Monday, October 26, 2015

Time is running out! Come board with us before winter hits!

Good morning everyone,

Winter is coming! We don't want to think about it, but fall is almost over and winter is on it's way. If you are looking for somewhere with access to an indoor arena and a community feel that can't be beat, come join Southwind Farm!  We are located in Northern Montgomery County in Damascus, MD, and our 60-acre facility includes two barns, 50 stalls with mats and windows, a large indoor arena with an automatic watering system, two outdoor arenas, jumps, a small cross-country school, and miles of trails. We have over 35 acres of pasture is divided into fields that can be rotated to maintain the grazing.  Mares and geldings are separate, with small group turnout.  We blanket within reason (if it’s too hot, we’ll take it off, etc) and have parking spots for trailers. Plus did we mention that we have an indoor?

For more information or to come out and visit the farm, please contact Sheri at: (301) 253-9417 or

Monday, October 19, 2015

Great Weekend for Southwind Riders!

Good Morning!

Yesterday, several of Southwind's riders competed at The Maryland Horse Trials Fall Starter #2. Everyone bundled up in the cold and wind and went out to compete! Southwind's owner, Sheri, competed her sales horse Biricchino, aka "B," in the Beginner Novice-B division and did very well! It was his first official Beginner Novice and he finished on his dressage score of a 33.50. Lisa Austin Competed her own, CMA Lookindownthebarrel in the Beginner Novice-C division and finished in 5th on their dressage score of 31.50. Lauren Carey competed her own Jackalack in the Beginner Novice-D division and won on their dressage score of a 30.30! This was their first event ever! Way to go everyone!

Lauren & Jackalack with their 1st place ribbon 

Also an update from Heather & Northern Light Farm: "Congratulations to IEA Team Northern Light Farm today! The team won 4 Blue ribbons out of 7 riders...not too shabby! Also congrats to Mitch Walker for winning the Sportsmanship Award. Patting your very difficult ride and wearing a smile is in fact a valued trait."

Way to go NLF IEA Team! (Sorry, no photos this time!)

Monday, October 12, 2015

Preparing Your Older Horse for Winter, an article from Hagyard Equine

Good morning!

We hope that everyone was able to enjoy the beautiful weekend! Here at Southwind, we have several older horses here on the farm. We work hard to give all of our horses, especially the older ones, the best conditions possible. It is very important as we prepare to head into the winter season that owners of older horses take necessary measures to ensure a good winter for them! Today we share an article link from Hagyard Equine written by Gina G. Tranquillo, VMD, CESMT on preparing your older horse for winter. Take a look here:

And remember, if you are looking for a place to board this winter where your horse will not only get the best of care, but YOU will have access to an indoor arena, please visit us at: 

Monday, October 5, 2015

Welcome New Barn Manager Kerri Moxley!

Today we want to send out a big Southwind welcome to our new barn manager, Kerri Moxley. Kerri is a lifelong equestrian and comes to us with her Thoroughbred mare, Lassie.  Keep reading below to learn more about Kerri and be sure to say hello next time you are out to the farm!

"I have had a passion and love for horses since the day I knew what a horse was. I often times, as a 4- year-old, would sneak out of the house, through the fence in the back yard and find my way right into the middle of all the horses. Needless to say mom decided it was time for lessons. I spent my middle and high school years working at the barn. I began teaching under my trainer when I turned 18, and branched off on my own when I turned 20. I ride and teach hunters/jumpers. I see there are lots of eventers here, so I wonder how long it will take to get sucked into the daredevil lifestyle? I have shown up and down the east coast on the A-circuit and loved every minute of my life with horses." 

So happy to have you Kerri!