We are proud to say that if you have not heard of Picturesque Farm yet you will soon! We have to be one of the busiest, most successful, fun and diverse barns out here. With 36 acres at the main farm, 200 acres at the annex, indoor and outdoor arenas, on and offsite horse shows, cross country jumps, 100+ acres of trails, summer day camps, a proven breeding program and a huge variety of sale horses, we have all the bases covered and do it well! Here are a few more specifics about the programs we offer….
HUNTER SHOW SERIES
We are excited once again to hold our nine VHSA/BHSA recognized Wednesday night summer evening schooling shows with a full schedule of classes ranging from lead line, to pre and short stirrup, pony and green hunter as well as childrens/adult hunter with even more classes in between. The shows starts promptly at 4pm with schooling offered an hour before start time. The dates for the 2015 series are June 10, 17, July 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, Aug 5 and 12. If you are looking for “A” show jumps, great footing, well maintained and watered ring, always organized and on time, polite and knowledgeable staff, new judges every week, camaraderie and solid competition with a fun, family oriented atmosphere then this is your show. And just for added entertainment we have end of the series high point awards as well as unique classes such as the infamous costume class and the always popular parent adult lead line.
Now if you are looking for additional time with horses and have a young, beginner or experienced, up and coming equestrian, we run a fantastic summer day camp for ages 3-13 (there is a separate week available for tiny tots). The campers have daily mounted and ground lessons, swim, participate in arts and crafts, have clinics and demonstrations as well as learn how to care for a horse from foaling through the breaking process. Not only do we have a very knowledgeable, upbeat staff but they actually enjoy teaching your child how to ride and learn! We also provide incredible school horses and ponies that are show quality as well as safe and sane for every level of rider.
Our camp weeks fill up very fast and with only 6 weeks available, please contact us soon to hold the weeks that work for you. So, not only do we hold camps and shows but we offer a very successful consignment program where new horses and ponies are always available for sale or lease. With our indoor and outdoor rings, cross country course, miles of trails, tons of fields and many different riders to keep the horses schooled, we are experts in finding you that “perfect match.” Whether you are looking for a made AA show pony, safe first horse, foxhunter, fancy green prospect or all around family horse we probably have it here or can help you find what you are looking for. We also sell all of the young stock raised here on the farm as babies or winning in the show ring.
PICTURESQUE FORMAL ATTIRE – STALLION
This leads me into our wonderful breeding program where stands our stallion Picturesque Formal Attire (“Ty”) a 12.1 hand, blue roan, Welsh x (Farnley Magic Flute out of Candy Kisses by Pengwyn). If you are looking to breed for unbeatable temperament, unbelievable jumping ability, talent, huge stride, conformation, color and that ever elusive lead change, then he will be the ideal mate for your mare. If breeding is not for you but you are looking for a well handled, fancy foal, yearling, unstarted, talented prospect with a great mind, green or already made and going pony, Ty has the progeny and results and we have the pony!
Well that should give you a small taste of what is going on here at Picturesque on a daily basis. Oh and did I forget to also mention our miniature horse, Little Bear, teaching and fascinating everyone with his driving skills or traveling to the rated shows with our show students! We offer a daily lesson program, full and half on farm leases and so much more! Please feel free to stop by for a visit or tour anytime or email us at email@example.com. The website is www.picturesquefarm.com and the contact number is (540) 349-2026. We hope to meet you one day in your horsey travels!