Bascule Farm LLC

Bascule Farm LLC Top Quality Boarding, Training, and Instruction for Eventing, Dressage and Jumpers. Close to Wash, DC.

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Happy Thanksgiving!  Great group of volunteers helped make the morning stables fly by!  We are SO Thankful for all the c...
11/25/2021

Happy Thanksgiving! Great group of volunteers helped make the morning stables fly by! We are SO Thankful for all the clients who make #teambascule an amazing family! Hope everyone has a wonderful day with family, friends and good food! #ThankfulAllYear

Happy Thanksgiving! Great group of volunteers helped make the morning stables fly by! We are SO Thankful for all the clients who make #teambascule an amazing family! Hope everyone has a wonderful day with family, friends and good food! #ThankfulAllYear

Available for Dressage lease at Bascule!  Bolero is a 16.3 Oldenburg gelding schooling second level and building strengt...
11/10/2021

Available for Dressage lease at Bascule! Bolero is a 16.3 Oldenburg gelding schooling second level and building strength to advance. He’s a lovely mover with just enough sensitivity to be educational without being “hot”. His teen owner is off at school so he’s available for a half (3 days/week) or full lease. We have winter shows planned in 2022, so come join Carlies fun dressage team and lease this awesome schoolmaster! Contact [email protected]m or through messenger if you want to come try him!

11/09/2021

Please help. The Fauquier SPCA is caring for multiple horses seized by Fauquier Sheriff's Office, Animal Control division. These horses are part of an ongoing investigation and are not available for adoption at this time. We are in desperate need of monetary donations to cover veterinarian, farrier, and equine dentist expenses. We are also in need of feed containers, square bales, grooming supplies, and large/Xlarge breakaway halters. Thank you for your support, we couldn't do what we do without you!

Timeline Photos
11/03/2021

Timeline Photos

This is a horse I treated with moderate Shivers-Stringhalt standing perfect for the farrier this week! This horse had BOTH Shivers & Stringhalt! There is a TREATMENT! Shivers/Stringhalt is an INJURY! The kinematic research has been done! Please share! 👇

Busy weekend with Basculeen happening today!!! There were some AMAZING costumes: space shuttle, giraffe, Mario Kart, lep...
11/01/2021

Busy weekend with Basculeen happening today!!! There were some AMAZING costumes: space shuttle, giraffe, Mario Kart, leprechaun, assorted Halloween candies, the ENTIRE Winne the Pooh and Hundred Acre Wood gang, spider, witch, hot dog, tiger, and even Trainer Carlie and Trainer Andy. We played games, had pizza, and enjoyed coming together for one of our favorite holidays!! Hope you enjoy the creativity as much as we did! Happy Halloween everybody!!!

What a DAY! Eliza and Carlie took 11 (!!!) horses to By Chance Farm Saturday with a lot of fun and great success!!! It's...
10/31/2021

What a DAY! Eliza and Carlie took 11 (!!!) horses to By Chance Farm Saturday with a lot of fun and great success!!! It's so wonderful to have a group of supportive riders, families, and Bascule family. Well done to everyone!!!

Sophie and Fatima
Intro B 64.063% 2nd place
Intro C 61.5% 1st place

Mischa and Rex
Intro C 60.5% 2nd place

Amanda and Phoebe
Intro B 64.688% 3rd place
Intro C 58.25% 4th place

Deena and Dart
Intro B 65.938% 1st place
Intro C 62.000% 1st place

Maya and Ribbons
Preliminary Test A 64.783% 1st place

Sophie and Rhapsody
Novice Test B 59.524% 4th place

Sydney and R'Aisson
1st Level Test 3 62.639% 1st place

Morgan and Forest
Training Level Test 1 58% 6th place

Sandy and Scarlet
Training Level Test 1 64.5% 1st place

Elizabeth and Rascal
Training Level Test 1 63.654% 3rd place

Olivia and Henry
Training Level Test 1 65.192% 1st Place

10/28/2021

Because we don't have half of the required XC jump judges on Saturday/Sunday to cover the courses, we will have to modify the championship courses as well as the horse trial courses. For everyone's safety it is important to have enough jump judges to cover the courses. Also, we do not have a SJ In Gate or jump crew for Saturday and no SJ Warm Up or jump crew for Sunday which will greatly limit any chance of a victory lap or additional championship festivities to occur.

If you're free this weekend, please step up to the plate and volunteer! You can use this weekend’s pass on the competition course this Monday, along with new logo wear, Bob's famous margarita after party with lots of great food. No experience necessary! Sign up at Eventingvolunteers.com or call/text Gena @ 240-388-2400.

