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Welcome to Ship's Quarters Farm...

Facilities for All

Though Dona's passion is dressage, the farm is an idyllic haven for horse enthusiasts of all disciplines.   Horses at SQF are given exemplary care.  Dona and John strive to provide an atmosphere of learning and fun in an encouraging environment for you and your horse.  SQF strives to be a peaceful and relaxed facility for the horses and riders that they serve.   Their hope is that the time you spend with your horse at SQF is the best part of your day!

Horses Are More

than a Hobby...

...They are our Partners.

Providing an atmosphere of learning and fun in a stimulating environment for you and your horse.

...A special place that one can't help but be reminded when looking out over the gently rolling fields, that the farm is an important part of equestrian history. Originally established by a retired naval captain and his wife, Ship's Quarters became a mecca for the 3-Day Eventing world during the late 1970's-80's.   Some of the best Event riders  have ridden over this rolling terrain, to include the screening trial for the 1976 Olympics.  In the early 1980's when Dona Ruth scribed during a large dressage show held at the farm, she never imagined owning the beautiful property.  But today, Dona and her husband, John,  live in  the old stone farmhouse and run a thriving training/boarding facility on the historical property they call home.

SQF is situated on 85 acres in beautiful Westminster, Maryland.  It is surrounded by agricultural lands and Hunt Country and is also convenient to  Carroll and Baltimore counties as well as Pennsylvania.