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Searching for a new barn and hunter trainer in Aldie, Middleburg, Leesburg

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  • Searching for a new barn and hunter trainer in Aldie, Middleburg, Leesburg

    Hi everyone!
    I am relocated back to the area after being away for a few years and am desperately searching for a new place to call my barn home. We will be living in Aldie, so ideally no further than 20 minutes away.
    I have fairly green OTTB, who is coming along wonderfully since I bought him last year, so I am really looking for an awesome place to continue to learn, grow and begin a show career.
    My husband is just getting into the saddle as well, so I would LOVE to have a place were he can begin his riding career also.( some men at the barn would be a big plus for him )
    I love my barn here in Colorado so much, its become my other family. We are very dedicated to our riding and horses, but also never forget to have fun along the way
    Thank you! So happy to be back in my beloved Virginia!

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    My folks settled on Jeff Woodall at Stonegate Stables after trying out several barns in that exact area.
    "You can't really debate with someone who has a prescient invisible friend"
    carolprudm

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    • #3
      Dale Crittenberger Peter Foley, Jenny Graham, Jenny Edwards. Good Luck

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        Originally posted by mroades View Post
        My folks settled on Jeff Woodall at Stonegate Stables after trying out several barns in that exact area.
        I heard they don't turn their horses out at Stone Gate. Is it true?
        My gelding needs his play/ turn out time!

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        • #5
          I have been hearing great things about Pete Foley Any ideas how much he charges? Feel free to PM me. Thanks guys!

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            Originally posted by Bara View Post
            I heard they don't turn their horses out at Stone Gate. Is it true?
            My gelding needs his play/ turn out time!
            Of course they turn them out. If the fields are slick, they don't and instead rotate them in some smaller, sand enclosures you can't see from the road.

            "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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            • #7
              There are numerous threads on good NOVA trainers on here. Do a search, and you will find loads of names!

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                http://www.chronofhorse.com/forum/sh...t=NoVa+trainer

                Here is 3 pages worth of responses....

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                • #9
                  Trainer/barn in VA

                  My daughter's trainer is Ashley Lindo out of Stonegate.....she's very hand's-on and willing to go the extra mile.....and Stonegate is fab!

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                    Originally posted by mroades View Post
                    My folks settled on Jeff Woodall at Stonegate Stables after trying out several barns in that exact area.
                    Please do not go with Jeff Woodall. I know several less than flattering things about him. PM me if you want to know.


                    Peter Foley is my choice in that area.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by HunterRider992 View Post
                      Please do not go with Jeff Woodall. I know several less than flattering things about him. PM me if you want to know.


                      Peter Foley is my choice in that area.
                      Since when did Jeff move to Stonegate???

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                        Is it me or is it just a little odd that almost every time we see a thread pop up about people searching for barns in the Aldie area that they are 'Greenie' posters?

                        Why do people make new screen names to ask this question? Hmmm...

                        "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                        • #13
                          I don’t know about anyone else, but I am legitimately new to this forum and new to living in Aldie - which of course, means truthfully just researching and hoping for genuine responses

                          Thanks to everyone that did!


                          Originally posted by Anyplace Farm View Post
                          Is it me or is it just a little odd that almost every time we see a thread pop up about people searching for barns in the Aldie area that they are 'Greenie' posters?

                          Why do people make new screen names to ask this question? Hmmm...

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                            SO RIGHT

                            You are so correct in that Anyplace.
                            It really makes me wonder what is going on and why ?
                            And besides.. I know Stonegate. and the owners and the trainer Jeff Woodhall.
                            I have nothing but good things to say .
                            As for this topic.
                            It is all Gossip Mills and Rumors.
                            If you have questions why not just go to the facilty and talk to the Owners and Trainer for yourself.
                            What a better way to get an opinion than that .
                            Best of luck to you .
                            "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by NoExcuses View Post
                              Dale Crittenberger Peter Foley
                              SECONDED!
                              There's coffee in that nebula.

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                                I ride over with Dale and Peter. AND THEY ARE SUPER , FANTASTIC, WONDERFUL, and VERY SUCCESSFUL.

                                And, have known Jeff Woodhall for so many years! What a super guy to train with . Which BTW,, is directly across the street from Peter !!!!
                                "YOU create your own stage. The audience is waiting."

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                                  Originally posted by Anyplace Farm View Post
                                  Is it me or is it just a little odd that almost every time we see a thread pop up about people searching for barns in the Aldie area that they are 'Greenie' posters?

                                  Why do people make new screen names to ask this question? Hmmm...
                                  Do you really want the answer or are you just looking for an excuse to drink?
                                  Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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                                    Originally posted by LexInVA View Post
                                    Do you really want the answer or are you just looking for an excuse to drink?
                                    I'm going to pretend that was your attempt at humor, since, while we haven't met in person, you 'sort of' know me and know I'm not a drinker. I can't think of anything on this ridiculous discussion board that would cause me to drink either in sorrow or in celebration.

                                    That said, when it comes to answering my own question on these sort of threads, I pretty much already know the answer. Just seemed suspect to me that Jeff has come there recently, that a person, who used to live here would have to be familiar with the area, yet she posts asking people about it. And if she once lived in this area, she knows the Chronicle is here. If you live here, you know about these forums. And, you most likely have screen name. Which means, you'd carry that same screen name from VA to CO. Yet, a new one was created.

                                    I don't need her to defend herself, really. In fact, I'm not even pointing a finger at her. It's just gotten to the point were this thread gets started at least once a quarter and it turns into a mudfest. We're all going to have our opinions but I think we all learned back in high school that we need to form our own. Yes, it is good to collect information from sources who have had both bad and good experiences but I never think it is a good idea to start sharing bad experiences in an open forum. It is too small of a community here. Certainly, I've learned my lesson from doing it in the past. It never feels good.

                                    "If you have the time, spend it. If you have a hand, lend it. If you have the money, give it. If you have a heart, share it." by me

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                                    • #19
                                      Having spoken via PM with the OP, I'm fairly certain she was serious about the question and not trying to stir up drama. At least, I hope so

                                      Also having shared a ring (well, two) with Jeff for the last month and a half I can say he's a consummate professional.

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                                        Originally posted by Anyplace Farm View Post
                                        I'm going to pretend that was your attempt at humor, since, while we haven't met in person, you 'sort of' know me and know I'm not a drinker. I can't think of anything on this ridiculous discussion board that would cause me to drink either in sorrow or in celebration.

                                        That said, when it comes to answering my own question on these sort of threads, I pretty much already know the answer. Just seemed suspect to me that Jeff has come there recently, that a person, who used to live here would have to be familiar with the area, yet she posts asking people about it. And if she once lived in this area, she knows the Chronicle is here. If you live here, you know about these forums. And, you most likely have screen name. Which means, you'd carry that same screen name from VA to CO. Yet, a new one was created.

                                        I don't need her to defend herself, really. In fact, I'm not even pointing a finger at her. It's just gotten to the point were this thread gets started at least once a quarter and it turns into a mudfest. We're all going to have our opinions but I think we all learned back in high school that we need to form our own. Yes, it is good to collect information from sources who have had both bad and good experiences but I never think it is a good idea to start sharing bad experiences in an open forum. It is too small of a community here. Certainly, I've learned my lesson from doing it in the past. It never feels good.
                                        I only know you in passing and certainly not well enough to know what you eat and drink or don't for that matter. As for my question to you, yes it was a subtle attempt at humor, but it was also a not-so-subtle commentary about the local scene and what goes on behind the smiles.
                                        Thus do we growl that our big toes have, at this moment, been thrown up from below!

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