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Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: WILDHorses ()
Date: October 06, 2016 04:48PM

Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed? The website is down and there's a retail sign up saying "for sale"?

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: Senior Obvious ()
Date: October 06, 2016 05:09PM

It went out of business....Obviously

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 07, 2016 04:30PM

Where is this place?

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: mkl; ()
Date: October 07, 2016 06:27PM

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Oakton, va ya dumbass

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 07, 2016 06:57PM

mkl; Wrote:
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> Oakton, va ya dumbass


Where in Oakton, dumbass? Is this the place near the bridge on Hunter Mill Road? The place that flooded all the time?

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: WILDHorses ()
Date: October 08, 2016 12:45PM

22124 Wrote:
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> Where in Oakton, dumbass? Is this the place near
> the bridge on Hunter Mill Road? The place that
> flooded all the time?

here
http://www.google.com/maps/place/Angelica+Run+Horse+Farm/@38.9286433,-77.3010838,15z/data=!4m5!3m4!1s0x0:0x6a2be850281d490b!8m2!3d38.9286594!4d-77.3029375?hl=en

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 08, 2016 12:54PM

Bingo. The place that flooded all the time.

Maybe they are going to put up McMansions and sell them to unsuspecting buyers........

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: WildHORSES ()
Date: October 10, 2016 09:12PM

Flooded as in water?

And do you have any more info?

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 11, 2016 07:51AM

WildHORSES Wrote:
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> Flooded as in water?
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> And do you have any more info?


Yes. Flooded as in water. Lots of it. There is a creek right there. The bridge even washed out and had to be replaced. Serious flooding issues on numerous occasions. Hunter Mill has to be closed fairly regularly due to flooding in that area. So does Lawyer's, BTW.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 11, 2016 08:10AM

I'm not too good at the picture thing. Here is a bus stopping at the flooded bridge. The blue trash cans are in the driveway to Anjelica Farms.

This is mild flooding.
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oakton flooding - Bing images.mht

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 11, 2016 09:05AM

22124 Wrote:
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> I'm not too good at the picture thing. Here is a
> bus stopping at the flooded bridge. The blue trash
> cans are in the driveway to Anjelica Farms.
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> This is mild flooding.


I just tried to pull this up on my iPad and it is gibberish. Somebody help me out here. I don't know how to do the pictures.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: creeker ()
Date: October 11, 2016 09:11AM

22124 Wrote:
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> Yes. Flooded as in water. Lots of it. There is a
> creek right there. The bridge even washed out and
> had to be replaced. Serious flooding issues on
> numerous occasions. Hunter Mill has to be closed
> fairly regularly due to flooding in that area. So
> does Lawyer's, BTW.


To be fair, the bridge wasn't washed out. It became corroded because floods pushed debris in between the underlying steel beams and kept it wet. The photos were pretty cool - the beams looked like lace!

State bridge engineer did a good job in working with the community to bring in a temporary bridge and then agree a final design that everyone was happy with. As usual we're all just waiting on funding - usual US approach to infrastructure

Not sure exactly what they did when they put the temporary bridge in but the flooding seems much reduced.

It doesn't help that we've tarmac'd over some much of the surface in an area that naturally gets a fair amount of rain in short storms. This part of the county is hillier than it looks - you just can't see it because of the trees.

It always surprises me how much the creeks affect pattern of roads and homes in the county e.g. because of Difficult Run there's no link crossing the creek between the hunter mill/lawyers network and the crowell/browns mill network between pretty much the Reston border and 123.

You don't often see the creeks, but they define much of the layout of the county. We tend to think of the county through where the roads go, but forget that often its the creeks that determine the topology that influences the routes of the roads

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: 22124 ()
Date: October 11, 2016 09:56AM

Yes, I followed the bridge situation. Thank you. This is a "temporary" bridge but will probably be there for like 15 years until they figure out how to pay for a permanent bridge. There are a couple of different methods. They can close the road and build the new bridge, or can build it on site on either side of the current bridge, then briefly close the road while they put the pieces together.

Now if somebody can pull up the pictures you will see the problem. I will work on this when my technology expert gets up.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: WILD HORSES! ()
Date: October 11, 2016 04:18PM

its a shame that angelica run farm is been put up for sale. thanks for the info 22124

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Date: December 12, 2016 03:46PM

I just spoke with one of the trainers. Angelica Run is NOT closed. The web site down but the barn is still in operation. They have hired some new instructors to expand their lesson offerings, too.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: EtuwN ()
Date: December 13, 2016 08:20AM

Burger meat now sourced from new location

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Date: December 13, 2016 02:52PM

Update to my earlier post. The trainer lied and it turns out that Angelica Run is and will remain closed. There are no new instructors as they turned out to be a group of gypsies who were formerly begging near Costco in Fairfax. The barn is not in operation and horses that were there have been set free elsewhere.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: G ()
Date: December 15, 2016 09:20PM

Except for the rise where the house is located, that property sits in the FEMA-designated "AE" 100-year flood zone.


It looks like an arm of Difficult Run used to flow through the property, perhaps man-made; part of it still exists on the other side of Hunter Mill Rd as well. Anyone know if a mill used to be situated there? (The actual "Hunter Mill" was just northwest of there, on the opposite side of the creek & road.)

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: G ()
Date: December 15, 2016 09:28PM

story & pics of flooding there 5 years ago:
http://eventingnation.com/barn-flood/

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: great story ()
Date: December 16, 2016 05:53AM

G Wrote:
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> story & pics of flooding there 5 years ago:
> http://eventingnation.com/barn-flood/


This is why you don't want to build houses on this property. This place floods all the time.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: Tam Arack ()
Date: December 16, 2016 07:26AM

Can someone clarify, is this the lowlying place with horses that tends to flood?

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: You got it- ()
Date: December 16, 2016 04:42PM

Tam Arack Wrote:
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> Can someone clarify, is this the lowlying place
> with horses that tends to flood?


Yes.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: causeican ()
Date: December 16, 2016 06:46PM

but they’d have to go up the hill to the outhouse.
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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: DPal ()
Date: May 12, 2017 04:01PM

Angelica Run Horse Farm is still open and taking clients! They have a brand new riding ring.

The "For Sale" sign was for a second house on the property, not the business.

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Re: Angelica Run Farm in Oakton - Why is it closed
Posted by: KM703 ()
Date: August 13, 2019 10:52AM

A portion of the property was sold due to a tragic event in our family. The barn is still in business. The front field floods during bad weather, but we have had the farm since 1960. Not sure who Leslie is, but she can kick rocks..

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