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J & J Arena
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 14 0 0 24 hour monitoring 12 2 0
Friendliness of host 14 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 12 2 0
Cleanliness of facilities 14 0 0 Facilities as represented 14 0 0
Security of facilities 14 0 0 Overall satisfaction 14 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 14 0 0 Total Scores 122 4 0
Comments:(5/2/18) - "Very clean, airy environment for my horse. Highly recommend! My horse was comfortable and relaxed. Safe!". . . (6/10/18) - "What a beautiful facility. Very friendly host. A must stay.". . . (8/19/18) - "We had a great stay at J&J! Very friendly host who is a professional horseman himself. Great piece of mind laying our horses over at this ranch. Stalls were big and safe. Nice clean and quiet place for the horses to rest. Easy to access from the Interstate too! Highly recommend!". . . (7/7/19) - "Jeff & Jane were exactly what I was looking for! I was hauling my horse from Eastern Iowa to Central Montana by myself. They were extremely helpful from the first phone call looking for a place for Jack overnight. Their accommodations were perfect! Jack got to roll around in the arena, eat plenty of grass in the pasture and a nice run for the night. Their kindness and willingness to make sure everything was good for Jack was priceless! Will absolutely stay there next time thru!". . . (7/12/19) - "My friend and I stayed two nights at J & J Arena during our recent trip to a show in Gillette, WY. Jane and Jeff were very organized and easy to communicate with. They have a lovely facility, very clean, large stalls. They let our geldings run and roll in their beautiful indoor arena. Highly recommended! We would stay again in a heartbeat!". . . (7/15/19) - "Great hospitality and wonderful, clean stalls and turnouts for our horses. First class place!". . . (8/25/19) - "J and J arena is a very nice place to overnight with a horse. Jane was very welcoming. There was an area to let my horse out to graze and move around for a couple of hours before I put her in a stall with run. The facility was clean and secure. I would stay here again!". . . (3/14/20) - "Jeff was fantastic and very helpful, even when meeting me at my midnight arrival. Big clean barn with nicely bedded stalls and 50' attached outside runs. Hay and shavings available to purchase. There aren't a lot of horse hotels to choose from in South Dakota and this one's a great choice!!". . . (5/29/20) - "Great folks. Nice facility. Easy access to hotels. $30.00 per night per horse.". . . (8/12/20) - "Lovely facility. Jane and Jeff couldn't be nicer. Helped me get my trailer repaired by calling their contact and getting me in the same day. They went out of their way to make me feel welcome. Wonderful folks.". . . (11/4/20) - "Very nice facility. Never been anywhere so well maintained. We stopped on our way from Georgia to Montana and back. Very helpful owners.". . . (11/24/20) - "Very nice place, very nice and helpful owners. Got this place marked as my rst choice if I’m coming thru this area. Alpine Equine Transportation.". . . (5/12/21) - "Very clean and quiet. Very large stalls. Jane and Jeff were very friendly and helpful. I would definitely recommend this motel. I would rate this facility a 10.". . . (11/2/21) - "J & J Arena is the best! Jeff and Jane couldn’t be any nicer or accommodating. We stopped in early October on our way to Montana and had to stay several unplanned days as I-90 was closed because of a snowstorm. We really appreciated the nice stalls for our horses with runs and the arena for turn out."

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Clicks Horse Boarding
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments:(9/4/21) - "We stayed at Clicks on August 14th. Joleen is friendly and accommodating. She text detailed directions and brought out a flashlight to help plug in the trailer. Joleen has great pricing at $21 per horse without bedding, $26 per horse with bedding, and $25 for hook up. I love that she left a pen open between other people’s horses so they don’t fight over the fence. The runs were very clean. She disinfects pens after each use and leaves them open for a length of time. Highly Recommend."

