Fair Hill Saddlery’s conception began in 2017 when Frank Chick Jr.
was driving to one of his many hay deliveries to Fair Hill Training Center. He
saw a ‘for sale’ sign on a property on the south side of Rt 273 at the Little
Egypt Road intersection. This was a pivotal moment for him and his family. The
dream of expanding his hay and feed business was playing through his mind as he
looked across the acres of corn.
The only impossible journey is the one you never begin.
Frank and his wife Kimberly envisioned a beautiful building on top of the hill with a large parking lot filled with horse trailers and people. After a few phone calls and meetings with contractors a rough sketch was developed based on their dream.
A trip to the Cecil County administration building started a three-year process of planning, approvals, and inspections. Six months later, Frankie and Kim were sitting in a local lawyer’s office signing all the documents necessary to make the Telegraph Road property their own.
As soon as the virtual ink was dry, Frankie was on the phone making calls to begin pushing the project forward to bring a tack shop and hay depot to the Fair Hill area of Elkton, Maryland.
In the early Spring of 2018, the entrance way to allow for heavy equipment was laid and the site was marked with stakes to begin the long process of construction. Fair Hill Saddlery officially opened its doors for business on November 23, 2019.
It is with great honor and respect to the horse community that we can bring our passion for horses through a business that we are truly proud of. Our hearts are swelling with anticipation of meeting all the local horse owners, lovers, riders and enthusiasts of the area. We have poured our lives into every inch of space on the property and hope that our customers feel our joy and love for the sport, the horses, and the people.
We look forward to meeting all of you, hearing all about your lives, your horses and providing you with our signature “Blue Ribbon Service”, going above and beyond your expectations!