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Thursday, October 15, 2009

Stable Spotlight: Falkirk Farm


Only an hour north of Manhattan, Falkirk Farm sits on a prestigious gated estate nestled in the foothills of the Catskill mountains. The grounds were once known as Falkirk Psychiatric Hospital, a private sanctuary built in the 1800s for well-heeled clients with psychiatric issues. Carla and Wayne Corts built it for thier daughter Tori.

During the summer show months, the Central Valley, NY barn is leveraged as home base to Todd Minikus, Ronnie Beard and Michael Dorman. While horse showing is Falkirk's primary focus, it also is the premiere location for clinics.

The property includes a 20 stall main barn with two supplemental 6 stall barns. In addition it has an immense turnout, an over sized magnificent indoor ring, a grand prix field and miles of cross country trails.

Wash stalls.
High barreled ceilings soar above roomy box stalls trimmed in elegant grillwork.

Paddocks

Lounge (view of indoor from lounge balcony) includes eat-in kitchen, office, and game room.

Lounge bar (how cool is that!)

Grand Prix Field

Entrance to 100' x 200' heated indoor riding ring

Indoor arena awash in natural light from a wall of retractable glass- panel doors.

Tack room

3 comments:

fernvalley01 said...

wow!there are some amazing facilities out there

Desert Rose said...

I can hardly imagine having a stables like that!!!

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saw that you are following my blog, nestnestnest.blogspot.com Your site is beautiful and love the background and info and pics on your lovely horse....keep up the good work. best, tamara matthews-stephenson

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