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Fox Chapel Farm

Fox Chapel Farm Full care boarding and training facility in the heart of Area II eventing. Specializing in eventers, third level dressage and made dozens of field hunters.

Head Trainer/Owner: John Secan

John began riding and training ponies on his family's farm in Brookeville, Maryland in 1997. Since then John has campaigned his own riding horses through the preliminary level of eventing. John is experienced in working with young horses, off the track Thoroughbreds, and horses of all ages with behavioral issues. John specializes in sporthorses for eventing, dressa

ge and foxhunting. John is available to travel to your farm for training rides and lessons, and is available onsite for full training. The Farm:
​Historic private horse farm on Jennings Chapel in Woodbine is being restored to its former glory and we are a part of it! Full and training board offered in quiet 10-stall barn .The barn has matted 12x12 stalls, tack room, and hot and cold wash rack. Lush fields have not been grazed in several years and all boast new automatic waterers. Fencing is either four board or no-climb wire with a top board. Small indoor arena, grass ring, rolling hills for conditioning and hacking are immediately available, and the property directly adjoins miles of trails in the Patuxent State River Park. A new outdoor arena and continual farm upgrades are planned for whenever the weather cooperates. Impeccable individual attention, turnout in small groups, and care for your horses as if they are my own. The farm is convenient to both Howard County-Iron Bridge Hounds and Goshen Hounds.

Operating as usual

08/17/2020

ISO:
We are a small private barn looking to add a full time groom. The job would entail grooming and mucking stalls of 12-14 horses and ponies five days a week. Applicant does not need experience but must have the desire to learn, attention to detail, the ability to be flexible, and a good sense of humor is always a plus!
Competitive pay and riding opportunities available.

Located in Woodbine, Maryland

Contact 301-802-9052 or [email protected]

2009 16.2h TB geldingThis handsome horse is a good mover with super form over fences. He is comfortable and well broke o...
11/01/2019

2009 16.2h TB gelding

This handsome horse is a good mover with super form over fences. He is comfortable and well broke on the flat, and almost anyone can ride him in the ring. He will hack around on the buckle or work into contact.

Benny has many miles as a children’s hunter and has also hunted first and second field with packs in Virginia and Maryland. For hunting, he needs a confident rider who is comfortable with a forward ride and a big jump. He can get impatient in the field if it is a slow day. Benny is regularly giving lessons to a wide variety of riders, and is enjoyed by all.

He has an engaging personality and enjoys his people. He is very easy to have in the barn and is an easy keeper, but does crib. He is good for the farrier, to clip, bathe, cross tie, and ship (he gets off the trailer ready to work), and is up to date on vaccinations.

Benny is fit, very reasonably priced, and ready to be your next parter!

Pm for more info or video
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Saint Omega is a 13yo 16.1h TB gelding looking for a new person to enjoy time with. His owner of the last nine years is ...
08/16/2019

Saint Omega is a 13yo 16.1h TB gelding looking for a new person to enjoy time with. His owner of the last nine years is traveling more now that she is retired, and has made the difficult decision to find Mega a new person who can spend more time with him.
The ideal home for Mega would be an adult amateur or teen looking to do low level ring work, jumping, and trail riding. He is easy to have in the barn, and is good for the farrier, trailering, etc. He has no maintenance requirements aside from one Equioxx pill a day.
If you are looking for a handsome horse to enjoy and can provide an excellent and loving home for Mega, please contact me to set up a time to meet him!

Asking $1k to an EXCELLENT long-term home.
Pm for more info or video

⭐️Looking for a safe and fun horse to hit the trails with? ⭐️Number One Case is a 15yo 16.1h TB mare looking for a new p...
08/14/2019

⭐️Looking for a safe and fun horse to hit the trails with? ⭐️

Number One Case is a 15yo 16.1h TB mare looking for a new partner. She is a homebred and has had one owner her entire life. After racing, Casey was used for a few years as a broodmare. On the trails she regularly encounters bikers, car traffic, barking dogs, hikers, etc. without blinking an eye. She will bravely lead over bridges, creeks, etc. but is also happy to ride in the back. Casey is an easy keeper who is happy to live inside or out. She is very sound with great feet which require no shoes.
She is not suitable for a child at this time simply because she’s rusty, but is quiet enough that with a few more miles she would be kid safe.
Casey is free to an APPROVED home with screening by METS

