The countryside of Northern Virginia is filled with rolling hills, beautiful vineyards, and enchanting forests. There are many ways to experience this stunning scenery, like hiking through a secluded trail or visiting a vineyard with incredible views. One of the best ways to see the remarkable landscape is on horseback! The Royal Horseshoe Farm offers lessons and trail rides for all experience levels. Your trail guide will take you through the Shenandoah Valley’s history rich meadows, woods, and hills. You will even have the opportunity to see historical sites such as the house where George Washington stayed when he was a young man surveying for Lord Fairfax!
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Royal Horseshoe Farm Lessons
If you have never been on a horse before or think you need to brush up on your skills, the Royal Horseshoe Farm offers lessons! You can have a personal private session or a lesson for two with your sweetheart. They also offer group coaching sessions if you are with your friends! They are given in their indoor and outdoor arenas, and the farm asks that you dress appropriately. Wear long pants and riding boots or close-toed shoes with a small heel. If you don’t own a riding helmet, they will provide one!
Royal Horseshoe Farm Trail Rides
You will begin your trail ride at the beautiful and rural Royal Horseshoe Farm. Each embarkment has one or more knowledgeable guides that will lead you and point out the important things in the area. You will ride across fields, forest, and through a few bubbling brooks. The terrain varies greatly so you will never get bored! Your guide will keep in mind the level of experience in the group. If you are a novice, the ride is sure to be light and easy. If you are experienced, there is opportunity for some narrow, windy, and steep trails. The routes pass by some interesting historical sites, such as the cannon emplacements that used to guard Morgan’s Ford and the old barns that used to house U.S. Cavalry ponies. Experience amazing scenery and history when you go on a Royal Horseshoe Farm trail ride!
Rejuvenate After a Ride at Our Retreat
After you’ve experienced the gorgeous Northern Virginia scenery on horseback, retreat back to The Inn at Vaucluse Spring. Our elegant bed and breakfast offers a peaceful oasis with expertly landscaped grounds and large limestone spring. Choose from a variety of accommodations from cozy rooms to private cabins. Rise each morning to a decadent three-course breakfast before you embark on your next adventure. Book your Northern Virginia getaway today!