60th Hunt Country Stable Tour
9108 John Mosby Highway
Upperville, VA 20184
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The 60th Anniversary of the Hunt Country Stable Tour features hunt country equestrian estates, riding demonstrations, and a celebration of Trinity Episcopal Church, including a concert by The Cathedral Brass!
The ever-popular Hunt Country Stable Tour, first established in 1959, will take place on Memorial Day weekend, Saturday, May 25 and Sunday, May 26 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. This self-driven car tour of hunt country includes entry to farms, estates and other equine facilities in the Middleburg/Upperville area of Northern Virginia. It also features equestrian exhibitions and showcases the prominent Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, designed and funded by the late Paul and Rachel “Bunny” Mellon.
"We soldiered on to making the tour every year," church member Anne Coyner said. "And the people come back year after year."
This year’s event includes three farms that have never been on the tour:
- Chestnut Run Farm on Zulla road is a premiere equine estate featuring three day event horses and riders on an amazing landscape that includes a state of the art indoor riding facility.
- Chilly Bleak on Frogtown Road features world class thoroughbreds and will have mares and foals on display throughout the weekend.
- Gum Tree Farm on Quaker Lane, will delight visitors with an opportunity to observe the pastoral setting of a working sheep farm as well as tour an authentic foxhunting barn.
Other farms supporting the Stable Tour this year are Hickory House Farm (part of the original Hickory Tree estate), with winding lanes and two barns filled with three day event horses. Orange Hill houses horses in a historic barn setting, and also has prized goats and show chickens. The Olympic level horses of both Poplar Grange and St. Brides will be on display at these gorgeous estates, and both properties will feature world class riders demonstrating show jumping and dressage.
Several other equestrian facilities also will open their doors for this year's event.
The Middleburg Training Center will feature sleek thoroughbred horses working out on the race track on Saturday morning. The M.A.R.E Center will offer educational talks and children's activities throughout the day. Salamander Equestrian Resort and Spa Equestrian center will hold canine and equine demonstrations and offer refreshment to visitors. Finally, Banbury Cross Polo will allow ticket holders free admission to a polo game on Sunday afternoon.
Trinity Episcopal Church will celebrate the 60th anniversary of the event with special courtyard and Bishop's Garden activities throughout the weekend.
Artists will display statues and offer horse-sketching lessons. Wildlife and animal rescue operation speakers will give talks and there will be animals on site, including a children’s petting zoo on Saturday.
Tours of the church and organ demonstrations will the held on both weekend days. The Stable Tour will culminate on Sunday at 1 p.m. with a Memorial Day concert by the Cathedral Brass.
Tickets are $30 online and $35 at the gate. Children 10 and under are free. Tickets are good for all farms all weekend and tickets can be purchased at any gate.
All proceeds go to fund outreach, including feeding the homeless, providing funding for child care and disaster relief throughout the Midleburg/Upperville community and beyond. Trinity Episcopal Church is committed to this mission that has been the beneficiary of the tour since it began.
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