Desiderata Farm is a centralized hunting haven specializing in comfort and convenience for you and your horse. Our Farm has an arena for stadium and dressage work. The cross country trails have beginner novice through training level obstacles, as well as natural hunt country coups, logs and rails. We have daily rates for riders who would like to school.
We are conveniently located between Warrenton and Culpeper, in Rixeyville, VA. Commonwealth Park and Warrenton Show Grounds are about 30 minutes away. Bull Run, Casanova, Old Dominion, Rappahannock, Thornton Hill and Warrenton hunt fixtures are about 30 minutes and Farmington, Keswick, Middleburg, Orange and Piedmont hunt fixtures are within 90 minutes. Manassas Battlefield Park is also close by.
For multi-day events or hunt activities, lodging is available at Perennial Inn. We have 4 well appointed rooms, all with private baths plus and a cozy cottage with its own kitchen and laundry. A gourmet, continental breakfast is served. A community fridge with water, soda, beer and 24 hour coffee service is available.
Warrenton Horse Works is the farm Vet.
Two Trainers are available for horse or rider training sessions. Or invite your own trainer. Boarders do not pay facilities usage fees.
Harold Plasterer and Terry Corbin are local ferriers who regularly come to the Farm.