Middleburg is known for its small town atmosphere, quaint shops and quiet way of life but, to most, this area's best known residents will always be the horses. Middleburg is the center of Virginia’s horse country and for over fifteen years, Fox Chase Farm has been a centerpiece of Middleburg’s equestrian life playing host to hundreds of horse shows and special events.
Our historic equestrian facility also features newly renovated entertaining spaces suitable for weddings, rehearsal dinners, children’s pony parties, corporate events or any occasion and can accommodate any size from small groups and coach tours to 1000+ functions. Fox Chase Farm is more than just one of Middleburg’s most famous landmarks. With an easy location on John Mosby Hwy (Route 50) just minutes from the town, Fox Chase Farm is the ideal location for anyone looking to hold an event in a unique and historic equestrian spot.
Go go to All Things Horses page for information on... welll... the horses!
and click on Special Events page for weddings, corporate, parties information.
Fox Chase Farm has even been featured in many TV shows.
TLC contacted Fox Chase Farm to participate in a reality show, "Perfect Proposal". It was a new show where Aaron prepared a surprize proposal to his longtime girlfriend, Anna. She said yes! Our horses, Joy, Sugar, Montana and Mouse were all featured.
Local Fox 5 News- once when they did a trip to Middleburg hosted by Tony Perkins. Former Redskin kicker, Mark Moseley helped us with that interview (thanks Mark!). Another time was when Fox News asked us to help out when they needed some horses for their current Redskins players in a spoof on their upcoming match against the Dallas Cowboys-- the ideas was the Redskins can ride like Cowboys too.
The farm was once called, The Stallion Station. Former Redskin football player Billy Kilmer and his friends had a Thoroughbred breeding operation at this farm. There was even a well known stallion with a prosthetic hoof who lived here! It also used to be Paper Chase Farms where many took lessons and many horses were boarded.
One of the most amazing horseman in U.S. history called this place home and his name was Benny O'Meara and the farm was called Colony Farms. No matter who has owned this farm or sat upon a horse here, it will always be associated with Benny O'Meara. Mr. O'Meara used to line up his friends/staff so he could jump his horses over them. And people where not the only things he'd make his horses jump, they would jump over cars, trucks, tractors, etc. Mr. O'Meara produced many show jumping winners including "Silver Lining", "Grey Lady" and "The Hood".
In 2000, Timothy C. Hanley purchased the farm and called it Fox Chase Farm. Sadly, Mr. Hanley who had so many great visions for the farm, died suddenly a year and half later at the age of 67.
Since 2002, Eileen and daughter Maureen have taken Mr. Hanley's visions and are celebrating 15 years and having a lot of fun! The farm name Fox Chase Farm was chosen as an acknowledgement to the area’s reputation as the best foxhunting territory in the United States: Hunt Country, Middleburg, VA. The farm is located in OHC Orange Hunt Territory.
Fox Chase Farm is well known now for top quality horse shows, special group tours as well as a unique rustic elegant event space for Special Events like weddings, parties and corporate events.