Monday, April 27, 2015

Saying Goodbye Is Never Easy

Last week, Sheri and the Southwind Family had to say goodbye to her beloved beagle, Emmie. Emmie was a great dog that Sheri had since she was a puppy and it was just her time. Emmie will be greatly missed around the farm, and her memories will not be forgotten! 
Rest Easy Emmie, we will miss you! 

Monday, April 20, 2015

Updates from Northern Light Farm

Good Morning Everyone,

We wanted to give you updates this morning from Northern Light Farm!

First off we have to welcome Amanda and Ashlyn Halliday to Southwind Farm and congratulate them on their new pony Vanna. We are very excited to have them here and are searching for a second horse for her mother Amanda!

The Northern Light crew went to Swan Lake Stables last weekend and had a wonderful first show of the season. Not only did they come away with five Champions, we had some amazing breakthroughs.
What a bang to start the year with! We are so very proud of all our riders and horses and their accomplishments that Sunday.

Ashlyn also took her new pony Wheel of Fortune aka Vanna to Swan Lake and cleaned up with two Champion ribbons. Ashlyn was a star and went for the gold by cantering her first course ever at the show! Both mother and trainer were surprised, amazed and proud all in the same breath.

Ashlyn & Vanna

Samantha Steckel showed Northern Light aka Simon and won Champion in the Hopeful Hunter division. It was also her first time doing a course of more than a few jumps. Both Simon and Samantha did a fantastic job. They are a pair to look out for in the future! And thanks Aubrey Mills for grooming for Samantha!

Sofya Krasikova and Cookies and Cream were Champion in both the Short Stirrup and the Childrens Pony division too. They were the last to go and they didn't disappoint us in the least!  The pair has been struggling to get all the bits and pieces in line and they did just that. (Very Proud!) Also, Sofya's little sister Marina rode as well and did her very first lead line class. She got a 2nd place ribbon that she really was happy to have!
Samantha & Simon

Little sister Marina 

Way to go everyone!

Monday, April 13, 2015

Did you know?

Good Morning,

It was a beautiful weekend in Maryland and we hope that everyone was able to enjoy it! Did you know, that here at Southwind we accept all types of horses and disciplines into our farm family? We also allow boarders to bring in their own farrier and veterinarian as well! If you are looking for a great place to come board where everyone is welcomed, visit our website for more info:

We also want to congratulate Kenneth Harkness and J-Walker (aka "JJ"), for their 5th place finish in the Beginner Novice- A division yesterday at The Maryland Horse Trials Spring Starter #2! Way to go!

Monday, April 6, 2015

Congrats to Jennifer & Cally

Good Morning Everyone,

It's a beautiful day here in Maryland and the horses are happy!! If you would like to join us this spring, please contact Sheri at today to find out about boarding opportunities.

On another note, we wanted to say congratulations to one of our boarders Jennifer Martin! Jennifer and her horse Cally went to their first dressage show of the season this past Sunday. They competed at the VADA/NOVA show at Morven Park, in the  new 2015 Training 1 and Training 2 tests.  They finished 3rd and 6th respectively, starting the year off on a good note they plan to build upon! Way to go girls!

Here is Cally with her 3rd place ribbon:

*Remember, we love sharing results from all of our boarders on here! If you have something fun you and your horse recently did, please email Tara today!