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Kibler Shamrock Farms
3614 Rocky River Road South, Monroe, NC.
www.kiblershamrockfarms.com

There are 8 stalls in the main barn with 20 stalls around the property in run in shelters. The 8 large pastures and 1 rehab paddock provide ample outdoor time for all the horses at the farm.  Lessons cost $60 for a private one hour lesson and board ranges from $500 pasture board – $750 stall board, Kibler Shamrock also offers several training packages ranging from $400-$750 a month.

A little history about Kibler Shamrock?
Shamrock was started by John and Diane Kibler, and their daughter Stephanie Shepard.  Stephanie attended NCSU with a BS in Animal Science and the farm was built shortly after her graduation.  She is the current barn manager.  Melissa Ingram graduated from Clemson with a BS in Equine Business and currently works as the assistant barn manager.  We also have several weekend helpers and a working student who work alongside one of the more qualified staff.

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Brett Ingram
Bret Ingram is originally from Monroe, NC but spent most of his childhood in Charleston, SC.  He spent 4 years in Germany working with many dressage and event trainers such as Andrew Hoy, Joachim Weiss, and Martin Plewa.  Brett earned his bronze and silver medals as well as his FEI Trainer A certification.  He also had the opportunity to train and show up to the Grand Prix level while in Germany.  Brett returned to Monroe in 2009 and has been teaching and training since.  Brett is happy to work with any level rider; however, most of the students on the farm are young event riders or adult amateur dressage riders.  We attend everything from small schooling shows to rated events and clinics.

Stephanie Shepard
Stephanie Shepard grew up riding saddlebreds at Misty Meadows but switched to hunters during college.  She has two children, Owen, 8, and Lyla, 5. She lives right around the corner from the farm and is able to respond to emergencies after normal working hours.  John has “semi-retired” from daily activities on the farm, but is usually down in the barn making conversation and helping out with the big jobs.  The Kibler’s enjoy meeting new boarders and clients and helping care for their horses.  They are sticklers for cleanliness and regularly maintain their riding arenas.  It is apparent that they truly care about the horses because they feed high quality feed and hay year-round despite the high costs in the winter.  The farm does take 1-2 horses at a time that need specialized care for rehabilitation.