The Springledge Horse Retirement Division is located at The Oaks and Springfield Farm, two Coles family properties consisting of more than 450 acres of lush pastureland between The Plains and Middleburg, Virginia. Along with her show jumping training and teaching facility, Sloane Coles, and her full-time, professional retirement manager run this division of Springledge LLC. All pastures have automatic waterers and run-in sheds.
New horses are given the time they need to transition from their previous lives as show horses. Initially, they will be “buddied-up” with one other suitable horse in a small paddock before full-time turn out is achieved with a group of retirees in a larger retirement field. After the new horse is totally relaxed in its new environment, he’s introduced to a small herd of well-mannered horses. There, they live out their lives together, being allowed to graze, rest and roam the fields.
A negative Coggins test taken within six months is required before arrival. Hoof trimming, deworming, floating of teeth and all annual vaccines are included in the monthly board of $600. Fees are paid monthly by credit card and no other charges will be added without a consultation and permission.
Discussion is required and a decision made as to how much medical care is warranted in the event of illness, injury or old-age problems (i.e. there’s a big difference between a few stitches or a month paying stall board and very expensive, as well as traumatic, colic surgery for an elderly horse).
Close attention is paid to your horse’s overall health, and when the time comes that he’s no longer enjoying life and needs to be put down we will sensitively proceed with any arrangements you wish.
We invite you to come visit us in the heart of Virginia Horse country. We think you’ll agree that our beautiful and professionally run farms are the perfect place to retire your beloved horse.
For more information, please click: Spring Ledge Field Board Rate Sheet to download our contract.
Sloane Coles – Springledge LLC – P.O. Box 332 – 3324 Landmark Rd. – The Plains VA 20198 – Springledgeva@gmail.com – (540) 270-0173