Red Gate Farm Offers Life Lessons in the Saddle

Red Gate Farm in Bluemont is offering Time To Ride, a national program dedicated to introducing children and families to horses and horseback riding.

A program of the American Horse Council, a Washington, DC-based nonprofit association, it purpose is to foster the next generation of knowledgeable, dedicated horse owners by introducing school-age children to horse care and horseback riding in a safe, welcoming environment, while helping them learn the valuable life lessons that the sport teaches.

To achieve the Time To Ride Program Facility designation, Red Gate’s riding instructors had to pass a criminal background check and complete SafeSport training through the U.S. Center for SafeSport. In addition, our farm and instructors had to meet a set of standards for safety, physical facility requirements and professional experience.

To learn more, call Christine Vitkus at 703-585-7586 or go to

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