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By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
When a deadly earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana seven years ago, humans weren't the only creatures in distress. Countless horses and other animals also needed help, and emergency teams from the Woodbine-based Days End Farm Horse Rescue came to their aid. The 58-acre farm in Woodbine, established in 1989, has carved out an international reputation for its work training first responders, animal control officers,...
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By Marie Marciano Gullard and For The Baltimore Sun | October 2, 2014
Prime pieces of farmland like this one on the auction block in northern Baltimore County are few and far between. Ideally situated among the rolling hills of Maryland's horse country, 4101 Butler Road in Glyndon is a 189-acre, horseshoe-shaped estate adjacent to Sagamore Farm, the well-known thoroughbred horse breeding center. A completely renovated, 304-year-old farmhouse, with three bedrooms and three bathrooms, is nestled on the property. The current owners farm out portions of the land for soybean and hay. There is also a one-bedroom cottage on a 1-plus-acre building site.
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By Peter Hermann, The Baltimore Sun | July 17, 2010
State officials describe Paula Jordan as a nonviolent inmate at the Maryland Correctional Institution for Women in Jessup. That made her a perfect candidate to work at a Howard County horse farm as part of a rehabilitation program. Here is what the 41-year-old from Baltimore did to get locked up: In January 2005, she chased after her boyfriend swinging a butcher's knife, stabbed him in the leg, mopped up the blood, cleaned the blade and put it back into its holder before police arrived.
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By Sean Welsh, The Baltimore Sun | July 1, 2014
A fire badly damaged a recently-renovated building at Sagamore Farm in northern Baltimore County Monday night into Tuesday, the farm's management and Baltimore County fire officials said. The fire, which occurred in the 3500 block of Belmont Avenue in Reisterstown, began around 11:28 p.m. Monday and was under control by 1:18 a.m. Tuesday, Baltimore County fire officials said in a statement. Tom Mullikin, manager of Sagamore Farm - which is owned by Under Armour founder Kevin Plank - said in a statement the fire took place at "our newly constructed employee quarters" and caused "significant" damage.
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By Larry Carson, The Baltimore Sun | July 14, 2010
Officials have suspended a program that provided inmate labor for a Howard County horse rescue farm, after complaints from neighbors and parents of young volunteers who said they weren't notified that prisoners would be at the site. The Maryland Department of Public Safety and Correctional Services rolled out the program at the Days End Farm Horse Rescue last week. But just days later, officials were apologizing for how the initiative was handled. "I was definitely against it. Nobody knew about it," said Tammy Mirabile, who lives with her husband and four children, ages 2 to 11, less than a mile from the farm on Woodbine Road and learned about the initiative through a newspaper account last weekend.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
To ensure that kids learn how to bathe a horse properly, why not let them have fun painting the animal in vibrant colors first so there's something visible to wash away? That concept had 20 youth volunteers brushing water-soluble paints and glitter Tuesday on five mild-mannered horses at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine as part of a new educational venture called the Legacy Program. The two-week sessions for youths ages 12 to 17 are a far cry from past summers, when parents tended to use the previously unstructured volunteer opportunity at the 58-acre facility as a "free baby-sitting service," said Jill Pokorny, volunteer coordinator and former teacher.
NEWS
By Richard Irwinand William B. Talbott and Richard Irwinand William B. Talbott,Evening Sun Staff Robert Hilson Jr. and Monica Norton contributed to this story | October 29, 1990
The owners of a horse farm were found slain today at their home in a remote area near Patapsco Valley State Park and Interstate 70 in Baltimore County.John George Dietz and his wife, Lillian Ann, both 63, had each been shot once and were found in a bedroom of their secluded brick, ranch-style home in the 7700 block of Inwood Ave., said Baltimore County police at Woodlawn.There were no signs of forced entry or ransacking of the house, police said."It's looking . . . less like a robbery, and it looks like somebody did it for personal reasons," said Sgt. Stephen R. Doarnburger.
NEWS
February 1, 1994
For the second time in a year, a barn at the horse farm of Myron Almony in Fowblesburg has burned to the ground.Two other barns in Carroll and Baltimore counties, within a one-mile radius, also were destroyed Jan. 12 and June 18.Baltimore County fire officials said the second fire at the Almony farm was discovered shortly after 2 a.m. Sunday, bringing engines from Hampstead, Reese to assist seven pieces of equipment from Baltimore County.Officials estimated the loss at $95,000.The farm is in the 5600 block of Emory Road, on the Baltimore County side of the line.
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By Tanya Jones and Tanya Jones,SUN STAFF | December 5, 1995
Equilibrium Horse Center in Crofton is more than a place to learn how to ride a horse, according to its director and students.The 82-acre farm is a place where children can learn responsibility and where animals can teach people to be better human beings, according to owner Kathleen Harjess. It's what sets her place apart from other riding centers, she says."The environment of the place is one where people can grow," Ms. Harjess of Crofton said in an interview.Michael Booher, a 14-year-old ninth-grader at Arundel Senior High School, said that having his own horse to teach and care for has made him more responsible.
SPORTS
By Ross Peddicord and Ross Peddicord,Evening Sun Staff | February 25, 1991
MIDDLEBURG -- For nearly 30 years, the residents of this little village, located about 12 miles west of Westminster in northern Carroll County, looked out on the vast remains of what was once Maryland's most famous horse farm.Years of neglect had taken their toll on the once proud thoroughbred establishment called Bowling Brook.All that remained was possibly the ghost of one of its noted runners like the Duke of Magenta or Tom Ochiltree, or maybe the old man, Wyndham Walden himself, a trainer who is described as the Wayne Lukas of his era, who started building this once fabulous showplace in 1878.
