Private family farm White Oak Stables is a private equestrian facility located only minutes from the center of Warrenton, VA. We offer fun and educational activities and horseback riding to people of all ages, disciplines and abilities.
Apply to our diversity scholarship to get a free weekend riding lesson once a week at White Oak Stables (weather permitting) from May - September. Applications are due April 25th with winners announced on May 1st.
2021 Diversity Riding Lesson Scholarship Winners We are currently accepting applications for our 2021 Diversity Scholarship riding lessons program. This will provide a free weekly weekend riding le…
Starting today masks are optional!
Our summer camp sessions are confirmed!
July 25th - 29th - 6 spots available
August 1st - 5th - 6 spots available
Each camp session runs Monday - Friday from 9am - 5pm. Cost is $450 per person. We accept riders ages 6 - 16. Call or email to grab your spot! $100 non-refundable deposit required up front and the remaining balance is due the week before camp. Masks will be required for all campers unless they are riding or eating (socially distanced).
Enjoying the snowy day. Hope you are all safe and warm!
Would anyone be interested in a Sunday Funday on October 24th @ 2-3pm where we decorate pumpkins and paint ponies? It would cost $10 per person for decorating supplies (face stickers, paint, craft supplies, carving tools). Costumes strongly encouraged and candy bowl provided. You would need to bring your own pumpkins. Please let me know ASAP so I can get a head count. Here's an example of the face stickers!
The last lesson for our diversity scholarship winners!
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COVID Notice: Due to an increase in COVID cases in our county and several riders calling out sick recently with flu/cold-like symptoms we are returning to our earlier masking policy. Masks will be required on the farm if you're out of your car or in the barn. Masks are not required while you are on a horse riding.
Thanks for understanding and adhering to this policy! It helps keep us riding 🏇
Congrats to all the kiddos that joined us for the show season! We celebrated the end of the season with a Sunday Fun Day!
This week’s coverage of MARS Great Meadow International is brought to you by Kentucky Performance Products. Chris Barnard’s show jumping tracks, which tested all levels here at MARS Equestrian Great Meadow International, caused their fair
Strides for Equestrian Equality (https://www.stridesforequality.org) are giving us 2 tailgating spots to the Great Meadows International event on Thursday, Friday, Saturday, and Sunday! We have spots for up to 12 people each of these days.
If you're interested in going, please contact me directly. Minority riders and their families will get priority for this opportunity, but everyone is welcome.
This is a fantastic event with a lot of top, talented riders (including some Olympic riders) whom will compete in dressage, show jumping and cross-country.
See the change.Be an ally. Recognizing that we must be the change we wish to see in the world, SEE will encourage equestrians to stand shoulder to shoulder to fight for equality and justice.Not quietly, not anonymously... but proudly and loudly. ACCESS SEE supports the critical work of organizatio...
Chardoneigh is back!
Our new jump is finally here!
Chardoneigh's training is going well! She's been on multiple trail rides already and the trainer says she's a superstar 😁
Congratulations to Nicole for taking reserve champion in low hunter yesterday! 🏆🐴🎉
Emily jumping Erin.
Today I ordered custom jump standards with our logo on them, a new log jump and a new flower box. They'll be here in a few weeks!
Chardoneigh's first ride!
Fun at the horse shows. Way to go Kristy and Nicole and Gianna. Nicole I still need some of your photos too!
Thank you for the beautiful picture Emily!
New flowers and decorations are up on all the jumps!
What I love about teaching is seeing all the progress people make. Hayden got to canter her first jump yesterday!! She could barely reach her saddle when she first started riding here. You should be so proud of all your hard work Hayden ♥️
I have a pair of kids size 1 Ariat boots available for free if anyone wants them. They are in good condition, barely used.
