Riding Facilities (Public)
Clairvaux is a full service hunter/jumper show stable in Northern Virginia catering to riders who want to improve competitive performance and expand their equestrian knowledge.
We are a fun, supportive show stable where riders of all levels can enjoy being around horses and work to improve their riding.
We serve riders with their own horses. For those who do not own a horse, we have lesson horses and ponies available.
We have excellent facilities, including an indoor arena with state-of-the-art footing, a fabulous lounge with free Wi-Fi and we offer free monthly events to connect with other horse people both at our barn and around the area.
FlyAway Stables is a multi-disciplinary equine facility located in Middleburg, the heart of Virginia’s horse country. We offer boarding, training and lessons for all ages, but we have a soft spot for the adult novice, the returning rider and the “weekend warrior”. We specialize in helping adult riders who might have lost their confidence and are seeking to redevelop new trust with their horse.
Whether your goal is a relaxing walkabout, riding the perfect half pass, the thrill of the chase, or jumping the big fences, we are dedicated to helping each horse and every rider achieve their full potential.
Using classical horsemanship, positive reinforcement, the Tellington Method (TTEAM/TTouch), and effective, humane techniques, we develop a step by step plan to help your horse perform at their best. Our stress-free training expands your horse’s ability to learn and desire to cooperate with the rider.
Janie Rentz is a professional trainer in Purcellville, VA. and a graduate of Lake Erie College in Ohio. She then completed the Training and Development program at Georgetown Univ. She started and ran G.T and G.W univ. I.H.S.A teams, competed and trained in Florida with Olympic riders, trained at P.S.I in Germany. Come and learn from her clear communication style and positive approach!
Riding to Recovery
Horses and healing for sick children
Riding to Recovery is a program now open under the direction of Lucia DiBenedetto at Stonelea Farm in Aldie, Virginia, providing emotional and spiritual healing using the horse. This program is dedicated to serving children with illnesses versus disabilities as one would find at a traditional therapeutic riding center. Children faced with acute illnesses, where medical treatments and endless hospital visits are an integral part of their life, need a mental as well as physical reprieve from their pain.
Riding to Recovery provides children with a much-needed pleasurable outlet and gives them an identity outside of being ill. Horseback riding, along with the close relationships children build through working with horses, is a life-affirming journey toward wellness.
An Equestrian facility in Woodbine, MD.
Oak Spring Equestrian, LLC is located in Western Howard County on a quiet 85 acre farm. We have an 100 x 200 outdoor riding ring with stone dust footing and schooling jumps. Our newly constructed indoor was completed in October, 2016. It is 80×140 with stone dust footing. We also have a complete set of schooling jumps with brick walls, planks, coop, gate and beautiful painted rails. We host various clinics throughout the year, along with a PVDA schooling show.
Indoor rents at $20 per hour/per horse; on an individual basis. Group discount available
Both rings are available by the hour, half day or full day. Contact us to discuss pricing.
ALSO – engraving for equine plates and tags and well as dog tags. Call for more information.
An ambitious plan for an inclusive, multi-disciplinary equine, equestrian, and agricultural center located in Jefferson County, West Virginia and serving the mid-Atlantic region
The purpose of the Shenandoah Horse Park & Agricultural Center is to provide a multi-use equine and agricultural facility encouraging tourism, local and state economic development, recreation, and environmental education opportunities.
This endeavor is being led by a small group of people interested in equestrian sport, agriculture, land preservation, and economic development in Jefferson County, WV and the surrounding areas. There is presently not a facility of this kind in a 100-mile radius and the interest and need has been verified through a preliminary study and survey.
The next step on the path of making SHPAC a reality is to conduct an in-depth feasibility study on possible locations, level of utilization, stakeholders, and how the market will support facility income. This study and a subsequent business plan will cost approximately $35,000.