Equestrian Experience on the Kelly’s Ford Battlefield Grounds
Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center is located on a nearly 138-acre estate along the Rappahannock River where the Battle of Kelly’s Ford was fought during the Civil War. It is adjacent to The Inn at Kelly’s Ford, a charming inn which offers a rich blend of history, recreation, and pristine natural beauty in Virginia’s horse country.
The center is designed to meet the needs of local and visiting equestrians, starting with boarding either for long term or overnight visits. The facility offers 4 outside arenas, a heated indoor arena, 2 round pens, a 6 level cross country course and miles of scenic trails. The grounds are open to the public by appointment for schooling and equine events. Guided trail rides, lessons, pony rides and carriage rides are available daily by appointment. Kelly’s Ford hosts 7 Virginia Horse Show Association Hunter/Jumper shows, a yearly “Tack Swap”, schooling shows and clinics in different disciplines throughout the year.
Built circa 1779, the Main House was the two-story home of the Kelly Family during the Civil War. Restored in 1999 by talented local artisans, the house includes a sitting room, library, Main Dining Room, Pelham’s Pub and 2 guest rooms upstairs. Original artwork and period furnishings adorn the main level, including a painting of Stonewall Jackson and a mural depicting the Battle of Kelly’s Ford. Located downstairs, Pelham’s Pub is named for Major John Pelham, the gallant Confederate Cavalry officer who was fatally wounded during the battle.
Come see all that we offer at the Inn at Kelly’s Ford and Equestrian Center!