Bowler Hill Farm

Bowler Hill Farm Practitioners of Traditional Carriage Driving, Foxhunting and breeders of top quality Cleveland Bay horses.
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Operating as usual

The reality hits the Barbie world! Oh ,Barbie how could you step out like that?!🤣
08/29/2021

The reality hits the Barbie world! Oh ,Barbie how could you step out like that?!🤣

The reality hits the Barbie world! Oh ,Barbie how could you step out like that?!🤣

08/24/2021

This is Matt Berg putting me up on "Little Carter" at hunt meets🤣

I guess if something was ever to happen I think I know who should inherit this lovely stallion 💕💕
08/19/2021

I guess if something was ever to happen I think I know who should inherit this lovely stallion 💕💕

A couple of firsts here, Kailey on Late for Church, 1st time around (OCH) hounds, Kailey ,not the horse😉 Erica and Murph...
08/11/2021

A couple of firsts here, Kailey on Late for Church, 1st time around (OCH) hounds, Kailey ,not the horse😉 Erica and Murphy same, except the horse,not Erica Picking. All were awesome! Murph is going to be a goodn'

A couple of firsts here, Kailey on Late for Church, 1st time around (OCH) hounds, Kailey ,not the horse😉 Erica and Murphy same, except the horse,not Erica Picking. All were awesome! Murph is going to be a goodn'

Bittersweet day for Bowler Hill Sunday.  Curlee Fox ran his best and won by a good margin with plenty left in the tank. ...
08/09/2021

Bittersweet day for Bowler Hill Sunday. Curlee Fox ran his best and won by a good margin with plenty left in the tank. He didn't get this far with out the help of many hands along the way, Rachel Day who backed him for the first time, Mike Woodson who put some saddle time into him at the farm (not without incidents!), Speedy Smithwick,Rodney Jenkins, Kathleen O'Connell and Madison Meyers and Keiran Norris who made him into the race horse he became yesterday. Not forgetting Matt Berg who hunted him a few times 😬😬 It was a long, tough road getting him here and now he will race under different silks due to a three way handshake of a claiming race. Best of luck to the new owners, he can be an a$%hole and he likes sweet potatos😢💔

I may be getting a tad long in the tooth but I still can load hay like a 16er , Lucy,came with me, the JRT, but didn't  ...
07/25/2021

I may be getting a tad long in the tooth but I still can load hay like a 16er , Lucy,came with me, the JRT, but didn't help

To answer any questions...
07/24/2021

To answer any questions...

Cleveland Bay horses were selected for strength, speed, soundness, and stamina, qualities needed for long distance transport, farm work, and riding over rough terrain.

Developed in Yorkshire, England from a foundation of native horses with some addition, the Cleveland Bay takes its name from the local Vale of Cleveland and its “Bay” color (reddish brown with black points).

Cleveland Bays are always bay in color with no white markings except an occasional small star. They stand 16-17 hands and weigh 1,200-1,500 pounds. They have well-muscled hindquarters, sloping shoulders, and dense bone. Sound, durable feet are characteristic, as is a calm disposition.

Two hundred years of pure breeding created a genetically consistent breed, unique among medium weight breeds known as warmbloods, which have extensive Thoroughbred blood. This distinction gives it excellent hybrid vigor in a cross and Cleveland Bay stallions are often bred to Thoroughbred mares to produce sport horses, combining the best qualities of each.

The breed became rare in the 1900s when mechanization eliminated demand for farm, coach, and road horses. The growing market for sport horses proved problematic because lighter and faster Cleveland Bay crossbreds had more value than purebreds. Crossbreeding nearly caused the purebreed to become extinct. By 1960, only six purebred Cleveland Bay stallions remained alive. The British royal family and others helped conserve the breed.

The breed was imported to the U. S. in the early 1800s. The Cleveland Bay Society of America was founded in 1885, with over 2,000 horses registered by 1907. Buffalo Bill Cody drove a hitch of four Cleveland Bay stallions in his Wild West Show. The breed’s fortunes waxed and waned, however, and the society became dormant. It was reestablished in 1985 and the numbers of horses and breeders in North America are increasing.

http://bit.ly/ClevelandBay

Your support of The Livestock Conservancy helps this breed and many others.

Everything here!
07/18/2021

Everything here!

“Farm work doesn’t make you stronger. It doesn’t make you anything. It reveals you.
There’s gym strong and then there’s farm strong. They’re mutually exclusive. The toughest women you’ll ever meet spend their days on a farm.

There are more uses for twine than you can possibly imagine. You can tie up a hole in a slow feeder, fashion a tail strap for a horse’s blanket, mend a broken fence and use it as a belt.

“Well that certainly didn’t go as planned,” is one thing you’ll say quite a bit.
Control is a mere illusion. The thought that you have any, at any given time, is utterly false.
Sometimes sleep is a luxury. So are lunch and dinner. And brushing your hair.

If you’ve never felt your obliques contract, then you’ve never tried stopping an overly full wheelbarrow of horse manure from tipping over sideways. Trust me, you’ll find muscles that you never knew existed on the human skeleton to prevent this from happening.

