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Horses and students -- and the resident farm dogs -- learn to love life at Hunter's Rest. Everything revolves around fun.   Horses and students -- and the resident farm dogs -- learn to love life at Hunter's Rest. Everything revolves around fun.

Lessons for all ages take place in, and out of, the arena at Hunter's Rest. We learn to use our aids for stability in the saddle which helps us take the inside lessons safely out into the countryside.   Lessons for all ages take place in, and out of, the arena at Hunter's Rest. We learn to use our aids for stability in the saddle which helps us take the inside lessons safely out into the countryside.

Riders at Hunter's Rest get opportunities beyond what any other stable can offer, from side-saddle lessons to foxhunting and hunter pacing to polo and games.   Riders at Hunter's Rest get opportunities beyond what any other stable can offer, from side-saddle lessons to foxhunting and hunter pacing to polo and games.

Here, a group of Hunter's Rest riders heads out for a morning of foxhunting with living legend Melvin Poe, whose family is -- of course -- the namesake of our address, North Poe's Road. Poe is a neighbor and dear friend; we often visit his kennels to meet the hounds and talk to him about horses, hunting and the countryside.   Here, a group of Hunter's Rest riders heads out for a morning of foxhunting with living legend Melvin Poe, whose family is -- of course -- the namesake of our address, North Poe's Road. Poe is a neighbor and dear friend; we often visit his kennels to meet the hounds and talk to him about horses, hunting and the countryside.

Riders head out from Hunter's Rest for a day with the Old Dominion Hounds.   Riders head out from Hunter's Rest for a day with the Old Dominion Hounds.

Students of all ages are invited to accompany Hunter's Rest management attending a wide variety of fun horse activities in the area, including this one at the Farnley Farm pony sale in White Post.   Students of all ages are invited to accompany Hunter's Rest management attending a wide variety of fun horse activities in the area, including this one at the Farnley Farm pony sale in White Post.

Stick-and-ball polo lessons -- and real games -- are part of what makes well-rounded, competent riders (as opposed to a 'passenger') out of Hunter's Rest students.   Stick-and-ball polo lessons -- and real games -- are part of what makes well-rounded, competent riders (as opposed to a 'passenger') out of Hunter's Rest students.

Students are always welcome to go with us for fun 'field trips', such as this one to visit the new ODH puppies at the kennels in Orlean.   Students are always welcome to go with us for fun 'field trips', such as this one to visit the new ODH puppies at the kennels in Orlean.

A quiet pastoral scene at Hunter's Rest.   A quiet pastoral scene at Hunter's Rest.

Hunter's Rest takes an annual trip south to Charleston and Aiken, S.C., with horses and students. Talk to us about joining the crew for a mid-winter break.   Hunter's Rest takes an annual trip south to Charleston and Aiken, S.C., with horses and students. Talk to us about joining the crew for a mid-winter break.

Though horse shows are not our 'focus' at Hunter's Rest, we do occassionally take students and horses, such as this Thoroughbred Retirement benefit show at the Warrenton Horse Show grounds.   Though horse shows are not our 'focus' at Hunter's Rest, we do occassionally take students and horses, such as this Thoroughbred Retirement benefit show at the Warrenton Horse Show grounds.

Farm owner Betsy Burke Parker trains steeplechase horses along with students, making full use of her lengthy career as a professional horsewoman. Here, she and Brook pony timber horse Quick Line and his owner-rider Mo Trail at the Casanova races.   Farm owner Betsy Burke Parker trains steeplechase horses along with students, making full use of her lengthy career as a professional horsewoman. Here, she and Brook pony timber horse Quick Line and his owner-rider Mo Trail at the Casanova races.

Schooling young horses for a well-rounded future -- in the hunt field, racetrack or wherever -- is farm owner Betsy Burke Parker's specialty. Here she schools a youngster over an   Schooling young horses for a well-rounded future -- in the hunt field, racetrack or wherever -- is farm owner Betsy Burke Parker's specialty. Here she schools a youngster over an "Aiken fence" near Windsor, SC during a hunting vacation there.

Summer camp includes creative activities such as the wildly popular "Mo-Neigh" art series campers did with their horses. Students and horses conspired to create delightful contemporary works of keepsake art.   Summer camp includes creative activities such as the wildly popular

The most important part of riding at Hunter's Rest is learning to love horses and horsemanship. We make that easy.   The most important part of riding at Hunter's Rest is learning to love horses and horsemanship. We make that easy.

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