Equestrian Center at Glenmore Farm
Enjoy country living in the heart of Virginia horse country, only 8 miles east of Charlottesville. Glenmore has an equestrian center with a historic barn, two rings, 40 acres of paddocks and miles of trails. Residents may board their horses, take lessons, and enjoy trail rides. The Keswick Hunt Club is easily accessible.
Photos by Janis Paushter
The Equestrian Center at Glenmore is owned by the Glenmore Community Association and is leased to Abbie Sullivan Wright, owner of Heron Point, LLC. The primary business of Heron Point is to breed, raise, train and sell ponies. In addition Abbie is developing a strong youth riding program at Glenmore.
In her words,
"I grew up on our family farm located just outside of Princeton, NJ where we focused on the training and development of young ponies. Clients sent us their young ponies to train and sell. We typically had anywhere from 8-12 “project ponies” at a time. From the early 1990’s on, my sister and I have been very successful in creating successful pony hunters. Pony Finals is the largest and most competitive event for ponies (the Super Bowl of the pony hunter world). Between my sister and me, we have started, trained, and/or shown more than 25 Pony Finals winners.
The connections I’ve made with breeders, judges, trainers, and investors during the last two decades of riding and competing on the “A” circuit are essential to Heron Point. We welcome ponies to our facility for training, sales, and retirement/rehabilitation. Heron Point’s young pony development program offers the best in training, from just starting under saddle, to ponies ready to show and compete. We specialize in bringing along well-rounded, level headed, and talented youngsters suitable for children.”
Abbie has a strong program for young riders and offers lessons on Glenmore’s ponies, Shiloh and Paris. She offers an after school riding program and a summer camp riding program as well as boarding for horses and lessons for adults who board their horses with her. Volunteer opportunities are available for Glenmore residents who want to groom the ponies.
If you want to contact Abbie about lessons, boarding, or volunteering you may reach her at 561-216-9392.
For general information on Glenmore community, GCA, availability of homes for sale or other information, contact Tim Durrer at Associa Community Group at 434 984 0700.