Monthly Archives: April 2020

Ashley Gates


Ashley visited our farm when she was 7-years old for a summer horse camp, and instantly got the “horse bug” after riding a sweet horse named Ditto. She soon after began showing and working at the farm. Ashley realized that being around horses will always be her passion.

Ashley began leasing a Quarter Horse named Willow when she was 12, who gave her a love of caring for “grey mares.” She and Willow took great pride when showing in Horsemanship and Pleasure classes at the local shows. 

In 2011, Ashley began her horse ownership journey with Pebbles, a feisty Appendix Quarter Horse from our farm. Pebbles and Ashley participated in a variety of experiences including Hunter/Jumper, Western, and Cross-Country, but their favorite will always be Pleasure riding. 

Ashley now is a Kindergarten Teacher throughout the school year, and is one of our Camp Counselors during the summer. She loves sharing her passion of horses with beginner-intermediate riders during our summer camps.

Clare Kozycki


Clare has grown up in the Southern Anne Arundel County farming community for the majority of her life.  She experienced her first pony ride by the time she was four years old, and by the age five she had found her way to En-Tice-Ment Stables, training under Deana Tice.  She has competed in Hunter/Jumpers, Equitation, and in the recent year trained in Dressage.

At sixteen, Clare began to retrain her three-year old Off the Track Thoroughbred mare, Desi.  While Clare still actively competes, her passion is instilling horsemanship and the love of riding in individuals of all ages. 

Clare’s love of horses and farming led her to pursue a Bachelor’s of Science degree from the University of Maryland in Agricultural Science and Technology, Agronomy in hopes to help preserve Maryland’s farming heritage.