Photos from Gabi Neurohr - Understanding Horses's post
10/27/2021

Photos from Gabi Neurohr - Understanding Horses's post

10/25/2021

Do you, or anyone you know, have this trophy? It’s a Potomac perpetual trophy that’s been missing for quiet a while, so it might be with a former member. If you’ve got it or have any idea where it is, please reach out to Kimberly Kempa. We’d really like to get it back. Thank you!

09/18/2021

BOOM! Will Coleman has just made history as the first US winner of @chio_aachen

#Chio #Aachen #EquiRatings

08/24/2021
Best students EVER 🤩

What a DAY at By Chance schooling show!!! 8 horses, 13 dressage tests, and GREAT riding by all! Trainers Carlie and Andy wanted the students to have the spotlight for this post. Trainer results and videos to follow tomorrow. Our students are the greatest!! 😁😁😁

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post
07/27/2021

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post
07/24/2021

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

What a DAY! After 7 horses and 10 tests, Bascule Farm showing off their fancy dancing skills! Trainer Carlie and Tego ki...
07/19/2021

What a DAY! After 7 horses and 10 tests, Bascule Farm showing off their fancy dancing skills! Trainer Carlie and Tego kicked things off with two respectable 4th level tests. Elizabeth and Rascal in their debut at TLT1. A bobble in the first test, but then a very respectable comeback for the second test! Mini and Buster killing it at Beginner novice winning Test A and B!! Shelby and Ben coming in a close second in Test A! Deena and Dart in their off property debut earning second place for Intro B! Katie Cannon and Lienna improving on TLT3 for second place! Sydney and Pegasus with a bit of a bobble in TLT3 but a beautiful test overall! So many ribbons, so little sleep! Thanks to By Chance Farm as always for a great show!!

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post
07/19/2021

Photos from Tamarack Hill Farm's post

What a weekend!! #teambascule tackled MDHT II with great joie de vivre and came away with lots of ribbons and even more ...
07/12/2021

What a weekend!! #teambascule tackled MDHT II with great joie de vivre and came away with lots of ribbons and even more education! Claire and Lance kicked things off on Sunday with their first go at training level; though their day ended a bit early, the pair showed off their growth, capacity for the level, wisdom, and grace as a team player, and we’re sure they’ll be back taking names soon! Lilly and Fiona were next to go in the novice with a respectable dressage test, steady show jumping, and easy XC to be the first pair to go #doubleclear and finished on their dressage score for second in their novice division!! Maya and Ribbons were next, laying down a hot 25.0 dressage test, beautiful show jump, and a cleverly paced XC round for another double clear #FODS and clinching the win in their novice division!! Sophie Gary and Stan the Man were the first to go in the BN divisions, pushing through some sandbox anxiety to lay down yet another lovely double clear jump rounds which were good enough to move them up to fourth place!! Sophie K and Rhaps had their first outing as a pair, showing tons of potential and what a beautiful match they are with a steady dressage and another confident double clear jumping day, ending ninth in their BN division!! So so proud of all of our amazing students and how hard they work to achieve their dreams with these phenomenal unicorns!!! #trainerandy also took her two horses out on Saturday, moving #fourfieldsmarcella up to Modified with a personal best dressage test for the pair and double clear jumping, earning sixth place in the open division! #fourfieldssuccess also made a move up to training with an easy to improve dressage test and two beautiful and confident double clears, earning fifth place in his open division!! #whataweekend #somuchlearning #somanydoubleclears #jumpingbeans #wheeeee #noscopenohope #woodallergy #glittersquad #nailedit #alldisconopanic

Took these four stellar ladies out XC at Windchase’s amazing property yesterday before the heat set in - both of the uni...
07/07/2021

Took these four stellar ladies out XC at Windchase’s amazing property yesterday before the heat set in - both of the unicorns were throwing some super shapes and the girls were riding brilliantly! Looking super ready for this weekend at Loch Moy’s MDHT II!! #girlpower #unicorns #teambascule #superponies

On site partial lease available!!"Divine Presence" 6yo 15.2 connemara cross gelding available for on-site lease at Bascu...
07/02/2021

On site partial lease available!!

"Divine Presence" 6yo 15.2 connemara cross gelding available for on-site lease at Bascule Farm! A sweet, uncomplicated, SAFE, and compact dressage horse ready to take you competing with our dressage instructor! Please PM to come try him! Available Now!

