Frequently Asked Questions
Stonebridge Equestrian Center at Bull Run is a private facility for horse owners/boarders only. We hope this list answers most of your questions. If not, contact us!
*Note - If you are a non-horse owner looking for lessons or trail rides, we do not offer those services. Please click here for answers to your questions.
Q: How do you split the turn out?
A: SEC splits mares and geldings into different fields.
Q: What is your turn out schedule?
A: In the warmer season, the horses are inside during the hottest hours and out overnight. In the colder season the horses are out during the day and inside overnight.
Q: Do you have an in-house trainer?
A: SEC allows boarders to bring in their own coaches! All we ask is that they have insurance and list us on their policy. Ask our Barn Manager for more details. If you don't have a trainer, boarders are happy to share contact info for those already teaching here.
Q: Is there any ride out?
A: Yes! We have easy trail access to the Manassas Battlefield (See Equestrian trails here). Plus we have shorter trails around the property.
Q: Do you have trailer parking?
A: Yes, at no extra charge!
Q: Do you offer a discount for boarders with multiple horses?
A: Yes! We offer 10% off for boarders with multiple horses.
Q: Can I use my own vendors (farrier, vet, dentist, etc.)?
A: Yes! You can use whomever you like. Many boarders do use similar vets, equine dentist and farriers. This allows shared vet farm call fees and seasonal group clinics (shots and dental) to save money and scheduling hassles. Absolutely not required though.
Q: Do you have a deworming program?
A: Yes! We require boarders deworm their horses on a fecal based, vet monitored rotating schedule.
Q: What vaccinations do you require?
A: We require a current Coggins, Rabies, Potomac Horse Fever, Flu/Rhino, EWT, West Nile, Strangles and Botulism.
Q: Do you quarantine new horses?
A: It depends on the horse's history and location. We take introducing new horses to our herds seriously. Our Barn Manager will customize a plan after speaking with you.
Q: My horse needs special meds/supplements added to feed, can you do that?
A: Yes! If boarders supply the item, we can give whatever is needed with morning and evening feed. Talk with our Barn Manager about your horse's needs.
Q: Do you offer blanketing services?
A: Not currently. Our fantastic boarders help each other out when needed during blanket season.
Q: Do you have horse shows on site?
A: Not currently.
Q: Do your boarders go to shows and clinics?
A: Yes! Some of boarders go to dressage, working equitation, eventing, combined tests, judged pleasure rides, hunter, jumper, breed specific shows, clinics and other events. The great thing about SEC is, there is no pressure to be competitive. Other boarders might join you or just cheer you on!
Q: Do you have enough tack room space?
A: Yes! We have tack rooms in each barn as well as individual small stall boxes (for treats, brushes, etc.).
Q: Do you allow dogs on the property?
A: Boarders' dogs must be on leash at all times while at SEC. Horse and boarder safety come first.
Q: Does the neighboring winery offer boarders a discount?
A: Yes! The Winery at Bull Run offers SEC boarders 10% off of purchases.
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Q: Do you offer riding lessons?
A: We do not offer public lessons. We do not have a lesson program with horses the public can ride. There are many facilities in the area that offer this service. Please try our neighbors, The Mulford Riding School.
Q: Do you offer public trail riding/rent a horse?
A: We do not offer public trail rides. We do not have horses for public use. Please try our neighbors, The Mulford Riding School.
Q: Do you offer birthday parties, summer camps or other events?
A: We do not rent out our facility for public use. There are many facilities in the area that offer these tyoes of services. Please try our neighbors, The Mulford Riding School.
Q: Do you need barn volunteers or exercise riders?
A: We do not have volunteer, working student or exercise rider programs. Try posting a free ad on Virginia Equestrian.
Q: Do you allow photographers to come and take photos of the horses?
A: Individual boarders can bring out photographers for their own horses only. Barn management does not allow photographers on site to randomly take photos of the horses or the property.
Q: Do you allow metal detectorists on the property?
A: We do not allow metal detectorists on the property.