Horse Property for Sale

Horse Property near Shangrila Guest Ranch
Horse Property near Shangrila Guest Ranch
Equestrian community near Shangrila Guest Ranch
Horse farm near Shangrila Guest Ranch

Horse Property for Sale

Whether the equestrian property you’re looking for is a horse farm, farmette, located in an equestrian community or simply a large tract of land in the country, Halifax County has much to offer.

You can watch stock cars at South Boston Speedway or some of the country’s best road course racing at VIR (Virginia International Raceway). Ride horses or spend time at one of the several rivers and lakes. You can gaze at the stars at Staunton River State Park or watch the performing stars at The Prizery, which provides artwork and theatrical performances. Visit one of the many wineries in Southern Virginia or shop at one of the several local shops in downtown South Boston and Halifax.

2183 Snow Hill Road, Alton, Virginia

Quietly located on 5 acres, additional acreage may be purchased, and surrounded by trees and farmland, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath house has been completely renovated! All new appliances, plumbing, electrical, hvac and wood floors. The house has plenty of windows to allow for natural light and is accented by a garage and carport at each end. Easy access to vast network of bridle trails.

Tax Rate Per $100 – $0.48  Annual property taxes approximately $816. Click the photo carousel to view images of the home.  The Google Earth view allows you to see the vast surrounding area of trees and farmland.     $179,000.

What binds horse people together is not simply a love for all things equine, but an appreciation of what they give to us.  Horses transport us to a time where only soft hoof beats broke the stillness of the woods.  They allow us to race across the land, blood singing in our veins, they let us fly.  Horses are like a secret we keep, unable to explain to the uninitiated what makes riding so special.

Unfortunately, horse lovers also know what it’s like to run out of trails, to hear from an angry neighbor about someone going across their lawn, to find a locked gate across a previously open path.  We know what it’s like to struggle to find new places to ride, and to find other’s who appreciate the precious gifts horses give us.

Old Gabe Trails, Lots from 2 - 14 Acres - Alton, VA

That is why equine communities, such as Old Gabe Trails, are so unique.  Communities that embrace horse culture, where trails are right in your back yard, give us horse lovers a home surrounded by like minded individuals.  And in Southern Virginia, where property is far less pricey than other popular, horse friendly areas, these individuals are the major land holders.

At Old Gabe Trails, not only is the riding easily accessible from your home, you’ll also discover a myriad of horse activities.  There are countless trail rides within driving distance.  The state parks are also horse friendly, Staunton River Park and Occoneechee State Park having recently redone their equine facilities.  There’s also  the Tobacco Heritage Trail, in the heart of South Boston, which welcomes riders and dog walkers alike.

Enjoy one of Halifax County’s newest communities, Old Gabe Trails.  It offers a community barn/picnic area, deeded trail easements for walking, jogging or horseback riding, and beautiful wooded and pasture lots.  Home sites range from 2-14 acres with a limited number of lots remaining available.

Old Gabe Trails is located in Alton, Virginia, just south of South Boston, which offers the conveniences of city life.  Your just minutes away from major chain stores, numerous restaurants, shopping centers, urgent care and hospital.  Contact us for more information.

Halifax County, Virginia, a gathering spot for all types of horse enthusiasts; fox hunts, trail riding, horse shows and vacation get-a-ways.  A rural country setting rich with history as well as southern hospitality.

So come to Southern Virginia, see for yourself how much easier riding can become.


  •           Raleigh, NC – 76 miles
  •           Greensboro, NC  – 72 Miles
  •           Charlotte, NC – 162 Miles
  •           Richmond, VA – 125 Miles
  •           Washington, DC – 227 Miles
  •           Baltimore, MD – 270 Miles