Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Morning at the Winding Oaks Horse Farm


Wildflowers on the Winding Oaks Horse Farm


Scraggly Tree With a Lot of Charm


Racing/Training Track on Winding Oaks Horse Farm


Rider and Horse on Morning Workout

The Winding Oaks Horse Farm is a massive operation (700-800 acres) surrounded by homes and businesses.  It has been owned by Eugene Melnyk, a wealthy Canadian, but a couple of years ago we received word he was retiring and selling out.

At present, however, the operation still seems to be going strong as a racing stable.  The racing/training track seen above is about a mile from our house and we can see horses and riders working out most every morning.  The property is being kept up and looks like a thriving operation.

Click HERE if you're interested in knowing more about Winding Oaks Farm.

15 comments:

William Kendall said...

The scraggly tree is taking on a second life.

Small world... Melnyk owns the Ottawa Senators.

Linda said...

What lovely views to greet one in the morning...or any time!

RedPat said...

It looks so peaceful with the wildflowers!

Lois said...

It is a beautiful place! How nice that you are so close and can watch the horses and riders. I like that old tree too. Oh and yes I absolutely hate driving on I-75! In fact, I would go visit my grandchildren a lot more often if I didn't hate that drive so much.

Kay said...

An operation like that is rarely shut down, methinks. There's always someone with a big pocketbook willing to step up.

Cezar and Léia said...

Adorable flowers field! Great pictures, this farm is very beautiful!
hugs and lots of lights to you and Lois Anne

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Contrastes da natureza entre a vida e a morte.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Karl Demetz said...

I like these pink wildflowers !

magiceye said...

Lovely captures!

Haddock said...

What a lovely tree.
Th outer fence of a racing track is always the same - anywhere in the world.

Sharon Anck said...

I love seeing those wildflowers in the fields. They add a wonderful touch of color. My favorite is the scraggly tree. It's perfect.

Halcyon said...

It looks beautiful! Love the meadow with the wildflowers. I can imagine a place like this is a lot of work though!

Small City Scenes said...

Wow that is quite a huge operation. I hope when the owner retires and maybe sells it will contine as is. Don't you just love the wildflowers.
MB

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Wildflowers in spring are too gorgeous.. and yes, I did find the scraggy tree rather charming Jacob :)

stardust said...

I like the pink wild flowers and the skelton tree which show lovely body expression. Nice to know you’ve had enjoyed your life. Wish you and Lois happy and healthy days ahead.

Yoko

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