About Us

Fox Lake Farm is a premier boarding, training and riding stable located at 305 Cross Country Lane, Southern Pines, North Carolina.  At just under 50 acres, it offers a 16 stall primary stable and 3 stall secondary stable as well as three-day event cross country course, outdoor regulation large dressage arena, and outdoor hunter/jumper arena and one of just three indoor arenas in the area.  The farm has 11 pastures ranging from 1/2 acre up to 4 acres for individual or group turn-out.

Fox Lake Farm is located within a few minutes riding distance of the over 5,000 acres of equestrian trails through Weymouth Woods and the Walthour-Moss Foundation. In addition, most surrounding farms participate in riding and carriage trails through and across the countryside. Please see the Facilities page for more.

The farm was created in the mid 60’s by Katz Leib and her family as a hunt box. They built the original house and primary stable using an older design with a circular aisle way for weather protected use. This design maximized airflow and horse comfort. Richard and Pippa Finch bought the farm and added the cross country course which served as the location for a Pan Am Games qualifying event in the mid 70’s. The Baker’s purchased the farm from Pippa Finch in 2006 and began renovating the entire place. The dam was repaired restoring the 6 acre lake, most fencing was replaced, and cross country jumps re-revetted. The house was expanded and rebuilt as well as about 10 acres of adjacent land purchased for additional pastures.



The Baker Family (Sugar, Sarah, Jamie and Jim) 

Currently the farm has 12 pastures for single or double turn out with double row fencing separation. The farm is just 2 miles from downtown Southern Pines.

Adele & Jim Baker are both lifetime horse people. Adele began riding gaited horses before attending the University of Virginia where she rode on the U.Va. Equestrian Team as well as the Women’s Polo Team. Adele has been eventing for over 20 years at all levels. Jim grew up between Middleburg and Warrenton Virginia and began riding at a very early age. He actively fox hunted and rode jumpers prior to attending U.Va. Jim played on the Men’s Polo Team and continued to play for many years as a member of the Pinehurst Polo Club. Jim has whipped for 7 seasons for several hunts including one season with the Moore County Hounds. The team work has Jim eventing the younger horses until they are predictable with Adele than taking them on to the upper levels. Jim and Adele have bred, born and raised many foals over the years. Along with their children Jamie and Sarah, the entire family enjoys horse sports. They have run a boarding facility for over 20 years.