#teambascule had a great second day at Loudoun Hunt Pony Club horse trials at Oatlands! Lilly and Fiona kicked off the d...
06/28/2021

#teambascule had a great second day at Loudoun Hunt Pony Club horse trials at Oatlands! Lilly and Fiona kicked off the day with a competitive dressage test, added a tiny bit of SJ time to an otherwise lovely ride, and then went on to a super double clear XC for the win in her novice division!! Maya and Ribbons followed that closely with a super dressage test, easy and clear SJ, and then a brilliant double clear XC (even with a crop malfunction before fence 2!) which earned them second in their novice division by 0.2 points!! So proud of both of these lovely ladies and their unicorns, they both are excellent proof of hard work paying off!!

Really good statistical analysis of Grand Prix Special Dressage!https://eurodressage.com/2021/06/26/david-stickland-nobo...
06/27/2021
David Stickland: Nobody is Perfect...but Some are Pretty Close to It

Really good statistical analysis of Grand Prix Special Dressage!

https://eurodressage.com/2021/06/26/david-stickland-nobody-perfectbut-some-are-pretty-close-it?fbclid=IwAR0jttBNiMJnq9s1W92510cATVmtjhYcigYLPQWBAktEkpgE8ll0nAzcM98

Dressage as we all know is a complicated business for both athletes involved. Of course, there are some riders who have been at the top of the field for a long time and others who are growing all the time, but what I want to show here is that even at the very top of the field it is rare to be at the...

So proud of these two amazing young women!  Isabel Beard on Rascal and Sophie Gary on Stanley had amazing rides in the t...
06/26/2021

So proud of these two amazing young women! Isabel Beard on Rascal and Sophie Gary on Stanley had amazing rides in the toughest of circumstances! A blown truck tire left us stranded on 15 in high traffic. Dick came to the rescue to remove the rim and replace the tire. Meanwhile Andy unloaded the team that was headed to Seneca xc schooling (huge hugs to Sydney Kozauer, Claire Wallace and Cassie Bailey for being such sports and taking one for the team!). She brought us the 4 horse, and Lucketts Fire Dept arrived JUST in time to stop traffic on 15 (both ways) so we could unload and load. Rascal and Stanley were SO amazing! Didn’t seem to care! A fireman may have gotten a hug...
We made it to Loudoun in time for their new dressage times (last of the day and 10 minute warmups!). To Vicki at LHPC HT for being such a great secretary/TD to move our times so these ladies could still compete!
The smiles coming back from clean cross country rounds made a ridiculously crazy day worth it! I love my job, my husband, Andy, and the whole Bascule Team!
Way to go Isabel and Sophie!!❤️❤️❤️

06/06/2021

When you’re a little too short to ground mount, but you have an angel pony and are a creative problem solver… #eventerproblems #eventersolutions #teambascule #problemsolving #ftw #youmountedwithWHAT #doitagain

This!
05/29/2021

This!

True Words:

Let’s talk about the lack of quality coaching and lack of standards in the equine industry. For example, kids learning with someone who claims to be an "coach" and all they learned is how to see-saw a horse's head down and chuck their body over a fence like a champion. All coaching is not equal.

But what happens when you have a good coach? One that opens their program to you, takes you under his/her wing? Becomes invested in your success? When you essentially become part of the "family"...

Eventually, something will happen...

Coach tells you that you are not Karen O'Connor 2.0, and not ready to make the move up to the next level.
Coach says you need to go back and fix some holes in your training.
Coach says you have developed a bad habit, and it needs to be fixed before you can accomplish your goals.
Coach says you need to make sure that your horse is being ridden (not just hanging out at the barn).
Coach says you need to dedicate more time to studying the sport, not just riding.
Coach says it isn't a "horse" problem, it is a "you" problem.

People have become increasingly more reactionary. More easily offended. In lieu of everyone getting a trophy, it is so hard to hear these words from people you admire. Some of the best coaches will be the toughest. Not ones that tear you apart constantly, but coaches that aren't afraid to have the tough conversations with you. Or conversations that you may not have wanted to have.

But remember, a good coach is in YOUR corner. They want YOU to achieve success. They dedicate so much more than an hour of time to your growth not only as a rider but as a horseman. Maybe you are burning the candle at both ends (and in the middle), and you need a reality check that this sport requires more of your time and focus.

These conversations can hurt, but while it may sting at first.... take a second. Think about why your coach is against you moving up right now, why your coach is saying to wait until the summer to be a working student, why your coach is saying that you should not enter the show until the homework and flat work is done.

