Bull Run Stables is a family run boarding and lesson stable. The farm has been run and managed by my parents, Joan and Tom Richardson, since 1990 and now myself, Tom Richardson named after my father, and my wife, Kelly, and our five young children. We invite people looking for a rejuvenated stable and riding program to come and take a look.
Our full care stable has twenty stalls that measure 12X12, rubber matting, and dual water buckets. The full care horses are lead in twice a day for feeding. We have a concept that horses like to be out in our pastures in good weather. So during the spring and fall the horses come into eat and will return to the fields after breakfast and dinner, unless other wise requested.
One Spot Available
We offer field boarding for only twenty horses, so space will be limited. Turnout for all horses is on 35 acres of well-maintained pastures with run-in sheds and self-waterers in which heating elements ensure fresh water throughout the year. Hay is provided in the pastures when grazing is inadequate. Fencing is virtually all vinyl over high-tension wire. Mares and geldings are separated and all horses are moved individually. We also offer private turn outs for a very few.
Bull Run Stables offers lessons starting at 7 years of age. Lessons are taught by an experienced horse riding educator who delights in educating people of all ages in the english riding disciplines. We use a comfortable 17,000 square-foot indoor arena with sand and rubber footing which is moistened by a misting system to eliminate dust. While lessons have priority in the indoor arena, a lit outdoor arena is always available. Viewers are provided stadium bleacher seats allowing for picture taking or just enjoying the show. New and experienced riders will enjoy the horses and facilities. This is a great way to get exercise. Horseback riding can be therapeutic as well as provide fitness benefits.
All riders need to be wearing long pants and a shoe with a heel.
Please arrive 20 minutes before your schedule class. If your instructor is still giving a lesson be patient and they will be right with you.
To sign up for classes please use the link below. We offer group lessons with approximately six riders for $52.50 a class, private $157.50, and semi private $200 total per class for the two riders, all classes have a 48 hour reschedule policy, we do not cancel lessons only reschedule. The class is an hour in the saddle.
RELEASE OF BULL RUN STABLES, LLC. ITS AGENTS AND EMPLOYEES FROM RESPONSIBILITY FOR MY PARTICIPATION IN EQUINE ACTIVITIES
(if student is a minor)
agree that in consideration for being permitted to participate in the inherently dangerous activity of engaging in equine activities on the premises of BULL RUN STABLES, I agree for myself, my spouse, legal representative, heirs, and assigns to release, waive, and discharge BULL RUN STABLES, LLC, from all liability for any and all loss or damage, and any claim or damages resulting therefrom, on account of injury to my person or property, even injury resulting in my death, whether caused by the negligence of the releases or otherwise while I am engaged in any equine activities whatsoever, and any activities collateral to such activities while on the premises of BULL RUN STABLES, LLC. I assume full responsibility for the risk of bodily injury, death, or property damage, or otherwise while on premises.
I expressly agree that this release, waiver, and indemnity agreement is intended to be as broad and inclusive as possible as permitted under the law of the Commonwealth of Virginia, and pursuant to the Equine Activity Liability Act, Title 3.1 under Chapter 27.5, including all of but not limited to Sections 3.1-796.130 through 3.1-796.133 of the Code of Virginia 1950, as amended.
I have knowingly executed this waiver of my rights to sue and agree to assume all risks specifically enumerated under subsection 3.1-796.133. I understand that there are inherent risks in equine activities, including but not limited to, (i) the propensity of an equine to behave in dangerous ways which may result in injury to myself or others, or to property; (ii) the inability to predict an equine’s reaction to sound, movements, objects, persons, or animals; and (iii) surface or subsurface conditions.
This waiver shall remain valid unless expressly revoked by myself in writing. If this waiver is so revoked, I agree to refrain from any equine activity whatsoever on the premises under the control of BULL RUN STABLES.
If you have a child ages 5 and up interested in doing a horseback riding camp this summer, then look no further than Bull Run Stables! We’re offering several one-week sessions for summer camp this year. Your child will be able to participate in learning the fundamentals of equestrianism as well as riding one of our horses selected by our camp leader. Whether your child is new to horseback riding or has had a lot of experience, we welcome all level campers to our camp this year. Camps will be 8 am to 1 pm.
Our family-friendly facility is located along Bull Run Post Office Road in Fairfax County, VA with 40 acres of land. We have a 17,000 square foot indoor arena with an overhead sprinkler system installed, to keep the dust down. While lessons are primarily held in the indoor arena, we also have a lit outdoor arena that is available to be used. Horses at our barn have years of experience behind their girths and are rather friendly, ranging in all shapes and sizes. Our lessons are taught by an experienced trainer who has a personal passion for horseback riding herself. Campers will participate in different activities for an hour each with a snack period in between, allowing them to rest and catch their breath. Your child will be able to learn the basic principles such as grooming, tacking up, bathing and turning out a horse. We will offer all the supplies needed to learn these necessities, including helmets. Along with learning these skills, we will also be teaching them the different names of different tack/grooming supplies and the parts of a horse so they are able to correctly identify where something goes or what a brush/tack piece is used for. As for the riding aspect of our camp, lessons will be taught in our indoor arena with an instructor teaching them the basics of horseback riding. On horseback, depending on the experience your child has, your child will be able to perform basic tasks every rider needs. They will be learning things such as how to go forward, stop, change direction, go over ground poles, makes 10-20 meter circles, and learn to trot or be able to trot on horseback. Once again, this all depends on the experience of your child.
Pricing- $550 a child. There are only 15 spots per week so slots will fill up quickly.
To be able to work around the barn as well as ride a horse, your child must have the proper clothing to wear. They must also come prepared for the sun, heat and bugs. The clothing and other items we recommend wearing/taking includes: - Riding boots or shoes with a heel that are able to get dirty - Socks - Riding breeches or a pair of jeans/long pants - Short sleeve shirts or tank tops - A helmet for riding. If you do not have one, we are able to provide one - Hair ties for hair that is longer than neck length - Water bottles that are refillable - Bug spray - Sunscreen Items that we recommend not bringing include: - Jewelry that is worn around the neck or wrists - Tablets - NOTE: Cell phones may be taken, but must be used sparingly and not while riding!
After 45 days there are no refunds for summer camp your reservation is hard.
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