Explore the back roads of Loudoun and Fauquier counties over Memorial Day weekend as you visit some of the world’s finest equestrian facilities.
This self-driven tour can include any or all of the following farms and facilities:
BANBURY CROSS POLO promotes and offers polo for all ages and skill levels. Events are scheduled from May to October with a wide range of seating options. Friday night “Polo Under the Lights” and “Sunday Polo” are both available as part of the Stable Tour ticket package.
FOX CHASE FARM is both a famous landmark and a host for competitive events throughout the year. This farm is frequently featured in the media.
HERONWOOD FARM is recognized throughout the Thoroughbred horse world for producing and owning renowned horses that include names like Kamar, Rubiano and Glorosia.
LAZY LANE is known for Preakness and Belmont winner Hansel and the stakes winner and successful Virginia sire Secret Hello. Over the years, they have been responsible for many Virginia-bred champions.
M.A.R.E. CENTER (Middleburg Agricultural Research and Extension Center) was donated by Paul Mellon and has served the equine community as a research facility under the auspices of Virginia Tech since 1992.
PEACE AND PLENTY is a 400-acre estate owned by Rose Marie Bogley. The property was part of a 9,600-acre land grant from Lord Fairfax to Robert “King” Carter in 1721. Today, in addition to its many historic buildings, Bollingbrook is a working horse and cattle farm and a haven to many rescued animals.
ROCK HILL FARM is a historic home and farm located near Bluemont in Loudoun County. Original parts of the home date to 1797, which is the oldest of several historic points of interest. This is an ideal spot for a picnic as you enjoy the tour.
SALAMANDER RESORT & SPA is a 340-acre luxury resort in the heart of Middleburg. Its world-class Equestrian Center is comprised of a 22-stall stable, 120 x 240 outdoor arena with Thor-Turf footing, 25 on-site acres and miles of trails, and nine turnout paddocks.
SALEM OAKS FARM is a 104-acre equestrian facility that is unique among Fauquier County farms since both English and Western disciplines are practiced and performed on the property.
TRAPPE HILL FARM is a conservation easement of 550 acres of field and forest bordering the Blue Ridge Mountains. The farm raises Thoroughbreds for sale and racing, and provides a retirement home to race horses.
WIND FIELDS FARM is a 463-acre farm that focuses on hunter/jumper training and competition. The main house, kitchen, barns, kiln house and other outbuildings were built in the late 18th century. The lime kilns, built in 1790, are the oldest in the surrounding counties.
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May 27 & 28 – Stables are open each day from 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.