Who we are
A NEW face
and a NEW Name!
MNC Farm is a full-service boarding facility located in the foothills of Arvada, Colorado.
Owned and Operated by Nicholas Colson and Marie Stephenson, MNC aims to offer agricultural experiences that are unforgettable. MNC Farm’s main services include horse boarding, horseback riding lessons and birthday parties. We offer a safe, welcoming environment for everyone!
Yes, you read that correctly, “Nic without a k” has been around horses his entire life (over 30 years!). Nic grew up on his father’s ranch feeding, watering, fixing fences and guiding trail rides. Through the years Nic gained an extensive knowledge on the ins and outs of a boarding facility and uses many of those skills to run MNC Farm. On the rare occasion Nic isn’t out working on the farm, he enjoys hunting, fishing and camping.
Marie grew up showing horses giving her years of experience in riding and training in multiple disciplines. Marie graduated in 2016 with a bachelor’s degree in Psychology, which she uses to teach students and train. Marie’s extensive knowledge and passion for horses, along with multiple years’ experience in agricultural event management, make her an invaluable member of the MNC Farm team. Marie is a lesson instructor and head trainer at MNC. When she isn’t training horses or competing at a barrel race, Marie enjoys traveling, and spending time with friends and family.
Each horse receives a complete foundation that prepares them to move forward in any direction. Ground work, desensitization and giving to pressure, creates a basic platform that facilitates a smooth transition into riding or learning new skills. While under saddle horses are taught to practice lateral movement, body control and collection. Once a horse is proficient in these skill sets, advanced techniques may be tailored to a chosen discipline.