Little Burgundy Farm is a small, private equestrian facility located in Alexandria, Va., near I-495 and Telegraph road. The Farm is well suited for the adult or youth leisure rider interested in the advantages of horse ownership without the expense and commitment full horse ownership requires. The program is designed to teach broad horsemanship skills, including how to care for the horse, as well as how to ride. Because this is a lesson barn, all riding is done under instruction.
The Farm does not offer trail rides, day rides or rides by the hour, except as part of the LBF riding club lesson program (see link at left for other trail ride opportunities).
Here's how to join the riding experience at Little Burgundy Farm:
First: Become a memeber of the LBF Riding Club. This is essentially a fractional lease of a horse and facilities. For a monthly fee, Little Burgundy Farm provides access to a horse, tack, lighted riding arena, and barn facilities. Riders have two basic options for membership: sole-use or shared use. Sole use members pay $250/month and have sole use of the facility and a horse for one hour per week. Shared-use members pay $175/month and share the facility with one additional rider.
Then: For riding instruction, riders may hire an approved instructor or choose one found on their own. (Note: any instructor teaching at LBF must first be approved by Farm management.) All instructors are independent contractors who work for the rider. The majority of the instructors who teach here provide English riding discipline, including dressage, equitation, and hunter/jumper. Instructors will tailor their lessons to a rider's particular skills and goals. (NOTE: Instructor fees are paid separately from the membership fees. Once membership begins, rider and instructor will coordinate a schedule and riding objectives.)
If riders are looking for a farm close to the metro area where they can learn how to ride and how to care for horses, then Little Burgundy Farm is the place to be. Please look through the Riding Club page for more details on the program.
Building discipline, confidence, and respect -- one ride at a time