The farms renovations began January of 2004. With the help of
Pleasant View Builders, LLC we were able to install 28 new posts and beams to
structurally stabilize our large 140 year old bank barn. After three months of
major construction we designed our future stall area.
After months of research we found Sunset Valley Metal Craft
and they custom built each stall to our specifications. We were able to design
12 over sized stalls which consists of three large 12X16 foaling stalls, two
14X16 stallion stalls, 7 oversized stalls, two grooming stalls with rubber mats
and a large wash stall with hot water. Each stall has over 12 inches of
drainage with equi-terr, removable yokes and water gates for safety. Our extra
wide isle with cobble stone is a a non-slip walk way.
Attached to our bank barn is an 80X80 indoor arena. On the
north side of the arena we removed 5 stalls and installed a 10X 40 tack room
with lockers, storage for horse blankets and a 10X20 grain/utility room. In the
furture, the south side of the barn will have a full bathroom, 10X20 kitchen
and a 10X30 observatory/lounge . When the arena is extended an additional 50
feet, we will include a 10X30 office and storage.
Along with the construction of the barn, we removed all the
old electric and installed a brand new electrical system, as well as, water
In April 2004, we were able to construct our full size
outdoor dressage arena with the help of Baltimore Pile and Marine Excavating.
This arena is used for clinics and shows with MDA. Next to our dressage arena
we will be installing a very large natural footing jumper course. We wanted to
provide our clients the most flexible, convenient riding atmosphere as possible
and have designated arenas for each discipline. We will also install a 60 foot
round pen in the future.
January of 2008, we removed all existing stalls in our 60 foot
loafing shed and replaced it with 5 new tongue and groove dividing walls with
aluminum dividers and sliding doors. It also houses our grain room.
Bordering our barns, we have three large lush pastures with
streams, three mare and foal paddocks and two small pony/foal paddocks. Our
turn out is small and gender based. We believe in offering the best and safest
situations for our equine friends.
The best part of being in a rural area with lots of space is
the opportunity to get on horse back and trail for hours along the banks of the
Susquehanna, through lush fields and many acres of woods. We believe in
providing many different opportunities under one roof.