Riding Lessons and More in Central Virginia

Friday, June 18, 2010

Virginia 1864 or 2010? Hard to tell, and a stirring event.

Last Sunday's reenactment of the Battle of Trevilian Station was a terrific outing and really well done by all the participants and sponsors. The host location, Bracketts Farm, is a beautiful, sprawling Green Springs farm with a lovely antique home, brick and wood outbuildings, old farm roads and views that easily let you believe you were back in the mid-1800's. The reenactors, human and equine, were pressed in the heat, but they did a fantastic job from the camps to the charges to the booming artillery volleys. For the spectators, there were numerous shade and watering holes as well as a greatly appreciated shuttle ride to and from the parking area. It is definitely on the calendar for next year with an entire day committed to experience all the offerings.

Bracketts Farm is run by a nonprofit foundation, which hopefully will allow this magnificent agricultural property to remain intact and undeveloped - what a benefit for the surrounding area and visitors like us! There are a number of programs available and interesting projects underway at the farm. To learn more about it, click here.