Deloise Noble-Strong runs her Noble Stables business out of her family farm in Upperco, Maryland. Following several generations of horse enthusiasts, Deloise has a lifetime of accomplishments in the show ring and has been importing high quality show hunters for over two decades. She has invested a lot of time living abroad over the years in Belgium, Holland, and Germany, and has fortified her connections with her peers to find the best horses for the hunter ring here in the States.
Sunset Hill is home to Kate Chadderton, an international trainer, instructor, and competitor in eventing, dressage, and stadium jumping.
Adamstown, MD. The Highlands at Loch Moy Farm offer Horse Trials, Hunter/Jumper Shows, Cross-Country Schooling, and other exciting community and equestrian events. The Maryland Horse Trials hosts back-to-back July recognized USEA Recognized Horse Trial weekends as well as Fall USEA Recognized Horse Trials and many other schooling events and Short-Course events. They use 2 Red Master Harrows to maintain all of their arenas and upgraded every arena to LightFoot in Spring of 2013.
Across the street from the showgrounds is a private indoor with LightFoot Footing and ArenaBright Lighting.
Fulton, MD. Ivy Creek is a complete equestrian boarding facility nestled in Howard County and owned and operated by Royce Evans. Royce has over 15 years experience in the equine industry. A graduate of Middletown Pony Club, Royce grew up eventing and eventually transistioned to young horse training. She has been fortunate to have been entrusted with the care and training of many quality mounts over the years having been employed by some of the equestrian industries' top professionals.
The farm is proud to offer 20 stalls, each with window(s), climate controlled tack room(s), wash stall with hot/cold water, an indoor arena, large, lighted outdoor furnished with F.I.C.S. Grade A Footing Sand, and several fields and paddocks for private, semi-private, and group turnout.
I am so happy with the fly system that you installed in my dog kennels. I originally wanted it to kill flies, but am happy that it also kills fleas and my dogs no longer require other monthly flea control products.
I raise and show AKC Champion Border Collies and have exhibited my dogs all over the United States, including at the 2009 Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show. The health and appearance of my dogs is of the utmost importance to me and my choice of your fly system is in keeping with my needs in those areas.
Ijamsville, MD. Peaceful, relaxed atmosphere, hidden from the road, on 240 acres of deep woods and open fields. Licensed boarding facility with countless trails and two outdoor arenas, one with EuroFelt™ arena footing. With views of Sugarloaf Mountain, Reichs Ford Farm is a working farm, growing its own hay for its boarding operation.
Thurmont, MD. Hanoverian & Oldenburg breeding and training farm with a 72x200 indoor: Sand, Rubber, & EuroFelt along with a Red Master Harrow.
Westminster, MD. Nestled in the rolling hills of southern Carroll County, Maryland, Aspiring Heights Farm is a classic Hunter and Equitation facility owned and operated by the husband-wife team of USEF/MHSA "R" judge JoAnn Robertson and farrier Michael Sapp.
Aspiring Heights has EuroFelt in their indoor arena and two automatic fly spray systems.
Sandy Spring, MD. Owned and operated for over 20 years by FEI Grand Prix Dressage rider and trainer, Vanessa Swartz, Windsor Manor Stables is a friendly, family-run operation that welcomes all disciplines. They offer 2 barns, both with attached indoor arenas access to miles of trails. F.I.C.S. has worked with Vanessa for over 15 years from servicing her automatic fly spray system, to providing multiple Red Master Harrows, and consulting on footings for both of Windsor Manor's arenas. In December 0f 2013, Vanessa added LightFoot to both of her arenas.
Upperco, MD. With a large indoor arena, outdoor dressage and jumping arenas, a schooling cross country course, access to miles and miles of trails at the intersection of Greenspring and Mount Carmel Hunts, abundant turn-out, a diverse equine population, as well as a caring and knowledgeable staff, An Otherwise Perfect Farm caters to the varying needs of just about every horse, from the upper-level competition horse to the geriatric retiree. AOPF has LightFoot™ footing blend in their indoor arena and SandAid rubber blend in one of their 2 outdoors. AOPF maintains all of their arenas with an FICS Red Master Harrow.
Upperco, MD. Run by David and JoAnn Hayden, along with manager, John Foster, Dark Hollow is an exclusive Thoroughbred breeding farm that provides boarding, sales preparation, consulting, broodmare care, and auction sales services for a select group of clientele. Dark Hollow has been a loyal fly spray client of ours since 1991.
Pittstown, NJ. Run by members in cooperation with the local township, the AEA community is dedicated to furthering the mutual enjoyment that they derive from their horses, their surroundings and their camaraderie. In our collective interest is the retention and promotion of our area's rural character.After adding LightFoot to their indoor arena is September 2013, here's what the coordinating member had to say:
"We have had a clinic, gymkhana and a Saddlebred show there since adding Lightfoot, and the feedback has been nothing but positive...Bottom line, we are so pleased with the Lightfoot." -J.T.
