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Merry Acres Farm

Added: 12/11/2009 3:36pm
General Information
Stable manager/owner: Chris Marchetti
Stable website: http://www.merryacresfarm.com
Type of stable: private

Address and Contact
Street: 3807 Walt Ann Drive
City: Glenelg
State: MD
ZIP Code: unknown
Phone number: unknown

Property Profile
Approximate size of property: 100 acres
Approximate number of horses on property: 25-49
Approximate age of stalls: 10-25 years old
Types/sizes of stalls: Box stall
Number of arenas: 1-5
Type of footing in the arenas: unknown
Number of turnouts: 6-10
Type of turnout: grass
Access to trails or bridle path: easy to access
Approx. number of vets in service area: 6-10
Approx. number of farriers in service area: 6-10

Trainers
Number of trainers on premises: none
Trainers for which disciplines: unknown

Amenities
Disciplines supported: Hunter/Jumper, Dressage, Eventing, Trail Riding, Other
Type of feed: Orchard hay
Supplemental feeding services: yes
Frequency of stall cleaning: once a day
Horse shows held: yes
Indoor or covered arena available: yes
Eventing course available: yes
Eventing course level: Beginner novice
Race track available: no
Hot walker or Euroxciser available: none
Grooming/care services available: no
Number of crossties: 6-10
Number of hitching posts: 1-5
Number of washracks: 1-5
Heated water in washracks: yes
Breeding facilities available: no
Trailer parking available: yes
Grazing available: yes

Costs
General boarding costs: $600-$800/month
Cost of trailer parking: unknown

Other
Other features: I don't know what the trailer parking costs, sorry. Excellent trail access mixed with small XC jumps, water crossings, ditch, banks, and other natural obstacles, BN-N sized. Riders can bring in any trainer they like, which is a HUGE plus.

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Reviewed by LKB on 12/11/2009 3:40pm
93 out of 257 people found this review helpful
What I like:
Barn management is extremely conscientious, care is careful but not fussy, property is immaculately maintained (swept, mowed, clean, fences repaired, arena dragged regularly, etc.) No barn drama is tolerated. Horse care and safety are the emphasis, and riders can bring any trainer who operates safely and appropriately, so horse care isn't linked to discipline or competitive goals but to what the horse needs to be happy and healthy. Also, the schedule is very very consistent, and horses seem to thrive here. There is frequently a waiting list.
What needs improvement:
The outdoor jumping arena footing is sandy and a bit deep for some owners' preference. But the indoor is excellent and one can ride the trails nearly all year, weather permitting.
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