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Winter Update


We currently have several very nice cashmere goats for sale, including 10 new kids! All are white or badger colored, both of which produce cream-colored cashmere fiber.

American Cashmere Goats were first deveoped in the 1980s and are relatively rare. They were developed by crossing feral domestic goats in Australia (hardy) with Spanish Meat Goats in the U.S. (tractable). Cashmere goats are very friendly and hardier than Angora (mohair), milk, and meat goats.

They grow amazingly soft and luxurious cashmere fiber as an undercoat each winter, and we comb it out each spring. Cashmere goats get along well with other pasture animals and love to eat poison ivy, wild rose, bramble, honeysuckle, etc. Weed Whackers with Personality!

Our goats are priced from $350 to $500 each.

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Farm Overview

Harley Farm is a lovely 42-acre family farm tucked into the rolling hills of Middletown Valley. Located just west of Frederick, Maryland, we offer:

  • Pasture-based horse boarding in spacious fields with good shelter. A visitor looking across our pastures once called it "Horse Heaven." Amenities include a covered and lit training ring and miles of trail riding all around.

  • Exceptionally gentle, intelligent, and versatile Crabbet Arabian* horses for sale.
  • Rare and hardy Cashmere Goats and cashmere yarn for sale. Friendly and intelligent, the goats do a great job of clearing weeds and brush from our fields while growing the softest fiber imaginable.

*Most of the horses for sale at Harley Farm are purebred Arabians with high-percentage Crabbet bloodlines. Although they have many great ancestors, most of our horses breeding is influenced by Azraff, Ferzon, and Count Dorsaz. To learn more about this unque line of horse, Google "Crabbet Arabian horses" or visit www.ecahs.org.

Boarding Rates

Pasture boarding with good shelter is $275 per month. The cost for additional horses is $250 per month (See Boarding Services tab).

Horse Testimonials

From Laura

Hi Elaine !

Just a few pics of Bailey, he is doing very well with everything ! Trainer loves him, sees a lot of potential for the girls. He adores kids, he changes completely from, "oh no I'm gonna be ridden" to "my little friends are here". So funny !!! We are in the process of looking for acreage & have a few potential 10 acre plots we are considering. When it comes to fruition we would like to purchase another Crabbet...but not for a while - maybe 18 months down the road so keep that mind. I have a question about the winter months, everyone is suggesting that I sheet him ? What is your opinion ? I like him fuzzy... Lol...

Thanks again, for your time and lovely horses... Laura

From Anita

Hi Elaine,
A quick note to update you on Indie: he's doing so well! True is absolutely in love with him :) He has settled in beautifully and is such a pleasure to have around. He has such a friendly and loving personality!

True is having a blast with him. Thank you again!!!


From Dr. Ariane:

Keep your fingers crossed. I have someone looking at Marvel Wed. I really want to replace him with another one of yours! I love this pix of Bastian and I! I brought him to a Dressage clinic last summer J with a German instructor. He was loved.

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I will keep you posted! Of course share the picture and our names! I am definitely good advertisement! Anyone can contact me that would like as well for reference and for me to share my enthusiasm!!
 
Ariane

From Fiona:

Dear Elaine,

I thought that you might like to see some pictures of April.

She has had a very busy winter, fitting into her new barn and learning all kinds of new things.
I absolutely love her and she is becoming a barn favorite as well :)

All the best.
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From Barbara:

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Just to fill you in on what Picasso has been doing for the past few months. I now have a horse that I can take anywhere and have fun.

Last Saturday Michelle showed Picasso at Morven Park and they were VADA/Nova Reserve Champion at Training Level. He has had limited showing and at his previous show at Compass Rose he finished first in one of his classes at Training Level and Michelle and he were the judges choice for best costume.

Picasso and I competed in the Battlefield Equestrian Society's judged pleasure ride at the end of September and we came home with two ribbons!! At the end of October we went on the Flint Hill Volunteer Fire Department Ride where there were over 300 riders and horses. There are marked trails of 9-18 miles and you go at your own speed. I rode him two days and he was great.

 

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