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  • Maryland Eventing Barn

    Hi! For the last few years I've only just read the forums and haven't said much (AKA: forgot the password to my old account and the user name).

    Anyways, I was wondering if anyone had any advice or experience with eventing barns in Anne Arundel County, Maryland (or other barns on the AAC and Baltimore County border line, since I go to school in Catsonville).
    I don't own or lease a horse anymore, so I'm trying to either find an instructor with lesson horses, or a horse I could catch ride on, until I decide to half-lease or lease another horse.

    Any advice on who is wonderful and who to avoid is highlllyyy appreciate My last two dressage trainers were the best, but now I want to event instead.

  • #2
    I don't know if you found an answer to your question, but Steuart Pittman dodonfarm.com is located in Anne Arundel County. He is a USEA ICP Level II instructor.

    Otherwise you would need to travel out of Anne Arundel County to find a certified instructor. All of the certified instructors are listed at: http://useventing.com/education.php?id=34

    There are a number of very good instructors. I know and/or have worked with Pittman, Rosin, Bearden-Muller, Butts, and Rizzo and would vouch for them. That is not to take away from anyone else on the list, I just haven't interacted with them.
    Rob Burk
    USEA Chief Executive Officer
    Phone: (703) 779-0440


    • #3
      Blue Clover Eventing!!

      Val is awesome, she's at a new farm which is AMAZING (huge indoor). She's really good for confidence building.

      Steaurt is great too, he's really involved with off the track races horses which I admire.
      http://www.clarkdesigngrouparchitects.com/index.html - Lets build your dream barn


      • #4
        Those are great places, but not very close to Catonsville IMO (I assume you will be attending UMBC?). I suggest searching for things closer to Baltimore, for stuff in Howard County, and maybe southern Carroll County.

        If you haven't done so already, check the Equiery's website. They list barns by county. You can also give them a call- they are very nice and helpful!

        ETA, I just looked up the distance to some things, and for what you need two options would be Full Moon Farm and Waredaca (Katherine Rizzo, mentioned above as a certified instructor, teaches there). Both places have lesson programs, horses to lease, and are very eventing focused (also great for those starting out IMO). When in grad school, I did the commute from Catonsville to Waredaca and it took 35-45 min (which in this area isn't bad!). I think Full Moon Farm may be a bit closer to Catonsville, but not positive.

        There may be others, but that's all I can think of right now.

        Hope it helps!


        • #5
          For more serious eventing barns, you probably will have to drive a bit. Some options that I know of in the 40 minute range are:

          An Otherwise Perfect Farm (no idea of lease availability) http://www.otherwiseperfectfarm.com/

          Waredaca (where they do have lesson and lease horses) www.waredaca.com

          Colleen Rutledge (who has a couple of horses advertised for lease). http://colleenrutledgeeventing.com/
          OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


          • #6
            Originally posted by scubed View Post
            For more serious eventing barns, you probably will have to drive a bit. Some options that I know of in the 40 minute range are:

            An Otherwise Perfect Farm (no idea of lease availability) http://www.otherwiseperfectfarm.com/

            If you would like to know more about AOPF and what we offer, please contact me directly. I do have some horses available for lease/to take lessons on.

            - Courtney


            • #7
              Steuart is awesome, but I don't think he has anything in terms of school horses. If I lived up that direction, I'd be at Waredaca in a heartbeat
              The big guy: Lincoln

              Southern Maryland Equestrian


              • #8
                Unfortunately, I think we are just too far away for you (Fred/MoCo line), since we have a couple of nice horses to lease or half lease. You can MapQuest us, though, as decide for yourself! www.bennettscreekfarm.com


                • #9
                  YB, I would have added you guys, but google maps claim you are 12-15 minutes farther than the 3 I mentioned
                  OTTBs rule, but spots are good too!


                  • #10
                    12-15 minutes? That's it? Waredaca might be 15 minutes away, but that's if I'm driving.


                    • #11
                      I'm currently looking for the same thing but all the barns listed don't seem to be a good fit for me (either too far away or too expensive)...
                      I'm located in northern Baltimore County and would like to take lessons to learn eventing... and to focus in dressage right now. I would also like the option to potentially work off lessons if possible.

                      Any places you all have in mind?


                      • #12
                        Maybe try Tranquillity Manor Farm in Monkton. http://tranquillitymanorfarm.com/


                        • #13
                          Sally Shirley eventing
                          "I am still under the impression there is nothing alive quite so beautiful
                          as a thoroughbred horse."

                          -JOHN GALSWORTHY


                          • #14
                            Originally posted by scubed View Post
                            An Otherwise Perfect Farm (no idea of lease availability) http://www.otherwiseperfectfarm.com/
                            I visited this place when we thought my job was moving to MD (turns out it didn't) and it was absolutely GORGEOUS and the people (I met a boarder via phone and Barrett in person) were lovely, friendly, and very kind.