Surround yourself with coaches that aren't afraid to have these tough conversations with you. You don't want or need a "cheerleader" coach. You are paying you for your coach’s expertise... the positives and the criticism. Let them help make the best decisions for your horse, and for your program. The lessons on the horse and the lessons off of the horse. Are you ready? Are you doing what is best by your horse? You owe it to yourself and your horse....

*** Copied and modified from Courtney Sendak

05/23/2021
FADS @ Woodvale

Fun (although HOT 🔥) day at FADS @ Woodvale Farms! Sydney and R'Aisson improving their First Level skills and winning their class! Sophie and Bohemian Rhapsody in their FIRST OUTING as a pair! Keeping it soft and confident, and also winning their Beginner Novice class! Not pictured is Olivia and Pegacorn the Wonder Pony, winning their Training Level class as well! (Video did not come out...sorry Pegacorn fans, WON'T HAPPEN AGAIN!) Trainer Carlie over the MOON with her students!!

Photos from Double Z Cowboy Corral's post
05/13/2021

Photos from Double Z Cowboy Corral's post

The Hunt Races are ON this year!  Covid wil limit how many people per tailgate but we are allowed to mingle (social dist...
05/11/2021
Potomac Hunt Races 2021

The Hunt Races are ON this year! Covid wil limit how many people per tailgate but we are allowed to mingle (social distancing and mask wearing mandatory).

THERE IS NO GENERAL ADMISSION!
To get in you MUST buy a railside pass (follow directions to Add On the second car) for 2 cars up to 6 people. (Under $59/per person for a whole afternoon of fun!)

Please help support our local Hunt and T.A.P.S., a wonderful organisation that supports those who’ve lost family/friends in the military.

ONLY 2 DAYS left to buy passes!

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/potomac-hunt-races-2021-tickets-150666857627

Racing horses, beautiful countryside & and socially-distanced time outdoors await you & your family at the Potomac Hunt Races!

05/10/2021

She’s already sassy at 3 hours old! Matilda a great mother and everyone doing fine!

Timeline Photos
05/07/2021

Timeline Photos

‘I want to just ride’ - Say this to any seasoned professional in the game and they will look at you like ‘Oh honey’ 😂

You have to learn to be a rider, groom, horseman/women, business owner, lead a team, handle clients and alongside all this you’ve still got to muck out and pick a broom up until you can earn enough money to have someone help you do this whilst you are doing something else to earn this said money.

‘I want to just ride’ doesn’t exist and if you see someone doing that you have no idea how hard they worked to get in that position. So get sweeping my friend ♥️

#reality #horseworld #equestrianlife #horseriding #horserider #dressagerider #truth #equestrianstyle #equine #horsemanship

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20800 Whites Ferry Rd
Poolesville, MD
20837

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Monday 7am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7am - 9:30pm
Friday 7am - 9:30pm
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We are proud to be the family that cares for your horse, your riding success and meeting your equestrian goals. Our hand picked, experienced staff helps build the team that gives you and your horse the very best. All our resident horses are in a care and training program designed around their specific needs. We have built an amazing network of on site trainers, managers, caregivers, grooms, farriers, veterinarians, saddle maker/fitter, massage therapist, chiropractors, dentists and body work specialists. Making your horse feel their best is important to us! Come out and see how special Bascule is!

