Thu, Jun 17|
Arboretum Trail Ride
Come see the beautiful State Arboretum of Virginia in Boyce on horseback. The Bridle Trail is approximately 7.5 miles long and traverses farm fields, mature woodlots, and a wetlands area. The Bridle Trail is open to both horses and hikers.
Time & Location
Jun 17, 2021, 10:00 AM – 12:30 PM
Boyce, 400 Blandy Farm Ln, Boyce, VA 22620, USA
About the event
CHS Trail Ride – State Arboretum of Virginia (Boyce)
NEW DATE: Thursday June 17, 2021; Ride out: 10:00 a.m.
RSVP through website required!
In June, come see the beautiful State Arboretum of Virginia in Boyce on horseback. The Bridle Trail is approximately 7.5 miles long and traverses farm fields, mature woodlots, and a wetlands area. The Bridle Trail is open to both horses and hikers. There is a suggested donation of $5 per ride, and a signed liability waiver will be required for each rider. (A donation box is located at the kiosk in the paddock). A current (within one year) negative Coggins test is required for horses, ponies, mules, etc. Please include the actual number as well as the date of the test on the waiver form. Participants under 18 must be accompanied by an adult and all riders must wear a hardhat. Participants are not allowed to ride double. No lead line participants are allowed. Leave dogs at home please
The main entrance to the Arboretum is not the preferred entrance for trailers. Trailer entrance is via Blandy Farm Lane off Berrys Ferry Road (Rt. 628). See directions below. There are plenty of parking spaces for vehicles and trailers.
Bring your lunch, something to drink and a chair…we can eat lunch together after the ride.
PLEASE NOTE: Do not clean out your trailer and leave the manure and straw/shavings in the parking lot. If your horse leaves manure in the parking lot while tied to the trailer, please remove this before leaving the parking lot. Please do not just throw the manure around the trees in the parking lot; place it in some type of container and take it with you for disposal.
RSVP by June 1st. Rain date is set for June 10th
From Fairfax and all points East. Take I-66 West to Exit 23. This will take you onto Route 17 North (Delaplane, Paris). (Before you get to this exit you will see Business 17 North – DO NOT TAKE THIS EXIT). Exit 23 goes off I-66 to the right. Follow Route 17 North to its junction with Route 50 West at a traffic light. Turn left onto Route 50/17. The Arboretum is approximately 7 miles on the left, about 3 miles past the Shenandoah River. The preferred Entry Route for Trailers is via Red Gate Road, about a mile and a half before the Main Entrance to the Arboretume. Turn left from Route 50 West onto Red Gate Road 1.5 miles prior to reaching the Main Entrance to the Arboretum. Follow Red Gate Road until it comes to a tee, then turn right onto Nelson Road (Route 626). Follow Nelson Road around a sharp turn and take a right onto Berrys Ferry Road. Take the first right onto Blandy Farm Lane. Trailer parking is available in the paddock on the right approximately 0.4 miles down Blandy Farm Lane.
NON CHS Members
We ask for $5 for all non-members in order to provide insurance coverage on the ride.
This event is free to all CHS members