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    08-22-2011, 01:57 PM
Alright I will be crashing the town of Falls Church, VA around the 21st of September (my birthday) so just getting together a health certificate, my own tack (I have been borrowing from my boss/his past owner) and still trying to find a place to have him.

Gave my 2 weeks at work today.. my ankle is so inflamed and I can't really walk on it for very long.. and I probably shouldn't cause it could get worse.

I'm really excited for this move :) Found out my bestie (she's in the military) is going to be stationed TWO HOURS from me, and my bf's family live nearby too (also military) so he'll be around more.

Things are really piecing together :)
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    08-22-2011, 03:02 PM
I lived in Falls Church for 2 months when I first moved here (temporary housing that my company gave me). Now I'm in Fairfax.
Falls Church is an ok town. Metro area - very city-like. You'll have a bit of a drive to any good boarding facilities. Towards the west, you'll be looking at probably Fairfax Station, Manassas, Aldie, or Leesburg. I board in the Aldie area.
I think there are some down towards the southeast that might be closer to you depending on exactly where you are in Falls Church, across the bridge in Maryland, but I'm not very familiar with that area.
There might be some south in the Woodbridge area, too.

Good luck with the search.
    08-22-2011, 03:17 PM
Thank you :)
    08-22-2011, 04:17 PM
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Are your parents military? There are several places around DC. I know Quantico and maybe even Belvoire have riding clubs...

There are places near there, just depends on where exactly you will be living.
    08-22-2011, 06:43 PM
My dad is ex military.. he works for the government right now.

Well it's a toss up between arlington, crystal lake, and falls church.
    08-22-2011, 08:45 PM
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Originally Posted by Skyseternalangel    
My dad is ex military.. he works for the government right now.

Well it's a toss up between arlington, crystal lake, and falls church.
Then I think you would be elidgeable to get a stall on base. My dad is retired military and that was how I got my stall at Quantico. It was a lesson facility when I boarded there but now I think it's a "riding club" and I think Belvoire (which is closer for you) also has a "riding club". Not sure how it works.

Have your parents found a house yet? I'd prefer a commute over living up north any day.... Ick! LOL...

There are several barns in woodbridge and I think there are a couple further up but you are really hitting city the further north you go.....

Frying Pan Park is in Herndon, that's a nice place...
    08-22-2011, 11:07 PM
Originally Posted by farmpony84    
Frying Pan Park is in Herndon, that's a nice place...
I could be wrong, but I didn't think Frying Pan did any boarding?
They have a nice indoor arena with lots of open riding for a small fee. In the winter we trailer over there so we can still ride when it's icy out. But I'm not aware of any boarding.
    08-23-2011, 12:34 AM
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I went to D.C. A few weeks ago for work and the biggest thing I remember is how Good Lord HOT it was. I live in Georgia but I walked out of the DCA airport and thought Oh my God. This is supposed to be north... In all seriousness, D.C. Is a gorgeous city and there is always something to do. I was there four days, we went through the areas of Crystal City and Arlington also and they seemed like ok places, there was always something going on and wish I could have stayed longer. I know this is a total nerd thing but I was extremely happy I had the chance to go by D.C. Cupcakes. I felt like a five year old in a candy store. If you move there you have to go buy a dozen different cupcakes and eat everyone. Best cupcakes ever... I didn't have a chance to check out any of the local barns or any horse related places which was a let down, but D.C. Is a really nice area and you probably be able to find a nice place to board. Whatever your family decides I hope it goes well for you! Good Luck!

I actually work for the Air Force and the military life there is amazing. I don't know if you are an Air Force dependant but there are soo many things you can look into as far as activities and even scholarships available to teens who have parents who have been or are in service. You can message me for more details. These programs are also available for the other branches of military but I'm not sure how their programs work.
    08-23-2011, 02:05 AM
My dad was in the army for 16 years so I'm not really sure if that qualifies me as an arm dependent or what. Probably not, but at one point we did have ID cards..though not anymore.

My family is being situated in an apartment for now.. I hope one day to own my own place but baby steps.. :)

I've heard Falls Church is a nice area, which is good cause I currently live in a nice area so it wouldn't be a culture shock haha..

You think woodbridge wouldn't be too far from where I'm at?

I'm used to heat, I am Spanish and have gone to Spain for 5 weeks straight at a time every other year of my life.. so I'll be fine ;P

Thanks! I really hope to find a good place for him as well. I could always switch barns too if I found it to be a let down. Just want what's best for him..
    08-25-2011, 12:32 PM
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Would you be interested in a working student position, I have dressage stable about as close as you are going to find to Northern Virginia, Cheshire Horse Hills, it has everything, indoor, outdoor, all amenities. I need someone to help with barn chores. Please give us a call at 301-372-6302, maybe we could help each other, definitely much closer than woodbridge.

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