Karian Farm is a 17 acre private facility in Leesburg Virginia. The facility specializes in combined training with a heavy emphasis in dressage.
Karian has EquiCush in the indoor arena and uses a MicroRain Water Reel and custom made F.I.C.S. Arena Harrow to groom and maintain both their indoor & outdoor arenas.
Irish Eyes Stables, LLC is a privately owned, full service, successful hunter/jumper show barn run by owner/trainer Laura Hennessey. Laura is a long time fly spray client of ours and also has an FICS harrow for grooming her spacious outdoor arena with LightFoot Arena Footing. Like so many of our long time clients, Laura has become a great friend!
Mt. Airy, MD. Boarding, sales, and breeding farm just minutes from I-70. Located on 40 picturesque acres set in a valley surrounded by farm land, New Blessing Farm offers a serene environment and a uniquely private, friendly atmosphere. New Blessing has EuroFelt Footing in their 70 x 190 indoor which they groom with a Red Master Harrow.
Thomasville, PA. Shady Dell Stables serves the York, Hanover,Gettysburg, Carlisle and surrounding areas. Shady Dell Stables is situated on 35 acres of scenic woodland and pasture in beautiful South Central Pa, and it is the ideal place for you to enjoy horses. The farm hosts a new 20 stall facility with large 12'x12' stalls, tackrooms and an indoor wash stall, large indoor and outdoor arenas, including ample green pastures with automatic waterers, and easy access to miles of trails. They create an exceptional experience for you by focusing on a safe, enjoyable, relaxed environment along with a world class facility.
Shady Dell Stables has upgraded the footing in the indoor riding arena to a mixture of sand and LightFoot™ footing. LightFoot™ adds considerable stability to the footing, thereby improving traction and minimizing cupping. In addition to stability and moisture retention, the combination of fibers, rubber, and foam in the LightFoot™ blend also minimizes concussion.
Westminster, MD. Located on 82 acres, Morgan Run Stables is an exceptional equine facility nestled in the lush countryside of Carroll County, Maryland. They offer lessons, boarding, and sales and are accommodating to multiple disciplines.
Morgan Run has EuroFelt & EquiFibre Footing in their indoor and uses a Red Master Harrow to groom and maintain their footing.
Boyce, VA. Adare Show Hunters is a show horse training facility managed by trainer Kimberly Burke and Manager Danny Burke. They specialize in training show horses and riders for the the A circuit.
Adare Show Hunters has EuroFelt Footing in their indoor arena and uses a Red Master Harrow to maintain both their indoor and outdoor rings.
St. Michaels, MD. Established in 1978 by owner/operator and USEF "R" National hunter/hunter seat equitation judge, Nancy Dawn Ashway. Situated on 70 acres of waterfront property, Country Comfort offers boarding, training, lessons, shows, sales, and much more.
The farm has a 21 stall barn with an automatic fly spray system, attached 80 x 175 indoor, and a 100 x 200 outdoor. F.I.C.S. has been working with Nancy and Chelsea for over 20 years!
Westminster, MD. Country Hill Farm is a full service hunter facility located in the rolling hills of Carroll County. Services provided include, boarding, lessons, on-site local and rated horse shows, leases, and transportation provided by Coles Horse Transport. Head Trainer is Marsha Herbert, winner of BCHSA's 2014 Trainer of the Year Award! Country Hill Farm has a beautiful 100 x 200 indoor arena with a large covered waiting area, a schooling ring beside the indoor, and another 150 x 180 outdoor ring toward the back of the property. F.I.C.S. has been servicing Country Hill Farm's Automatic Fly Spray System and consulting with them on footing and ring maintenance for over 20 years. In 2014, CHF installed LightFoot Footing and Custom Blended Sand from F.I.C.S. and they maintain their footing with a Red Master Harrow.
Union Bridge, MD. Playland Equestrian Center is a full service breeding and training facility oriented to the event and dressage rider but welcomes riders of all disciplines. Manager/Trainer Glenda Player has taught throughout the world, using her background in Centered Riding and pony club to clearly communicate with students of all ages and needs. Glenda prides herself on teaching riders 'how' to ride, not just 'what to do.' Playland offers a 22 stall barn attached to the 80 x 200 indoor arena along with 2 outdoor arenas all maintained with a Red Master Harrow. In November of 2013, F.I.C.S. provided Glenda with a custom blend of LightFoot and EquiFibre to add stability and support to the indoor footing.
