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.