When one of the animals is ill, you’ll go to heroic lengths to minimize their discomfort.
Their needs come first. In summer heat and coldest winter days. Clean water, clean bed, and plenty of feed. Before you have your first meal, they all eat.

When you lose one of them, even though you know that day is inevitable, you still feel sadness, angst and emotional pain from the top of your head to the tips of your toes. And it’s a heaviness that lingers even though you must regroup and press on.
You’ll cry a lot. But you’ll never live more fully. You’ll remain present no matter what because you must. There is no other option.
You’ll ask for so many miracles and hold out hope until the very last.

You will, at least once, face-plant in the manure pile. You’ll find yourself saying things like, “we have maybe twenty minutes of daylight left to git ‘er done” whilst gazing up at a nonspecific place in the sky.
You’ll become weirdly obsessive about the weather.
You’ll go out in public wearing filthy clothes and smelling of dirt, sweat and p**p. People will look at you sideways and krinkle their noses but you won’t care.
Your entire day can derail within ten seconds of the rising sun.
You can wash your coveralls. They won’t look any cleaner, but they will smell much nicer.

Farm work is difficult in its simplicity.
You’ll always notice just how beautiful sunrises and sunsets really are.
Should you ever have the opportunity to work on a farm, take the chance! You will never do anything more satisfying in your entire life.”

-Author Unknown

The newest addition to the future hunting string, Willis Tibbs.  He'll have lots of time off to adjust to his new life. ...
07/11/2021

The newest addition to the future hunting string, Willis Tibbs. He'll have lots of time off to adjust to his new life. Thank you, JST🥰

Me out hunting😉
06/11/2021

Me out hunting😉

I love and appreciate this guys style, total👍👍  Right in line with my honesty in advertising
06/11/2021

I love and appreciate this guys style, total👍👍 Right in line with my honesty in advertising

I love and appreciate this guys style, total👍👍 Right in line with my honesty in advertising

Working on adjustments on the side check aka grass rein. Works fine on the mowed bits but it’s tough when the grass is t...
05/14/2021

Working on adjustments on the side check aka grass rein. Works fine on the mowed bits but it’s tough when the grass is taller than you😉. It would be like me having my jaw wired in the Ethel M factory... oh, I’d find a way!!

I feel so wanted❤️
05/14/2021

I feel so wanted❤️

I feel so wanted❤️

The fatted steer off to the butcher
05/11/2021

The fatted steer off to the butcher

The fatted steer off to the butcher

Building the breed a few goals at a time! Thank you
05/10/2021

Building the breed a few goals at a time! Thank you

Even wet this mare is a gorgeous example of a pure Cleveland Bay, OD Brionna. We will know on the 11 th if she will be p...
05/05/2021

Even wet this mare is a gorgeous example of a pure Cleveland Bay, OD Brionna. We will know on the 11 th if she will be producing another by Shakespeare 🤞🤞. We like the “ one and dones😉”

Even wet this mare is a gorgeous example of a pure Cleveland Bay, OD Brionna. We will know on the 11 th if she will be producing another by Shakespeare 🤞🤞. We like the “ one and dones😉”

On another note, if they can buck they can jump😉 hmmm..he sure is a kind
05/05/2021

On another note, if they can buck they can jump😉 hmmm..he sure is a kind

With breeding season in full force don’t miss this opportunity to breed to this BHBA-DOUBLE ACCREDITED proven stallion of Burch Rodeo. It’s the one and only Lunatic Fringe!!! He is a 10 time qualifier to the NFR (ba****ck and saddle bronc). He has produced multiple NFR offspring. He has actually bucked in the same rounds at the NFR with his offspring just a few chutes away. He has multiple offspring that have won PRCA bucking horse of the year. For more information on breeding to this proven stallion contact Timber Creek Veterinary Hospital @ 806-488-2321

BHBA-The “Official Registry”
www.buckinghorsebreeders.com

The newest addition to the training line up, Muffin🥰. She’s a real peach, but I do need to get on my knees to groom. The...
05/03/2021

The newest addition to the training line up, Muffin🥰. She’s a real peach, but I do need to get on my knees to groom. The banties come to her knees😉. Little Carter thinks she’s lovely and she him❤️❤️

The newest addition to the training line up, Muffin🥰. She’s a real peach, but I do need to get on my knees to groom. The banties come to her knees😉. Little Carter thinks she’s lovely and she him❤️❤️

been there, done this, but I completely chucked the reins😬🤣
04/30/2021

been there, done this, but I completely chucked the reins😬🤣

Back at it at Bowler Hill. My other favorite season❤️ ( disregard the disgraceful harness😳)
04/23/2021

Back at it at Bowler Hill. My other favorite season❤️ ( disregard the disgraceful harness😳)

Back at it at Bowler Hill. My other favorite season❤️ ( disregard the disgraceful harness😳)

Windyday Shakespeare, purebred Cleveland Bay stallion, enjoying the early morning sun and spring grass. Licensed and ava...
04/21/2021