Woodbine, MD. Sunset Hill Farm has 117 acres, 4 arenas (all groomed with 2 Red Master Harrows), 5 barns (all with automatic fly spray systems), an indoor arena with an FICS Sand/Fiber Footing Blend, & miles of gorgeous fencing and neighboring trails.
Past and present students have done well up and down the east coast on both the local and rated circuits. Past accomplishments include students doing extremely well at competitions such as Gittings Finals, MHSA, WBTA, MSA, HCHSA, and Ocala. Lyndi has a Red Master Harrow to maintain her outdoor arena and an automatic fly spray system in her barn.
A Bit Better Farm is a full-service equestrian training facility located in Brookeville, Maryland. Accepting a limited number of training projects, the farm concentrates on the training, competing and sales of event horses. A Bit Better Farm also has several horses and riders competing at the upper levels. They have an overhead Sprinkler System, EquiFibre, & LightFoot Arena Footing in their indoor. In the summer of 2012, they updated their outdoor arena with FICS Intermediate Sand and LightFoot Arena Footing.
Darlington, MD. Rigbie Farm is a multi-faceted equine care facility located on 326 acres in northern Harford County, Maryland. They offer peerless care for horses requiring rehabilitation and re-conditioning care, breeding and reproductive services, and import and export quarantine.
Their services are delivered by a fully professional, meticulous staff whose dedication and wealth of experience will assure your animal of the finest care available. Whether it is recovering from a tendon injury, getting that difficult mare in foal, or trying to arrange delivery of your new purchase from Europe to the USA - the staff at Rigbie Farm has the knowledge and expertise to resolve these maddening issues. Their rigorous standards of care and treatment and immaculate facility will provide you with peace of mind that your animal is in the hands of devoted professionals. Rigbie Farm's commitment to excellence in the art and service of equine care is second to none. Over the years, they've developed a strong international following among professional and amateur equestrians alike.
Sharon and Liz use a Red Master Harrow to groom and maintain their European-style exerciser.
Germantown, MD. Alsikkan Farm is the newly renovated home base of Moore Hebert Dressage. Located on the Montgomery County Agricultural Reserve, it is a full-service facility that offers dressage training and lessons, as well as regular clinics, symposiums and schooling shows. Head trainer Hilary Moore Hebert is senior editor at Dressage Today magazine, as well as an FEI-level dressage competitor, USDF silver and bronze medalist, and "L" Education Program graduate.
The brand new steel indoor arena is frequently compared to a football stadium when the five rows of ArenaBright Lighting shine down on 22,000 square feet of EquiFibre footing. The arena is meticulously maintained with a Red Master Harrow. BarnBright fixtures bathe the barn in warm lighting that shows off the original wood of the carefully renovated 1900s dairy barn.
Mt. Airy, MD. Owned and operated by Shari Glickman, GoodNess Ridge Farm is a full-service facility that includes a breeding and boarding operation, along with sales and training. The farm is home to several local dressage trainers as well as host to many international clinicians who offer instruction and training for students and horses at all levels.
GoodNess Ridge Farm has EuroFelt Prime & EquiFibre in their indoor arena and they water it with an overhead Sprinkler System. Their outdoor arena was renovated in June 2012 with EquiFibre Footing and F.I.C.S.'s specialized arena sand! They use a Red Master Harrow for maintaining both riding surfaces and have an Automatic Fly Spray System in their main 19-stall barn.
Chestertown, MD. Run by the Barilar family with Head Trainer Klaus Schengber, High Point Hanoverians is the premier Hanoverian Breeding and Training facility of Maryland's Eastern Shore. High Point Hanoverians currently stands four World Class stallions at stud, along with a quality band of broodmares.
HPH has FICS Fiber Footing in their indoor arena and an automatic fly spray system in their barn.
Clarksburg, MD. Barbara Strawson, a USDF Gold, Silver and Bronze Medalist, has trained and competed horses from USDF Training Level through FEI Grand Prix. Barbara's services include full-time training and show campaigning for horses through FEI Grand Prix, along with lessons and clinics.
Her new facility, Misty Gleann, has a lovely covered arena with EquiFibre Footing and custom blended sands that is maintained with a Red Master Harrow.
Barbara says, "The EquiFibre Footing has more than met my expectations! After months of research I decided to go with this and to be honest, I was nervous before my first ride. I can't describe how ecstatic I was when I rode in it for the first time. I couldn't ask for any better and in addition, everyone who comes to my farm LOVES it. Thank you Sandy and Bill for your expertise in helping me choose the right footing!"
Berryville,VA. Hunt Club Farms is a full care boarding and show facility with over 100 acres of bridle paths, a cross country course built by internationally known designer Tremain Cooper, a 185' x 275' outdoor, and a 20 x 40m Florida-style covered arena, both furnished with LightFoot footing and maintained with a Red Master Harrow.
