Shenandoah Sporthorses is situated on a small, private farm three minutes from the Lexington, Virginia city limits.

The Virginia Horse Center is ten minutes away, all Rockbridge Hunt fixtures are within a 15 minute radius, and the farm is convenient to Route 11, I-81 and I-64.

We currently have openings to board 1-2 horses in our roomy stalls and paddocks. Horses are cared for by Alice Bruno, the on-site owner/operator, who has twenty years of experience.

Possible opportunity to do morning chores in exchange for reduced board. Please contact with any questions!

Horse Shopping

Alice offers concierge-type services to help clients navigate the horse buying process.

For buyers who lack the time (or patience!) to horse-shop, she uses her professional network to find good candidates, and will comb the internet to find more horses if necessary. Alice does all of the legwork: she calls sellers, their trainers, veterinarians, etc., schedules appointments and travels to meet horses she thinks are good possibilities. She can then make recommendations about which horses are the strongest candidates, saving the buyer hours of travel time and significant expense.

When a match is made, Alice handles all contact with the seller, including financial negotiations, writing contracts, scheduling and managing pre-purchase exams, and makes shipping arrangements if a sale is a success.

Horse shopping can be fun—work with Alice and find out! Please contact for pricing and availability.


Shenandoah Sporthorses offers short-term boarding
for people traveling with horses or showing at the Horse Center.

 We have 3 roomy stalls available for overnight or short-term stays. Horses enjoy private turnout, while humans enjoy a cozy studio apartment on the same property, with breakfast (and lots of coffee!) included.

The apartment is professionally decorated, offering high-quality linens and art by local artists. Bedded stalls are $30/night, and the apartment is $150/night, with multiple horse or extended stay discounts available.

Pony Rides & Parties

Pony rides and parties now available in Rockbridge County!

Come party down in our barn or we will come to you. We are able to travel to Roanoke, Harrisonburg, Charlottesville or surrounding areas.

Packages are available to fit every budget–party plans range from simple pony and/or cart rides to fully planned, decorated, staffed and catered events.

Pony rides also make great birthday gifts for horse-crazy kids, and a pony play date is always a memorable one. All parties and private rides are staffed by friendly, knowledgeable professionals with a fun and supportive attitude.

Our ponies are healthy, happy, sweet and quiet, and your children’s safety and enjoyment are our priorities.