Welcome 2015

Darenth Farm welcomes 2015 with the news that we have been certified as a ‘Horse Discovery Center’ by the Maryland Horse Industry Board and the Maryland Department of Agriculture. In addition to our annual inspection for our license we were inspected a second time to enable us to be part of this new initiative. So far only 35 stables in Maryland have been included. For our existing customers, riders and boarders it means that we will continue to strive for excellence in all we do, while welcoming and encouraging those new to horses and riding.

This is our second winter with the indoor arena and we are so lucky to have it! There is far less disruption to the lesson schedule, the competition horses can practice their skills to be ready for the new show season and the hunt horses can maintain their fitness levels when riding outside is impossible. Lessons will be canceled, however, if the temperature falls below 30 degrees F.

Mary Macklin is holding a series of Winter Clinics. Details of these may be found on FB Darenth Farm page.

We will plan to hold a Farm Show for clients and invited guests and have 6 weeks of Summer Camps in 2015. Details will be posted soon.

Wishing you all a healthy and happy New Year.


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Summer Camps 2014

Once again Darenth Farm is pleased to offer Summer Riding Camps. The weeks are dedicated to different riding abilities to make sure that each camper has the best possible experience and the chance to learn and play in a comfortable but challenging environment.

Experienced Riders are invited to join our Eventing Week taught by Advanced level event rider Mary Macklin and/or a general camp for experienced riders where we will incorporate trail riding, jumping and ring work taught by Sharon Dawson.

The Advanced beginner/ Intermediate weeks are for those riders who are at least ready to learn to canter and jump plus those who are still working on those skills.

The Beginner weeks are for those who only have the opportunity to ride once a year and for those who have never ridden. With safety always in mind we will help our new riders with many new skills and start a love affair with horses!

All campers will ride twice a day and get the chance to swim at lunchtime in our pool.

Please see below for dates.

Mary Macklin is holding an Eventing Camp June 23rd with lots of top class training and advice for our experienced riders. Cost for that week will be $470. Any questions about the format for that week, please contact Mary directly at 301 706 4796.

I plan to have a week for experienced riders also July 21st. We will ride in the fields and on the trails, ride bareback, play games and take a trip to Corduras Park to ride into the lake and splash (maybe swim) with our horses! Cost $375.

Advanced Beginners/ Intermediate riders June 16 and Aug 11th Cost $350 per week Riders able to trot unaided up to those learning to canter and jump.

Beginner 4 day June 30th Cost $280

Beginner 5 day July 28 and Aug 18th Cost $350 per week

All camps are M-F except the Beginner on June 30 which is M-T. Times 9:00 to 4:00, extended hours may be available please talk to Sharon.

Any questions please contact Sharon at 301 471 1254.

I am looking forward to another wonderful summer.
Thank you

Sharon Dawson

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Summer Reign with Mary Macklin

Sumer and Mary competing at the year end Young Event Horse championship at Fair Hill in October.  Click on a photo for a bigger version.





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