Lovettsville, VA. Dr. Gareth and Dr. Shauna Spurlock offer a full range of equine medical and surgical services. The clinic offers routine outpatient services as well as in-depth diagnostic services, hospitalization, and surgery. The surgical facilities are designed to handle everything from arthroscopy to emergency colic surgery.
Spurlock Equine Associates has 3 automatic fly spray systems: 1 in the Surgery Barn, 1 in the Recovery Barn, and 1 in their Private Barn. They also have EuroFelt footing in their indoor arena.
F.I.C.S. has had a great working relationship with the Drs. Spurlock for nearly 2 decades.
Woodbine, MD. Set on over 60 rolling acres in Howard County, Maryland, First Choice Farm is a private, full care facility specializing in the training and development of the dressage horse and rider. Under the direction of Felicitas von Neumann-Cosel, First Choice Farm has developed into a world-class training facility. Horses and riders of all ages and levels are accepted for short-term training or for long-term sponsorship from all over the United States. In addition, a limited number of full training boarding stalls are available to local riders and their horses. Felicitas also travels throughout the United States teaching clinics.
First Choice Farm's facilities concist of an immaculately maintained 15 stall barn with an attached 20x40 meter mirrored indoor arena. A 20X60 meter regulation-sized outdoor arena is located a short walk away, nested beautifully in the rolling hills of the 60+ acre property. Patuxent State Park is adjacent to the property and offers additional land and trails for riding.
Since purchasing the system in 2001, I have raised several litters of puppies. The bitches are kept in the kennel until two weeks before whelping. They are returned to the kennel with their litters while the puppies are still lactating, at about 4 weeks of age. I have had all healthy litters with no problems whelping since the installation. All puppies returned to the kennel have grown at normal rates and become healthy adults.
I have recommended your systems to several of my show friends and will continue to do so. Besides the convenience, it has saved me money. I was spending over $600 per year on flea control products alone that I no longer have to purchase.
Your satisfied customer,
Karen Bell - Heronwood's Border Collies - Olney, Illinois
Westminster, MD. A private horse show facility with EuroFelt Footing in the 133' x 225' Pony Ring that is groomed with a Red Master Harrow and watered with an F.I.C.S. Water Wagon.
Lanham, MD. A small, private facility owned and operated by Lyndi Prettyman-Caruso. Lyndi has been training riders and horses for over 25 years and has her USEF & MHSA "r" Hunter/Jumper judging certification. Throughout the year there are various showing opportunities ranging from unrated shows to "A" Rated shows such as Culpeper and others throughout Maryland, Virginia, and the surrounding area. Almost every weekend you can find Lyndi out coaching her students.
Persimmon Tree Farm & K2 Show Stables
Westminster, MD. Run by Carolyn and Ken Krome, Persimmon Tree Farm and K2 Show Stables offer high quality living and superior care for competitive show horses. They strive to have the healthiest and happiest horses with strong training principles and positive attitudes. Catering to the needs of Hunters, Jumpers, and Equitation riders and horses of all levels is what they do best. Riders enjoy their special FICS Footing which includes LightFoot and EquiFibre and is maintained with a Red Master Harrow.
Owned and operated by Melissa Lyster, M&M Equestrian is a full service equestrian center located in the heart of horse country in Chester County, Pa. M&M offers services within the hunter/jumper discipline, including lessons, boarding, sales, training and campaigning young or seasoned show horses. Melissa's focus is on training, showing and selling horses for her clients. She loves cultivating relationships between horses and their riders, focusing on good horsemanship as the basic building blocks of proper training. Melissa takes pride in producing horses and riders who are prepared, confident and striving to take their training to the next level. Melissa's husband Matt of Lyster Excavating is a fabulous footing installer and ring builder and has a wonderful working relationship with FICS!
"M&M Equestrian is SO excited to announce that we will be redoing our OUTDOOR riding ring in the next few weeks! We will be installing the Equifiber footing. We love it in the indoor and so we figured why not make both rings the best they can be!"
Nestled in 103 spectacular acres in Frederick, Maryland, Hidden Hills Horse Farm specializes in the training and sales of distinguished hunters and jumpers. Owned and operated by Art and Robin Sagoskin, Hidden Hills offers boarding, sales, and training.
They have F.I.C.S. EuroFelt footing treated with ArenaKleen in the indoor which they maintain with one of our Red Master Harrows. Hidden Hills also has an automatic fly spray system and F.I.C.S. flooring in the barn.
Deloise competes all of the new imports when they arrive, and gives them a solid, confident introduction to the show ring. The horses are all competitive on the A Circuit, and maintain a current successful show record.
She travels back to Europe several times throughout the year, and also buys privately for several different trainers in the business.
She has FICS Summit Arena Sand in her outdoor at Berry Patch Farm.