Tucked away at the foot of the Blue Ridge Mountains in rural Forest, Virginia lies Brook Hill Farm, a 501 (c)(3) non-profit organization, located on a 60 acre property where miracles happen. Horses that have been neglected or injured are given the opportunity to rest, recover, and start new lives. Participants are given the opportunity to heal.
Having completed a $100,000 capital project to renovate the facility. The farm is on the National Register for Historic Places, and Brook Hill has remained true to its 1904 character!
Everyone enters the facility through a long walk through the trees, enabling them to leave their troubles behind and enter the “peaceful zone.”
Brook Hill has 60 acres of lush pasture in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, where the horses all graze together, 24/7.
Bertrum’s Creek runs along the outer border where the horses always have access to clean running water. There is also a one acre pond that the horses love to play in on a hot day.
Brook Hill Farm has expanded the barn to include 22 stalls, keeping with the original design.
A large feed room accommodates the feed for the 40 horses housed on property. There is a large storage area through the door with 2 horses.
There is room for all of the tack, a space for each horse’s equipment. There are cubbies for all of the participants in the Brook Hill Equine Assisted Learning programs.
The Equine Lab is well equipped with x-ray equipment and medical supplies, and a wash stall for the horses. Currently some of the college students are working on a parasite study.
The classroom is spacious, and can accommodate fifteen students. It is complete with computer stations, a horse library, overhead screen, projector, and a kitchen area.
The large deck was completed by a local Boy Scout who built it for his Eagle Scout Project.
Brook Hill has a 135’ x 210’ riding arena for the Equine Assisted Learning Programs
A smaller arena is complete with a ramp for the Rockin’ Riders Therapeutic Riding Program.
Thanks to the ASPCA in 2016, Brook Hill built a two stall barn and run-in for a five acre field to keep the blind horses safe, and house the horses in rehabilitation.
In 2015, The Quaker Presbyterian church completed the isolation pen. The three stall barn and field are ready for new rescues!
Brook Hill thanks a special donor for a four horse slant load Sundowner Trailer. This allows the farm to transport the youth and horses to events, or horses to veterinarian hospitals.
Brook Hill remodeled the 1909 school house for office space. There is now heat, three bathrooms (one handicap accessible), a reception area, office space and a kitchen.
Brook Hill Farm is always upgrading the fencing, making it safe for all of the horses.
Please come and visit and see for yourself, the wonderful renovations that have been done.
New in 2022!
Brook Hill Farm runs its programs year round – a covered arena has been completed to provide services to the clients, and to be able to continue the rehabilitation work with the rescue horses during inclement weather.