Horses Running Free on a Charlottesville horse farm

Before we talk about your dream horse farm, I want to give you a bit of insight into my own personal journey and experiences with horses and horse farms.

In my younger days I managed horse farms in Northern California, Southern California and deep east Texas. My vagabond days ended when I took a job as trainer for a superb Egyptian Arabian breeding farm in Afton, Virginia about 25 minutes west of Charlottesville, Virginia. I remember arriving for my first day in 1982. It was my birthday, May 21 and the soft green fields smelled earthy and rich. There were dogwood trees blooming at the edge of the woods. The morning air was cool and moist.  The horses in their pastures all had their heads down grazing on the new grass.  What a contrast from the dry, pipe fenced paddocks of Santa Barbara and the shallow, rocky soils of the Texas piney woods. Here was country made for horses with deep rich soils, ideal forage and a history and culture where fine horses have always played a central role.

    Your dream horse farm in the morning

    It wasn’t long before I knew I had found my home. I opened my own training stable at Waverley Farm in Orange County and got my real estate license in 1983. In 1985 I decided to dedicate all of my energies toward real estate and my horses happily moved to hobby status where they remain even today. I have specialized in all types of country property for nearly forty years but particularly enjoy working with horse owners helping them find that ideal horse property in the seven county area surrounding Charlottesville, Virginia.

      What does your dream horse farm look like?
      What does your dream horse farm look like? Whether you are looking for a professional, turn-key operation with an indoor arena, such as Ridge View Ranch or just a little place in the country where you can enjoy a couple of pleasure horses, you’ll appreciate working with a Realtor who knows what makes a horse property viable. We can also put you in touch with some great equine vets, farriers, trainers and coaches or introduce you  fox hunters to the Keswick Hunt and Farmington Hunt.
      If you would like to see some current offerings of Horse farms for Sale in Charlottesville Virginia
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      Frascati Estate for Sale

      Frascati Estate for Sale

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      Magificent New Farm Listing Near Barboursville

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      Elegant short term rental in Somerset!

      Elegant short term rental in Somerset!

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