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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.

Activities

  • 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!)

Dates

  • 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.

 

 

Linden’s Haunted Trail Event

Linden’s Haunted Trail Event


Bring friends and family along and join us for Linden’s Haunted Trail! This event is open to all, equestrians and non-equestrians alike!

The trail will include

  • A guided walk on foot (no horseback riding) through our haunted forest and historic house
  • Supervised children’s play area
  • Bake Sale
  • Light refreshments

Date and Time

  • November 1, 2019 (Friday)
  • 6pm to 9pm

Admission

  • $15 per person
  • $5 for children 7 and under
  • Cash or Check Only!
  • All children 10 and under must be accompanied by a parent or guardian!

All proceeds will go towards the care of our beloved horses.

RSVP Today!

Puppies, puppies, puppies!

Puppies, puppies, puppies!

Linden welcomed an all silver litter on April 23rd, of which there is one little girl still available.

Yesterday, May 5th, Pandora had our newest litter of 7 puppies: 4 males and 3 females. Two males and two females are not yet reserved.

If you are interested in applying for any of our puppies, please submit the puppy application.

BEST Horse Show Series

BEST Horse Show Series

Linden attended the Black-Eyed Susan Horse Show at the PG County Equestrian Center on May 14th. Here is a video of Ethan riding Sob Story in one of their first ever Jumper classes, for which they earned 2nd place!

Boarding Space Available!

Boarding Space Available!

*BOARDING AVAILABLE AT LINDEN FARM IN LA PLATA:*
Full board, feed twice a day, daily turnout. 12×12 stalls with automatic water fountains, rubber mats on floor under sawdust.  Stalls cleaned twice daily.  Owner-provided supplements given at no extra cost.  Blanketing included.  Use of indoor arena, outside lighted jump ring, and access to trails.  $450 per month.

  • Two barns comprising 32 stalls, including 4 foaling stalls
  • Well-lit outdoor arena
  • Main barn has an indoor arena, a wash stall with hot and cold water for bathing and grooming and two well-equipped tack rooms
  • 45-foot round pen
  • 20-acre turn-out fields
  • Easy access to trails
  • Fenced paddocks
  • Set of professional jumps from post and rail to coops and a wall
  • We have 2 hauling trailers — one 9-horse complete with tack room, and one 3-horse complete with tack room. We offer reduced trailering fees for barn activities, but can also make special hauling arrangements