Telemark Shuts Doors to Public and One Business Owner's Dream

By KBJR News 1

April 11, 2013 Updated Apr 11, 2013 at 9:51 PM CDT

Hayward, WI (NNCNOW.com) - Telemark Lodge is in big financial trouble and its problems are creating trouble for others.

"I love horses and I love Telemark, I thought it was a perfect fit, I was really excited," said Tyrone Irons.

Irons planned to open a riding stable with trails meandering through Telemark grounds.

But with the failure to find an investor, Telemark Lodge is now shut down, taking with it Iron's fledgling enterprise.

"It kind of blind–sided us. We didn't really realize that it was that shaky of a deal but we were asked to cease and desist all operations and certainly get all of our personal belongings out of Telemark," said Irons.

"Very, very disheartening...Ty put in a lot of time in getting this thing going," said George Kundsen who was helping Irons with the stable.

Irons already purchased the horses and the riding trails were all set, all that was left was to get them here.

"We were getting ready to bring horses out to Telemark, I have been working all winter long on training horses, shipping them back and forth from Minnesota, to an indoor arena where I was training," he said.

Not only was he out from running a stable but also a place to live.

"We had to go get his clothes out. Of course he was staying at Telemark, trying to organize things up there and stuff. And I got a call and he says George come and get me. So I went to Telemark, picked him up and brought him home," said Kundsen.

But not all is lost for Irons.

"I've got a couple different places that are asking me to bring a riding stable to them. I'm not opposed to any of it, but I haven't made a decision by any means,"

A decision that could get Irons back in the saddle.

Irons has been training horses for about seven years and running a horseshoe business for the last year.

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