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Beautiful private farm on 132 acres, country estate type setting with three board fencing and automatic waterers in all pastures located in the Heart of Virginia. Only 6 miles from Historic Farmville, the world famous Green Front Furniture Store and Longwood University.

Offering 9 pastures with 5 small paddocks surrounding the 36 x 60 barn and a 5 stall track barn for closer supervision with run-in sheds and plenty of shade trees.  Fly masks/spray application, blanketing/sheets for winter/summer, daily cool soakings in the hot summer days along with sunscreen for white noses, grooming and bathing, application of any topicals needed included in board. Unlimited good quality hay, feeding 2x daily with Nutrena feeds, and inspections daily.

 Here at Five Springs Farm, is a very comfortable atmosphere for your beloved loyal equine companion, that has round the clock experienced care. Perfect for retirees and lay-ups with lots of pasture companions!We understand you're equine companions have worked hard for you all their lives, which is why we strive to provide a quiet retirement home for them.

We will send a picture upon arrival and send updated photos and e-mails at least once a month
Pasture Board: $350.00 plus $55 for trims only, shoes pricing varies according to shoe type needed per month: included feeding up to 2x daily up to 6 lbs. of quality grain, 24/7 quality hay which we have checked for a high protein value. In the event that your horse requires more than the normal amount of grain, special grains or hays, alfalfa pellets etc. owner will be responsible for extras. 

A 36' x 60' barn has (5) attached paddocks per 1-2 stalls, with (6) 12 x 12 roomy stalls, individual ceiling fans per stall for hot summer days, mats, wash and grooming stall and insulated tack/feed room with air condition during hot summer months. Heated buckets in the winter!
A 60' x 12' Track barn (5) 12 x 12 stalls with individual fans. There is a 36 x 12 run-in attached to the barn. Heated buckets in the winter!

 Stall Board: $450.00 plus $55 for trims only, shoe pricing according to shoe type needed per month includes: feeding 2x daily up to 6 lbs. grain, hay and fresh water, cleaned stalls daily with each turnout, pine shavings

Stall Rest and Lay-up Board:  $500.00 plus $55 for trims only, shoe pricing according to shoe type needed per month for Stall Rest or Recuperation with small turnout paddock: 2 to 3 x a day feed, fresh hay as needed and fresh water, daily cleaning of stall 2 x a day, pine shavings, grooming and hoof care, (depending on application of meds or wraps) basic care.

We feel these prices reflect the individual care of having a small group of horses verses a larger herd, and we try to provide the very best amenities including:
         - clean and safe environment
         - well structured barns and fencing
         - healthy green pastures
         - and so much more

* We do of all vet and farrier scheduling. Owner will be responsible for all vet and farrier bills. We suggest that new horses coming in, starting  a 5 day Panacur Pak before arriving.

* We highly recommend all of our horses use Equi-spot for the fly months!

* Some of our horses are also on Smart-Pak suppliments that are supplied by the owners, and served by us!

* If your horse requires a different type of special feed or hay supplement such as beet pulp, alfalfa cubes or any extra amounts of grain, "other than the normal amount of grain fed which is already included in the board" to help maintain weight for hard-keepers, we would be glad to serve any of these items for a reasonable additional cost.
* If you prefer a completely different feed other than our feeds, you will be responsible to pay for that feed. Depending on supply and demand, there may be a hay surcharge only in the winter months.

Most of our horses that have come to live with us have been performance horses and have participated in a variety of disciplines. They have competed through Grand Prix dressage, Grand Prix jumping, "A" circuit hunters, upper level eventing, foxhunting and now are living the life a horse deserves after giving so much of themselves. So, it is the love of their owners that gives back to their faithful companions to allow them to live out their remaining golden years in a way that is simple, without stress and lazy days eating grass under shade trees with friends!
These horses become part of our lives, and are here with us till the end!
In the event when the time has come to say goodbye, we have an area on our farm that holds a special place for our horses to rest.

Me with a very loving Radius!
Me with a very loving Radius!


Kids and horses


New friends


Lots of smooches


and lots of treats.....from our little barn babe



                                                                      Warm lazy summer days




Snuffy glistening in the sun


Pete & Prissy shining so pretty


Bo looking so good at 24 yrs young!


New best friends....Po & Angel!


Do not disturb!


Warm winter day


Little Miss Angel
Leo & Snuffy


Little Miss Angel





Pete snoozin hard in the warm sunshine...lol


Pete, Radius and Noah resting together after breakfast .....in the upper pasture


                                                Leo is such a ham and loves to have his picture taken...
                                                 especially in the midst of fun Prom pics!
                                                 Our boarders truly become part of our family!

Michael is Such a perfectionist......thank goodness :)
More fencing....Great husband!!


Michael is Such a perfectionist......thank goodness :)


Front of new barn


Back side of barn with paddocks


Finishing up the newest run-in!
On to the next project!


Finishing up the newest run-in!


The barn is coming soon!!!!


Getting the ground level


View of the center isle with 6 stalls


Riding Arena


View from the lower back fields


Lots of grass.....and lots of shade


Five Springs Farms

Mike and Debbie Mayo
Rice, VA

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