Maplewood Flood Damage Update

Thanks so much to everyone who has reached out with condolences and offers of help after our devastating flood of January 9, 2017.

Not only did the main barn completely flood, but there was also damage to the clubhouse, indoor arena, tack store and office. We are getting that all cleaned up and are back in business.

However, the most damage has occurred with roads, bridges, outdoor arenas, trails, the park where the new Eurowalker was being installed, and most upsetting our beautiful Grand Prix field (see photos above). Sadly, our hay barn of 20 years was destroyed last month in a wind storm as well.

Worst of all, none of the insurance companies are going to pay a dime, even though I’m required by law to pay flood insurance, which costs me about $15,000/year for the past 30 years. So I’m on my own to rebuild and repair as I can.

Video - Maplewood Flood of 2017

Those of you who have asked what you can do to help, this is what I’d appreciate your help with: I have 20 of my own horses for sale, in addition to the nice sale horses I have on consignment. I have four yearlings, one 2-year-old, two 3-year-olds, one 4-year-old, four 5-year-olds, one 6-year-old, and seven older horses, all by Osilvis or Cartouche Z that I need to sell. I also have five mares in foal, and one barren mare. These horses are both hunter and jumper prospects, and can live, grow up, and be started at Maplewood as well.

I will take payments, barter for excavation, landscaping, construction, etc., in addition to cash! 

Major work starts tomorrow and is estimated to cost between $5,000 to $10,000 per day. So I will repair and rebuild as I can, and will have to start and stop as I have the funds.

So those who want to help can spread the word that I need to sell some of these horses to start rebuilding Maplewood. I don’t want a GoFundMe account, and I don’t want charity, but I’d love everyone to spread the word about the nice horses I have to sell. 

For more information on the horses we have for sale, please visit our Sales page, and see the collection of images below for a small sampling. 

Thanks to my amazing horse friends for all the support :)


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