Starberry Acres is a full service hunter/jumper boarding and training facility. Amenities for horses boarding in the main barn include spacious stalls with covered outdoor patios and seasonally appropriate turnout individually or small groups. The main barn includes two wash bays with hot and cold water, and dedicated grooming bays. A fly control system and barn-safe high velocity fans keep horses comfortable all summer long.
For riders, the barn includes a full bathroom with shower, laundry service, and a climate-controlled tack room with individual lockers.
Our program focuses on peak performance and fitness to keep your horse performing at their best. We offer access to the latest technologies, including Bemer, Theraplate, Multi-Radiance cold laser, etc.
For horses who benefit from more turnout time, we offer farm board. Farm boarded horses have spacious stalls opening onto pastures, twice daily feeding, turnout with a buddy, heated buckets or water troughs in winter, and barn-rated fans in summer.
Farm board includes access to all amenities, including dedicated grooming bays and a covered wash bay with hot and cold water.
Our 120' x 200' lighted covered arena allows you to keep up your training regardless of the weather, and is connected to the barn by a breezeway to keep you and your horse out of the weather. Guests can watch you ride from a climate controlled lounge with a mini kitchen.
We also offer a 150' x 250' outdoor arena with a full course of jumps, as well as more than 2 miles of trails around the perimeter of the farm. Both arenas are maintained daily so you can ride safely in any weather.
The farm has excellent WiFi, making it convenient for parents to work while their children ride.
We proudly feed and sell Hygain feeds, and work with boarders to develop a comprehensive, forage-based feeding program for your horse. We are the rare boarding facility that offers true free choice hay, with Stall Grazer systems.
We also offer the ultimate amenity from your horse's perspective - Nickerdoodles are manufactured by our family on-site and are readily available throughout the facility!
We have built a barn family with both junior and adult riders in a fun and supportive atmosphere - come show with us!
Our riders attend USEF AA and A shows, and NCHJA C shows.
Our trainers are ready to assist riders of any level with a training program that will help you accomplish your riding goals.
She has ridden and trained many iconic hunters, including Protocol, The News, Patterdale, Harvard Yard, Who's on First, Wintara Ring, Melmac, Chocolate, Choo Choo Charlie, Millpond's Iceman, Lola, Perfect Rainbow, Oden. Bev trained Mardie Faucette and Protocol to Reserve Champion at Madison Square Garden, and Devon in the Large Junior Hunter Division and Amateur Owner Division, respectively, after having started Mardie in Short Stirrup. She trained Alex Mayes to the Reserve Small Pony Championship at Devon in 2001, having started Alex as a beginner rider.
Bev's wealth of experience and training makes her extremely qualified to help others become better riders and develop closer relationships with their horses. Beverly earned her BS in Physical Education/Horsemanship from Averett University and Assistant Instructor Certification from the British Horse Society (BHS) in 1978. She also holds a Level 1 Certification from the Equine Assisted Growth and Learning Association (EAGALA).
Kalin Fraker Mason
Kalin graduated magna cum laude from NC State University with a BS in Animal Science and minor in Agribusiness. Kalin has trained and competed successfully in hunters, jumpers, dressage and eventing. She has trained under local and international trainers. As a youth she rode for Bluewater Farm IEA team in Florida under Lynne Buckhalter, and Pleasant Hill IEA, 4H and Barn show teams under Cammie Fielding. As an adult, she was a working student at 3H Equestrian Center in Florida, managing a stable of over 50 horses and training with Fernando Cardenas Sr. She trained with five-time US Show Jumping Olympian Anne Kursinski for a month in Wellington in March of 2020. She has taken clinics with top jumper and dressage riders, including Joe Fargis and David De Wispelaere. She currently takes lessons with Juliana Zunde and Beverly Burnette. Kalin believes, as a trainer and instructor, that continuing education is very important. She continues to further her education and knowledge by finding opportunities to learn from top trainers and bringing those experiences back to her students.
Kalin is currently pursuing her USEF and ARIA Certifications in Dressage and Hunter/Jumper.
Our experienced team will take the very best care of your horse.
Kristina Berly, Owner
Starberry is the fulfillment of Kristina's longtime dream of building a facility designed to encourage freedom of movement and support the best possible athletic performance and comfort level for sporthorses.
Kristina worked for Cisco for more than 15 years in both engineering and program management. She brings a unique and integrative perspective to the equine experience. Kristina’s equine experience includes trail riding all over the southeast, dressage, team roping, and barrel racing. She is an Equissage certified sports massage therapist, an EAGALA Equine Facilitator, therapeutic riding instructor, and a former 4H leader.
Seth Berly, Barn Manager
Seth has a lifetime of experience with the care and maintenance of equine athletes, starting with helping out in his grandfather's barn as a young child. Seth enjoys working with clients to find the best turnout schedule, feeding program, and overall care of each horse or pony. Our boarders, staff, and horses all enjoy Seth's warm and trustworthy demeanor and find him to be an integral part of the Starberry team.
Seth has an eye for detail along with a talent for repairing absolutely anything, so he is a tremendous asset to our operation. He is also gifted at calming nervous horses and helps new horses settle right into our routine.
Amber Weingart, Asst Barn Manager
Amber brings more than 10 years of experience as a groom and barn manager for top trainers in the Northeast. She has experience working at major horse show venues such as HITS Saugerties, World Equestrian Center, Devon Horse Show, Lake Placid, Harrisburg, and more.
After studying Equine Management at Delaware Valley University, Amber has continued to acquire life-long skills to ensure an impeccable level of horse care is met. She shares our daily motto of “the horse always comes first” and strives to maintain their utmost health and morale. She values and contributes to a positive and encouraging barn community.
We host clinics through the year with a variety of professionals including Archie Cox, Ron Danta, Danny Robertshaw, Bob Crandall, Steve Wall, Scott Hofstetter, and Jack Towell.
Photos of our facility and our team at shows.
Brego SA, by Bliss MF out of Caroll 7/Calido I
Born June 15, 2019, expected to mature 16.3 - 17.0 hands. Luke is well-socialized; he leads, lunges, loves being bathed, and has done some groundwork and desensitization while being allowed to mature slowly. He has an excellent disposition and will be a future star.
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