By Linde Hyder
Surrounded by more than 113 acres of lush rolling green hills in an area renowned as the nation’s horse and hunt capital,’ Rutledge Farm presents an incomparable opportunity for the accomplished equestrian. Peaceful and private, the property is just minutes to the historic town of Middleburg, home to world-class equestrian competitions, fine dining, award-winning wineries and eclectic boutiques.
A scenic winding lane leads to the Colonial-style main house where a distinctive stone façade and welcoming front porch are a fitting introduction to the grace and beauty that lie within. As conducive to entertaining as it is comfortable family living, the multi-level design features interior spaces appointed with extensive handcrafted millwork, five fireplaces and soaring ceilings. Formal spaces include a banquet-size dining room and a parlor, while a cheery screened-in porch and a sun-dappled four-season room are ideal for casual gatherings with friends and family.
Private accommodations include six generously-sized bedrooms. Providing ample room for overnight visitors is the three-bedroom guest house with adjoining office and staff housing. Additional outbuildings include a maintenance shop, carriage house with living quarters, a spring house and a charming gazebo overlooking a pond.
Most impressive is the full complement of equestrian facilities offered at Rutledge Farm. Ample equine accommodations are provided with five barns totaling 35 stalls and 19 paddocks, derby and polo fields, a 218×80-foot indoor arena as well as a state-of-the-art 250×150-foot all-weather outdoor arena and an 80-foot lunging arena. An extensive irrigation system and reservoir services these areas.
Established in 1740, Rutledge Farm is recognized among the top sport-horse facilities in the United States. Here, amid a breathtaking landscape lies the perfect blend of subtle elegance and equestrian functionality.
Sandra Bravo Greenberg