Owner/Operator/Trainer: Heather Heider Hunt Seat Equitation/Fox Hunting/Xc lower level training. Our horse riding farm specializes in Hunt Seat Equitation, which focuses on show ring equitation, fundamental flat work and jmping skills.
All students learn basic to advance horsemanship skills including maintenance of horse, barn, tack, equipment, fedding programs, and health of horse. Owner/Operator/Trainer: Heather Heider
Operating as usual
Happy 5th grade graduation to my Little Lord Van Pelt. Thank you to all the staff at Banneker Elementary. Clayton has made some fantastic friends and had wonderful teachers.
Van Vixen Farm in the heart of Virginia horse country on 100 acres is seeking an applicant for a full-time position for riding instructor with assistant barn manager duties to assist owner/trainer at h/j and fox hunting barn. Ideally this person would like to ride as well with an opportunity to school babies, fox hunt and locally show, but riding is not a deal breaker but preferred. Position includes housing, all expenses paid including Wi-Fi, electric etc., one-week paid vacation after a year employment with additional time off when requested. If you are looking for a position with a supportive management and professional environment mixed with friendly and great people to work with, we may be a fit for you. As we have to say goodbye to our current barn manager and will miss her greatly, we are in no rush to fill this position until we find the ideal candidate. Most importantly we are looking for a mature, seasoned and experienced rider/instructor that enjoys engaging with eager children and lovely adults that find joy in the saddle. Our facility is professional, yet relaxed and provides its clients and boarders with an emphasis on quality care, turn out, instruction, and we strive to meet our riders goals in training, hunting, showing and improving each ride. We have many past employees that have moved on in different directions that are happy to share with you the supportive nature of our management team.
Daily activities include managing and teaching our lesson program of students ages ranging from 5 to 75. Responsibilities include assisting in scheduling lessons, handling horses, Blanketing, training and prepping sales horses, servicing boarder needs, feeding, record keeping, social media management is desirable and ideally a strong management style. Van Vixen Farm has three full time employees helping manage the farm and cleaning stalls, so very little cleaning of stalls is expected, but if need be, that is the type of person we are looking for to jump in and help just like the owner will.
Van Vixen Farm has a reputation of high standards of sportsmanship and horsemanship. Each day, the candidate will receive riding instruction in the ring schooling young, green, and made horses. Salary package is highly competitive with many bonuses such as fox hunting subscriptions, lessons, ability to to show depending on level of riding, participate in off farm trail rides, hunter paces, shows, and the opportunity to ride very nice horses and work with the best team. Bonus if candidate can drive truck and trailer. Please note we are a drama free, drug free environment but if bringing your fur babies supports you, they are more than welcome.
Interviewing starting 5/1/22. Position available immediately, but again we are waiting for the quality candidate that will be with us for years and will wait for the right person. Please send all resume’s to [email protected]. Farm is located at 20022 Trappe Road, Bluemont Va. 20135.
BRH at Aurum 10-8-20 - Joanne Maisano Photo equine photography, family and event photography, dog photography
Van Vixens Hero is sold. Congrats to the Collins family
Van Vixen Farm will be set up for all the parents to learn more about our spring and summer riding programs? Come on out!
Join us TONIGHT for our Summer Camp Fair from 6-7PM in the Lucketts Elementary Cafeteria! We will have 14 summer camp providers on-site to answer questions and allow parents/guardians to explore local summer camp options! One lucky Fair attendee will win a prize basket from SwimKids! All are welcome!
Immediately after the Summer Camp Fair, we will have our Lucketts Elementary School PTA March Meeting in the Library beginning at 7PM. Free childcare available during the PTA meeting! Door prize winner of the meeting will receive 2 treat vouchers from LuvnBerry!
See you tomorrow night! 💙🦁💙
RSVP here: https://www.facebook.com/events/526320167775327/
Our first camp of the year is quickly approaching and filling fast! Contact Heather to register and join the fun!
Van Vixen's Picasso's was ridden by Jessie Adler two years ago an qualified for the Junior North American Field Hunter Championships 2015. This was a lovely critique about the pair from the big man himself. This little race car has qualified for the Adult Version two times and is still one of our most loved show horses and hunt horses at Van Vixen. VHSA Finals 2016 second out of 30 in the division in the low hunters He is available for lease to hunt 2017-18 hunt season from Van Vixen's Farm that wlll be hunting with Potomac, Blue Ridge, Snickersville Hounds and Loudoun Fairfax hunt. hank you Jessie for giving him such a nice ride.
