Nearly 200 years of horse care,
in our family,
on this farm

Welbourne Farm is a small, family-owned and family-run horse retirement facility in operation since the late 1970s. The property is a two-century old estate cradled in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, in northwestern Virginia, about an hour west of Washington, D.C. Its 520 open acres feature sweeping pastures, rolling hills, cool forests, and sun-dazzled creeks.

Our herd of 85–90 permanently retired horses roams these pastures unimpeded. With more than five acres per horse, there’s plenty of good grass and room to run for all. Two creeks, numerous streams, and troughs provide water throughout the year.

A free-range, natural environment encourages long-term health and happiness in horses, both working and retired. Our horses choose who to befriend, when and what to eat, and when to drink, lie down, get salt, and seek sun or shade. They keep their own schedule, which helps them keep their health.