Ruth Crest at Courtney Hollow Farm

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Welcome to Courtney Hollow Farm.  Home to the Shotwell family, Ruth Crest, and Covenant Ponies.

We have lived on this farm for over 30 years, but it has been a part of Jim's family for over 100 years. Family members have lived in the county since land was given to the Shotwell family through a land grant from the King of England hundreds of years ago. We love our farm and can't think of anywhere nicer to live.

Our farm is nestled in the beautiful foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in Madison County Virginia.  We are less than 2 hours southwest of Washington, D.C. and a about an hour west of Fredericksburg VA and 30 minutes from Commonwealth Park the home of HITS Culpeper.

What we do on the farm is breed and train quality kid safe Welsh and Welsh cross Hunter ponies.   Starting in April of 2013 we began taking in ponies for training and consignment.  We have been showing and breeding ponies for 17 plus years.  If you are looking for a training situation or consignment barn we can help you out.  Our trainer Beth is a pony size rider with 15 plus years of riding and showing and training.  

For more information or to inquire about sending us a pony please email Beth at or call 540-407-0001
Ruth Crest is our home and event space. We are able to host outdoor weddings, receptions, and other events. We are able to handle large tents and outdoor weddings. Please feel free to contact us for more information and pricing. or call 540-219-1420


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