The Facilities at Plain Dealing Farm

Plain Dealing Farm Lucia and Benita Strini signLucia and Benita are based out of Plain Dealing Farm, located on 1,000 acres of picturesque Virginia land in Scottsville, just 20 minutes outside of Charlottesville. Plain Dealing Farm offers top of the line training facilities as well as gorgeous, rolling terrain perfect for conditioning the horses. Generous paddock space allows for the horses to get plenty of turnout, as well as benefit from the high quality Virginia grass. All arenas boast superb footing and a newly installed irrigation system on the gallop track ensures that, even in the blistering summer heat, the horses still have exceptional turf to train on.

Lucia and Benita are grateful and excited to be operating out of her family’s amazing farm.

Facilities include:

  • main barn with 8 stalls, wash racks and large heated tackroom and office
  • small barn with 4 stalls and storage space
  • 17 large paddocks with run-in sheds and fans
  • large lighted indoor arena with watering system
  • 20m x 60m outdoor standard dressage ring
  • outdoor jump ring with with newly redone surface
  • irrigated gallop track
  • miles of land and trails for riding
  • professionally designed cross country course featuring jumps from beginner novice to intermediate and 2 water complexes 

Services include: 

  • Cross Country course is open for schooling Monday-Friday by appointment only between 8 am and 5 pm.                 Call 434-286-4592 to schedule an appointment. 
  • Molly Bull is a Level II Certified Instructor through the US Eventing Association’s Instructor Certification program. She has competed through the CCI4* level and is available for lessons. Please contact the barn for more information. 
  • Benita Strini is also available for lessons. She has competed through the CCI2* level, competing on both the 1Star and 2Star teams at NAJYRC as well as running a successful Eventing operation of of Plain Dealing Farm. Call the barn at 434-286-4592 or email Benita directly at to inquire on availability and rates.  

Please contact Lucia or Benita with any questions regarding rates and services, for customization or other concerns. 

PDF Eventing travels to Aiken, SC or Ocala, FL for January-March to compete and returns to Plain Dealing Farm at the end of March.