The long days of harvest are over; the color tour & wedding season have come to a close leaving the farm in a state of tranquility. The sublime winter beauty is combined with the daily happenings in the wineries, vineyards and inn creating a true sense of place that is special to both new and return guests.

Enjoy our newest video and discover the quiet nature of winter at Black Star Farms.

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Last week one our Stables’ veterinarians, Dr. Tanja Molby received the Legend of the Year Award. This is an award that is considered the equivalent to the Nobel Peace Prize in the horse world, and is sponsored by Bayer Animal Health.

Dr. Molby runs Equine Veterinary Services of Leelanau County and provides services to half of the horses we board in our stables. “We are so proud of her for receiving this special award,” notes Stables Manager Kari Merz.

Read more about Dr.Molby and the award from the Ticker story here.


Pure Michigan is previewing their 2010 ad campaign this week.  Part of Fresh was filmed at Black Star Farms.  Can you spot us?

If you’re having trouble finding us, look below for a peek at just how much goes into making a 30 second ad.


Black Star Stables proudly presents a two day clinic with Kim Barteau

Monday April 26 & Tuesday April 27, 2010

Kim has been training horses for over 20 years. He and his Wife Yvonne have established KYB Dressage, at the beautiful Grand Prix Equestrian facility in Maple Park Illinois. Kim’s understanding , knowledge and technique on training has been honed by years of success and multiple victories for his most frequent students : Yvonne Barteau, Kassie Barteau, and Endel Ots. The KYB ‘ Every Horse is special’ philosophy has helped bring success to many horse and rider combinations. For more on Kim, please check out the KYB website,

You are welcome to join as an auditor, for more information please contact: Kari Merz (231) 944-1290 or [email protected]

Audit Fees: $30 for one day or $50 for both days