WE HAVE STALLS AVAILABLE
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.
WE HAVE OPENINGS FOR FIELD BOARD
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.
Lessons are available for those 7 years of age and older. 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.
If you have a child ages 7 and up interested in doing a horseback riding camp this summer, then look no further than Bull Run Stables! We’re offering four one-week sessions for summer camp during the month of June and July. 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 some experience, we welcome all campers to our camp this year. Camps will be 8 to noon on:
June 25th- 29th
July 9th- 13th
July 23rd- 27th
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- $500 a child, siblings are $450 per child. There are only 10 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!
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 four young children. We have moved from Hilton Head Island, SC to the farm are busy doing spring cleaning and moving new and fun horses to the property. We invite people looking for a rejuvenated stable and riding program to come and take a look.
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