This year’s 55th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour features numerous estates in Virginia horse country, opening their gates to visitors on Memorial Day weekend, May 24-25. New for this year, six exquisite properties, which had never before been open to the public, join the self-guided tour’s line-up of the homes of some of Virginia’s most famous equines. The Hunt Country Stable Tour provides the rare chance to visit private estates, famous breeding farms, competition farms and more. From newborn foals, to jumpers and polo ponies, and even horses swimming for exercise, you’ll see how equine athletes are bred, trained, fed and cared for.
The tour is self-guided, and tickets can be purchased at any stop. There is also a Country Fair and market at Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Va., and lunch, catered by Back Street Catering, is available for purchase there. The fair features horse-themed arts and crafts, ice cream, treats for dogs and cats and more. Don’t miss the chance to visit with three miniature donkeys, who will be there both days to greet visitors.
This year the Hunt Country Stable Tour newly features Caliburn, the equestrian facility at the recently opened Salamander Resort and Spa, Wind Fields, Poplar Grange, Belle Grey Farm and Fox Chase Farm.