GreenGait Farm one of several stops on Barn Tour

Published 3:48 pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011

GreenGait Farm is involved in breeding, training and showing of Paso Finos and is also featured in FENCE’s Holiday Barn Tour Nov. 26. (photo submitted)

GreenGait Farm is one of four farms and barns included on this year’s FENCE Holiday Barn Tour.

The original barn, built in 1992, consisted of the current center of the barn with three stalls and a tack feed room and indoor wash rack. Some years later, the 1,400-square-foot apartment and hayloft were added as a second story and two wings with an additional five stalls and outdoor was rack. A utility barn with 9th outdoor stall was also added and most recently, a composting facility.

GreenGait Farm is involved in the breeding, training and showing of Paso Finos. Owners Bill and Judith Kerns currently have 15 Paso Finos, including one weanling and one stallion. With the recent addition of a covered round pen and the existing arena, they have also begun hosting horsemanship clinics beginning with a Dave Seay Progressive Horsemanship clinic last month.

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The farm encompasses approximately 32 acres and is located along the Pacolet River at the end of a very private little road, Dark Horse Lane. The FETA Trail passes alongside of the farm and the Kerns said they enjoy seeing other riders pass by.

The annual FENCE Holiday Barn Tour will be held Saturday, Nov. 26 with exhibitions from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. at FENCE’s covered arena. These exhibitions will include Driven Horses, led by Kathy Parker Brown and Liz Mossina; Dressage, led by Holly Hansen; Jumper, led by Lincoln Russell; Drill Team, led by local riders; Mounted Patrol by Polk County officers; and Driven Mini Ponies by Connie Brown. Foothills Barbecue will also be on hand to sell lunches.

The annual Tour of Barns will run from 1 – 4 p.m. and will include Green Gait Farm, as well as McNutt Barn, Freehold Farm and Bright’s Creek Equestrian Center. Dinner will be available for purchase at Bright’s Creek Golf Club.

This event is presented by Carolina Storage Solutions, and Jonathan Rowe Grading.

Advanced tickets are available at Little Mountain Farm Supply, The Farm House and the Hay Rack. Tickets will also be available at each barn the day of event. For more information, visit or call 828-859-9021.

– article submitted