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Halstead's Circle H. Stables
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 8 0 0 24 hour monitoring 5 3 0
Friendliness of host 8 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 7 1 0
Cleanliness of facilities 8 0 0 Facilities as represented 8 0 0
Security of facilities 8 0 0 Overall satisfaction 8 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 8 0 0 Total Scores 68 4 0
Comments:(9/12/05) - "Nice stable, indoor riding heated, large outdoor riding arena with bleachers, lots of pasture space and many friendly boarders.". . .(8/3/06) - "Mr. Halstead went above expectations when he sensed our uneasy feeling about there not being someone on the premises at night (he lives nearby.) We were traveling with a newly acquired colt and 2 yr old. He offered to let us "camp out" in the barn office to ease our anxiety. (Very thoughtful). He even came over early the next morning to help us retrailer our boys. Mr. Halstead will soon have a great old home refinished next to the stables for overnight guests.". . . (8/7/14) - "It was a very comfortable stay for both horses and humans. Also very friendly and caring service from the manager and workers!". . . (8/21/14) - "Very friendly staff and plenty of stalls in an encoded barn/arena! Restrooms available as well.". . . (11/16/14) - "Very great people and helped us to find the best place for truck repair also! Recommend them for sure! Nothing too fancy but just like home feeling! Thanks so much; will stop in again anytime!". . . (8/7/15) - "I have stayed at the Circle H Stables several times. It is a very nice facility with large stables and easy access from Highway 14. The owner, Dick Halstead, is a very nice and knowledgeable horseman and will go out of his way to help make your stay comfortable and safe. If you choose to stay in your horse trailer Mr. Halstead lives right by the stables. There's also a cute little creek that runs right behind the stables for your enjoyment.". . . (9/16/15) - "I spent many years moving horses cross-country but until a couple of weeks ago, I'd not moved my mother's horse and four goats across this great nation. I spoke with Mister Halstead, blew our timeline and eventually arrived at his place around 3 in the morning. He told me what I needed to know and provided our horse with a roomy, nice open stall with about two feet of straw in it for her aching feet. I had an arena to walk her out in, water, a bathroom, and the go- ahead to park our entire wagon train in his driveway. I met him the next day and he said he was sorry he hadn't told us about his couchy lounge!!! I met a few of his boarders that morning and everyone was wonderful. This man cares about you getting where you need to go and only cares that you clean up after yourself and close gates behind you. I got to meet him after he unloaded a group of horses for auction and he was nice as pie. It ain't the Ritz but he does care. I did not mark '24 hour monitoring' because that was my job, nor did I mark, 'proximity to food and lodging'. Three miles back the way you came puts you right on the strip. A very homey place with homey expectations. I cannot thank him enough for his hospitality. If you ever go to him, leave him a nice review....He's a damned lighthouse, far as I'm concerned. Even his barn cats were all cuddly.". . . (6/1/20) - "Dick Halstead is a gem! Wish we could have stayed longer. Stalls are large, bedding was great, everything we needed for a very short layover."

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Too'Shay Tack Horse Motel
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 5 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 2 0
Friendliness of host 5 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 5 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 4 1 0 Facilities as represented 4 1 0
Security of facilities 4 1 0 Overall satisfaction 5 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 5 0 0 Total Scores 40 5 0
Comments:(5/26/11) - "I feel this is a wonderful place to be while traveling. I know these folks are the most friendly folks you will find. Kysa not only knows and loves horses, she can give helpful advice if you ask. I give them 110%.". . . (9/27/12) - "Easy to get to. Kysa was so friendly and helpful. Great place to stay.". . . (7/7/19) - "This is a working dairy farm/horse training facility. They had just done their road to the indoor where your horse will stay over night and our 40 ft. Motorhome would have sunk in the dirt so we opted to stay up by the tack shop. This made for a little bit of a walk to where our horses were for the night. The host was nice and helpful. She made sure our horses had enough shavings and showed us where the water was and such.". . . (5/17/21) - "Kysa and her family are wonderful! We are brand new horse owners, traveling for the first time through several states and Kysa was extremely helpful and knowledgeable! The facility was not only clean and roomy, it accommodated our 35' motorhome pulling the horse trailer and our field trial Brittanys! Will be traveling back through in the fall and will definitely stay there again!!". . . (9/15/21) - "Have stayed with Kyla many times and always received excellent service. I would recommend her place to anyone."

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Meadowlark
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 1 0 0 24 hour monitoring 1 0 0
Friendliness of host 1 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 1 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 1 0 0 Facilities as represented 1 0 0
Security of facilities 1 0 0 Overall satisfaction 1 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 1 0 0 Total Scores 9 0 0
Comments:(1/1/16) - "Wonderful place!!! Our horses had a large paddock and there was loads of room for our rig and hookups! Vicki is a wonderful host and so inspiring!!"

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Diamond A Cattle Company
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 1 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 1
Friendliness of host 4 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 1
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 1 Facilities as represented 3 0 1
Security of facilities 3 0 1 Overall satisfaction 3 0 1
Adequacy of stalls 3 0 1 Total Scores 28 1 7
Comments:(4/9/18) - "Tucker Ashley was absolutely AMAZING. We lost a wheel bearing on the freeway and had to sleep overnight on the freeway and he came to pick up the horses, 2 loads to get all of them and all during his calving season. Wonderful people.". . . (7/27/20) - "The 3 stalls were over grown with weeds and had old horse manure. The 4th stall was a cattle shoot for arena games. The LQ trailer hook up area weas not mowed. There outhouse was full of junk so no bathroom at all. . . . arena bathroom is not welcoming . . . Water for horses is couple hundred yards away. No hoses. Thankfully, owner did haul water buckets when I asked them . . . Owner lives about 1/4 mile walk away . . . Four horses and one LQ hook up was $80.". . . .(Owner's reply to comments) - "Told him we did not have any bath houses or bathroom available. And there definitely were hoses, just not long enough to reach the pens where they finally put their horses. The only bathroom we had available was in our indoor roping arena which is a cowboy bathroom—-meaning functional but not pretty. And it was a long walk to get to. The grounds weren’t mowed because we have had a lot of rain and the grass was too wet. . . . As for the security . . . we have never locked our doors on our buildings Or houses for the 114 years our family has lived here. . . . we are six miles from a truck stop, three gas stations and two restaurants. We live in South Dakota—-that is a six minute drive to town. . . . ". . . (7/26/21) - "Called for reservation and they were kind enough to meet us off the freeway exit to follow them to their ranch since it was dusk. Horse had a large arena all to herself to stretch her legs for the night. Would stay there again, super nice people! Great overnight stay.". . . (11/5/21) - "Chrystal met us at the Interstate and directed us to their ranch. Transporting two weanling fillies to Kentucky. Stayed in their cabin next to the corral. Good bed, hot water, and a selection of good books. No TV, WiFi, or phone-who cares!"

