Fairfax4Horses is delighted to announce that on February 14, 2017, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors voted unanimously in favor of an amendment to County zoning regulations. The amendment eases the regulations for small boarding barns and for small riding lesson programs in the County. Both these categories can now be classified as home activities, and will not require the expensive and time-consuming process of getting a special permit. The amendment does not increase the number of horses allowed per acre, which remains at the current level of three.
Fairfax4Horses thanks our many friends and supporters. You helped spread the word, and your presence at the hearing and your messages to the Board of Supervisors helped bring about this very significant change. It will increase access to riding lessons for residents inside and outside Fairfax County and will make it easier for small barns to board horses that belong to people other than the property owners. Please thank the Board of Supervisors!