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Equestrian Center sign

100 Tally Ho Lane, Locust Grove

 

new green barnThe Equestrian Center is a year-round facility supported by the Equestrian Committee and the LOW Riding Team Boosters Club. Facilities include boarding stalls, a tack room, outdoor practice ring, show ring, wash stalls, and loafing sheds. A fee schedule is available for private boarding arrangements. A Stables Manager and Head Instructor staff the stables with support staff as needed. The LOW Riding Team Boosters provide volunteer support to operate the concession stand at horse shows from spring through fall. Group and private lessons in English, Western, and Jumper techniques for age six and up, trail rides (age ten and older), and pony rides are offered. Short-term amenity passes can be used only for trail rides with a reservation. The Center hosts an all-day Open House.

Children's Programs horse Rover and Dylan

Pony Camp is a one-week summer program of half-day activities for the young, inexperienced rider who wants to learn the basics. Children age seven and up learn how to ride, tack, and groom horses, and gain knowledge appropriate for their age group. 
An intermediate camp accommodates more experienced campers age 10 and up. Although
there are usually six or more camp weeks scheduled, space fills up fast.  Applications are available at the Equestrian Center, the Holcomb Building, or see the link below.

Show Camp/Advanced Show Camp: These one-week camps are for young, avid riders age eight
and up who want to learn about all aspects of showing, including theory, course design, and setup.  Advanced campers must be proficient in basic horsemanship. Contact the Equestrian Center for other requirements for enrollment.

Adult/Junior Programsinside barn

The Equestrian Center sponsors the Hunter Show Series at LOW from April through October. These monthly shows offer both juniors and adults an opportunity to compete against other riders in their class. Show trips and an interschool team are also available. 

The Lake of the Woods is the longest running hunter show series in the Fredericksburg area. It has
enjoyed many years of success and a loyal following.

 

2013 Equestrian Camp Application and Waiver

2012 Hunter Horse Show Points

Hunter Horse Show entry form & waiver

2012 Blue Ridge Jumper Final Points

 

Equestrian Center Operating Hours

Trail Rides & Pony Rides

M-Sun, 9:30 am to 3 pm

Lessons

M-F, 9:30 am to 5 pm. Sat, 9-12

Please call ahead for availability and to schedule an appointment. (24-hour notice)

Pony Camp during summer months.

Phone 972-2238

Facilities:

  • Full care boarding
  • Outdoor Show Ring
  • Loafing Sheds
  • Main Building with wash stall, hot and cold water
  • Tack Room and Office
  • Storage Building
  • Outdoor Practice Ring

Fees

Trail Ride Rules

  • All rides guided at the walk
  • Must be at least 10 years old to participate in the hour rides
  • Up to four guests per ride
  • Guests under the age of 10 may participate in the half-hour rides with adult accompaniment
  • Due to the size limitations of our horses and ponies, we cannot accommodate guests in excess of 200 lbs.

Pony Rides

  • Guided by hand at the walk

Special Events

  • Horse Shows (Hunter & Jumper) See program above.
  • Open Houses May 26, July 7 and Sept 1, all from 9am to 1pm. Pony rides $5.
  • Summer Camps (see above for schedule and application)

Committee Support

  • Georgine Winslett, Chairperson, Equestrian Center Committee

Location

Tally-Ho Lane and Lakeview Parkway, Directions - From the front entrance gate (be sure to check in with Security) go left to Tally-Ho Lane, Section 4. This is the first left past Creekside Drive. Look for the sign along the roadway.

Special Options

  • Trail Rides in Battlefield
  • Horse Show Trips to other facilities
  • Pony Camp
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