Fox Lake Farm, Birmingham, Alabama
Owner/head trainer: Allison Majerick Black
Fox Lake Farm is a 35 stall training facility that sits on 35 acres in Birmingham, Alabama. We compete nationally on the A Circuit and specialize in hunter/jumpers, equitation and ponies. Allison Majerik Black, owner and head trainer, is a lifelong rider and USEF “r” Judge and takes riders to prestigious horse shows as Devon, The Pennsylvania National Horse Show, Washington International Horse Show, The National Horse Show, USEF Junior Hunter Finals, USEF Pony Finals, ASPCA Maclay Finals and Hunter Derby Finals. We also take young students to their first Alabama Hunter Jumper Association shows and even host about 4-5 shows at the farm each year. Our full lesson program and dynamic staff allows the farm to cater to every rider’s level.
In order to keep the horses feeling great and performing at the top of their game, we have incorporated a comprehensive supplement program into every single horse’s daily routine. With so many horses getting a variety of supplements each day, we spent years scooping buckets and making baggies of supplements before we turned to SmartPak in 2004. Feeding our supplements in daily dose SmartPaks has simplified life in the barn and on the road. Things are organized and the horses are getting exactly what they need every single day.
We make sure all of our horses receive daily support for joint, hoof, digestive, and skin/coat health, so SmartCombo Pellets is one of our favorite supplements. The formula includes the active ingredients from SmartFlex II Support, SmartHoof, SmartDigest and SmartShine. Because SmartPaks make it easy to customize each horse’s program, we can add additional supplements based on each horse’s unique needs. Another one of our favorite supplements is SmartLytes, which helps encourage drinking all year long. Eloise, Horse of the Year for the Small Junior Hunter Division in 2012, has SmartCombo Pellets, SmartLytes and SmartGut Pellets in her SmartPaks. For some of the horses in the lesson program, SmartFlex Senior Pellets have become a favorite.
SmartPaks have kept the feeding process simple and organized, the horses are thriving on their programs, and it’s incredibly easy to navigate and adjust as their needs change. And, with the Barn Saver Shipping Program, we get free weekly shipments straight to the barn, so we never have to worry about running to the tack store for fly spray, clipper blades, or a new helmet.