Windyday Shakespeare, purebred Cleveland Bay stallion, enjoying the early morning sun and spring grass. Licensed and available for breeding pure and partbred. We have 2 CB x Tb mares available by him. Late for Church has 2 full seasons of hunting under her belt and is presently being finished for her ring work on the flat and over fences at Touchpoint. Farrell-Fitzgerald aka little Katie is continuing her basic education here at Bowler Hill Contact us for further information

Windyday Shakespeare, purebred Cleveland Bay stallion, enjoying the early morning sun and spring grass. Licensed and available for breeding pure and partbred. We have 2 CB x Tb mares available by him. Late for Church has 2 full seasons of hunting under her belt and is presently being finished for her ring work on the flat and over fences at Touchpoint. Farrell-Fitzgerald aka little Katie is continuing her basic education here at Bowler Hill Contact us for further information

Returning students Goody and Teddy under new, wonderful ownership ( formerly from the Marsh Run Ponies in Whitepost). Th...
04/20/2021

Returning students Goody and Teddy under new, wonderful ownership ( formerly from the Marsh Run Ponies in Whitepost). They will continue their driving education until they are deemed safe for their new drivers, in their forever home

Up for another go!
04/20/2021

Up for another go!

HOUND WALKS AND CROSS COUNTRY JUMPING & CONDITIONING planned for this summer, Wednesday evenings and most Saturday or Sunday afternoons starting late May. We're putting the jump course back up and adding a conditioning loop with some natural obstacles at the new location (which has river frontage to swim your horse!). Free to BSH members. Nominal charge for non-members. Hound walk participation required (30 - 45 minutes) to use the course. Stay tuned for details at www.bigskyhounds.com.

Photo by No Studio Required Photography, Launi Stocks.

Settle down Little Carter🤣🤣
04/19/2021

Settle down Little Carter🤣🤣

Settle down Little Carter🤣🤣

Instill the basics at an early age
04/19/2021

Instill the basics at an early age

04/18/2021
Suffolk punch horses

Fun little video of another critically endagered breed, like the Cleveland Bay.

Newest Shakespeare filly!  Full sister to Late for Church.  She is out of this Thoroughbred mare, Christening, stable na...
04/17/2021

Newest Shakespeare filly! Full sister to Late for Church. She is out of this Thoroughbred mare, Christening, stable name Mishka. Both are owned by Erica Picking

Newest Shakespeare filly! Full sister to Late for Church. She is out of this Thoroughbred mare, Christening, stable name Mishka. Both are owned by Erica Picking

To all my vet friends, too many to mention🤣🤣🤣
04/15/2021

To all my vet friends, too many to mention🤣🤣🤣

The moment when time and patience may have paid off...and a bit of hunting...Manley Cross at the Middleburg Training Cen...
04/15/2021

The moment when time and patience may have paid off...and a bit of hunting...Manley Cross at the Middleburg Training Center this morning

The moment when time and patience may have paid off...and a bit of hunting...Manley Cross at the Middleburg Training Center this morning

Greatful l for a gift of this three  in one! I loaned the one I had years ago and never saw it again... now if I can onl...
04/13/2021

Greatful l for a gift of this three in one! I loaned the one I had years ago and never saw it again... now if I can only remember who I loaned my vintage western bridle to. It was a sentimental gift as well as super cool

Greatful l for a gift of this three in one! I loaned the one I had years ago and never saw it again... now if I can only remember who I loaned my vintage western bridle to. It was a sentimental gift as well as super cool

Shakespeare enjoying a good grooming before the ladies arrive😍 keeping the Wild Bill Cody mane he grew in Montana for th...
04/06/2021

Shakespeare enjoying a good grooming before the ladies arrive😍 keeping the Wild Bill Cody mane he grew in Montana for that sexy western look😉

Shakespeare enjoying a good grooming before the ladies arrive😍 keeping the Wild Bill Cody mane he grew in Montana for that sexy western look😉

If only 💰wasn’t involved 😢maybe it wouldn’t be an issue anymore... an unfortunate factor
03/30/2021

If only 💰wasn’t involved 😢maybe it wouldn’t be an issue anymore... an unfortunate factor

Springtime for the hunters!🦶🏼🦶🏼
03/28/2021

Springtime for the hunters!🦶🏼🦶🏼

Springtime for the hunters!🦶🏼🦶🏼

The birthplace of Bayswater and Seline!  It's a beautiful place!!
03/27/2021

The birthplace of Bayswater and Seline! It's a beautiful place!!

We are NOW LIVE on booking.com and AirBnb! Bookings available from April 12th 2021*

*subject to local and national COVID-19 restrictions at the time, all bookings made at your responsibility, we will however offer a reschedule subject to availability if your booking cannot go ahead due to COVID-19 restrictions*.

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Carters Run
Marshall, VA
20115

Opening Hours

Monday 7:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 7:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 7:30am - 5pm
Thursday 7:30am - 5pm
Friday 7:30am - 5pm
Saturday 7:30am - 5pm
Sunday 7:30am - 5pm

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(540) 270-6157

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https://youtu.be/ddSqwlKNZNM In honor of Joaquin
Hunt mornings at Bowler Hill sure can be a pretty sight!