Local Delray Beach Horse Farms Offer Hurricane Safety Shelter for Horses
Who knows what any hurricane season may bring? Horse lovers will have their horses’ safety concerns put at ease with Hurricane Storm Shelter available at three locally owned & managed horse facilities in Delray Beach, Florida.
Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village, Palm Beach Downs and Delray Equestrian Center are three safe havens for horse owners. Whether the horses are boarded year round at one of the facilities, or need a place to be sheltered during a storm, these farms are ready for both owners and horses with high and dry turnouts. Advanced registration is requested – as reservations hold your spot, but concrete block stalls with metal roofs and dorms are available at a first come-first serve basis.
“There have been times when horses (and their owners) didn’t have a place to go … they just had to ride out the storm,” relays horse farm manager, Brandon Mills. “To the horse owners, their equines are more than just four legged projects, they are best friends and companions. They want their horses to be safe and in any one of our three facilities, they will be.” He continues, “We are within close proximity to the Turnpike and located just off of 441, so we are easy access for many horses and people.”
Additionally, the farms offer dormitory rooms, which also have concrete block walls with metal roofs and generators on stand-by, even an onsite kitchen. The facility also has Police and Fire Department nearby. “We do ask that people follow Palm Beach County rules during a storm, but this is a safe shelter for both families, pets and their horses,” shares Mills.
“Space in these shelters will become limited very quickly and we all know when storms come, we need to act quickly,” says Mills. “That is why early registration, or call as the storm nears, and reservation helps to guarantee your spot and ease your worries.”
Call Palm Beach Downs, Sunshine Meadows Equestrian Village and Delray Equestrian Center for early registration and information at 561-495-1455 or via email at [email protected].
Dry Stalls may be reserved at a cost of $200.00/stall (non-refundable) through August 31st for the upcoming hurricane season. This fee will guarantee a stall for each storm for a maximum of 7 days per stall. Stalls used for more than 7 days during & after a storm will be charged $25.00/day. We will honor this option after Irma, 2017.