We Welcome You

We are ecstatic to have expanded our facility and can now welcome additional boarders to join us at Copper Light Farm in beautiful Vero Beach.

Our new 210×80 Covered Arena is the first of it’s kind on the treasure coast and features fantastic GGT and silica blend footing, groomed and watered daily. Never again have to cancel a lesson for rain, heat or daylight hours!

Our resident horses receive the best care from a dedicated 24-hour staff. Our comprehensive full board includes customized feeding, ample turnout (day or night), generously bedded stalls with imported hemp bedding, laundry services, daily inspections and hoof care for every horse, digital scheduling and record keeping, and so much more. Your choice of trainer, veterinarian, farrier and all other service providers are welcome.

Visit CopperLightFarm.com for additional details, email ride@copperlightfarm.com or call (650) 248-8227 to schedule a tour. We’ll leave the light on for you!

SOME OF OUR FACILITY FEATURES:
▪️ 210×80 Covered Arena with GGT footing by ESI
▪️ 130×240 irrigated outdoor arena that includes a full jump course
▪️ Regulation size dressage arena
▪️ Lighted and covered ringside viewing porches
▪️ 8 horse Priefert automatic walker with programmable digital timer
▪️ Individual grass turnouts in a variety of sizes
▪️ Covered ringside stadium seating
▪️ 2 RV or trailer hookups
▪️ Two 165mph wind rated and zero fire spread barns
▪️ Security cameras, double entry gates
▪️ Trailer parking

WITH TWO BARNS THAT INCLUDE:
▪️ Twenty-eight 12×12 matted stalls with automatic waterers
▪️ Nine dedicated grooming bays with fans
▪️ Three covered wash stalls with fans
▪️ Oversized overhead aisle fans
▪️ Schaefer enclosed motor stall fans
▪️ 16’ wide aisle ways with raised rooflines for exceptional ventilation
▪️ Air conditioned feed room
▪️ Two foaling/oversized stalls available
▪️ Refrigerators, laundry, restrooms
▪️ Air conditioned tack rooms
▪️ Wifi access
▪️ Plus a separate air conditioned Riders’ Lounge which includes a full kitchen with stocked beverages, snacks, coffee bar, seating and tack shop

We look forward to welcoming you to the farm!

Barn Building

Guys, it’s finally barn building time! We’ve been designing, debating and drooling over barn plans since last October. Flash forward a year later and all the agonizing over every aspect was totally worth it. The difference is in the details, after all. We are ecstatic to see construction started on eighteen stalls with six grooming bays, two wash stalls, a lovely tack room, bathroom, and of course the ever important feed room.

Part of the struggle when designing our new barn was choosing the right builder. Hurricane safety was the number one priority so that really solidified using MD Barns again. This California girl is terrified of fire and not a fan of tropical turbulence, so the zero fire spread walls and wind rating to 170mph makes me sleep a little easier at night. You can’t put a price on beauty rest.

I designed our barn layout to nestle in parallel to the existing outdoor arena and meet the new covered arena at the north end. We added a breezeway with a porch mid-barn for air flow, arena access and post-riding chats with friends. We have a perfect view of the outdoor arena and jump course from the raised porch! Our grooming bays live on the end porches as in the original barn, but we tripled the quantity and added beautiful (and functional) grooming dividers to each. We also retained the generous 16’ raised center aisle design for maximum ventilation and added a feed room mid-barn (yessss!) with a neighboring tack room and restroom. I’m chomping at the bit to add individual storage cubbies and unique saddle and bridle racks to the space once it’s complete. Hurry up, boys! The finished barn will be a bright, clean and airy home for eighteen. To say I’m giddy would be a wild understatement. Luckiest girl in the world. Now only if I had a new horse to put in the new barn…

Want to see more? Follow along with our daily progress on our Expansion story at instagram.com/copperlightfarm

  • Concrete: MAK
  • Barn: MD Barns
  • Builder: Marty Knapp
  • Stall Base: ESI Footing
  • Pad Fill Dirt: Jenkins Trucking
  • Pad Earthwork: Dennis Kemph

Construction zone


We are tickled pink to watch the expansion unfold at the farm this summer! It’s such a treat to see what started as a pipe dream actually come to life. We probably could have had better timing to build (hello hurricane season), but we’ve had fortunate weather so far and everything is right on schedule.

Scroll down for some behind the scenes shots from the construction zone, and visit our instagram story here for daily updates.

VENDORS:

  • Fill Dirt | Jenkins Trucking
  • Land Prep | Dennis Kemph
  • Additional Road Prep | Dave Pittman
  • Fencing | Dirt Road Ag Services & Fence Pros of the Treasure Coast
  • Arena & Warehouse Manufacturer | Schulte Building Systems
  • Barn Manufacturer | MD Barns
  • Structure Installation | Marty Knapp
  • Electrician | Jeff Moneyhan Electric
  • Plumbing | Southern Plumbing
  • Irrigation | Jerry Stuckey
  • Concrete | MAK Concrete
  • Arena & Stall Footing | ESI Footing
  • Lighting | New York Lighting
  • Project Manager | Lindsey Auclair

We started with dirt. Lots and lots of dirt. 250 truckfuls to be precise. We raised pads for the new barn, covered arena, warehouse and parking lots. Jenkins Trucking provided our pad dirt and Dennis Kempf’s team expertly worked the earth.

After seeing nothing but trucks of dirt come in the driveway for weeks on end, it was quite exciting when it came time to set and pour the concrete footers for the covered arena. Mike and his crew at MAK engineered massive footers for our columns. This sucker isn’t going anywhere.


A new barn needs new paddocks, right? Emory at Dirt Road Ag Services set to work on our vision to maximize our space in the ‘back field’ to create thoughtful paddocks and lanes just adjacent to the covered arena. He has his work cut out for him as the grass grows a mile a minute during rainy season. We’re super impressed with his dedication, efficiency and craftsmanship thus far.

And then one day, as if by magic, the covered arena arrived. Unloading the two trucks from Schulte Building Systems stacked with steel was a task of itself which took two days. The team with our builder, Marty Knapp, stacked and organized the beautiful battleship grey iron beams and then, to my sheer delight, the first column was up! After a month of prep, it’s sure exciting when something actually goes into the ground. The crew has zoomed through the frame erection and are now placing the roofing beams. I think we’ll see some roof panels go up next week – stay tuned!

Ok so, the covered arena may have warranted its own post. Wow do a lot of steps go into this mammoth! We are in the final two days of footing installation and couldn’t be more psyched to see it all complete – and use it! The roof panels went on quickly and the electrician hurried out to hang lights before the footing work was under way. We still have to tweak those a bit but the nearly finished project is absolutely lovely!

We chose ESI footing for our arena and couldn’t be happier. What a professional team! They worked the sub base and installed amazing drainage rock for the base (I can’t say no to an upgrade) with sheeting between each layer. They’re now on the fifth truck of the fluffiest most wonderful pre-mixed silica/GGT you ever did see. I seriously want to do sand angels.