Our beautiful facility offers a safe and calm environment for our equine residents, with a goal of improving their overall health, conditioning and performance. And for those seeking help and more information about their own riding performance, we offer answers to your questions and solutions for meeting the unique and individual needs of each horse and rider.
Our mission is to operate a training, coaching, and boarding facility specializing in Dressage which places the focus on the safety and welfare of both horse and rider. Serving Virginia and beyond, we work in partnership with our clients to meet their unique needs and ensure both horse and rider reach their potential.
Our vision is to provide a holistic approach to horsemanship and offer the highest standards of service and care to all our clients, both human and equine. We are committed to providing a positive reinforcing work environment that recognizes the value of all staff and fosters individual growth and improvement. We utilize the expertise of our staff members to ensure the highest level of client service. We engage in transparent and ethical business practices and will always offer the best, unbiased advice to our clients.
The principles that help us achieve our goals are:
Beginning Fall 2018
Our training program is based on promoting and maintaining soundness through fitness. Our focus is on making both horse and rider well rounded, balanced, healthy, and happy partners. We have a systematic approach to dressage training that will fit both you and your horse’s specific needs. Cross-training is very important to Dressage and we incorporate ground work, hill work, trail riding and even fox hunting into our program.
Our farm lends itself to producing efficient results with two formal arenas (indoor and outdoor) and rolling, hilly terrain for additional conditioning.
Becoming the best rider you can be is a lifelong learning experience. Finding a coach to inspire you to greater heights can produce extraordinary results. We at Afton Stables understand the importance of gaining your trust so that you and your horse can form a true partnership and have fun in the process. Lessons are personalized to suit your needs and you will receive one on one coaching as you work towards your goals.
Open Now for Lessons in our new full size arena – trailer in clients welcome
Lessons are arranged privately and lesson fees apply separately.
Includes the following:
Clients are responsible for providing any additional supplementation of their horses.