New Stables Open at Frying Pan Park with a Whinny and a Neigh

Fairfax, VA, May 22, 2010 - Fairfax County Park Authority

Members of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors, the Fairfax County Park Authority Board and the Founders, Benefactors, Supervisors and Friends of Frying Pan Farm Park joined park staff, equestrian enthusiasts and community members for a ribbon cutting ceremony marking the official opening of new equestrian facilities at Frying Pan Farm Park on Saturday, May 22, 2010.


County Park Authority Approves Funding for Riding Ring at Laurel Hill Park


Contacts:  Beverly Dickerson       (703) 620-4689
Alix Shutello                (703) 217-7904

Ring is Planned as Phase 1 of Equestrian Center

Vienna, VA, June 23, 2008 – Fairfax4Horses, a local non-profit organization, is pleased to announce that the Fairfax County Park Authority has approved funding for the construction of a riding ring and parking lot at Laurel Hill Park in Lorton. . The improvements will be paid for with funding from the 2004 Park Authority Bond Construction Fund and proffers offered by developers in the Lorton area. Fairfax4Horses, whose mission is to bring horseback riding back to Fairfax County, has been working closely with the Park Authority to plan an equestrian center at Laurel Hill Park.


First Riding Lesson Program at Frying Pan Park Gets off to a Great Start


Contacts:  Beverly Dickerson      (703) 620-4689
Alix Shutello                (703) 217-7904

Lessons for kids, teens, and adults

Spirit GroupVienna, VA, April 19, 2010 – A program from Spirit Open Equestrian offering riding lessons to beginners was launched last week at Frying Pan Park in Herndon. Frying Pan Park, which has an indoor arena used for equestrian and other events, is well known for its farm animals, hayrides, and annual 4-H fair. “Offering a riding lesson program at one of our park facilities is a first for the county, and reaction has been very positive,” said Tawny Hammond, director of Frying Pan Park. Announced just a week before it began, the program is filled to capacity and has a waiting list for the next several sessions.


New Stables Open at Frying Pan with a Whinny and a Neigh

Fairfax, VA, May 22, 2010 – Frying Pan Park celebrated the opening of two new stables with a ribbon cutting and speeches that described the efforts of many people over several years to replace old facilities.

Read Fairfax County Park Authority Press Release.

How You Can Help

The Laurel Hill Equestrian Center is a unique public/private funding venture between Fairfax County Parks and local horse groups.

You can help make the Center a reality with a donation. Donations are tax-deductible and can be made through the Clifton Horse Society and Fairfax4Horses. Both are 501c3 charitable organizations.

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