White Oak Stables is a 6 acre private family farm located in Warrenton, Virginia the heart of horse country. We specialize in adult beginners and shy/fearful/anxious riders. The farm is conveniently located only 5 minutes from the center of town and the Warrenton Horse Show Grounds. You’ll enjoy scenic views of the Blue Ridge Mountains on your drive over. We’re only minutes from the Rappahannock River, Gray Ghost Vineyards and only 20 minutes from the acclaimed 5 star Inn at Little Washington, Skyline Drive and Luray Caverns. We pride ourself in being a laid back, family friendly barn that emphasizes safety and correct, foundational riding. While we do take students to compete at shows and competitions our aim is to teach to your personal goals, wants and needs.
Greta “Jade” Krafsig
Hello, I’m the owner and head instructor at White Oak Stables. I’ve loved horses my whole life but I didn’t start riding until I was 14 and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’ve trained in classical Hunt Seat and Equitation most of my life by a wonderfully talented and local instructor, Sandi Diesterhoft. I’ve competed successfully in local hunter/jumper shows, western pleasure shows, hunter paces and eventing. I enjoy working with people of all ages, especially adult beginners, autistic and shy/anxious/fearful riders. I believe learning about horses should be safe, fun and educational.
Sandy Ann Charles
Hi! I teach 1-2 days a week at White Oak Stables, usually on the weekends. I started riding when I was 2 and by the time I was 7 I was competing in pony hunter divisions. I started Pony Club when I was 8 or 9 with Casanova Warrenton Pony Club. I have done almost everything from Pony Club games to three day eventing. I started teaching and assisting with lessons at my family’s lesson stables when I was 12. I have been teaching professionally since I was 17. I have trained with my mom, Sandi Deisterhoft, as well as Pam Baker, Gavin Moylan, Jimmy Cantwell, Gigi Winslet and Pam Fraley. I’ve participated in clinics with George Morris and Katie Monahan Prudent. I was Grand Champion Local Hunter at the Washington International Horse Show in 2003.
Diamond Appeal “Erin”
Erin is a 1999 Thoroughbred mare. Not only is she a sweetheart she has loads of personality. She was bred for steeple chasing but was never raced. She enjoys carrots, peppermints, and lots of slobbery kisses. Erin lost an eye due to health problems and as a result she doesn’t jump much anymore. Erin does English or Western lessons.
How Bout Them Sox “Abbott”
Abbott is a 2005 Quarter Horse/Paint gelding. This friendly guy was bred for western pleasure competitions and has a wonderfully smooth gait, a comfy jump and is an easy horse to ride even if he can be stubborn. Abbott loves carrots, peppermints and drinking out of the hose on a hot day. He’s so smart he even knows how to unlock stall doors. Abbott does English or Western lessons.
Imagine That “Emma”
Emma is a 1999 Irish Sport Horse mare. She’s the newest addition to our farm and our most advanced horse to ride due to her huge, fast stride and bouncy trot. She is clearly everyone’s favorite horse at the barn. She’s a wonderfully talented jumper and a super sweetheart who is nearly push button in beginner lessons. Emma mainly does English lessons.
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Photos don’t lie - the kids had a ball - nothing but smiles - laughs - and memories
If you have a child that likes to have a good time
Check this place out - love greata
The best camp ever - the kids had the best time
Must go summer camp
Greata is also a terrific trainer
If you want your kids to have fun and learn all about a horse - you have to go see her
KELLY'S FORD equestrian center
FUN SHOW !!
February 24th in our heated indoor arena
Horse kisses at the Stable.
Really excited about visiting the farm! Thank you!
The grin says it's all. Thanks Jade for another great lesson.
My Girl Scout Troop had an AMAZING time earring their Junior Horseback Riding Badge tonight!!!! The horses were so calm and easy to work with that even my most nervous girls who've never seen a horse felt at ease. The scenery is gorgeous and has made this an incredible experience for them. Most are dying/begging/pleading to go back!!!!
Amazing time- thank you so very much! My children had the MOST AMAZING time and we will definitely continue with the lessons:)