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Harley Farm

Summer 2022

With all the stress in the world, we are very grateful to live on a pastoral, quiet farm with friendly animals. The goats and horses are particularly affectionate!

We are currently offering a number of sweet cashmere goats and well-trained sport horses for sale. While we get our horse videos organized, please feel free to call Elaine at 240-367-4932 for more information.

Farm Overview

Harley Farm is a lovely 42-acre family farm tucked into the rolling hills of Middletown Valley. Located just west of Frederick, Maryland, we offer:

  • Pasture-based horse boarding in spacious fields with good shelter. A visitor looking across our pastures once called it "Horse Heaven." Amenities include a covered and lit training ring and miles of trail riding all around.

  • Exceptionally gentle, intelligent, and versatile Crabbet Arabian* horses for sale.
  • Rare and hardy Cashmere Goats and cashmere yarn for sale. Friendly and intelligent, the goats do a great job of clearing weeds and brush from our fields while growing the softest fiber imaginable.

*Most of the horses for sale at Harley Farm are purebred Arabians with high-percentage Crabbet bloodlines. Although they have many great ancestors, most of our horses breeding is influenced by Azraff, Ferzon, and Count Dorsaz. To learn more about this unque line of horse, Google "Crabbet Arabian horses" or visit www.ecahs.org.

Boarding Rates

Pasture boarding with good shelter is $275 per month. The cost for additional horses is $250 per month (See Boarding Services tab).

Horse Testimonials

From Laura

Hi Elaine !

Just a few pics of Bailey, he is doing very well with everything ! Trainer loves him, sees a lot of potential for the girls. He adores kids, he changes completely from, "oh no I'm gonna be ridden" to "my little friends are here". So funny !!! We are in the process of looking for acreage & have a few potential 10 acre plots we are considering. When it comes to fruition we would like to purchase another Crabbet...but not for a while - maybe 18 months down the road so keep that mind. I have a question about the winter months, everyone is suggesting that I sheet him ? What is your opinion ? I like him fuzzy... Lol...

Thanks again, for your time and lovely horses... Laura

From Anita

Hi Elaine,
A quick note to update you on Indie: he's doing so well! True is absolutely in love with him :) He has settled in beautifully and is such a pleasure to have around. He has such a friendly and loving personality!

True is having a blast with him. Thank you again!!!

From Dr. Ariane:

Keep your fingers crossed. I have someone looking at Marvel Wed. I really want to replace him with another one of yours! I love this pix of Bastian and I! I brought him to a Dressage clinic last summer J with a German instructor. He was loved.

I will keep you posted! Of course share the picture and our names! I am definitely good advertisement! Anyone can contact me that would like as well for reference and for me to share my enthusiasm!!

From Diana re 6-year-old Ziggy:

Here is a selfie I took of him and me yesterday afternoon trail riding! It's a good demonstration of how calm he can be that I can take a picture while riding! :) You can definitely use any of them on the site and anything shared about him. I don't mind providing some testimonial, you can use anything that's useful.

He has been great and is very smart, he has learned to come when he is called! We've been trail riding again regularly now that the weather is good, and you can really see his Crabbet traits out on the trail I think. He's very brave and has no problem going out alone or in a group. Just this past weekend there was a wild horse adoption event on the meadow where we enter our normal trails, and even with all the cars, people and wild horses penned up, he made it past all the excitement on his own - twice I've even used him as a lead horse for another horse who was shy about going out into the woods alone.

Sometimes I try new things with him and he always impresses me for being so young- he lets me ride with my bareback pad no problem, and a few weeks ago I tried having him go over some poles that were set up on the ground, I hadn't tried that with him before but thought I'd see what he would do, and he went right over them with no hesitation right down the middle. He's a fun companion to have and I'm excited to see what else we're going to do together in the future!


From Fiona:

Dear Elaine,

I thought that you might like to see some pictures of April.

She has had a very busy winter, fitting into her new barn and learning all kinds of new things.
I absolutely love her and she is becoming a barn favorite as well :)

All the best.
From Barbara:


Just to fill you in on what Picasso has been doing for the past few months. I now have a horse that I can take anywhere and have fun.

Last Saturday Michelle showed Picasso at Morven Park and they were VADA/Nova Reserve Champion at Training Level. He has had limited showing and at his previous show at Compass Rose he finished first in one of his classes at Training Level and Michelle and he were the judges choice for best costume.

Picasso and I competed in the Battlefield Equestrian Society's judged pleasure ride at the end of September and we came home with two ribbons!! At the end of October we went on the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Department Ride where there were over 300 riders and horses. There are marked trails of 9-18 miles and you go at your own speed. I rode him two days and he was great.


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