We specialize in the education of both horse and rider for the Hunter ring. The Gentle Touch Show Team actively participates on the Virginia Beach Horse Show Association circuit and attends several “A” level shows during the regular season. Gentle Touch Stables is owned and operated by Fred White.
Private and group lessons are provided for riders over five years of age. The goals of our riding program are:
■ Develop character skills of discipline, responsibility, and focus
■ Develop equestrian skills and knowledge
■ Strengthen appreciation of and interest in horses and riding
■ Provide recreational activity than can be enjoyed throughout life
■ Strengthen athletic skills of balance, strength, and coordination
Beginning riders will receive private training, and will be placed in a group lesson as appropriate based on evaluation of skills by Gentle Touch training staff. Initial training will include equine care (grooming and tack) in addition to equestrian skill development.
Board is provided for horse owners based on availability of stable space. Board includes housing and feeding horses. Gentle Touch management staff will provide recommendations for veterinarian and farrier services, but all elected services are the responsibility of the owners. Owners are responsible for exercising, grooming, and maintaining their horses. For owners needing or desiring assistance, these services can be arranged through Gentle Touch management as needed and desired.
If you are moving into the area and are intersted in boarding with us, please contact the office to arrange a time to visit the stables and meet the staff!
Limited on-site trailer parking is available at no charge on a first-come, first-serve basis.
Gentle Touch Stables is a full-service boarding, training, and lesson facility centrally located in Hampton, VA.