One of the most well-known pastimes in Loudoun County is horses- from polo matches, raising, shows, riding to racing. Loudoun County in the Washington D.C metropolitan area offers a wide range of attraction for horse enthusiast. From nationally recognized shows to daily polo matches you can find a number of horsing events in Loudoun County.
For individuals who want to catch a polo match take a trip to Great Meadow Polo Club. The club is found on the Great Meadows grounds and offers stadium polo matches as well as field polo matches. Twilight Polo events are scheduled regularly starting at 6:30 P.M. where spectators can bring their own food for picnicking while enjoy an evening of polo. Sunday's are opened for exhibition grass polo matches at 10 and 11 am. More Information
The Polo Club is one of the largest polo clubs located in Loudoun County where you can catch regular polo matches most days of the week. Weekends during the spring and summer are filled with a number of polo matches and practice events all day long. More Information
The most notable horse show that takes place in the Loudoun County area is The Washington International Horse Show. The event takes place typically in late October and spans over six days. The show offers spectators a wide range of showcases of horse breeds and disciplines. They also hold the Nations Cup international show jumping, hunting teams, barrel racing and much more. This is a family event that offers a day dedicated to kid friendly activities as well. More Information
Morven Park in Leesburg Va offers a number of horse shows events throughout the year on almost every weekend. From carriage driving, hunting and jumper shows to dressage competition there is always something to see at Morven Park. The most notable horse show at Morven Park is the Middleburg Classic Horse show which is held in in September. More Information
The Middle Brook Horse Show is a small community horse show that sticks to more old fashioned country shows. More Information
Horse Racing Events-
Middleburg Spring Races are held annually every year at the Glenwood Park Race Course. Six racing events are held that includes a variety of horse jumping events from hurdles to timber. More Information
Virginia Gold Cup is held every spring and has been an ongoing tradition in Loudoun County for over ninety years. The Virginia Cup is considered one of the largest and most popular sporting event in the area attracting over fifty thousand viewers from around the world. The event includes six hurdle and timber horse races as well as Jack Russell Terrier races and a variety of activities, contest and shopping areas. More Information
Whether you want to plan your trip to the Washington D.C area around one of the more infamous horse shows or just want to catch a polo match one day, there are a number of horse events that you can attend in Loudoun County. With plenty of horse farms and designated horse show areas amateur and experienced horse enthusiast will enjoy any of these horsing events in Loudoun County.
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