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Equestrian Facility Brings Together Form and Function in Middleburg, Virginia

Homeowner Challenge:

This equestrian facility was planned on the hilly terrain of a cow farm in Middleburg, Virginia. Transforming this blank canvas into a fully equipped equestrian center required BOWA to combine the standards set by the Virginia Outdoors Foundation and client’s design vision to create a space that houses three separate outbuildings, a covered round pen, ring and single-horse pastures.

The BOWA Solution:

Creating this complex from scratch required extensive site work to cut through the hill and fill the valleys to stabilize the area for construction. To create a layout with easy access to and from all structures, the barn was placed in the middle of the practice area and pastures. Each separate building has easy walkability for both horse and trainer, and wide paths accessing the pastures in front of the barn, and training facilities behind. Opting for a three-building solution, instead of having one large u-shape structure, enables the trainers to guide the horses from stall, to wash, to train and back without any obstructions. With the arena, round pen and ring at the top of the hill, the client required easy access for a trailer from the main driveway so wide pathways were created to allow for cars and horses to easily pass. The specialty touches added to make operations run smoothly transformed this empty property from cow farm to a beautiful and practical equestrian facility. this land now works well for the owner, groomers and horses.

Project Highlights:

  • Separate 8-stall and 12-stall barns
  • Specially designed stalls to house stallions on property
  • Separate structure housing the wash and grooming stalls, hay loft and tack room
  • Attached grooms’ quarters with two-bedroom apartment