Horse Retirement in Virginia

Horse Retirement in Virginia.
Two horses grazing in one of Long Branch’s serene fields. Photo by Elizabeth Ryan.


Long Branch Historic House and Farm is a Virginia horse retirement facility and truly a place for the lucky ones. If you would love nothing more than to give your loyal equine partner the rest and relaxation that they have earned, look no further than this gorgeous 400 acres located in Clarke County, VA. Located 20 miles west of Middleburg, VA, Long Branch’s horse retirement farm is the ideal location for your horse.

We specialize in the care of retired horses. Your horse is the primary focus of our equine retirement business. Our staff understands that older horses require a different kind of care than those in work. To that end, we employ a staff of experienced horsemen, some of whom live on the grounds, making it a safe environment for your horse should an incident occur at any time of day or night.

All horses receive daily care, being checked over by at least two sets of experienced eyes each day.  Our inclusive board bill of $225 a month includes hoof trims every 6-8 weeks, Spring and Fall vaccinations and a yearly dental float. Worming is done on an as needed basis, but we have the rare need, as our fields are mostly parasite free. Our Virginia horse retirement farm has four board fencing, automatic waterers, large run-in sheds and hay during the winter months.

Here at Long Branch Historic House and Horse Retirement Farm, Davis Equine administers our vaccinations and provides equine care in case of emergency.  We understand that retired horses should be kept “pasture sound,” and that the level of veterinary care should reflect that intention.

Long Branch utilizes a pasture management plan which provides horses with ample green grass for most of the year, making grain all but unnecessary for most of our horses.  We do however have the option available to those horses that cannot keep weight on without that extra supplement. The number of horses turned out together is determined by the number of acres in any given field. We monitor the turnouts to make certain that all horses are safe and get along comfortably with their pasture mates.

If you are looking for an ideal horse retirement farm in Virginia, look no further than Long Branch. Please complete the boarding application here and email it to or contact Joe (BJ) Lewis, Farm Manager at (540) 837-1856 if you would like to arrange a tour of our ideal Virginia horse retirement facility.

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Contact Joe (BJ) Lewis, Farm Manager (540) 837-1856 if you wish to arrange a tour of our ideal facility.

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