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Tell me about Charlottesville, VA!

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  • Tell me about Charlottesville, VA!

    I am expecting a job offer that may require me to relocate there, although I have not yet visited. From what I've read, people love it! I currently live in the Tryon area and do lower level eventing, so I'm quite spolied here. So...

    Are there areas/farms where you can ride out onto trails for 3 hours or so? I would be buying or renting, not boarding, and I don't want to have to trailer out to trails and conditioning areas.
    Access to great vets, farriers and trainers?
    Schooling and recognized shows and events within a resonable drive?

    I will likely go into downtown three days a week for work, so what areas woud offer the best bang for my buck, but not a super long commute. I'd like to be fairly close (30min or so) to shops, restaurants, etc.

    I know the COL is a little higher than Asheville. Anyting else to consider??

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    I've only been there for a weekend and it was horse heaven. The miles and miles of 4-board fenced pastures - like Kentucky except hilly-er. You can definitely ride out for hours and hours. We stabled at the Barracks. Amazing place. Then, we went to a nearby farm to do some xc and that farm was unbelievable! Rumor was that it was owned by someone who had cashed out big when AOL was a hot commodity. It is super horse-y and fox hunty and hunter-y and all good things!

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    • #3
      Check out Kiki Osbourne! She's super fun and knowledgeable. She has boarding but you could trailer in if you have a place of your own.

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        #4
        Originally posted by Joyrider View Post
        I've only been there for a weekend and it was horse heaven. The miles and miles of 4-board fenced pastures - like Kentucky except hilly-er. You can definitely ride out for hours and hours. We stabled at the Barracks. Amazing place. Then, we went to a nearby farm to do some xc and that farm was unbelievable! Rumor was that it was owned by someone who had cashed out big when AOL was a hot commodity. It is super horse-y and fox hunty and hunter-y and all good things!
        Ohh! Hilly-er Kentucky sounds fabulous!

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        • #5
          It's a wonderful place for horses--beautiful country, and so many options! I got lessons on a Grand Prix dressage schoolmaster when I was there ( how rare is that?!) Plus foxhunting, jumpers, eventing...the list goes on...

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          • #6
            I grew up there and my family still lives there. I would go back in a second. the horse scene is amazing. Property is VERY expensive. Plan to live 35 -40 minutes out if you want to buy land. Feel free to pm me.
            Shoulders back, hands down, leg ON!

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              Originally posted by mellsmom View Post
              I grew up there and my family still lives there. I would go back in a second. the horse scene is amazing. Property is VERY expensive. Plan to live 35 -40 minutes out if you want to buy land. Feel free to pm me.
              Sent you a PM.

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                Traffic is pretty much non-existent unless you are coming into the city from the west on I-64.
                A person is smart. People are dumb, panicky dangerous animals and you know it.

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