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Grovespring Farm is a 60 acre equine facility located in the heart of Virginia horse country in Culpeper county. The farm boasts a huge all weather footing lighted riding ring with custom built show jumps as well as a smaller private grass ring.

With over 50 acres under fence, Grovespring offers plenty of turnout and field riding. Fields are outfitted with walking gates, coops and stone fence jumps for cross country practice. A beautiful acre sized pond sits in the heart of the facility, providing endless swimming for the dogs, and educational canoe trips during summer camp.

The Main Barn sits overlooking the riding ring, it houses 7 fully matted box stalls as well as a full bath, wash rack, and respective feed and tack rooms. The Pony Barn adds an additional 7 stalls as well as a kiddie tack room and secure cross tie wash areas. Both barns are fully lighted and provide ample storage.

Susan Deal –  Susan is an accomplished rider and instructor who has taught hunter seat equitation at Sweet Briar College, St. Andrews College and Eagle’s Nest Camp, to name a few. Susan teaches lessons year-round, takes student showing and riding to hounds. She is an avid Fox-hunter with both Rappahannock Hunt and Warrenton Hunt. She is an ANRC Level 5 Rider, National Judge, USHJA Certified Category I Trainer and Steward who serves on the ANRC board as well as the USHJA Youth Council. Susan rode her horse Penn Park to the 2005 North American Field Hunter Championship.The Grovespring Farm summer camps are a natural outgrowth of her interest in and love of children and horses.

Kris Deal – At Eagle’s Nest Camp in NC, Kris spent many summers as White-water Canoe Director. Kris earned his BA in English at St. Andrews College, where he also serves on the Alumni Council. His experience at Eagle’s Nest Camp also encouraged the Deal family in their creation of Grovespring’s summer camps. He received an M.Ed. in English Education at Lynchburg College and teaches at Highland School. Kris is an avid fox-hunter and in 2009 was the Virginia Point-to-Point Association optimum time over all winner.

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