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, we invite you to come and see the results! 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.
Two wash stalls and two feed rooms have been added to help take care of all of the 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 comfortably.
It is complete with computer stations, a large horse library, an overhead screen and projector, and a kitchen area.
The large deck was completed by Ben, 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 their special donor for a four horse slant load Sundowner Trailer. This allows the Brook Hill staff to transport the youth and horses to events, or the horses to veterinarian hospitals.
The final renovation project is the remodeling of 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.
What’s Next on our Wish List?
A Covered Arena!
Brook Hill runs its programs year round – an indoor arena is needed to provide services to the clients, and to be able to continue the rehabilitation work with the rescue horses during inclement weather. Please consider donating to help Brook Hill Farm reach this goal!