Proudly offering for sale:“Fifty”2010 16.3h TB geldingFifty retired from racing as a 4yo and was re-schooled by a pro. H...
09/10/2018

Proudly offering for sale:

“Fifty”
2010 16.3h TB gelding

Fifty retired from racing as a 4yo and was re-schooled by a pro. He has all his basic lateral work, and jumps 2’6. He has good gaits, is soft in the bridle, and can also be ridden in a hackamore or BRIDLE-LESS!! He tends to be a bit of a lazy horse, but also has an engine when needed. He has been used to teach lessons on, and will carry around a timid but confident beginner.

Fifty is happy to live inside or out, and has zero vices. He is currently barefoot and is, as TB’s go, an easy keeper. He has wonderful manners and is super affectionate and interactive.

If you are looking for a super fun, versatile horse, Fifty is your guy!

Asking $7500 to a good home only

PM for more info on price or for videos

(301)-802-9052
[email protected]
Located in Woodbine MD

Had a super school on Grafin D this evening!
06/21/2018

Had a super school on Grafin D this evening!

Greystoke’s Infiniti on his way to second place in his hack class at his first show under saddle last weekend!
06/20/2018

Greystoke’s Infiniti on his way to second place in his hack class at his first show under saddle last weekend!

You may ask, when is the best time to teach your 3yo stallion how to jump? The answer, in the middle of hurricane-like w...
04/19/2018

You may ask, when is the best time to teach your 3yo stallion how to jump? The answer, in the middle of hurricane-like winds. Coleman was PERFECT for his first ever jump school 😍

01/15/2018

I am in the process of looking for an individual who would be interested in a free stall in exchange for mucking stalls 5-6 days a week.
The job requires no handling of horses, water, feed, etc.

By joining our team, your horse will receive:
*top notch care with references available
*Stall board in our 14x14 stalls
*small group turnout in four board fields
*High quality feed and hay (high quality grass hay or alfalfa available)
*Farm has an outdoor sand dressage arena, grass Grand Prix jump field, small xc course up to BN, mile long conditioning track, access to 6,000 acres of trails, and plans for an indoor.
In addition to this, I have a great group of boarders who are truly fun to be around.

This position has room to grow, and candidate can potentially learn all aspects of how to run a professional barn. Applicants should have a good work ethic with a positive attitude.

Interested parties may contact me at:

301-802-9052
[email protected]

Crystal and her horse Remy enjoying a nice ride tonight. I cannot thank Crystal enough for all that she does around the ...
12/20/2017

Crystal and her horse Remy enjoying a nice ride tonight. I cannot thank Crystal enough for all that she does around the farm to keep it running smoothly, and for being such a great friend!

10/13/2017
Happy Birthday to Crystal!!!Glad Remy gave you a good ride today!🐎🎂🎊🎉
10/12/2017

Happy Birthday to Crystal!!!
Glad Remy gave you a good ride today!
🐎🎂🎊🎉

10/05/2017

We currently have one training stall available!

We specialize in young horses being brought along for a future in fox hunting or eventing.

Whether you want your fox hunter legged up for the season, or your young horse to get a well rounded education, we can help. All at a very affordable price! Our facility boasts a round pen, sand dressage arena, huge grass show jump arena, small xc course, mile long turf gallop track, and MILES of gorgeous trails.

Contact us for more info!

Contact us for more info!

Training stall available at our new facility!We specialize in starting young horses, gearing them primarily for jobs in ...
09/14/2017

Training stall available at our new facility!

We specialize in starting young horses, gearing them primarily for jobs in fox hunting, eventing and dressage.

Our facility boasts 14x14 stalls. We are able to provide semi-private or private turnout in safe four board paddocks, depending on your horses needs. We have a sand dressage arena, a grass show jump arena, a mile long turf gallop track and a round pen. The property also has great hacking out- all of these amenities allow us to give your young horse the perfect start.

