Stave Mill Farm is dedicated to enabling the
dressage sport-horse and rider to achieve their best.  


Stave Mill Farm is a boutique, best-in-class dressage training and boarding facility, with a meticulous focus on the unique needs of each horse and rider team. Set in Southern Albemarle County, a region rich with equestrian history, the 12-stall facility offers tailored attention for the competitive dressage horse. …

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The Facility

In its earlier history, Stave Mill Farm was a part of a distinguished racehorse stud named Nydrie Farm, owned by the Van Clief family. Nydrie Farm is part of American horse racing history, as the co-breeder of the 1947 Kentucky Derby winner, “Jet Pilot.”

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Dressage Training

Having George Williams choose Stave Mill Farm as his base from June to November is a major asset—we are fortunate indeed. Clients can book dressage lessons on their own horses at our facility, and George welcomes trailer-ins, short stay, and a limited number of full-care and training horses to Stave Mill Farm.

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Photographs by Caitlin Garvey, Sue Stickle and Kate Samuels.

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Stave Mill Farm
6265 Alberene Road
Esmont, VA 22937


(434) 981-1017‬