Breezy Hill Stables - A humble beginning to a thriving community

“In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years.” ~Abraham Lincoln

In 1990 Sadam Husain invaded Kuwait. At that time there was no antidote for biological warfare. Horses were used to develop the antidotes and vaccines. Joe was milking cows and delivering milk, he took a job with a pharmaceutical company to develop an antidote for biological weapons. After his first encounter with the horses he fell in love and Breezy Hill Stables was born.

Breezy Hill Stables started in 1996 with 9 stalls on 11 acres in Emmitsburg, MD.  The demand for quality horse boarding facilities was quickly identified.  Joe outgrew the facility in Emmitsburg and in 2005 he purchased the 253-acre farm north of Thurmont Maryland.  Breezy Hill Stables is a full-service stable with boarding, lessons, indoor and outdoor arenas, and layup facilities.  Breezy Hill Stables also are extremely active in Thorough Bred horse rescue.  They have a non-profit called Life Horse Inc. that rescues horses from a horrible ending, rehabilitates them and them adopts them to loving owners.  To find out more, click the link below.

Life Horse Inc, is a non-profit organization that has found it’s home at Breezy Hill Stables in Thurmont, Md. The program was founded in 1996 to offer riding to terminally ill children. It continued to grow over the years and has transitioned into a horse rescue, rehabilitation, and placement or sanctuary for at risk equines while fostering a therapeutic animal and human relationship.  Our motto is ” that anyone who’s affected by loss or illness is welcome to ride here.”


Joe Topper

Owner, operator and driving force behind the success of Breezy Hill Stable. Joe's motto is: "Do what you love and you will not work a day in your life."


Beth Walker

If I could save every horse out there I would! Ever since I was a little girl horses have been in my life. We have created an exceptional stable and sancuary for horses to live a healthy happy life.

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