Check out our interview with Vicky Meyer of Breezy Run Farm, located in Church Hill, Maryland.
VICKY MEYER: I’m Vicky Meyer and this is Breezy Run Farm which we purchased in 1999. My husband was retiring and he had a pharmacy and we were looking for something to invest in and we always liked farms and I’ve always liked the outdoors, my daughter was into riding. I’d managed the community stable over where my house is in Annapolis, so we took the plunge and bought this facility.
EMILY: What brought you to the Eastern Shore of Maryland?
VICKY: Well, we had looked all around and I don’t know that we were particularly looking for the Eastern Shore but it certainly is convenient from Annapolis, and once we came over here we fell in love with the people. I was so taken aback by just the neighbors, just the friendliness, I needed some hay, and I heard there was a cow farmer down the road that did it, and I went in with my old van and he started laughing at me, and I said “what’s wrong?” and he said “You see that old truck there? You need something you come and you get it and let me know what you had.” I thought gee that’s amazing, but I have found that kind of warmth with the people over here and I just, I dearly love the people.
EMILY: So what else do you do here besides horse boarding?
VICKY: We do quite a bit, we do boarding, we have done quite a bit of breeding, I had to learn that. I’m a nurse by trade so in terms of the shots, the foaling out, that comes sort of naturally, and in helping some of the vets, so we have certainly done a lot of breeding. We have boarded even young foals, and raised some for some folks along with ours. We do a lot of horse shows, well, not a lot but certainly horse shows, all varieties. Clinics, lessons, we host the Interscholastic Equestrian Association middle school and high school for the area. We have hay production, straw, soybeans and we have a vineyard that we’ve started and hopefully we’ll have some grapes next year to make wine, we’ve sort of diversified.
EMILY: Is there anything else you’d like to highlight about what you’ve been doing here?
Vicky: Well one of the very interesting things that you never know what’s going to happen is about a year and a half ago I got a call, no it was an email, something about the world trade center and they had a delegation they wanted to bring from Iraq, lo and behold the state department brought a group of Iraqis here, entrepreneurs, and that was sort of a highlight, I’ve learned so much, and since I was recalled from Desert Storm, I’m actually retired Navy as well, It just was full circle for me, I just learned so much from them, the woman spoke fluent english, and I really enjoyed the visit. You never know what’s going to happen, even here on the Eastern Shore, I said “Why did you pick my horse farm?” and they said “We just liked it” and certainly we’re involved with the Maryland Horse Council, and things like that.
To see what is currently going on at Breezy Run Farm, check out their website and click their on “Events and Lessons” page! A schooling show, dressage clinic, and Western Regionals are all coming up soon.