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News – Linden Farm, Inc.


Riding Instructor Wanted

Riding Instructor Wanted

Licensed Barn in La Plata looking for English Riding Instructor.

  • Indoor Arena as well as outside lighted ring.
  • Well trained horses, tack assistant to help.
  • Focus: Hunters & low-level Dressage.
Linden Farm’s Easter Egg Roll

Linden Farm’s Easter Egg Roll

Join us for a day full of Easter fun!

Date: April 3, 2021
Time: 11am – 2pm
Admission: $15 per person

  • Egg Roll Races
  • Egg Decorating
    • The egg you decorate will be used in the race
    • Egg and materials will be provided
  • Egg hunting
    • Eggs will be filled with treats
  • Photo opportunity with the Easter Bunny

Click here to view our event flyer.

If interested in attending, please RSVP to lindenfarmevents@gmail.com

COVID-19 Protocols

  1. Families and Groups arriving together are expected to wear masks and to take all required precautions for social distance, and to stay in the group with which they arrived.
  2. Disposable masks will be available for those who have forgotten theirs.
  3. Scheduling your arrival will help us to help you maintain social distance.
A Holiday Horse Adventure

A Holiday Horse Adventure

We welcome everyone to join us for our annual Open House this holiday season on Saturday, December 19, 2020 from 10am – 10pm.

Activities include

  • Judging our stall decorating contest
  • Family photo opportunity in a vintage wagon or sleigh
  • Short pony cart ride
  • Silent Auction
  • Meeting the horses of Linden Farm

Evening Festivity!

One of Southern Maryland’s popular bands, GIRL CRUSH, will be performing at our barn from 6pm to 10pm!

Mully’s Brewery will also be present, offering a selection of their locally brewed craft beers for purchase. (evening hours only)

This event is free but we will be accepting donations to Friends of Linden, a non-profit organization dedicated to keeping Charles County Horse Country.

COVID-19 Protocols

  1. The barn will be completely open for this event, both double barn doors and all windows.  Thus, we will have for all intents and purposes an outdoor event.
  2. During the hours of 6-10 when “Girl Crush” is playing, the band will be segregated by a physical barrier from guests.
  3. Families and Groups arriving together are expected to wear masks and to take all required precautions for social distance, and to stay in the group with which they arrived.
  4. Disposable masks will be available for those who have forgotten theirs.
  5. It would be helpful for those wishing to attend and support us to indicate an hour during which their group will be attending to help us manage occupancy.
  6. Scheduling your arrival will help us to help you maintain social distance.

If interested in attending or would like to donate, please contact us at lindenfarmevents@gmail.com

The Side Saddle Experience

The Side Saddle Experience

On September 19, 2020, Linden Farm hosted a side saddle clinic to allow individuals to learn of the history and how to ride side saddle. Linden Farm offers side saddle lesson taught by long time certified side saddle instructor, Karen Altieri.

Group photo of the Side Saddle Clinic participants
One of the participants fully dress and mounted in side saddle attire
Linden Farm’s Annual Haunted Trail

Linden Farm’s Annual Haunted Trail

Linden's Haunted Trail Flyer 2020
Flyer for Linden’s Haunted Trail 2020

Linden’s Haunted Trail is back with spooks and fun for all! This event is open to both equestrians and non-equestrians!

The trail will include

  • A self-guided walk on foot (no horseback riding) through our haunted forest with an optional tour of our haunted historic house. A directions sheet will be handed out.
  • Bake Sale

Date and Time

  • October 24 (Saturday)
  • 6pm to 9pm


  • $10 per person for each tour
  • Cash or Check Only!
  • We respect any precautions attendees take to mitigate the risks of COVID-19. Attendees will also be going on the trail in family groups or groups which they have signed up with.
Announcement Regarding COVID-19

Announcement Regarding COVID-19

At this time, Linden Farm is open for lessons and independent riding for boarders and leasers. However we ask that all riders obey the following protocols while at the barn.

  1. All riders should wear riding gloves
    • We have Nutrile gloves available at the barn entrance for those who don’t have them or have forgotten them
  2. All riders should wear masks until they are mounted.  Then they may put masks in their pockets because the height of the horse separates them from the instructor.
    • For riders who don’t have masks, we have adult and children’s sizes at the entrance table.  We ask for a $5 donation to cover cost if you take one of our masks which are washable.
  3. There is a basket of hand sanitizer packets on the entrance table.
  4. Riders are asked to saddle soap their tack after use.
    • We have been informed that the use of saddle soap serves the same purpose as washing your hands except this is for tack.
  5. There are two spray bottles of surgical disinfectant for anyone wanting to disinfect their clothes or riding gloves before leaving the barn.

All barn doors have been opened since March 13 to allow for the continuous circulation of fresh air.

Horse Holiday Haven (Open House)

Horse Holiday Haven (Open House)

Join us for our public open house this holiday season! Admission is free but donations will be accepted for Friends of Linden.


  • Judging our holiday stall decorating contest
  • Photo opportunities at our vintage sleigh and wagon
  • Meeting the horses of Linden
  • Item raffle (Horse Gift Basket, Mounted Charles County Fox, and more!)


  • December 20th
    • Friday
    • 4pm – 7pm
  • December 21st
    • Saturday
    • 10am – 2pm
  • December 22nd
    • Sunday
    • 10am – 2pm

RSVP Today!
(If you would like to make a donation, please indicate so in the RSVP)

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Yankee Candle Fundraiser

Returning for another year is Linden’s Yankee Candle Fundraiser. With the holiday season around the corner, this is your chance to get your favorite seasonal scents while supporting Linden Farm. 40% of all sales go directly towards Linden Farm which in turn will be used to fund new footing for our indoor arena. Candles will be shipped directly to your home.

For more information on the fundraiser, please see our informational flyer.

Learning the ways of the Fox Hunt

Learning the ways of the Fox Hunt

Over the past several weeks some of our Linden riders had the opportunity to take part in a 3 part fox hunting clinic put together by De La Brooke Fox Hounds. Our riders were able to meet and interact with the foxhounds, learn the proper etiquette and attire for fox hunting, and take part in a cubbing which is a training session for both horse and hound. Riders were also able to enjoy the beautiful scenery of Mount Victoria where the clinic took place. We would like to thank the wonderful staff of De La Brooke Fox Hounds for this learning opportunity.