At Westbrook Farm, you can expect superior horse care and excellent customer service at a facility which has both indoor and outdoor amenities that are among the best anywhere in the entire region. Our Boarders are our family and we pride ourselves on providing a warm, welcoming, friendly atmosphere where you can relax and enjoy your horse.
Westbrook Farm has one of the finest on-site barn managers in the business working alongside a team comprised of the farm owner as well as on and off site support staff who work diligently to ensure that Westbrook Farm runs seamlessly and that the needs of both horse and rider are not only met, but exceeded.
We are a full-service boarding facility that includes morning and evening feedings of the highest quality feeds. We provide wellness monitoring at least 2 times per day. Westbrook Farm will happily give owner-supplied supplements, medications, blanket and flymask, at no additional charge. There is also no charge for trailer parking.
We strive to be your “second home” – a place where you are welcome, day or night, 365 days a year. We feel that you should be able to enjoy your horse anytime you wish, so we do not restrict hours or days like many other farms. Both our indoor and outdoor arenas are lighted for nighttime riding. We have a heated and cooled Boarders Lounge with a full bath so you can even ride in the early morning hours, then get ready for your work day right at the farm!
Westbrook offers 50 acres of green grass for grazing, turnout with spacious run-ins, and rolling pastures for each small group to socialize and exercise. We believe that by allowing horses to be themselves, they are happier, healthier companions.
The farm is managed by on-site caregivers.
In 2006 Brian, a lifelong Prince George’s County resident and All Pro Running Back in the NFL, became just as passionate about horses as he is about football. When he bought his first farm and founded Westbrook Horse Farm, the farm consisted of 25 acres. He has since expanded the space by adding an adjoining farm. Westbrook Farm now totals 50 rolling acres of fenced pastures, wide open fields and wooded spaces. Brian is an extremely hands-on and involved owner. You will often see him around the farm maintaining and upgrading the facilities, socializing and helping boarders or riding the trails with his father, Ron. He has several Quarterhorses on the property and also a champion Reining Horse, named Hotrod. Brian is a member of the Marketing Initiative Committee of the Maryland Horse Council. Brian was also recognized as DEFHR’s Distinguished Equine Citizen of the Year for 2011.
Ali Shepard is very passionate about horses and her experience training horses of all breeds, ages, and disciplines as well as teaching advanced and beginner riders.
Ali comes to Westbrook Farm from a local Horse Center where she taught lessons, trained horses and coached the show team. She developed individual training programs designed to help horse and rider to perform at their best. Ali’s off-the-track thoroughbred, Classic Testamony, is now with her at Westbrook Farm.
Ali started riding as a child and quickly became a “barn bum,” cleaning stalls and feeding horses every chance she got. While at Christopher Newport University, she competed for her school in the Intercollegiate Horse Show Association meets. She also taught lessons and volunteered at a therapeutic riding center. In teaching the students about horses and how to ride, Ali learned about helping people overcome challenges and develop their self-confidence both in and out of the saddle.
Ali’s philosophy is that the basis of all good horsemanship is communication and leadership. She believes the key to a successful partnership is for riders to understand their horses’ behavior and thinking. She strives to help riders achieve their goals, whether it’s for competition or just having fun.
Ali can be reached at Ali@WestbrookHorseFarm.com