Our 13-stall bank barn features a tack room, feed room, and hot water for the horse washing area. We have three large fenced paddocks, two large pastures with a creek that runs the entire property (totaling 35 acres of pasture), 2 outdoor rings (190' x 90' and 190' x 65'), and access to riding trails. Your horse is not bound to a paddock. Horses run free in the many acres of rolling pasture dotted with trees.
Thanks to Valley Creek, our pastures remain green and lush. Our horses enjoy relaxing in the creek during the summer, and it provides them with 24-hour access to fresh, clean water. We work with the Brandywine Conservancy to maintain the integrity and natural beauty of our property. We take the time to get to know your horse so that any changes can be detected immediately. Your horse is personally cared for and attended to by Maria. She makes a point of informing all boarders about the health and well being of their horse. Tenants occupy the farmhouse, so the horses are rarely left alone.
Full board includes care by the owner and/or farm tenant, large box stall, hay and grain twice a day, administering of supplements, medication, daily visual checkup, stall cleaning once daily, de-worming on 3 month rotating schedule, use of riding arena, and access to riding trails and long turnout. You must provide blankets for your horse, fly mask if desired, and supplements. The grain included in the full and field board is up to 4 quarts per day of your choice: Pennfield 10% Sweet®, Nutrena SafeChoice®, Hay Cubes and Purina Strategy®, and Purina Equine Senior®. Extra grain quantities are also available for an additional fee. Ponies are fed Enrich 32® at no additional charge. We also use Timothy Hay® and Orchard Grass®. We provide alfalfa at an additional fee. Email to check with Maria for current rates at 484-798-8365.
Layup includes stall confinement, stall cleaning daily as needed, limited turnout in paddock, administration of medications, and supervision. Veterinary assistance and changing of dressings are extra charges. Email to check with Maria for current rates at 484-798-8365.
We also provide services designed to provide care for your horse and more convenience to you when you cannot get to the barn or you are away on vacation. Email or call to check with Maria for current rates at 484-798-8365.
Do you have a young horse that needs to be started? Or do you have an older horse with a problem? Whether it's a small annoyance or a dangerous vice, let us work with you to resolve it. You deserve a calm and willing horse. We can help. Email to check with Maria for current rates at 484-798-8365.
Partial Full Board and Field Board
We offer two types of field board: full field (horse enjoys the outdoors every day and has access to large run in shed. Limited availability and extra charge for stall use for sickness/injury). Partial full board - horses enjoy the outdoors daily but have their own designated stall in the barn for inclement weather, sickness or injury. Not all horses are suited for full field board, and Sunset Valley Farm reserves the right to advise the owner regarding proper board for their horse (based on age, health and breed of horse). Email to check with Maria for current rates at 484-798-8365.