Facility Overview

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.


About Us

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.

Horse Hotel

We are conveniently located directly on Interstate 70, close to Interstate 35 and just minutes from beautiful downtown Kansas City. Our facility is semi-truck accessible and we offer 24 hour check-in. Stall or paddock option available, and for the human component, we offer electrical hook-ups and a shower for on-site guests with a large selection of nearby hotels available as well. We have high quality hay and grain available if you are running low and just need to stock up. We look forward to your stay with us!

Contact Terri at (913) 424-3164 to make reservations.

Our rates are as follows:

  • $40 per night for fully bedded stall and water
  • $15 per night for 30 amp electrical hook-up
  • $25 per night for 50 amp electrical hook-up
  • Grain, brome and alfalfa hay available for purchase.

Business Hours: 8:00am to 9:00pm

  • $20.00 after hours check-in
  • Noon checkout
    • Late checkout available at $10 per hour past noon



  • Twice daily grain, hay and water
  • Daily stall cleaning
  • Outdoor paddocks for turn-out (turn-out service included with board 6 days per week)
  • Additional services available, call for details


  • Indoor Arena
  • Outdoor Arena
  • ¾ Mile racetrack to ride on
  • Trail riding on the 43 acres surrounding the facility
  • Hot and cold wash racks for bathing
  • Grooming stalls
  • Secure tack rooms
  • Gated property
  • Resident trainers available for training and lessons
  •  Heated and air conditioned viewing lounge and kitchen
  • Two restrooms
  • Heated and air conditioned viewing lounge


  • $20 per ride
  • Must pre-schedule with barn manager.


  • Single event options for clinics
  • Great option for clubs!


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