Marsh Haven Farm is a "work in progress". The property has been used for various commercial horse endeavors since the mid 1970's. However, the property suffered from overuse and successive bad planning decisions.
Subsequently, rebuilding the farm required extensive tearing down, cultivating and recontouring of the land in order to begin from scratch.
The location is unparalleled! It is adjacent to the Ministik Game Bird Sanctuary, 40km southeast of Edmonton. The Ministik Game Bird Sanctuary, the first provincially protected area, was established in the early 1900's and remains an untouched natural wilderness comprised of approximately 60 square miles. It is open to horse traffic for 8 months of the year.
Located on a major North American migratory flyway, bird watching through the spring and fall migrations is absolutely spectacular. Marsh Haven Farm and Ministik Bird Sanctuary are nestled within the Beaver Hills Moraine, a unique knob and kettle geologic highland consisting of mostly boreal forest, shallow lakes and wetlands, surrounded by a sea of parkland.
Surrounded on 3 sides by dense forest, the farm itself is cleared land and provides amazing sky vistas. It is indeed a haven, providing an "exhale" and respite from the rush and noise of modern day life.
The numerous wetlands and relaxing environment prompted the naming of the farm, "Marsh Haven Farm". Living next to such a magnificent resource as the Beaver Hills, our goals place a strong emphasis on stewardship and education.
We pride ourselves on setting the standard in integrated horse care and sustainable farm management.
DONNA & GLEN