Come Join the Family!

Located in beautiful Carroll County, Full Moon Farm is a family-owned and operated full-service equine facility. Convenient to Reisterstown, Westminster, and Ellicott City, the farm encompasses 80+ acres.

We have a 60′ x 240′ indoor arena, allowing us to offer year-round lessons. In addition, we have two outdoor arenas– a 80′ x 160′ lighted ring and a 240′ x 400′ show/schooling ring. We have two cross country courses– a Starter course and a larger course featuring a water complex, bank complex, ditches, trakheners, and obstacles from Intro through Training level.

Our lesson program focuses on providing a safe and enjoyable atmosphere in which everyone can learn English riding skills and horsemanship. We have the instructors, horses, and facilities to accommodate all levels– from beginners to international competitors. We are home to a wide variety of riders– from those that ride once a week to those that ride every day and compete across the country.

To see for yourself what makes us special, please call us at 410-795-8371 to schedule an evaluation lesson!

The Fulton family: David Ziegler, Savannah "Woodge", Grace, Karen, and Stephen with Captain Jack at the 2019 Badminton Horse Trials.

Meet Our Team

Karen Fulton

Owner & Head Trainer

Karen and her husband Stephen have owned and operated Full Moon Farm at its Finksburg location since 1994. Karen is the Vice Chair of the Maryland Horse Industry Board.

Karen has a BS in Animal Science from Purdue University and an MS in Comparative Animal Nutrition from Michigan State. She helped to establish Purdue’s first intercollegiate riding team and participated on the horse judging teams at PU and MSU both as a competitor and coach.

Stephen Fulton

Owner & Farrier

Stephen works full-time as a farrier alongside his wonderful crew. When he’s not busy shoeing horses, he trains under the superb tutelage of his wife, Karen, and competes in Horse Trials across the East Coast.

Stephen has a BA in Equine Studies from Salem University and a Horse Master’s certificate from Meredith Manor. He is a graduate of Oklahoma’s Farrier College and is certified by the International Association of Professional Farriers.

Christine Hryzak

Instructor, Camp Director, & NCSSEL Coach

Christine began riding as a kid, and was lucky enough to have her own horse at home. She initially joined Full Moon Farm as a rider, and in July 2020, she became a member of the staff! Christine enjoys eventing and competing in various horse shows with her partner SOL. Together, they had a successful trip to the American Eventing Championships in 2021 and have moved up to Novice this past season.

Christine is an active member of USEF, USEA, and USHJA.

Christine has a Bachelor’s in Mathematics & Secondary Education from Loyola University of Maryland and an MA in Administration & Supervision from Notre Dame of Maryland University.

David Ziegler

Instructor

David joined Full Moon as a member of the family, meaning it was only a matter of time before he became a member of the staff!

A former eventer, David now specializes in dressage. He is an accomplished Grand Prix dressage rider, and has served as Chef d’equipe for the Canadian Young Rider Dressage team. Along with his partner, Woodge, he also runs FMF Equestrian.

David is available to teach lessons to those who wish to improve their dressage skills.

Sherri Trenary

Instructor & JEL Coach

Casey Leffue

Instructor

Payton Myers

Instructor & JEL Coach

Payton began riding at FMF in 2011, and we soon became her home away from home. She grew up riding on our JEL, NCSSEL, & NCEL teams, and currently rides on our IEA team in the Open division.

Payton has leased & owned multiple horses at FMF, having started her eventing career with FMF Private Benjamin “Ben” many years ago. She has been competing with her horse Tony for the past 4 years, and together they placed 3rd at the American Eventing Championships in 2019. They have had a strong record competing at Training level, and have also completed their first two events at the Modified level.

Payton currently teaches beginner riding and equitation lessons, and will be one of our JEL coaches this season.

Zellie Wothers

Equitation Instructor & IEA Coach

Zellie grew up riding at Full Moon Farm and competed on our NCSSEL, NCEL, and IEA equitation teams. She won the Baltimore County Children’s Medal Finals, Josey Mohler Medal Finals, Virginia Horse Show Association Children’s Medal Finals, and the Southwest Virginia Children’s and Adult Medal Finals.

Zellie went on to compete in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) for Bridgewater College, where she won an individual National Championship in 2017.

Zellie coaches our IEA team and is available to teach lessons and clinics to those who wish to improve their equitation skills.

Adam Kapela

Manager of Operations

Adam has been part of the Full Moon family for quite a few years now. He can just about always be found somewhere on the property, whether he’s caring for our new horses or fixing something the horses have broken!

Ashley Pearman

Barn & Office Manager

Ashley joined Full Moon Farm in 2017, with no horse experience beyond annual childhood trail rides. Since then, she has gone from helping in the office a few hours a week to running the barn full-time. From scheduling lessons to serving as show secretary at our Horse Trials, Ashley has a hand in just about everything around the farm. If she’s not taking care of the horses or the office, she can be found training her mini Oliver (the cutest horse in the world!), bonding with her mare Willow, or learning to ride.

Ashley has a BA in Psychology and Spanish from Goucher College.

Savannah "Woodge" Fulton

Substitute Instructor & Clinician

Woodge grew up at Full Moon Farm, with her mother (Karen) as her first instructor. Initially, she competed in most disciplines except dressage. She did her last two years of high school online, as she started as a working student for Buck Davidson. During this time, she met Captain Jack, and the two went on to compete internationally together up through the 5* level.

After training for a year together in Germany, Woodge and Captain Jack returned home to live and train at Full Moon’s Goose Barn, which is now home to Woodge & David’s FMF Equestrian. Woodge is currently training a number of talented young event horses.

Woodge is available to teach lessons and clinics to those who wish to improve their eventing skills.

Emily Jacobs

Substitute Instructor
The majority of Emily’s training and coaching has been at Full Moon Farm, starting from the age of 8. Emily rode for the Susquehanna University equestrian team and competed in the Intercollegiate Horse Shows Association (IHSA) from 2011-2015. She served as Captain for her team from 2012-2013. Emily started teaching at Full Moon Farm at the beginning of 2021, and works mostly with beginner riders to help strengthen their core skills.
 
Emily has a BS in Psychology with an emphasis in Biology from Susquehanna University and an MA in Cognitive Science from Johns Hopkins University.

Grace Fulton

Substitute Instructor & Clinician

Grace grew up at Full Moon Farm, with her mother (Karen) as her first instructor. Grace is an experienced eventer and polo player.

Grace graduated from University of South Carolina Aiken in May 2021, and recently started her Master’s program at American University.

Grace is available to teach lessons and clinics to those who wish to improve their eventing and equitation skills.

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COVID-19 Information

Please consult the signs on the property for the most up-to-date policies.
General details can be found below.

Effective 5/1/22: Regardless of vaccination status, ALL persons MUST wear a mask (nose/mouth covering) when inside the PCUs (viewing rooms).

Everyone (regardless of vaccination status) MUST:

If you have tested positive for COVID (regardless of your symptom status), do not come to the farm for 5 days after testing positive or while still symptomatic.