Quality Products. Competitive Pricing. Exceptional Service. Extensive References. 

About Us

John is a criminal justice graduate of Penn State University and an avid Detroit sports fan.  He joined F.I.C.S. in 2011 as our main fly spray technician and is learning all aspects of our business so that Bill might have a chance to retire one day! 

Mikaela is a full-time college student and part-time F.I.C.S. employee.  

She helps out in the office in between classes, studying, and riding.   

F.I.C.S. of Maryland, Inc. is a family run business led by father-daughter team, Bill Hart and Sandy Hart Long,  with John Paris & Mikaela Stephenson. 

​Normandy - An all around pleasure horse, shown here with Sandy's daughter Madelyn. 

Molly - An "aged" bay Gotland Pony who is worth her weight in gold. 

Linkronicity- A 16.3 OTTB gelding who's learning to be a dressage horse. 

​​Mr. Knock Out - An 18h  OTTB gelding

affectionately known as "The Giraffe".​

During his rounds to barns to service the fly spray systems, Bill noticed and became interested in a variety of other products. Over the years, he continued to add only the highest quality products to the company's portfolio to transform F.I.C.S. from a a small, local fly spray company to one that offers the finest and most innovative products and services for stables and arenas throughout the Mid-Atlantic.

Bill's favorite pastime is volunteering at the local Lehigh Riding Club.

Sandy Hart Long left her teaching career in 2004 to join the family business and work alongside her father, Bill.  She has been riding both competitively and recreationally for over 30 years in a variety of disciplines.  In her "spare" time, Sandy enjoys taking lessons and riding in local shows and being a horse show mom to her daughter, Madelyn. Sandy currently has 4 horses at her farm in Hampstead:   ​

Bill Hart, founder and president of F.I.C.S., left the corporate world over 20 years ago to start what began as "Farmers Insect Control Systems," a small business that focused only on fly spray systems.  While he started out with only 30 fly spray systems, through a reputation of a quality product, fair pricing, and outstanding service, we now have over 300 systems throughout the East Coast.

Since 1991, we have been helping equestrians to take their barns & arenas to the "next level".  We do this through personalized consultation, listening to our clients and by working hand-in-hand with them to reach their goals. We pride ourselves on carrying only quality products, offering competitive pricing, providing excellent service, and consequently having extensive & impressive references.  ​​