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Loudoun is for Horse Lovers

When Looking to Buy an Existing Loudoun County Horse Farm – Do Your Horse Farm Checklist First!

Loudoun is for Horse LoversWhether you have 2 horses or 20, you’ll find no better home for your horse here in Loudoun County.  The equine population here in Loudoun County is quite large–about 15,000 as of last count, comprising all equine disciplines and horse breeding.  There are many equine sporting activities in Loudoun, such as Foxhunting, Steeplechasing, Dressage, Carriage Driving, 3-Day Eventing, Polo, Competitive and Pleasure Trail Riding, Showing and much more.

Whether you want to live in Leesburg, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Aldie, Purcellville, Hamilton, Round Hill or other great horse property location, you will find your horse farm right here in Loudoun.  There are many great horse farm properties located in these lovely, horse friendly areas.

Why Real Estate in Loudoun County Is Ideal for Horse Farms:   Loudoun is for Horses

See why Loudoun is for Horse Lovers!  The gently rolling, fertile land of Loudoun County is ideal for horse husbandry and horse farms.  You’ll find no better place than Loudoun County for your horse farm.  There are many choices available in Loudoun, from small to large horse property.  Just make sure you have enough pasture for the number of horses you own, typically 2-acres devoted per horse, in addition to your house and yard, allowing additional space for rotating paddocks to allow for pasture regrowth.  Normally, a well laid out horse farm with 10 or more acres of open land is ideal for 2-4 horses.  Having room for a riding arena is great, along with adjacent access to rideout trails and/or fields is also recommended.  It’s desirable to have other horse properties located closeby so that you can develop a horse neighbor network—those who may be able to take care of your horses when you go on vacation or just be riding buddies for trail rides.

Loudoun is for Horse Lovers

When looking to buy an existing horse property in Loudoun be sure to check for the following:

  • Number of paddocks
  • Well positioned (to barn) paddocks
  • Soil that drains easily
  • Fences (3- or 4-board or horse fence)
  • Riding arena that is well-drained and easy to access from barn
  • Well-constructed and designed barn(s) and run-in shed(s) that are in good condition
  • Access to water source for all paddocks and fields where horses will be kept
  • Barn within close proximity of the house

These are a few things to be aware of when looking for an existing horse farm where you and your horses will be safe and happy.


Loudoun is for Horse Lovers

Loudoun is for Horse Lovers


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