There's a new girl in town and you'll love her!! My dear friend Mickey has moved to Herndon. She'll be starting work at the Clocktower Animal Hospital next week and wants to start up riding lessons again. She's a lifelong horse person and the world's best dog groomer. Rode h/j for eons and switched a few years ago to the "d" word......dressage.
I told her I'd start a thread here and send her new horse friends. She's taking a short drive to look at stables this weekend and on her list is Matchpoint Stables, Alden Equestrian Center & Stonegate Stables. Any other suggestions?
Will you befriend her??!! I promise she's fabulous.
"Concern for animals is a matter of taking the side of the weak against the strong, something the best people have always done." Harriet Beecher Stowe 1811-1896
Well I'll say hi to Mickey,
I currently live in Herndon and Clocktower is my regular vet for my puppies. I have the advantage that I work in a big multi-speciality facility in Leesburg so anything more serious she goes there.
I keep my horses at a small private barn in Leesburg, I don't think the BO is looking for more boarders, but I can ask. It would be great to have someone else out there. I have no one to ride with since her daughter went to college
All I pay my psychiatrist is the cost of feed and hay, and he'll listen to me any day.
Besides these boards - go to virginiaequestrian.com and the virginiahorsejournal.com for some barns, horses to lease or ride etc.
Most horsepeople in our area don't have enough time to ride so are always looking for people who can for them.....even me! And many of the rich horse people even PAY you to ride for them. I have a neighbor that does for example.
And yes you are now in the most expensive horse country in the world I bet.
Welcome to VA!!! You're going to love it ... all things are horsie here. At least that's what I've discovered. I work in a feed store on Saturdays about 8 miles from Middleburg and I must see 15-20 horse trailers go by the store!!!
If you'd like to PM me, I'll try and give you some info. Plus, we get all kinds of flyers for horses and lessons in the store. I'll be happy to (whoops ... there goes another trailer. Horse's tails were hanging out the back! ) pass on any info from the flyers.
"For God hates utterly
The bray of bragging tongues."
Sophocles, Antigone Spoken by the Leader of the Chorus of Theban Elders
Thanks for the welcome.
Somehow I missed your message.
Have been back and forth to Middleburg. lots of nice people and horses !!!!
I would love any suggestions on leasing for trails mostly and a dressage lesson here and there.
Welcome to Herndon. What part of town are you living in? I'm always happy to show new people around. Also, my barn doesn't do lessons, but people are always looking for someone to hack their horse during the week - myself included.