Mt. Airy, Maryland
Abby Gibbon dreamed of starting her own full-care sporthorse boarding and training facility.
After some searching, she found the perfect piece of property on which to start her business. The only downfall was that there was a lot of restoration work to be done first, but Abby was confident she had the energy and drive necessary to turn her dream into a reality.
Farm Credit fills the gaps
The local banks didn’t think she could do it, but Farm Credit willing to take a chance.
Abby said, “Farm Credit saw my vision in having a lot of energy to fix things up and make the property into something that wasn’t just where I would live, but also my livelihood. I’ve always felt that Farm Credit was able to see the vision, even when it was not obvious to anyone else.”
The realization of a dream
With the help of Horizon Farm Credit, Abby, an FEI eventer and USDF medalist in her own right, now owns and operates Fine Idea Farm, established in 2015. Located 45 minutes from Baltimore and Washington, D.C., their 56+ acres are home to 19 stalls, an 80×160 indoor arena, spring-fed pond and gently rolling fields for turnout and hacking.
Fine Idea Farm trains horses and riders to compete in eventing, dressage, hunter/jumpers and pony club, and provide 24-hour care in a fun, supportive environment.