Horses enjoy living out as much as possible as nature intended. Owners have free access to stalls. Board includes unlimited hay, grain once daily, and blanketing according to the stable's blanketing schedule.
The Barter System
If you are able to pay the rates for lessons, boarding, leasing, or even purchasing a horse, please do. However, at Calberry Farms we believe that everyone who wants horses in their life should not be prevented due to finances. To that end, Calberry Farms is open to the barter system. If you just want to interact with horses but don't really have interest in riding, you are welcome to volunteer by grooming or helping take care of the horses. If you are a beginning rider, feeding and helping take care of the horses in exchange for a discount in lesson prices is a possibility. If you are a very advanced rider, teaching beginner lessons, helping to train horses, or taking care of horses in exchange for a discount in the prices of lessons, rides, or boarding are all possibilities. The same is true for the purchase price of a horse. If you would like to use the barter system, please be prepared to work hard.
275 Ipswich Place, Charlottesville VA 22901
Board $375 monthly
Half training $250 monthly plus board
2 lessons/rides weekly
Full training $425 monthly
4 lessons/rides weekly
Calberry offers lessons for riders of all ages. Leadline lessons are available for children under the age of 5. Tacking, grooming, and caring for your horse after a ride is included in beginner lessons. Intermediate riders will learn how to ride their horses in a stretch and engage the horses' topline in all three gaits. This will include learning work in hand and lunging a horse in a stretch. Advanced riders will build off of this foundation and begin over fences work.
Introductory Riding classes are also available. This class includes a mini lesson in the ring, a walk or trail ride outside the ring, and finishes with a lesson in the barn on grooming. Must have a group of at least two riders. Cost is $45 per person.
Group lessons $45
Private lessons $65
Package of four group lessons $160
Package of four private lessons $230