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!

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