Oh My Gosh....Where do I start? Candace was phenomenal to work with! I sent a message to call me and immediately my phone rang. For 2 hours Candace answered every question, sent every pic and video requested! One of the best sellers (of anything) I have ever worked with! I am thrilled with my new Flamingo Beach, and grateful for all the honesty and open communication! GREAT Experience, I highly recommend Candace and Elysian Meadows!!!
Debra Marie Varney- 6/8/19
I bought SmartChristian RVF from Candace and he is a absolute dream.. when going to try him she let my take my time and just hangout with him. I hung out with and asked questions and she answered them all! She really helped me my heart horse and I cannot recommend her enough!! All her horses are lovely and honest to how they are listed!
Cassidy Dracup- 6/9/19
We recently purchased a Thoroughbred mare from Candace at Elysian Meadows. In our search for the perfect broodmare, we came across several sellers who were not honest with us. We had never purchased a horse via internet; therefore, we were very nervous about it. Candace sugested a video chat and walked right out to the barn to show us the horse we were interested in. That really impressed us and put us at easy with the decision to buy without visiting the farm. She answered all our questions and made sure the horse would be right for us as well. She made the buying process very easy and even arranged shipping. Tiz arrived safe and sound a few days ago. She's beautiful and everything we hoped for. Thank you Elysian Meadows!
Charlotte Mitchell- 5/12/19
I bought a TB gelding from them. They are very honest about the horse u r buying. Now a days that is rare,as most people that sell horses are not as honest as they are. I bought my horse sight unseen. He's everything they said he was. Would definitely buy another horse from here.
Wendie Schulman- 3/31/19
Candace- thank you for finding me a beautiful, smart and willing OTTB. He is everything I had hoped for. Love me some Mo (formerly Pitch) 😉😘❤️
-Cara (in Denver, CO)
Cara Wirth- 1/19/19
I purchased my ‘dream horse’ Fifty Shades’ from Candace back in June. I found Candace to be honest and helpful when it came to choosing him from three of her horses that I liked. Once she knew what I was looking for she helped me come to a decision and I am thrilled with my boy. His stable name is now ‘Aston’ and I am in the process of retraining him. He will make a superb eventer and all who meet him are very complimentary about my choice of partner. I would not hesitate to do business with Candace in the future.
Chris Brackston- 12/14/18
It’s been a pleasure working with Elysian Meadows and Candace. I found them by chance through their horses listed on Dreamhorse. Upon further investigating this page, I’m truly impressed by the quality horses they seem to consistently offer. I had the pleasure of talking to Candace on the phone on a few occasions and she was always extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and pleasant. When I called about a specific horse, she was kind enough to listen to my needs and goals, and then told me the horse I was I inquiring about probably was not the match for me. She suggested a few other horses and quickly sent me bios. It was apparent that she wanted the match between myself and my future horse to be a successful one and that she was not just out to make a sale. While I have not yet purchased from Candace, I hope to do so in the future!
Cassidy Parker- 12/14/18
We recently bought Red Hare, now “Bentley” from Candace at Elysian Meadows. The experience was terrific from start to finish. Even being from out of state in Illinois, it was a smooth transaction. From the moment I reached out to her, she was quick to respond, honest, and really knew the horse well. Candace really has an eye for finding talented OTTBs with a good mind. She helped us find the perfect match for me and my kids. Candace also helped us with coordinating a pre-purchase exam with a local vet, overnight accommodations at a local hotel, and securing the right horse transport shipping company to get him both West and North to Illinois. We couldn’t be happier! I would definitely buy from her again!
Danielle Dietrich- 11/30/18
What a quality program Candace has. We purchased a horse from her and it was probably the smoothest horse buying experience possible. Candace was so spot-on discussing each horse and their potential that for the first time in many, many transactions, we bought this mare without a barn visit. She lived up to and exceeded our expectations. The vetting, and shipping were easy to arrange and communication was always excellent. I look forward to working with Candace again and love her commitment to her program.
Jullee Jones- 11/20/18
It was a pleasure buying Grayson from Candace. We never even met, but I immediately felt comfortable dealing with her and appreciated her openness and transparency. She also has a knack for finding exceptional OTTBs that are sure to make amazing sporthorses. I can not recommend Candace and Elysian Meadows highly enough.
Michelle Lee Frazier- 11/14/18
Candace is one of the nicest people to work with, I wish more of the horse world was like her. She is kind and helpful and has an amazing eye for horses. I was having a really hard time finding the right ottb for me when I finally came across Elysian Meadows. She was patient with me and extremely honest answering all my questions, and helping to match me with my perfect horse. My boy is exactly what she said he would be and I can’t wait to see what we can do together. I would recommend anyone looking for a horse to talk to Candace. Some people are good with horses and others are good with people, Candace is amazing with both. I can’t thank her enough ❤️
Shannon Regis- 9/16/18
Very happy with me experience at Elysian Meadows. I bought my guy from here a little over a month ago and it was a very easy and enjoyable experience! Candace is great to work with and she looks for the best situations for her animals to make sure they go to the right homes for the proper jobs! Recommend for anyone looking for a nice project horse that is ready to go!
Maddy Halbom- 9/12/18
Our family could not be happier with our experience at Elysian Meadows. Our 13 year old daughter was on the hunt for the horse of her dreams. Candace helped that dream come true for her.
Having rode a pony for many years and feeling a little nervous about sampling her first thorough bred horse, Candace was so patient and encouraging during their first ride resulting in our daughter falling in love with “Star Swinger”!
Since we live out of state we were unfamiliar with the area, Candace was very helpful with arranging all of the accommodations that we needed (PPV, transportation, and even local amenities) to make the purchase a super smooth transition.
Star has been apart of our family now for almost a month and we fall more in love everyday. It has been wonderful to watch their bond grow each day!
Beth Hunte- 8/30/18
Such a cool place and very easy to work with. Knows what she is doing! Shipping was simple and really cares about her horses.
Tyler Betthauser- 8/10/18
Candace has a great eye for talent and temperament in young horses. She’s a pleasure to work with and is very knowledgeable. The fact that she also runs a rescue organization was a bonus to visiting her farm. We were surrounded by a happy cast of furry and feathered characters that made horse shopping even better!!!! I would highly recommend reaching out to her if you are in the market for a young prospect.
Charissa Verchillo- 6/22/18
Great experience, contacted, negotiated . Sold ! Easy to work with , incredible horses , so easy . Much more of this is needed in the horse world!
Jim Culotta- 5/1/18