Jumping Clinic With George Morris George Morris critiques a rider's position in his latest column.
2017 Summer Pony camps and Spring lessons starting now: Amazing horses and ponies available for on farm leases pre-short stirrup - 3 foot divisions
Come have fun with us! A camp where kids learn more than just riding! Your kids will have a blast with us!
$375.00 per week: Beginner thru Advanced
9:00 a.m. to 3:30pm.
Camp Dates below
July 31st-August 4th
Heather Heider Owner/Trainer
*Cross Country Camp” Advanced Riders only jumping 2’3 and up, “off site schooling
XC in Maryland and VA Courses, hauling available for outside horses 8-am to12:p.m. VanVixenFarm.com
Just one of the very nice horses at Van Vixen Farm available for lease to local hunts with Loudoun Fairfax and Blue Ridge Hunt. Recently published in Practical Horseman
We are so thrilled and surprised as we knew nothing about the nomination that Van Vixen Farm owned by Heather Heider and Scott Van Pelt was named a runner up in "Loudoun Now" newspaper for being voted 2016 Best Equine facility in Loudoun County! We have so much more in store for you Loudoun. Just wait for schooling shows next season.
2016 Summer Pony camp dates filling up fast. Contact website VanVixenFarm.com for camp dates or [email protected]. A place where kids learn more than riding!
Great 4 Days with Great girls and Great parents at VHSA Finals in Lexington, VA. Van Vixen Farm Girls were FANTASTIC!! Competition was steep but everyone rode well and met/exceeded their goals in each of their Divisions. WAY to GO, VAN VIXEN GIRLS!!!
Van Vixen riders had a great day yesterday at the Loch Moy Show!
We said good bye today to the "Amazing Gracie" you taught so many of my students from young children to senior citizens. Thank you for Gracing us with your kindness, sweetness, and my forever solid safe mount. Wishing you dear Gracie fields of clover and golden alfalfa bales. It was an honor to have your dear soul as one of my horses! Thank you
Spring Break Camp March 30th Thru April 3rd. Beginner thru advanced, Ages 5-17. Only a few left. Contact Heather at [email protected]. Summer camp dates are up VanVixenFarm.com site and spring lessons are gearing up for adults and kids. Leases available!
A good time was had by ALL at the "Van Vixen 2015 Season Kick-off Party"! Now, IF ONLY the weather would just cooperate!!
What a weekend for the Van Vixen Farm Team!!!
CONGRATS to Brenna and Shy Girl!! Reserve Champions in Pony Pleasure at VHSA Finals today!! WAY TO GO!!
It's that time of year again. VHSA Finals, Here We Come!! Go VAN VIXEN FARM!!!!
So VERY proud of one of my former students, Shaila. She received the true blue ribbon - "Sportsman of the Year Award"! CONGRATS, Shaila!!
It was a GREAT Opening Day for the Loudoun Fairfax Hunt!!!
Here's what "REAL Horse Riding Girls" do on Homecoming!! They show how AWESOME they are in the ring and THEN they show how AWESOME and BEAUTIFUL they are (without their helmets)!!! :-)
Team Van Vixen did a great job at the LTD Horse Show on Saturday! Way to Go Team!!
A huge "thank you" to my husband, mother, my students and all the many members and masters from Loudoun Fairfax hunt that came to support Larry Campbell and I today at the Va Field Hunter champs. My horse was a superstar and Middleburg Hunt put on a marvelous event. My students Brenna and Marcella along with Kim Gin, Karyn Wilson and Master Donna Rogers were my personal grooms Who has their own photographer on grounds.??? Me. Thanking my student Matthew Keller for all the great shots. He is 14 and has gotten the hunting bug. I now can sleep well tonight. Thank you all for loving me!!!!
Bren and Shy Girl's version of "Let Me Take a Selfie!" for the Costume Division at the Elmington Farm Show.
Great job this weekend at the Elmington Farm Show!
Van Vixen Farm's Updated Logo
Pony Camp Trail Ride at Van Vixen Farm
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