Merlot Farm boarding facility

We are proud of our facility and have the horse’s health and well-being our main concern with continued maintenance for safety and comfort.  Our facility is a small private facility where we want everyone to feel “at home”.  Please contact us with any questions you may have.
14 stall barn
Stall Board: 12’x14’ stalls with LEVEL flooring - $450 -$500 month, cleaned daily – 10 to 12 hours   daily turnout for stalled horses in paddocks.
​​Paddock Board: Paddock with shelter - $395/month, our paddocks are fenced with 5” vinyl and electric rope.  There is water available 24/7 and heated in winter.
Pasture board is not offered, however, horses are turned out to grass weather permitting, 2-4 hours per day.  We monitor our grass and adjust time on pasture accordingly.
Experience includes:
Fred Gordon – Veterinarian
Becky Gordon – VMT, 15 years of Animal Behavior Consultant
Hannah Gordon – Very experienced pre-vet. student, Trained to prelim eventing level and 2nd Level Dressage
Hana Pacutova– Manager

We live on-site and have on-site workers
​Indoor riding arena 230’ x 85’ – Fabric building – fantastic lighting and footing
Outdoor riding arena 200’ x 200’ – grass, Dressage arena – available - 60 x 20 meters or 40 x 20 meters

Round pen
Stadium jumps and poles are available.A few Cross country jumps are also available - BN, N and some Training fences.
Herd size – Our herd sizes range in numbers depending on personalities and paddock size, with a min. of 3 and max. of 5.  We take extra care to make compatible groups.
Instructors/Lessons:  Instructor – Jim Hatch - Private lesson – $65.00      

​                                            Mary Beth Williams - Private lesson - $65.00


​Beginner level through 2nd Level Dressage on site, higher level trainer(s) does come in, also we allow outside trainers to come to our facility upon approval and with their own insurance. More informations 

Merlot Farm

- Heated lounge, kitchen, bathroom and laundry room
- Heated boarders tack room
- Two (2) tack-up stalls
- Two (2) outdoor wash areas – one with hot and cold, one with cold
- Automatic waterers in each stall.
Our barn has ventilation fans, concrete aisleway, wood stalls, and special stall flooring that keeps floor level and drained, is roomy, well-kept and ventilated.  

Feeding Program:  Individual feeding program with weight monitored continually and owner involvement highly recommended, with supplements daily.
Grain – “If we can get it we will feed it.”  Otherwise we use Ralco products with each horse having a custom feed program – changes as necessary.  An average feed amount is included with board, special feeds having higher overhead would require additional charges added to board monthly.  Concentrate is fed twice a day and upon special request a third feeding could be available.  
Hay – Hay is fed three times per day.  We purchase hay from two reliable sources.  Our hay is all grass, grass/alfalfa mix, and alfalfa.   We can customize hay depending on what our sources can provide.

Supplements Fed DailyOne supplement container is included with board – need to discuss additional supplements
Full or partial lease available
Trails are available to boarders

Trails are available for boarder’s use - weather and conditions permitting.  We have trails along the MN River and due to water level conditions, snow fall, ice, etc. the trails are closed at times.  We are a 5 min. drive to the MN River Trail system, and a 20 min. drive to Carver Park
Trailer Storage available – monthly fee - $25.00
Facility Rental available and haul-in available

Mare and foal care – please inquire