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AEGIS STAFF REPORT | October 31, 2013
The next in a series of tours of historic properties hosted by the Historical Society of Harford County is scheduled for Sunday, Nov. 3, from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Hopkins family's scenic Elberton Hill Farm in Darlington. The hosts will welcome visitors to the historic Hopkins-Bayless house, grounds and outbuildings on the working horse farm at 837 Darlington Road in Darlington. This will be an exterior tour of the house. The house stands on part of the tract called Elberton or El Briton, from which several of the surrounding farms were formed.
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By Luke Lavoie, llavoie@tribune.com | August 2, 2013
After more that 24 years at the reins of the Days End Farm Horse Rescue, founder and Executive Director Kathleen Schwartz-Howe is retiring, the organization announced Friday. According to a news release, Schwartz-Howe will step down on Sept. 15 and will be replaced by Assistant Executive Director Erin Ochoa, who was unanimously appointed by the organization's Board of Directors. "I am leaving the organization in excellent hands - I truly could not ask for a better group of individuals and have full confidence in their ability to carry on the mission of Days End Farm Horse Rescue,” Schwartz-Howe said.
SPORTS
By Mike Klingaman, The Baltimore Sun | April 26, 2013
To co-workers, he's known as The Racing Guy. His neckties have little horses on them, and James Stierhoff has a different one for each day of the week. The walls of his office cubicle at the investment firm Brown Advisory are peppered with news clippings of recent Maryland Hunt Cup races. Stierhoff has won it twice. Saturday, on the lush, rolling hills in Glyndon, he'll try to win a third Hunt Cup aboard the same horse - a feat last achieved in 1967, and only seven times in the 116-year history of the brutal four-mile steeplechase race.
FEATURES
By Arthur Hirsch, The Baltimore Sun | December 22, 2012
Jenny stepped quickly off the trailer into her new home, striding over to Jack, who seemed interested in the fresh arrival. The two donkeys leaned their gray faces toward each other for an instant, then Jack followed her around a bit before Jenny trotted off, exploring the far ends of her fenced pasture. The gray-and-white Jerusalem donkey became the 18th livestock resident of the new Burleigh Manor Animal Sanctuary and Eco Retreat in Ellicott City, but that's if you don't count the tabby cat, Barnie.
NEWS
By Janene Holzberg, Special to The Baltimore Sun | June 21, 2012
To ensure that kids learn how to bathe a horse properly, why not let them have fun painting the animal in vibrant colors first so there's something visible to wash away? That concept had 20 youth volunteers brushing water-soluble paints and glitter Tuesday on five mild-mannered horses at Days End Farm Horse Rescue in Woodbine as part of a new educational venture called the Legacy Program. The two-week sessions for youths ages 12 to 17 are a far cry from past summers, when parents tended to use the previously unstructured volunteer opportunity at the 58-acre facility as a "free baby-sitting service," said Jill Pokorny, volunteer coordinator and former teacher.
NEWS
By Yvonne Wenger, The Baltimore Sun | April 22, 2012
When a deadly earthquake struck Haiti in 2010, and Hurricane Katrina hit Louisiana seven years ago, humans weren't the only creatures in distress. Countless horses and other animals also needed help, and emergency teams from the Woodbine-based Days End Farm Horse Rescue came to their aid. The 58-acre farm in Woodbine, established in 1989, has carved out an international reputation for its work training first responders, animal control officers,...
SPORTS
By Don Pierson and Don Pierson,Chicago Tribune | August 11, 1991
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. -- Tucked among less prosperous spreads in the heart of horse country, Ryan Farm sticks out like another surprising Buddy Ryan quote.Ryan and his wife, Joan, found the 176 acres 17 years ago and transformed a junky, hilly site into the best-looking place in the neighborhood. There are many richer horse farms in the area, but not on this back road, where the Ryans' big brick home sits overlooking black-fenced paddocks that characterize the spectacular Lexington-Frankfurt scenery.
SPORTS
By Don Pierson and Don Pierson,Chicago Tribune | August 11, 1991
LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. -- Tucked among less prosperous spreads in the heart of horse country, Ryan Farm sticks out like another surprising Buddy Ryan quote.Ryan and his wife, Joan, found the 176 acres 17 years ago and transformed a junky, hilly site into the best-looking place in the neighborhood. There are many richer horse farms in the area, but not on this back road, where the Ryans' big brick home sits overlooking black-fenced paddocks that characterize the spectacular Lexington-Frankfurt scenery.
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January 25, 2012
From The Aegis of Jan. 29, 1987: Harford County got hit with back-to-back snow storms this week in 1987, when 20 inches of snow fell and left the county at a standstill. The first storm hit Jan. 22, a Thursday, dropping a foot of white stuff. "Battered and weary, the County slowly came to its feet, a stunned but determined fighter," read The Aegis. Just a few days later, Sunday into Monday, another 8 inches fell, leaving roads closed, people homebound and snow removal crews working long hours.
NEWS
By Jessica Anderson, The Baltimore Sun | December 13, 2011
A Howard County couple won zoning approval this week to hold events on their Woodbine horse farm, despite neighbors' concerns over traffic, noise and creeping commercialization. Maxine and Robert Walker can hold up to 25 events, including weddings, birthday parties and other outdoor events on a 10-acre portion of Harwood Farm, which is surrounded by land protected by agricultural preservation laws, off Jennings Chapel Road. The county Board of Appeals approved the conditional use, which also allows the Walkers to have up to 150 people attending with additional requirements to limit traffic, provide access for the disabled and follow an alcohol policy.
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