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Visit Tamarack Stables in Virginia | Get Up Getaways

People drive from miles around to come to enjoy the serenity of Tamarack Stables. Here's an inside look!

WASHINGTON — Tamarack Stables is an equestrian escape about twenty miles south of D.C. in Mason Neck, Va.

“We have our own little piece of paradise out here,” said Blaise Majewski.

Blaise’s parents, Tim and Cheryl, own Tamarack Stables, but the whole family works together to care for the animals and run the business. They’re committed to showing others the joy of horses.

“Oh the smiles are something else,” said Blaise. “Whenever a kid first touches a horse — the excitement on them, it’s breathtaking.”

The passion for all-things equestrian dates back four generations for the Majewski family. Blaise’s grandparents, Lee and Lois, started Tamarack Stables together in 1960.

Credit: Tim Majewski
Lee Majewski was a stunt double in old Westerns before he and his wife, Lois, started Tamarack Stables.

People drive from miles around to come to enjoy the serenity of Tamarack Stables.

Aja Hamilton and Shannon Richards both work as hairstylists at PR at Partners Salon in Old Town Alexandria. They came to Tamarack with a group of coworkers for a team-building experience.

“I don’t find tranquil things to do often enough,” said Aja Hamilton. “So it was a nice respite from urban living.”

It was the second time Richards came to trail ride. She said it was the unmatched state of being present that made her want to come back.

“It makes the whole world disappear,” said Richards. “And it’s you and a horse, and that’s it.”

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A member of the Tamarack Stables team gives a riding lesson before any trail ride begins.

Private lessons with an attendant are offered for kids of any age. Group trail rides are available for those five years old and up.

One-hour group rides cost $60 per person on weekdays and $65 per person on weekends. More pricing information can be found on the Tamarack Stables website

Other stables offering trail rides in Virginia include Tamarack Stables Rivers Edge in Fredericksburg, Four Winds Farm in Nokesville and Claddagh Farm in Jeffersonton.

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