Boarding and Training

Valley Ridge Farm, LLC – Masontown, WV
Full Board and Training Services For Your Horse Near Morgantown & Cheat Lake

Valley Ridge Farm offers full professional board and training services for your horse at our safe, clean, and spacious 26-acre facility in Masontown, WV. We offer convenience, as well as the peace of mind in knowing that your horse will receive all standard care including stabling, feeding, watering, and pasture access, as well as a wide range of special services while you attend show lessons and other programs at Valley Ridge Farm. We can customize a plan for you and your horse depending on your needs.

Our main barn includes 27 stalls and our annex barn offers another five stalls. Contact to schedule a tour of our facility.

Stalls Cleaned, Hay, Grain, Blanketing, Turnout, & Regular Check-Ins

Standard Full-Service Boarding at Valley Ridge Farm, LLC includes the following:

*12X12 rubber-matted stall
*Stalls cleaned 7 days a week
*Hay 3 times per day
*Grain 2 times per day
*Feeding your supplements
*Frequent daily stall check-ins and night check
*Turnout on a daily basis and depending on weather conditions

At Valley Ridge Farm, we know that every horse and rider is unique! Every new boarder will get to sit down with Michele and discuss their needs and goals, and create a custom training plan that will put you on the path to achieving those goals.

USHJA Hunter Jumper Certified Trainer — De Némethy Method

Our award-winning coach, Michele Koury, is a renowned United States Hunter Jumper Association (USHJA) Certified Trainer. She trained directly with Bertalan de Némethy, the Show Jumping Coach for the United States Equestrian Team, and is pleased to provide solid instruction in all principles of the American Hunter/Jumper Forward Rider System. Precision and elegance are hallmarks of this riding style that includes aspects of import to classic show jumping including the basic principles of classical equitation and horse training, longe line techniques, flatwork, jumps and competing over courses, modern cavalletti and gymnastic systems, muscle development and flexibility, and everything required to compete – and place – in local, regional, and national A-Circuit shows. Valley Ridge Farm is proud of our legacy of champions and we invite you to train with us.

Michele and the Valley Ridge Farm family of horsepersons have competed and placed in Jumper, Hunter, and Equitation classes at numerous regional, national, and zone reserve championships, as well as multiple local and intercollegiate horse shows, grands prix, and Professional Horsemen’s Association of America competitions in the Working Hunter Divisions. Our heritage is of champions. Our tradition is based on excellence.

Additional Services & Health Requirements

Additional services that may be made available for your horse include: arena and other boarder facility use, grooming, clipping, tacking up and cooling down, tack cleaning, handling for farrier and vet, straight pasture board, extra feedings, deworming, immunization, teeth floating, and other veterinary services.

Please note that for the health and safety of the horses stabled at our facility, ALL horses tendered to the care of Valley Ridge Farm must be accompanied by an up-to-date Veterinarian Health Certificate, Deworming and Immunization Record, and a Negative Coggins Test Certification. We reserve the right to refuse board of any horse(s) for any reason. For more information, please contact Valley Ridge Farm directly at: 304-849-6860.

Board Etiquette

DO NOT ride your horse at speed close to young, green horses or those being ridden by less experienced riders. If you can’t keep your cantering horse at least ten feet from other horses, you should not be cantering in company.
Avoid lunging at times and in areas where others must ride, especially if your horse is rambunctious. If there is any danger of it breaking away from you, choose another time and place. A loose horse with a lunge line attached is an accident waiting to happen.
DO NOT endanger or scare other customers. When lessons are being given, please ask the instructor first. Then, if it is alright for you to be in the ring during a lesson, pass slowly, or avoid the lesson area altogether if possible.
DO NOT ride a horse that is difficult to manage when lessons are being given.
DO NOT jump while lessons are being given in the ring without asking the instructor’s permission. It can be terrifying to an inexperienced rider to have a horse jumping toward or near them. If you are permitted to jump during a lesson, use common sense and avoid interfering with the lesson in any way. Do NOT reset fences or move equipment during the lesson without permission.

Boarder Riding Hours

Boarders are welcome to ride outside of our lesson times on any day except for Monday! Boarders planning to ride after 6:30pm need to get Michele’s permission prior to doing so, as they may be the last person in the barn. The last person in the barn in the evening is responsible for closing up correctly and safely.

Horses love us! We think you will, too.

Boarding at Valley Ridge Farm South, LLC in Ocala? Please contact us for details on available amenities and services, as well as applicable health regulations.