Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour set for Aug. 19 – New York News

SARATOGA COUNTY, N.Y. >> The Saratoga County Horse Farm Tour, a free self-driven event open to the public, will take place Saturday, Aug. 19, at five horse farms within Saratoga County.

Open house hours are from noon to 4 p.m. This year’s featured farms are:

• Birsh Family Farm, 2404 Route 67, Galway: The Birsh family bought this farm in 2005 from a retiring dairy farmer. The 90-acre property was the home of the Arnold Family’s dairy herd for more than 125 years. The Birsh family, with the assistance of veteran horseman Michael Tobin, rebuilt the farm to focus upon the breeding and racing of thoroughbred horses. The 190-year-old house and 100-year-old barn were rebuilt and expanded to accommodate more family and a medium band of thoroughbred bloodstock. With Tobin’s help the family focused on breeding and racing the farm’s offspring. Over the past 12 years on the farm, the family has bred a number of successful race horses. The most successful was Tencendur, a contender in the 2015 Kentucky Derby.

• Stormy View Stables, 423 Schauber Road, Ballston Lake: Located on the corner of Hubbs and Schauber roads in Ballston Lake, Stormy View Stables’ seven-acre farm is home to Bon Accord Lusitanos. Stormy View Stables features a 15-stall barn, a stallion barn, indoor arena, and outdoor schooling area. The farm has chickens to reduce ticks and three Great Pyrenees watchdogs from the Northeast Pyrenees Rescue. Visitors will discover many innovations designed to save time and money, such as the special devices that make filling hay nets quick and easy. Lusitanos,…

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