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About Us

RE Sporthorses, LLC owned and managed by Josie Howard, offering training, lessons, and sales. Josie is a passionate Eventing and Dressage rider offering training for all levels of horse and rider.

Located between Harrisonburg and Staunton in the beautiful Shenandoah Valley of Virginia, RE Sporthorses is home in a 16 stall barn on over 200 acres. A few of the many amenities include lush grass pastures, large outdoor arena, cross country jump field, and miles of trails.

Whether you are riding for the first time, getting back in the saddle after some time off, or wanting to take your training to the next level, we have a lesson program just right for you. Does your horse need to be started under saddle, a tune-up, or brought to the next level for marketability? We specialize in happy, healthy horses and provide training for all levels of horses.

“Josie possesses an amazing combination of unrivaled work ethic and deeply honed ability. She has a special capacity to see & bring out the potential in each horse she works with. Through her patience & persistence over the past 4 months she’s achieved what a year of vets and all manner of specialists failed to: worked back to the root causes of my horse’s pain & dysfunction and brought him back to his happy, sound self. Thanks to Josie and her skill and commitment, my 11 year old sport horse and I get the opportunity to embark on a whole new chapter of adventures together. Anyone looking for a dedicated and personalized training experience for their horse that delivers results should look no further than RE Sporthorses.” – Ida R.

How to find us.


302 Bailey Rd
Fort Defiance, Virginia 24437

Hours: 7am – 7pm

RE Sporthorses, LLC