Red Moon Farm is a fairly small training and teaching facility. We're happy to stay small - that way we can concentrate each horse or rider! Our main business is training outside horses, and lessons and clinics for riders. We also find and train event prospects for sale.
Yvonne is dedicated to helping serious riders of all levels the opportunity to better their horsemanship and competitive skills. The instruction is very supportive of all skill, experience and goal levels of riders and horses. If you really want to improve, we can help you! Instruction is available both at the farm and away.
Horses in training are treated with respect, firmness and most of all kindness, with an emphasis on manners and proper basics, both on the ground and under saddle. Training is undertaken with an emphasis on the owner's ultimate desire/plan for the horse.
With sales horses, we value honesty, plain dealing and the welfare and long-term happiness of our clients (both horse and human, buyer and seller) above all else. Our highest priority is finding the right match for both horse and rider.
RMF is located on 30 acres in Berryville Virginia. We are just west of the Blue Ridge mountains, the Shenandoah River and the Appalachian Trail, and just south of historic Harper's Ferry and Charles Town, WV. Friendly neighbors and a strong local land-conservation ethic mean that the hacking and galloping opportunities are almost limitless. Plus, we are located in the heart of Blue Ridge Hunt territory.
We have a 6-stall barn with a hot & cold wash stall, a very large tack room with A/C, bathroom, fridge and a washer and dryer, a 105 x 185 foot outdoor ring with superior all-weather footing and lots of jumps, and a grass full-sized dressage area.
We believe in turnout 24/7 whenever possible. Most of the 30 acres is devoted to paddocks and pastures. There are 6 pastures ranging from 2 to 8 acres, all with good grass and trees for shade. The large pastures have shelters, most with fans.
We keep a quite small number of horses on our slightly rolling grassland. We rotate and mow the pastures regularly, and control weeds and fertilize. This ensures that ALL the horses, from youngsters through retired campaigners, have plenty of grazing and "moving-around" space. During extremely hot or cold weather, horses are brought into the barn, as necessary.
We accept a select and limited number of horses for sales or in training. We want to ensure that each horse gets plenty of all the minimum daily requirements: attention, training, and turnout!