Construction Underway on New Mountain Trail Inspired Horse Park in Snohomish

Construction Underway on New Mountain Trail Inspired Horse Park in Snohomish

Grateful Pine Farm to build Mark Bolender designed trail course for boarders and haul-ins.

May 7th, 2015, Snohomish, Washington — Kelly and Dan Munro of Grateful Pine Farm broke ground at their new half acre mountain trail horse park on April 27th alongside internationally recognized horseman, champion mountain trail trainer, and expert trail course designer, Mark Bolender.

The Grateful Pine Horse Park, which will be available to boarders at Grateful Pine Farm as well as haul-in guests, is a beautifully laid out and landscaped playground for horses with obstacles and terrain to challenge and engage horses and riders of all levels and disciplines and provide a lovely backdrop for photos at clinics and shows.

“This course is one of my little gems” said designer, Mark Bolender, who worked with the uniquely sloping site to create a truly 3-dimensional experience for horses, riders, and spectators.

“Both English and Western riders and their horses can enjoy challenging their minds and bodies in new ways in our fully fenced, half-acre horse park. It’s a great break from traditional arena work, fun for everyone, and builds confidence” says farm owner, Norwegian fjord horse breeder/trainer, and dressage rider, Kelly Munro.

This course is one of a kind because it will feature terrain and obstacle challenges designed to suit both of the two growing sports of Mountain Trail (IMTCA) and Working Equitation (WEIA).

The facility will host clinics, shows, and events throughout the summer and be open to Grateful Pine Farm’s boarders year-round. Day passes and memberships will be available to riders from the surrounding areas who would like to haul-in to enjoy the horse park.

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Grateful Pine Farm is a multi-discipline boarding facility off of Old Snohomish Monroe Road, near the entrance to Lord Hill Park. The educated and experienced owners, Dan and Kelly Munro, are known for their premium care, keeping horses stress-free and in great health, and a fun and friendly barn atmosphere for both recreational and competitive riders.

The trail course will pre-open to Grateful Pine Farm’s boarders in June and a grand opening to the public is planned for later in the summer.

For more information and to sign up for updates on availability and events, visit


Grateful Pine Farm (formerly Lord Hill Stables) is located at 13620 Old Snohomish Monroe Road, 5 minutes South of Snohomish, WA. The sunny 17-acre facility includes an approximately 100′ × 200′ lighted outdoor sand arena, 20 × 40 meter indoor arena with heated viewing area and bathroom, round pen, bridle path, multiple stabling options with generous tack rooms, grooming areas and wash racks, large turnouts, and half acre Bolender-designed mountain trail course.

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