South County is The Heart of Horse Country in Anne Arundel County Maryland
There may be more horses in Southern Anne Arundel County than people. This area is home to horse farms with names like “Holiday Stables” and “Homestead Hill”. There are signs hung at the end of driveways that are so set back from the road you can’t see the house announcing to anyone who passes by that horses known by names like ”Obligation” are stabled there. Southern Anne Arundel County is often referred to as “South County” by local area residents. Nestled throughout the tri-town area of Lothian, Harwood and Davidsonville you will find horse farms, old tobacco farms (no longer growing tobacco but now producing corn and soy), luxury estate homes on multi-acre lots, and the gentle rolling hills found along this part of the Chesapeake Bay.
A Saturday or Sunday afternoon drive is not complete this time of year without a stop at Dick and Jane’s Farm Marketwhere you’ll find flowers and produce. October brings a pumpkin field and a corn maze within which to wander. Children will squeal with delight while loosing their parents for a few minutes in the maze and would make Charlie Brown proud seeking out The Great Pumpkin.
Southern Maryland is steeped in history with well known personalities and locales. William Penn came to the home of Col. Thomas Tailler on “The Ridge” in December of 1682 for his first conference with Charles Lord Baltimore as to the location of the boundary line between Maryland and Pennsylvania.
There are several luxury estate homes with stables, barns or run-in sheds for your horses in the Lothian, Harwood or Davidsonville area of Southern Anne Arundel County. Once such example is the luxury estate home found at 10 Thorton Spring Lane. This classic Cape Cod with over 4,500 square feet of living space (not counting the unfinished basement) was constructed in 2006 on nearly 7 acres of riding and grazing land (backing to 200 acres of farm land) and features 5 bedrooms with 3.5 bathrooms. Pamper your hourses in total luxury in the new 1,800 square foot stable with three stalls, a wash-down stall, stall warmers, and office with a half bath. For more details on this luxury estate home, click here!
Southern Anne Arundel County is located 25 minutes from City Dock at the heart of downtown Annapolis, about 45 minutes from Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI), and is quick 43 minutes from the White House at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue.
If you do not yet have your own horse but are thinking about learning to ride or if you need a local Maryland Horse Stable for boarding, click here! And for more information on horseback riding in the greater Annapolis Maryland area, check out this article in What’s Up?.
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