Looking for low-cost weekend activities for the family, for yourself or for a creative date? Of course I’m biased, but equestrian events and venues are a great way to get out and enjoy the outdoors away from your typical neighborhood scene. Here are my suggestions for several local options.
Frying Pan Farm Park - Kidwell Farm, wagon rides, horse shows most weekends
Morven Park - gorgeous setting, horse shows most weekends, carriage museum tours, Museum of Hounds & Hunting, Civil War Living History Program (select dates)
Twilight Polo at Great Meadows – unique date night! every Saturday evening May 22 through Sep 11, bring your own picnic or purchase food on the grounds
Upperville Colt & Horse Show – June 7 – 13 only, oldest horse show in the nation, lots of vendors, beautiful setting
Foxchase Farm – several hunter and jumper shows throughout the summer
Kidwell Farm at Frying Pan Farm Park