor lighted arena
  • Treated with Mag Flakes (eliminates dust and the need to water)
  • Open/Close Windows

Barn Facilities

Two boarder barns and a competition stabling barn.
Boarding in Barn 2 and Barn 3 include:

  • Wash Stalls with hot and cold water
  • Free access to washer and dryer
  • Tack room with storage
  • 12'x12' matted stalls with pine bedding
  • Bathrooms

Other Accommodations

The Tack Shoppe

As a convenience to our boarders, we can order tack, horse care, and riding apparel. Boarders will recevive a 20% discount on tack shoppe items.

The Ashley Inn

The Ashley Inn, located at Meadow Lake Equestrian Center, is a beautifully restored and tastefully decorated 6500 sq ft southern mansion, resplendent with history and elegance. It is the perfect place for your overnight equestrian needs.