Bascule Farm LLC

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

Operating as usual

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07/27/2021

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07/24/2021

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07/20/2021
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!!

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07/19/2021

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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 connemara cross gelding available for on-site lease at Bascule Fa...
07/02/2021

On site partial lease available!!

"Divine Presence" 6yo 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!!

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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

When you think your neighbor might be getting cookies and you don’t want to be forgotten...
05/03/2021

When you think your neighbor might be getting cookies and you don’t want to be forgotten...

When you think your neighbor might be getting cookies and you don’t want to be forgotten...

From Sandy Waterman: if you see it posted call Montgomery County Police!Attention horse friends! It appears that my bran...
04/17/2021

From Sandy Waterman: if you see it posted call Montgomery County Police!

Attention horse friends! It appears that my brand new custom CWD saddle has been taken/stolen from my barn in Poolesville (NFF Stables). We’ve narrowed it down to someone must’ve come in the barn after 9:30 PM on Wednesday night and before 7:30 AM on Thursday morning. This is a very valuable saddle that I had only owned for a few months. It is a custom saddle and it has gray/blue piping on it, which is very unique because it’s not a color that is typically offered. So if I see it at a horse show somewhere I will know it is mine! For any of my local horse friends, if you see or hear of any 2019 17" CWD full Buffalo leather saddles being available for sale with a blue/gray piping, please let me know! The serial number is 02069869. It is currently fitted with CWD leathers and MDC irons and a CWD cover. I can provide more details if you PM me. I appreciate people being on the lookout! Oh and yes this is already on file with the Montgomery county police. I hope whoever receives or buys this saddle realizes that receiving stolen property is also a crime. Thanks for helping me be on the lookout, I am really upset about this as I'm sure you can all understand! My first "serious" saddle!! Thanks everyone!

04/12/2021

Rotwing and Sonora had a lovely filly named Regatta (Sonora’s first foal). This is Regattas 2019 filly for sale! Wonderful temperament, movement and jump! What a flashy 2year old!

04/07/2021

When your girls being a beast XC, you jump the Training last fence! Congrats Lilly for a great ride! #beastmare, #noopposition #girlpower #baymaresrock

FMF open for xc schooling!!
03/23/2021

FMF open for xc schooling!!

Such a thoughtful new owner of one of our homebreds!  😂 Preschool graduation card!  ❤️❤️❤️this!  Kathryn and Reincarnati...
03/20/2021

Such a thoughtful new owner of one of our homebreds! 😂 Preschool graduation card! ❤️❤️❤️this! Kathryn and Reincarnation ‘15 (Rotwing x Bold New Season, Par The Course) now known as Beamer! Thanks to Katie Petronelli for the match! Couldn’t be happier he’s in your barn!

03/15/2021

VERY IMPORTANT!!! PLEASE READ EVERYTHING!!!

March Starter Trial - 3/20-3/21 - IMPORTANT Horse Health Information

In light of the recent local outbreaks of EHV-1 in Cecil, Anne Arundel and Chester (PA) Counties, and the number of horses traveling from localities with other outbreaks now that the show season has begun, Loch Moy Farm is instituting the following requirements for the March 20-21 starter. This may extend to future events, including Twilight Eventing, depending on how these outbreaks progress.

EQUINE HEALTH CERTIFICATE: You MUST examine each horse for the conditions described, TAKE ITS TEMPERATURE to fulfill the OTHER condition check box, and fill out the certificate. Do so before putting your horse on the trailer for travel. It is recommended that you monitor temperature and other vitals over the course of several days prior to travel. HORSES WITHOUT HEALTH CERTIFICATES WILL BE BARRED FROM THE GROUNDS (as will any horse on the trailer with them, even if it has been examined). 30-day health certificates will not be accepted. We will accept a 72-hour (or shorter) veterinarian-issued health certificate in lieu of a self-certificate if your horse has been isolated from outside disease vectors since its exam.

PRINT and SIGN your horse's Health Self-Certificate. They will be collected at a checkpoint after the pond, before you drive up the hill. If the ground is not soggy due to the coming rain, you may park in the field below the hill if you would like to keep your horse at some distance from other trailers. Ask at the checkpoint if this option is available.

