A horse boarding business is expected to open in Madison County following unanimous approval by the Board of Zoning Appeals. Our partners at The Herald Bulletin report the special use request from Kelly DeLulle will allow for the horse boarding facility, as well as construction of housing for seasonal workers.
DeLulle, who operates Wild Feather Farms in Westfield, is planning to move the business to southern Madison County. She is planning to purchase more than 60 acres of land that was used as a landfill until 1975.
“It will be used as pasture,” DeLulle said. “In Madison County it’s the size of the acreage and the ability to keep the horses outside.”
According to the publication, DeLulle has 40 horses at the Westfield facility and the horses remain outside 24 hours per day. The board’s conditions include connection to the sewer system and up to four temporary housing units.
DeLulle also intends to install six emergency stalls, an office and a feed and tack room. She hopes to move the horses to Madison County by the end of the month.
It is not clear how much DeLulle is investing in the move.