Phalen Equestrian Center is a premier boarding facility located on 43 acres situated directly on Interstate 70, close to Interstate 35 and just minutes from beautiful downtown Kansas City. The facility includes 48 stalls, grooming stalls and ample tack room space, an 80 x 180 indoor arena, 115 x 215 lighted outdoor arena, hot & cold wash rack, restrooms, comfortable, spacious viewing lounge, 9 paddocks, and a six-acre lake surrounded by a 3/4 mile race track.
Jim and Shelly Phalen both have extensive backgrounds in business and the horse industry. Jim has an engineering degree from Kansas State University and is now a part owner in a construction company.
Shelly has also owned and shown horses since her early teenage years. She has boarded horses at various facilities over the years, and in 1996 she and Jim purchased their current home, where they have raised and cared for their own paint horses. Shelly’s experience in the horse industry, combined with both she and Jim’s business experience, bring credibility and stability to this facility.
Shelly has handed down her life-long love of horses to both of their daughters. Holly and Taylor actively care for the Phalen’s group of paint horses, and compete in shows at both the regional and national level.