Welcome to the first of many additions of Stable Style. I want to give a huge thank you to Ashley Cline of the Equestrian Stylist for opening up her family’s farm for our viewing pleasure, prepare to be amazed, inspired & wishing you were living in Florida right now. All photos were provided courtesy of Kathy Cline Photography.
Farm Name: Fox Meadow Farm
Location: Ocala, Florida
Describe your farm in one word: Classic
Ashley with her Dutch Warmblood, Sir Walter who is originally from Holland. While Sir Walter is now retired, he lives on the farm & used to be shown in Junior Hunters & Amateur Owners.
The side of the barn with antique wagon wheels. Ashley & her family LOVE to go antique/ vintage shopping in Ocala. There are lots of equestrian & horse-inspired goodies at most places. Sometimes you can find things from the 1800s!
The jump field is Ashley’s favorite place on the farm, “I love the jump field because even though it’s mostly flat, there is a small hill at the far end that goes through the trees. I love cantering up the hill and through the trees to the jump. Before, the farm in south Florida didn’t have any trees– so the large Oak trees really make for a beautiful field. It almost feels like you are riding on a cross country course!”
The back of the barn area, it includes two wash racks.
So crisp & clean inside. The high vaulted ceilings keep the barn cool in the summer time & each stall includes a ceiling fan & fly spray system for horses; it keeps them cool & bug free.
Tack trunks customized by Mcguinn Farms. There are even have the two mini ones for the mini horses.
I asked Ashley about the equine residents of Fox Meadow Farm & who lives there – Sir Walter: Dutch Warmblood, Hadfield’s Minuet “Minnie”: Dutch Warmblood, Blue Rock “Salsa”: Retired small hunter show pony, Sam I Am: retired small hunter show pony, Duke the mini donkey, Nole the mini donkey, Pecan Grove’s Peppy’s Perfect Lady “Pepper” the miniature horse, & Fox Meadow Farm’s Maui Wowie “Fonzi” the miniature horse.
The barn also has a guest retreat, or a “grooms quarters” that Ashley’s family built onto the barn. It’s very cozy, I don’t think I mentioned but Ashley’s family recently moved to Fox Meadow Farm & have put a lot of work into the place making it a home.
Bathroom. Equestrian bedding, which is too cute!
Born in the barn, why yes & who wouldn’t want to be with this barn?
The pastures with a pop of pink!
Grapefruit. Fox Meadow Farm has a full garden & grape vineyard, Ashley’s sister picks oranges from their trees every week & squeezes fresh orange juice, talk about delightful.
What type of discipline(s) do you show: Hunter/Jumpers. “I grew up showing competively on the national “A” circuit from Winter Equestrian Festival to the Colorado Summer Circuit, National Pony Finals, Devon National Horse Show, and The National Horse Show. I also grew up showing our miniature horses and took them to Miniature Horse Nationals in Ft. Worth Texas. But, most recently I started playing Polo. I’m getting “hooked”… so, we’ll see where it takes me!”
The driveway lined pastures & beautiful oak trees.
I hope you enjoyed this addition of Stable Style as much as I did! If you want to keep up with Ashley please read the Equestrian Stylist to see what she is up to!
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