About our program:

We strive to offer a fun and relaxed atmosphere while helping our riders to achieve their absolute best. All of our horses are individually selected for their temperament and abilities in order to help each student learn and be successful. Our barn is full of wonderful people who put the care of each horse as the absolute top priority. Whether you just want to enhance your skills as a rider, or you want to compete, we welcome you to Southern Heritage as a great place to meet friendly people who share your passion for horses!

Pricing :

$60 Private

$45 Semi Private

$35 Group

$40 Training ride

Meet Our Instructor – Lucy Drinkwater


Lucy has competed internationally in Eventing and is based in The Plains, Virginia. In addition to bringing multiple horses up through the levels of eventing, she has competed at ‘A’ hunter/jumper shows and fox hunted with Piedmont Fox Hounds. She has earned top results in Area I, II, and VIII on numerous horses including year end awards in eventing.


With a passion for teaching young riders and adult amateurs the sport, she loves seeing her riders shine. Her positive coaching makes each lesson fun and exciting while riders develop the skills and confidence to progress with their riding and horsemanship.

Contact Lucy: (734) 358-4946

Email: lucydrinkwater3@gmail.com

Meet Our Instructor – Rachel McDonough



Rachel McDonough is a confirmed CCI4* Three-Day event rider based in The Plains, Virginia. Rachel specializes in the sport of 3 day eventing. Plus her experience fox hunting, in the jumper ring, and exercise riding at the track make her a well rounded equestrian.
Rachel purchased her first horse straight from the race track at the young age of 13, a horse which she brought through the levels to the top of the sport. She first represented Canada on the international stage in 2010 at the North American Junior Young Rider Championships in Kentucky competing in the CCI1*. She returned to NAJYRC again in 2012 to finish a team bronze competing in the CCI2* division.
At only 22 years of age she was a shortlisted rider for the Canadian National Eventing Team for 2014 having completed her first CCI4* that spring. She returned to Kentucky in 2015 placing 25th at the infamous Rolex Kentucky Three-day event.  This result saw her named the the Canadian National Eventing Team again in 2015. She continues to actively compete at the international level, most recent being Pine Top 2017 CIC3* finishing in 8th place, Plantation field placing 5th in the Advanced, Bromont CCI3* 2016 with a 4th place finish, as well as placing top 10 at both Bromont CCI3* 2015 and Galway Downs CCI3* 2015.
Rachel has a knack for helping riders develop their knowledge, technique, and confidence. Her positive and enthusiastic coaching approach is geared to each individual for their specific needs. She enjoys instructing dedicated, ambitious riders who wish to fulfill the goals they have set out for themselves and horses!


Contact Rachel : 540-336-1279
Email : rachelamcdonough@outlook.com