The Stables at High Meadows Farm

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The Barns

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The Stables

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The Bank Barn

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The Riding Ring

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The Cross-Country Course

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We have two horse barns on High Meadows Farm. The Bank Barn is a traditional two-story bank barn with six stalls on the ground floor and storage and a barn apartment on the second floor. The ground floor of the Bank Barn also includes the tack room and the laundry facilities. The Stables are a traditional shed-row stable style with overhang in a U-shape opening into a central courtyard. The are 15 stalls, one of which is a wash stall with hot and cold water and two of which are foaling stalls used primarily for hay storage. Both of the barns were built in 1936 and feature old growth oak beams, posts and woodwork, standing-seam aluminum roof and a series of cupolas.
Each of the stalls is 12×12 with a matted floor and has a dutch door on the front opening to the central courtyard and a window opening to the back of the barn.
The barns have plenty of storage for hay and feed and bedding. There is a manure spreader used to dispose of waste by spreading it over the hay fields. There is a large parking area for trailers and associated horse vehicles. The horse operations are accessed via the stable road, providing easy access for large trailers.
High Meadows Farm has a newly constructed outdoor riding ring. The ring is 180×100 and is set against the backdrop of Round Top Mountain, the highest peak in the Bull Run Mountains (though it measures only 1380 feet in height). There are a number of jumps for use by boarders. The footing is mortar sand to a depth of an inch and half over blue stone. There is also a small cross-country course not far from the barns on the road to the riding ring.
High Meadows Farm has 571 acres and is set in the Orange County Hunt area in the The Plains, Virginia. In the center of hunt country, it features some of the best ride-out anywhere. It is commonly said that one could ride between The Plains and Middleburg across the vast open countryside. In addition, there are trails across our farm, both through the open fields and the forest.