Patchwork Farm is a custom built, state of the art hunter/jumper training facility with all Morton Buildings, ample grass pastures for turnout, and all weather paddocks for rainy days. Our Indoor, Outdoor, and Covered Round Pen arenas are footed with Footings Unlimited Nike Blend. We pride ourselves on providing uncompromised care for the horse and support for our riders in an educational and fun environment. Our riders and horses have won numerous local, regional and national awards.
Our main barn features 28 matted stalls with overhead, closed motor fans and yoke windows. We have a large client tack room for tack trunks, bridles and saddles as well as provided saddle pads, boots, polos, and girths available for client use. There are 5 dry racks with overhead heaters and fans, 4 hot/cold wash racks, as well as cross ties throughout the halls. We also have laundry and a restroom. In addition, we have a dedicated staff tack room and main office.
Our top barn features 10 matted stalls with overhead, closed motor fans and yoke windows. There are 2 hot/cold wash and grooming racks with overhead heaters and cross ties in the hall. The top barn includes a tack room for both clients and academy students. There is also laundry, a restroom, and lounge for clients.
Our grass fields are 4-board wood fenced and are surrounded by lanes and trails for walking. Horses are turned out alone, daily for a few hours on grass.
We have smaller, all-weather paddocks for turnout on wet, rainy days.
Riding facilities include a 130 x 225 ft outdoor arena and an 80 x 200 ft indoor arena, both with sand-based, Footings Unlimited Nike Blend footing that was updated in Fall 2023. Additionally, we have a covered and enclosed 60 ft lunging ring and an outdoor round pen.
The Patchwork Farm feeding program is tailored to the individual horse, featuring high quality feeds from a local mill. We also feed beet pulp with alfalfa cubes to most of our horses to help keep them fat and shiny while the calcium in the alfalfa helps protect their stomachs from ulcers. Our horses are turned out daily on lush grass pastures and on wet days they are turned out in all weather paddocks. While in the barn, the horses always have hay in front of them as we like our horses to be able to munch all day, like nature intended.
We utilize the "Smartpak" system to efficiently organize and distribute our horses' supplements. When we travel to shows, we pack up everything from feed to supplements to ensure no interruption to our feeding program.
We rely on the expert work of our team’s professionals to keep our horses healthy and happy. Each horse is an individual athlete and is treated as such. As a part of our routine health care management, all our horses receive regular visits from our farrier, who is at the farm every Tuesday and Friday. Horses are shod at 4-6 week intervals as needed. We take care of all veterinary matters: vaccinations and any other health care or soundness matters. Our horses also receive the attention of our chiropractor and massage therapists at the owner’s direction - we should all be so pampered!
It couldn’t be easier for our owners as we handle all scheduling. Payment is made from the owner’s Equine Care Account.
The original Patchwork Farm was built in 1985, using recycled lumber from a torn down greenhouse. Janet, fresh out of college with a "very practical" college degree in History, lived on site, in a newly constructed log home. We thought “Patchwork Farm” was the perfect name for our fledgling business.
Several moves and many years later (2003), the Sherrill family built a beautiful new home for the program on Thomas Road. We considered changing the name of Patchwork Farm to more accurately reflect our new sophisticated image. However, “Market Research” (we kicked the idea around with our clients and friends in the horse business) indicated a strong loyalty toward our original name: Patchwork Farm was here to stay!
After 22 years, Janet and Lauren bought the permanent Patchwork Farm! It was very hard to leave Thomas Road after 12 years but with a lot of fond memories we moved in May 2014 to our very own facility!