Saddle Up Spring Valley Farm 2016 Fall Newsletter

From our farm to you! See highlights on what's been happening at Spring Valley Farm (SVF) this past fall.


  • Festivals, Festivals and More Festivals
  • Fall Tack Sale & Costume Ride
  • Horse Spotlight (Boss)
  • Rescue Spotlight (Goliath)
  • Volunteer Spotlight
  • Reindeer Games
  • Upcoming Events
  • Stay Connected
Festivals, Festivals & More Festivals

Festivals Until the cows come home!

When the cool weather arrives everyone grabs their flannel shirts, boots and maybe a spiced pumpkin latte and the festivities begin. No fall season would be complete without cute barn animals, petting zoos, pony rides and carriage rides. Needless to say, Spring Valley Farm went into full gear by participating in countless festivals and special events. A couple to mention are the Homestead Creamery Fall Festival, Bedford County Fair, Moneta Farm and Home Center Fair, Mineral Springs's Baptist Fall Festival and the Fallon Park Fall Festival.

Bedford County Fair
Petting Zoo and Pony Rides at the Bedford County Fair
Pony rides and Carriage Rides at at the Homestead Creamery Fall Festival
Chad hooked up with Pixie and Gracie and Emily giving love to Freckles the pony.
Chad and John Coffee, the Belgian, Make a Wedding Appearance
Wedding Carriage Ride
John Coffee all dressed up for a wedding celebration.
Fall TACK SALE & Costume Ride

Fall Tack Sale & Costume Ride

On Saturday, November 5th SVF hosted it's Fall Tack Sale. There were saddles, bridles, harnesses, carts, and tack of all sorts for sale by auction and on commission. Additionally, there were trail rides, carriage rides, a costume contest and the night ended with a country style bonfire. It was a fun time for all.

Check out some of the great costumes below!

So many fun costumes!
Horse Spotlight

Say Hello to Boss aka BossMan

Boss is the offspring of Famous Shamous, our Spring Valley Farm beloved clydesdale. Boss has a striking resemblance to his daddy's looks and as well as his sweet demeanor. Boss is just over 6 months old and has started his halter training. He is coming along very well and is sure to become another SVF favorite.

Michelle and Boss begin halter training.

Welcome Goliath

Meet Goliath who was rescued by Spring Valley Farm this past September. He is a giant Belgian Mule who came to us from Pennsylvania. Don't let his size fool you he is a big teddy bear and very sweet natured. He is currently in training to be apart of the trail ride program soon. When you see Goliath be sure to give him some mule love.

Chad and Goliath during a trail ride.
Volunteer Spotlight

Volunteer Spotlight

Shelly Dimmick

Shelly and her family, husband Robert and son Sheldon, have faithfully supported and volunteered at Spring Valley Farm for over a year now. From helping with trail rides, to special events, to daily farm needs, they are always willing to offer a helping hand with a smile. If you see Shelly or her family be sure to give them a big thank you for all their hard work. We appreciate you!

"Shelly was one of the first people to greet me during my visit to the farm. she was kind and welcoming and instantly made me feel comfortable during my first trail ride. I'm was so thankful for her." -1st time Rider at SVF
Shelly, Sheldon and Ike take a dip!
ReinDeer Games

1st Time ReinDeer Games!

On Saturday, December 3rd we held our traditional Western Games but with a holiday twist. We had hot beverages and soups and fun horse games such as Rudolph the Rouge Reindeer and Musical Christmas Wreathes. Check out the fun we had below and don't miss the next Tack Sale and Western Games on January 14th.

Run, Run Rudolf!
Upcoming Events

Baby It's Cold Outside, so bundle up

Trail Rides and Carriage Rides

Don't let the cold weather keep you inside! Weather permitting, we will still have trail rides and carriage rides available on the farm throughout the winter. However, if you prefer to be inside, cozy cabins are still available for $75 a night.

Evening Trail Rides

Winter Tack Show and Western Games

Our Winter Tack Sale will be held on Saturday, January 14th starting at 10am. Details to come so keep an eye out on our Facebook Event Page.

Lustrous Winter Sunsets at SVF

Stay Connected


Summer 2016 Newsletter

Contact Information:

Address: 1190 Horseshoe Bend Road, Moneta, Virginia 24121


Chad Simmons, Owner (540) 309-6884

Michelle Rose, Manager (540) 685-3249

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