picture by Anne Whiting
We offer quality hunt-seat equitation riding instruction, beginner through advanced levels, for people of all ages. The lesson program is designed to produce well-rounded, educated riders. Instruction begins on the lunge line. More advanced riders will develop skills through extensive flat work, combinations and courses both in and out of the ring. Trail riding and uneven terrain work are incorporated into the instruction. Horse care and ground work are also a part of the lessons.
Opportunities as a part of the Grovespring Farm Riding Program include Drill Team - our drill team was the opening act for the Bull Riding competition in Orange, VA and we also raised money and performed for the Susan G. Komen Ride for the Cure in Middleburg, VA this fall.
Riding to Hounds, Hunter Paces, Trail Rides, Junior North American Field Hunter Championships
Pictured above: The Deal family at opening meet, hunter pace kids with their ribbons, Marina Macklin and Gerard Hogan at the Junior North American Field Hunter Championships 09.
Local and Rated Shows, Fun Shows at Grovespring, Christmas Caroling on the horses, Teaching Assistant Program, American National Riding Commission Equitrials, Guest Instructors such as Paul Cronin - winner of the Walter Devaux Pegasus Award from the USEF this year, banquet to recognize rider's achievements, field trips to big shows. We are going to the ANRC Intercollegiate National Competition in April. Sign up at the barn.
For students that wish to compete at the National level we work with instructors that compete on the national circuit. Riders that want to compete nationally in the jumpers ride with Joe Fargis and riders that want to compete nationally in the hunters ride with Pam Baker.
Pictured above are John Wyatt on Rune and Avery Finkel on Bridget Jones.
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People need opportunities to have fun in the outdoors, work toward goals, learn new skills, be leaders, and feel good about themselves and their accomplishments.
Grovespring Farm, Culpeper, VA 540-727-0271