Pleasant Ridge Farm is located on 30 acres in Mount Pleasant, Maryland, just north of Fredrick. Our goal is to provide the highest standard of care and quality possible at a reasonable price. The barns have a total of 20 stalls, in the main training barn with mats, doors to the inside of the barn and windows to the outside on most stalls. We feed the finest feed and hay and any supplements you choose. There is plenty of room for tack storage, two hot and cold wash racks, both with heat lamps, and a heated tack room for saddles and bridles. Our lounge area has a TV/VCR for watching tapes, a table and chairs to relax or clean your tack and a full size bathroom. Turnout is individualized for each horse, and private paddocks are available. Blankets are changed as needed and horses are booted as each requires for turnout.
For your riding enjoyment we have a large (80x200) indoor arena with Euro-Felt footing. The indoor is fully lit and will have a sound system for working on your musical freestyle or simply riding to music you enjoy. In addition, we have a full size sand outdoor arena. We have acres of open fields for hacking and are close to facilities for shows and other events. We will regularly hold clinics with both foreign and US instructors and we will host schooling shows throughout the year.
FROM 70 EAST, TAKE NEW MARKET (ROUTE 75), GO ABOUT 3 MILES MAKE LEFT ON OLD ANNAPOLIS RD.GO TO THE END,TO THE FLASHING LIGHT, GO STRAIGHT ONTO WATER STREET RD.FOR ABOUT 1/2 MILE, FARM ON THE RIGHT, GO BACK THE LANE ABOUT 1/2 MILE,SEE BARN ON THE RIGHT.
FROM 15 SOUTH, TURN LEFT ONTO MONOCACY BLVD.(USED TO BE TRADING LANE),FOLLOW TO THE END. AT LIGHT MAKE LEFT ONTO ROUTE 26,STAY RIGHT TOWARDS "LIBERTYTOWN" GO ABOUT 5 MILES MAKE LEFT AT THE FLASHING ONTO WATER STREET RD. GO ABOUT 1/2 MILE, FARM ON RIGHT GO BACK THE LANE ABOUT 1/2 MILE BARN ON RIGHT.
Because every horse and rider have different needs and learning abilities, training programs are geared toward the individual. Emphasis is placed on the basics, even for the more schooled horses. Therefore, horses and riders will be taught proper ground manners, lunging techniques, in hand work, and under saddle work. And, because a correct rider makes a correct horse, work on the rider's position is of great importance, and lunge lessons are used when possible. Safety of horse and rider is paramount. Showing is part of the program, but is not necessary and is intended to be a fun learning experience for both horse and rider.