Monday, December 30, 2013

Ashley is off to Auburn...GOOD LUCK!!

Hi everyone!

We want to send a special congrats and good luck to Patty's daughter Ashley, who will be heading off in five days to start college at Auburn University!! We couldn't be more proud of her and can't believe how fast the time has flown! It seems like just yesterday she was this little:

This photo of Ashley was taken in June of 1997 at the Quentin Horse Show in Pennsylvania. Be sure to read the caption cute is that?


Monday, December 23, 2013

Wishing Everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

Rolling Acres would like to wish everyone a Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. We also would like to thank all of our clients for their continued support in the past year. We can't wait for 2014!

Below is a fantastic video made by one of our students, that is a great re-cap of the 2013 year.
Check it out!!!

Until next year....!

Rolling Acres

Monday, December 16, 2013

Florida can't come soon enough!!!

Hi everyone!

Winter is in full-swing at the farm and the Rolling Acres crew couldn't be more ready to leave for Florida in a few weeks. After all the snow and ice we had, and the temperatures warming up, it has been 24-7 "spook training" around the barns/indoor. As the ice and snow have been melting and falling, we have been experiencing loud, scary noises to all of the poor horses who have no idea what's going on. Even Mary had a close call the other day while tightening her girth! Whew! Thankfully, the majority of it is melted and we should get a break from all the scary noises.

(image copyright & thanks to: Martin Crownover)

PS-The crew will be leaving for Florida the first week of January and heading to Pensacola first. After that, they will be travelling to Ocala and then finishing in Atlanta, GA.

Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Snow Day...Round 2!

Good Morning Everyone,

Here at Rolling Acres Farm, we are experiencing another snow day! We got a few inches of snow on Sunday and right now, we are experiencing round two and are forecasted to get another 3-5 inches today. Don't worry, the horses are tucked in safe and sound! 
Here are two photos of the farm in the snow:

(Photos thanks to Patty's Facebook)

Also, we know it's not Thursday yet, but we wanted to go ahead and share a Throwback Thursday photo with you! This is a photo of Ashley that our wonderful photographer, Sheryl Sutherby found the other day. How cute is her brightly-colored outfit and water spout hair?


Monday, December 2, 2013

Thanksgiving Reunions & Rose of Sharon Equestrian School Visit!!

It’s been a great Thanksgiving weekend here at Rolling Acres Farm.  Many of our students came home for college and came to the barn.  It was so nice to see them all again!
This is Patty with Allyson Quirk.  It was really cold in the barn!  And this is Patty’s famous full-length ski coat that she starts wearing about September.

Also, Robin Feldman and I went to visit Rose of Sharon Equestrian School.  This is the place where donations in memory of Malibu Classic, or” Clown,” as we all knew him, were given.  The Executive Director and Founder, Joan Twining, gave us a tour of the facility.  This facility serves students with learning disabilities and uses horses to help students learn just how strong and capable they really are.  They have no funding source and currently work from donations, grants and the kind hearts of volunteers.

The indoor ring is incredible!  It is set with lighting that keeps shadows from occurring in the ring.  Plus, it is wired for sound so that teachers don’t need to raise their voice when children are riding.  There is a special ramp that helps children in wheelchairs be able to mount easier.  Joan told us that the donations received will be recognized with a memorial stirrup on the wall to remember Clown. 

It was a wonderful visit and taught us that horses are capable of some pretty amazing things and are truly a gift to us all.  Our thanks to Joan for showing us around her facility. 

If you would like to send a contribution, I am sure they would be happy to receive it!

Rose of Sharon Equestrian School, Inc.
PO Box 156
Glen Arm, MD 21057