When StoneGate Stables, located on US Hwy 15 in Aldie, Virginia, sold to new owners in May 2021, extensive facility upgrades and renovations began immediately. While several industry-wide building delays resulted in causing a few modifications to projected timelines and opening dates, today the owners of this picturesque equestrian property announced they have officially named the new facility the NOVA Equestrian Center (NEC).
The new name encompasses the expanded purpose and mission of the facility, as it will soon become home to the NOVA Equestrian Training Center (NETC) and the region's first NOVA Equine Fitness Center (NEFC). A phased opening of the various NEC-branded components will allow local and traveling equestrians to enjoy a modern, clean, and safe multi-purpose facility. From community and equestrian events, expert training, lessons, and full care board to on-site fitness and rehab services, the property will have something for everyone.
"We are really excited to bring the first public-use water treadmill and fitness center to the area. This equipments' well-documented effects on increasing horse speed, musculature, topline, and cardiovascular system are unmatched. In conjunction with NEFC, we completely overhauled our huge indoor arena from top to bottom- the entire space steam power washed twice and sterilized, the beams and purlins freshly painted grey, the rider guard replaced, and brand new show-ready fiber/sand footing installed. It's amazing, and we are super excited to offer it to NOVA area equestrians of all disciplines" says owner Paula Joyce.
As construction and renovations continue in preparation for a November opening, the NEC management team has launched a new website www.NOVAEqC.com for the public to learn more about the new NOVA Equestrian Center and all it has to offer.