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Happy Horse Haus, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 10 0 0 24 hour monitoring 10 0 0
Friendliness of host 10 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 10 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 10 0 0 Facilities as represented 10 0 0
Security of facilities 10 0 0 Overall satisfaction 10 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 10 0 0 Total Scores 90 0 0
Comments:(7/30/13) - "Patty was very friendly and accommodating. Great, safe place to keep your horses overnight. We were hauling cross country and will stop there again next time! Thanks Patty!". . . (6/30/16) - "We called last minute and Patty was available and very accommodating! She had fresh shavings in the stalls ready for us! We bunked there as well, with room and shower clean and comfortable! Nice to have that option available close to our horse! We would definitely recommend and stay again!". . . (4.13/17) - "Patty runs a great boarding facility and has set ups to accommodate via stalls, run in, or outdoor riding arena. We will definitely stop again if we travel I-90 with horses.". . . (6/27/18) - "The owner is a very caring, kind person. We were having problems with our truck and she went above and beyond to help us. The facility was very clean. I would recommend this place and would definitely stay their again.". . . (9/2/18) - "We had such a great stay at Happy Horse Haus. The hosts were so accommodating and went above and beyond to make a comfortable stay for weary horses and humans. I recommend them to anyone looking for a place to stay or lay over their equine friends. Thanks Happy Horse Haus!". . . (6/15/19) - "Great place, friendly and helpful owners.". . . (7/16/20) - "Very kind and helpful management! Stayed there 4-5 July 2019, and it was a great time. Room for horses to stretch their legs outside, and water and electric hookups for the living quarters. Will definitely return.". . . (4/10/21) - "Happy Horse Haus is an outstanding horse hotel! The facility has exceptionally clean and safe horse accommodations that are conveniently located near the interstate. We were in an emergency situation and the owner did everything possible to help us. Best experience ever, I highly recommend this horse motel!". . . (5/31/21) - "Patty was super organized and communicated quickly and thoroughly. When we arrived, she helped us get the horses settled (she had indoor and outdoor options). Our 2 horses were so happy to stay outside together. She also showed us to the bunk house (for the humans). We loved being able to stay on the property and the accommodations were very clean and comfortable. Thanks so much, Patty!! Highly recommend!!". . . (7/19/21) - "Patty is awesome! She was there to greet us and get us settled! The runs were clean and safe. We stayed in the bunk haus. The bath and room were pristine, clean, and comfortable. She was there to see us off too! Highly recommend!!"

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Buffalo Berry Arena, LLC
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 3 0 0 24 hour monitoring 3 0 0
Friendliness of host 3 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 3 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 3 0 0 Facilities as represented 3 0 0
Security of facilities 3 0 0 Overall satisfaction 3 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 2 1 0 Total Scores 26 1 0
Comments:(12/15/19) - "I contacted Shar and Jerry late afternoon, they were very welcoming, had everything ready. Helped exercise my horses that were kinda stiff from travelling from MB, Canada. They supplied me with wagons to clean manure out of my trailer/ buckets for water, and fed my horses in the morning. They were so wonderful, I was so grateful for their hospitality and help. I would definitely stop in again, and recommend their place as a soft spot to land. Thank you so much, Shar and Jerry! Bless you, and your warming hearts! Til we meet again.". . . (6/20/20) - "Thank you to Buffalo Berry Arena for your wonderful accommodations. Our horse had a great place to stay for the night, very clean and dry pen. The next morning we were able to turn him lose in the area that had the best sand I have ever seen in any area in my life and I have been in a lot of them. He loved it so much, the first thing he did was roll, it was great. Our accommodations were also wonderful, the beds were very nice, the dogs were able to stay with us, thank you again for such a nice place. I would recommend it to anyone going this way to stay here for sure. Thanks again for your hospitality."(8/8/20) - "Super convenient (right off the highway) and we stayed in a cabin right on the property! Shar is very friendly and accommodating."

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Kampeska Equestrian Center
Condition Positive Neutral Negative Condition Positive Neutral Negative
Host availability upon arrival 0 0 0 24 hour monitoring 0 0 0
Friendliness of host 0 0 0 Proximity to food and lodging 0 0 0
Cleanliness of facilities 0 0 0 Facilities as represented 0 0 0
Security of facilities 0 0 0 Overall satisfaction 0 0 0
Adequacy of stalls 0 0 0 Total Scores 0 0 0
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