Along with starting young horses, we are offering re-schooling and sales prep for horses of all disciplines. Many years of experience, and immaculate, individualized care. Many references available.

Everyone settled in nicely at the new farm. Here's to the next chapter!
08/31/2017

Everyone settled in nicely at the new farm. Here's to the next chapter!

Very, VERY hot evening for a XC school 😊but it was well worth it!
06/23/2017

Very, VERY hot evening for a XC school 😊but it was well worth it!

Secan Sport Horses
05/14/2017

Secan Sport Horses

05/09/2017
Photos from Secan Sport Horses's post

Some videos and pictures from today's rides off the farm. Roland is getting more confident in his jumping and was accompanied by Rigby, who was an awesome guy out xc schooling. Smoke and Dave were perfect, like always 😊 It was a beautiful day full of fun rides!

Secan Sport Horses
05/03/2017

Secan Sport Horses

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new boarders! Reisa and Guinness belong to Kelly and Andre belongs to Mallor...
05/02/2017

We would like to give a warm welcome to our new boarders! Reisa and Guinness belong to Kelly and Andre belongs to Mallory. We are very excited to have them join us!

Smoke LOVES his women 😍
05/02/2017

Smoke LOVES his women 😍

New helmet hooks courtesy of Taylor Martin!🎩👌🏻
04/17/2017

New helmet hooks courtesy of Taylor Martin!
🎩👌🏻

Face lift of the 10 stall barn is complete and the outdoor is ready for footing!
04/16/2017

Face lift of the 10 stall barn is complete and the outdoor is ready for footing!

With the wonderful spring weather, we have been busy taking the young horses out. Here are a few shots of what we have b...
04/15/2017

With the wonderful spring weather, we have been busy taking the young horses out. Here are a few shots of what we have been up to!

Dave, Lou, and Roland having a serious discussion this morning over spring grass...
04/10/2017

Dave, Lou, and Roland having a serious discussion this morning over spring grass...

Secan Sport Horses's cover photo
04/09/2017

Secan Sport Horses's cover photo

Taylor Martin and her mare Maisey catching some rays  in front of the indoor. 🐎😎🌞
03/29/2017

Taylor Martin and her mare Maisey catching some rays in front of the indoor. 🐎😎🌞

Business meeting in the shed today! From left to right: Dave, Smoke, Roland, and Theo.
03/29/2017

Business meeting in the shed today!
From left to right: Dave, Smoke, Roland, and Theo.

SNOW DAY! Everyone took advantage of their turn outside today ❄️☃️
03/14/2017

SNOW DAY! Everyone took advantage of their turn outside today ❄️☃️

Mid-morning nap for the doggies at the farm 🐶☀️
03/11/2017

Mid-morning nap for the doggies at the farm 🐶☀️

What a GORGEOUS day for a ride with friends!
02/19/2017

What a GORGEOUS day for a ride with friends!

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Lewisdale Road
Woodbine, MD
21797

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Fun facts: The property housing Alsikkan Farm Moore Hebert Dressage and Secan Sport Horses was purchased from the Queen of England BEFORE the founding of the United States.

The south wing of our barn was originally built for housing dairy cows in an era when the region was famous for milk production. Historians have extensive records at the Germantown Mooseum. Since then, we have refurbished it to house 10 of our 22 state-of-the-art stalls.

The farm is located within the well-known “Cedar Grove” — complete with a pit-stop (now Cedar Grove Store) and is home to a rich history as an area within a days ride to key locations in the building of America.
Fun facts: The property housing Alsikkan Farm Moore Hebert Dressage and Secan Sport Horses was purchased from the Queen of England BEFORE the founding of the United States.

The south wing of our barn was originally built for housing dairy cows in an era when the region was famous for milk production. Historians have extensive records at the Germantown Mooseum. Since then, we have refurbished it to house 10 of our 22 state-of-the-art stalls.

The farm is located within the well-known “Cedar Grove” — complete with a pit-stop (now Cedar Grove Store) and is home to a rich history as an area within a days ride to key locations in the building of America.
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