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Private horse farms and some B&Bs in Rappahannock County offer horseback riding and boarding opportunities at various levels of expertise. Certain designated trails within Shenandoah National Park also are available for equestrian access. Contact the individual farms or visit the park's website for more information or to make reservations.
The Blue Rock Inn
A classic country inn located on 80 rolling acres in picturesque Rappahannock County, Va., The Blue Rock Inn is a charming turn-of-the-century converted farmhouse with a main dining room, pub, patio and five guest rooms overlooking a sparkling pond against a bucolic backdrop of vineyards, orchards, fields, stables and the majestic Blue Ridge Mountains. We also offer horseback riding and polo lessons.
Hours: W & Th, 5:30-8 pm; F, 5:30-8:30 pm; Sa, 11:30 am-8:30 pm; Su, brunch, 11 am-3 pm
12567 Lee Hwy / Washington, VA 22747
The Conyers House Inn & Stable
Built in 1810 and 1790, our B&B was founded in 1981 as the county's first. We are the only B&B offering horseback riding and fox hunting to guests. We offer five rooms in the main house and have two separate out buildings as additional guest rooms. All the rooms have fireplaces, private bathrooms, air conditioning and queen beds, except one king in Helen's Room. We have antiques for sale — ask. Our Jack Russell, Alex, will greet you. Canine guests are welcome in the Springhouse for an additional $50. A delicious full breakfast and afternoon refreshments are included. Please give us notice for riding or massages. Our riding is for two people and led by Sandra Cartwright-Brown, innkeeper, and can accommodate all levels of horsemanship. It is definitely a hands-on experience — allow three hours. The scenery in Rappahannock is magnificent. Riding is $70 per person for overnight guests and $80 per person for day trippers. Our innkeeper is a court-appointed marriage celebrant.
Rates: $150-$300 per night
3131 Slate Mills Rd / Sperryville, VA 22740
Turkey Hill Stables
Access to more than 10,000 acres of riding lands filled with riding trails; full board and field board; indoor and outdoor arenas, personal lessons and teaching clinics; horse training, re-training (we'll work with the horse and rider to make a better team); problem-solving for both horse and rider. We sponsor local events. We are a 1 hour or less drive to eight of Virginia's finest fox hunts and close to many great trail heads including Old Rag Mountain, Little Devil Stairs, Gid Brown Hollow, Old Hollow, Keyser Run Trail and many more. Close access to many bed & breakfasts. Equine winery events; private guided trail rides; occasional horse sales.
Hours: 9 am-5 pm
268 Fletchers Mill Rd / Woodville, VA 22749
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