Virginia Horse Center Welcomes Horses Potentially Affected by Hurricane Matthew

October 5, 2016 8am hurricane update.

Lexington, Va. – Oct. 5, 2016 – The Virginia Horse Center will be welcoming any horses that need to be evacuated due to Hurricane Matthew. The hurricane is expected to make landfall on the eastern coast of the U.S. on Thursday morning and effect Florida, Georgia, South Carolina and North Carolina over the weekend.

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation is known for its safe and well maintained stalls. The stalls are uniformly 12′ x 10′ with 7′ 10″ tall walls that are 5 7/8″ wide. There are four, stall-dedicated barns that hold 120 stalls each. Barn 8, which is adjacent to the East Complex, holds 122 stalls. The remaining barns, The Big Lonely, Woods Hill, and Bent Tree Barn, are laid out around schooling arenas and hold 49, 46, and 48 stalls, respectively. All barns have internal wash stalls and dedicated manure pits.

There will be no charge for stabling evacuated hoses. A $20 stall cleaning deposit will be taken when horses arrive on the property. Feed, shavings and hay are available for purchase and camp sites are available at $40 + tax per night.

Please contact the Stable Office at (540) 464-2966 for more information. A negative Coggins Test is required for all horses.

Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016 is scheduled to be a full day of family-friendly events at the Virginia Horse Center. A performance by Fairland Ferguson, the 2016 Fall Fashion Fair, as well as the House Mountain Hunter and Jumper Show, will all continue as planned.

For more information about the Virginia Horse Center and our complete line up of events, please visit

Media Contact: Rebecca Walton
Phelps Media Group, Inc. International
phone 561.753.3389 fax 561.753.3386

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