F.I.C.S. is a family run business led by USDF Bronze Medalist, Sandy Hart-Long. Since 1991, we have been helping equestrians to take their barns & arenas to the "next level". We do this through personalized consultation, listening to our clients and by working hand-in-hand with them to reach their goals.
Most people only build one or two arenas in their lifetime - we’ve built thousands over our 30 years in the industry. Our client-focused approach to projects starts with a consultation with F.I.C.S President and Owner, Sandy. Our main goal in this process is to develop a deep understanding of your business, your specific needs, and your budget so we present you with the best options.
Whether you’re a trainer renting a facility and need a cost-conscious solution to get the most out of your footing, or a farm owner planning a large-scale renovation or new build, we develop each proposal to suit the specific needs of each client and are ready to work with you every step of the way.
Sandy Hart-Long left her teaching career in 2004 to join the family business and work alongside her father, Bill. She is the President of F.I.C.S. and oversees most of our projects.
She has been riding both competitively and recreationally for over 30 years in a variety of disciplines, recently earning her USDF Bronze Medal. In her "spare" time, Sandy enjoys riding, surfing, rock climbing, and working around the farm.
Tim left his Senior Engineering/Project Management position in the corporate world in 2019 to join the family business. He's now our principal fly spray technician and field liaison.
Bill Hart, Founder of F.I.C.S., left the corporate world over 30 years ago to start what began as "Farmers Insect Control Systems," a small business that focused only on fly spray systems. While he started out with only a handful of clients, through a reputation of a quality product, fair pricing, and outstanding service, we now have hundreds of fly spray systems throughout the East Coast.
During his rounds to barns to service the fly spray systems, Bill noticed and became interested in a variety of other products. Over the years, he continued to add only the highest quality products to the company's portfolio to transform F.I.C.S. from a small, local fly spray company to one that offers the finest and most innovative products and services for equestrian farms throughout the Mid-Atlantic.
Bill's favorite pastime is volunteering at the local Lehigh Riding Club.
“Sandy and F.I.C.S have been a part of First Choice Farm for decades. From servicing our sprinkler system and installing and maintaining the fly system to the help with our footing over the years, F.I.C.S. has been invaluable. They found affordable solutions without sacrificing the quality. Most of all, their friendly helpfulness makes them part of our team.”