Again, HORSES WITHOUT HEALTH CERTIFICATES WILL BE BARRED FROM THE GROUNDS (as will any horse on the trailer with them, even if it has been examined). We will ask you to turn around and leave. No refunds will be issued.

Click here for the link to the Self Health Certificate:

https://www.themarylandhorsetrials.com/images/equine-exhibitor-self-certification.pdf

REMINDER: Monday (March 15) is the last day to scratch with a refund (less $25 office fee), or change your entry without a change fee. No refunds will be issued after the 15th. All changes after the 15th (except dropping down a level) will incur a $25 change fee. We are no longer able to issue credits or schooling passes for future events. If you are unsure about riding this weekend, we encourage you to scratch now!

Here is a link to Compete Easy "How To" Videos:

https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLLl0T4TvXhkOUmH7hJLhqEwfqBehyq-yx


ON-SITE PROTOCOLS: Please adhere to these strictly!
1) BRING YOUR OWN WATER! The wash stalls will be closed. You MUST provide your own water for your horse.
2) Do not let horses from different barns greet or touch each other.
3) Do not share buckets, towels, lead ropes, halters, etc. between horses.
4) Contain your horse! Do your absolute best to make sure your horse does not come loose from your trailer.
5) WASH YOUR HANDS! Wash your hands after handling a horse or its equipment. Bring a spare coat or shirt in case a strange horse gets saliva or nasal discharge on your clothes.
6) Do not linger on the grounds after your ride.

STABLING PROTOCOLS: Please adhere to these strictly!
1) Follow all the above protocols.
2) Water will be available on site for stablers ONLY. Do not let the hose touch the bucket when filling water buckets. If you have room to bring your own water, do so.
3) Stablers will be grouped by barn and isolated from each other as much as possible.
4) Do not handle or feed other people's horses. The volunteer stable manager (Friday afternoon and Saturday only) will NOT be permitted to hay or feed your horse.
5) Maintain distance from other people and horses (We've still got our covid pandemic, remember!) Use the door closest to your stall to enter and exit the barn. Do not walk down the whole length of an inside barn aisle if you don't need to.
6) Arrive as late as is feasible. Leave as promptly as possible.

Address

20800 Whites Ferry Rd
Poolesville, MD
20837

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 9:30pm
Tuesday 7am - 9:30pm
Wednesday 7am - 9:30pm
Thursday 7am - 9:30pm
Friday 7am - 9:30pm
Saturday 7am - 9:30pm
Sunday 7am - 9:30pm

Telephone

(301) 972-8943

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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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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!
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
ROLEX 06 is for sale! Quiet sensible 16+ hand Hanoverian/Swedish WB mare. Pretty much a Novice packer with some Training level miles. Would excel in a program! Great first horse, could be a show hunter or dressage horse exclusively! Healthy with perfect ground manners! $15k and contact Julia directly to try her! [email protected] or call 240-481-8693
June 24th SUNDAY Clinic with 4* rider and GREAT Clinician, Lillian Heard!
JUNE 24th: 2018
Finally selling our super amateur friendly Rocky! Rocket J Squirrel. 2011 16.3 hand chestnut Hanoverian/Trakehner gelding. (Rotwing x Sunrise Sonata (Stravinsky x Whats Up, Wendesohn)) Rocky is a homegrown we have steered to straight dressage, though he does jump. He's a quiet, sensible Adult Amateur friendly mount starting Second level movements. His gaits are smooth and easy to sit. He has shown a few times with an amateur and really needs to find his person who can take him out and compete him. He's easy around the barn, clips, loads, trailers, stands for farrier and is completely healthy. Easy keeper and has spent time living out.
Will any of you be coming to Colorado for USEA championships?
INDOOR DRESSAGE SHOW FEB 18th, 2018
SUNDAY JAN 28th, 8:30am to 7pm
Graceful Marys 2010 Rotwing baby is for sale! Contact Mike Huber at [email protected]. She's in Ocala FL now.