Interior Alaskan wrangler, John Hoegberg, moved to the state of Alaska more than 20 years ago and received a degree in engineering from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
“Farmer John” now operates the Alaskan Husky and Horse Adventures and the Heavy Horse Farm located near 4-mile Chena Hot Springs Rd. in Fairbanks, AK. Here he cares for 6 horses and 23 sled dogs and one “house dog” named Sam.
You are invited to visit Heavy Horse Farm, only 5 minutes outside of Fairbanks, to meet John Hoegberg and see his beautiful hand-crafted home and farmstead.
Alaskan Husky and Horse Adventures
We operate out of two different locations depending on the time of year; make sure you are going to the right location.
Location 1 – Heavy Horse Farm:
Head North from Fairbanks towards Fox on the Steese Highway.
Approximately 3 miles North of Fairbanks you will see an exit ramp for Chena Hot Springs Road. Take a right at that exit and follow CHSR for about 3.5 miles.
You will pass a school to the left and then a bunch of fields before you see the road sign on the left for Juniper Road.
Once you get onto the gravel Juniper Rd., you simply need to follow the signs along the road to Heavy Horse Farm. 2 wheel drive vehicles are fine.
Location 2 – The Field:
Directions to the farmers loop location: 652 farmers loop rd from the steese highway turn onto farmers loop and go 2.5 miles, the farm is on the right, there is a big hand painted sign, Heavy Horse Farm. If traveling from the university on farmers loop it is a half mile past the Alaska Dog Mushers association one the left hand side of the road
Call 457-3601 if you have any questions or need further directions.