Middleburg, Va. – March 22, 2019 – Rutledge Farm is thrilled to present Salamander Resort & Spa as the official lodging partner for the 2019 Rutledge Farm Session series. After a successful inaugural series in 2018 featuring four Olympic gold medalists, Rutledge Farm is excited to offer a new, expanded series that will provide even more opportunities to train with Olympic medalists as well as equitation and hunter champions. The partnership between Rutledge Farm and Forbes Five-Star Salamander Resort & Spa is a perfect match for this year’s series.
Founded by entrepreneur Sheila C. Johnson in 2005, Salamander Hotels & Resorts is headquartered in the historic horse country of Middleburg, VA, just outside Washington, D.C., and features a diverse, luxurious portfolio that includes the equestrian-inspired Salamander Resort & Spa. Also situated in Middleburg, in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains, the resort has been acclaimed as one of the finest in the world.
“Aleco [Bravo-Greenberg] has really grown the idea of the Rutledge Farm sessions, and it seemed like a very natural relationship for us,” Reggie Cooper, general manager for Salamander Resort & Spa in Middleburg, said. “Something like these clinics can become a very national draw to the region and Salamander will be a very comfortable home for people that come in to participate. For Aleco to provide this level of world-class clinics that are open to the public is such a great thing for Middleburg that I hope continues to grow.”
Located on 340 acres, it features 168 luxurious, spacious rooms and suites, and an exquisite spa with one-of-a-kind features like outdoor treatment terraces and a spa courtyard. It also has a spectacular full-service equestrian center with a 22-stall stable, riding arena, nine paddocks and a vast array of programming that utilizes the miles of on-property trails.
The Middleburg resort is only one property within Johnson’s growing hotel company. In addition, Salamander Hotels & Resorts operates three golf and family resorts across the state of Florida: Innisbrook Resort in Tampa Bay, which features the famed Copperhead Course, host of the PGA TOUR’s Valspar Championship; Hammock Beach Resort in Palm Coast (courses by Nicklaus and Watson); and The Henderson on the tranquil shores of Destin. The hotel company also just opened Hotel Bennett in Charleston, SC.
Bravo-Greenberg said, “I am thrilled about our partnership with Salamander Resort & Spa. They are in the heart of Middleburg, and are an exemplary representation of our town and what we are building at Rutledge Farm. I am honored to present my attendees and clinicians with the option to stay at such a world-class facility.”
For those visiting Middleburg to participate in or audit any of this year’s Rutledge Farm sessions, Salamander Resort & Spa will offer a discount for those that mention Rutledge Farm upon booking. Don’t hesitate to mark your calendars and book your stay for this year’s Rutledge Farm Session series!
About Salamander Resort & Spa
Salamander Resort & Spa is a Forbes Five-Star resort situated in the historic village of Middleburg, VA on 340 picturesque acres. Located only one hour from Washington, D.C. and just 35 minutes from Washington Dulles International Airport, the LEED Green Building Certified resort is designed to respect the architectural traditions of Virginia’s countryside with 168 spacious rooms and suites that blend into their natural environment. Resort Owner Sheila C. Johnson has created a luxurious destination featuring an award-winning 23,000-square-foot spa, Harrimans Virginia Piedmont Grill, the Gold Cup Wine Bar, a dedicated Cooking Studio, a chef-inspired Culinary Garden as well as the adventurous Tree Top Zip Tour. The resort includes a full-service Equestrian Center with unique programming, a 22-stall stable and riding arena. All spa, culinary and equestrian facilities and programs are open to the community. For more information, visit SalamanderResort.com
About the Rutledge Farm Sessions
The Rutledge Farm Session series offers unique educational opportunities for equestrians to train with the country’s top high-performance athletes. Rutledge Farm’s clinicians are Olympic team medalists and professionals who have demonstrated superior skills and success on the international stage of equestrian competitions. Rutledge Farm clinicians are top experts in show jumping, dressage, 3-day eventing, equitation and hunter disciplines. Our mission is to actively support the development of U.S. equestrians to enable them to successfully compete at all levels of the sport. Easy registration for clinics is provided to our attendees by Event Clinics. For more information, visit www.eventclinics.com