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While my two #fourfieldssporthorses #unicorns are having a post-season holiday, I’d like to put the spotlight on this client horse, Rocky, owned by Sara Norman!! He is extra special to me not only because he is one of Bascule Farm LLC’s #homebred #rotwingbabies from one of our favorite ex-show now-lesson horses, but also because he was one of the horses that I had a part in training when he was young, and eventually he found his way back into my program when purchased by Sara Norman (won’t let me tag you, Sara!) a couple years ago. He has been such a pleasure to work with, and getting to watch him grow, strengthen, and become more educated over the years has been such a blessing, and I am even more excited to continue to watch his partnership with Sara develop, as they were absolutely meant for each other! Also - for anyone considering the Equiband system…highly recommend! It’s done wonders strengthening his hind end and topline, I’m a believer! #rockstarhorses #greatclients #somuchfun #equiband #hannovarian #dressagehorse #dressage #winterbootcamp #eventersdressagetoo
Every day people are discovering the natural social distancing properties of horseback riding. The August Issue of The Equiery features tips for finding a lesson stable and highlights some of Maryland's lesson stables and discover centers. If you are looking for a way to exercise and practice social distancing - consider horseback riding. Bascule Farm LLC Farm in Poolesville offers lessons and training with a focus on dressage and eventing. http://www.basculefarm.com
Coming Up August 25 - August 31 Aug. 27 Waredaca Expert Day with Stephen Bradley Aug. 29 - 30 William Faerber Clinic Bascule Farm LLC Aug. 29 - 30 PVDA Licensed Show Waredaca
Coming Up This Week: March 13 U.S. Pony Racing Young Rider Clinic, Aiken March 14 - 15 Marriottsville Ridge Farm Preview & Liquidation Auction March 15 Bascule Farm LLC Dressage Schooling Show Call The Equiery to find out how your event can be included.
The #fabulous #fourfieldsmarcella yesterday in Bascule Farm LLC’s clinic with LillianJHeard Eventing!! #winterbootcamp #werkwerkwerk #producednotmade #noscopenohope #bravelikealion #dontbeweird #prettiestgraymare #biglady #baddestgrayontheblock #grayzfordayz #allthatglitterseventing #atgeventing #glittersquad #allthatglitters #isnotgold #sometimesitsgray #prelimpony #supermare #loveher
Coming Up This Week 11/15 The Eyler Stables Horse & Livestock Auction Horse Auction, Thurmont, MD 11/16 Waredaca Pony Club Hunter Pace, Gaithersburg, MD 11/16 Freedom Hills Therapeutic Riding Program Freedom Cup, Port Deposit, MD 11/17 coexist.stables ISHS Show, Mt. Airy, MD 11/17 Lillian Heard Eventing Clinic, Bascule Farm LLC, Poolesville, MD Want to know how your event can be included? Contact Tracy at 800-244-9580 to find out.
Coming up this week: 10/14 - Lillian Heard Eventing Clinic, Bascule Farm LLC, Poolesville, MD 10/14 - 18 - The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm Week with the Pros Clinics, Loch Moy Farm, Adamstown 10/17 - 20 - The Dutta Corp Fairhill International Horse Trials, Fair Hill NRMA, Elkton, MD 10/18 - The The Eyler Stables Horse & Livestock Auction Eyler Stables Fall Round Up Sale, Eyler’s, Thurmont, MD 10/19 - Lauren Hart Positive Reinforcement Clinic, Gentle Giants Draft Horse Rescue, Mt. Airy, MD 10/19 - Free State Riding Club Open Show, FSRC, Bowie, MD 10/19 - Horses On Pointe Benefit for Great and Small, Wyndham Oaks, Boyds, MD 10/19 - #MarylandMillion, Laurel Park, Laurel, MD 10/19 - 20 - The Maryland Horse Trials @ Loch Moy Farm Fall Starter Ht #2, Loch Moy Farm Adamstown, MD 10/20 - InterSchool Horse Show Series (ISHS) Show, coexist.stables, Mt. Airy, MD 10/20 - Maryland Hunter Pace Circuit Marlborough Hunt Club Hunter Pace, Marlborough Hunt Club, Upper Marlboro, MD To see more dates, pick up a copy of The Equiery at your favorite retail outlet, or visit read.equiery.com Call 800-244-9580 to find out how your event can be included in this list.
So much fun to be able to see and have the opportunity to work with one of my previous sales horses and his new girl building their relationship so successfully and improving together!! Check us out at Bascule Farm LLC www.basculefarm.com so we can help you find your perfect horse and for lessons, board, or training!! #whyidowhatido #lovemyjob #cloudatlas #ottbsdoitbetter #glittersquad #forlife #allthatglitterseventing #atgeventing #allthatglitters #isnotgold #sometimesitsgray #socute #lovehim #loveher #thecuteness #icanteven #perfectmatch #matchmaker #trainerandy #teambascule #goodboy #everyhorseneedsalittlegirl #everygirlneedsahorse #pushingpower #engagethehindleg #jump #whee #goodpony
This former working student waved from the highway as we passed by on the way to Virginia. Miss you guys, but we're Florida bound!
Got some great shots of jumping at Bascule Farm LLC it's such a great show to build confidence for horses and riders. Nic and Steph, Belle and Zineb Moussafir, and Vito and Sam all had such a good day!
Hello Julie how are you?
LILLIAN HEARD here this Sunday for another clinic! So excited to have her see how much progress everyone has made since she was here last. ONE opening left for a Dressage lesson ($135) on Sunday! Message if you're interested! https://www.facebook.com/313139995400235/photos/a.594178457296386.1073741827.313139995400235/680345625346335/?type=3