FPFP Equestrian Center FAQ's
Where is the FPFP Equestrian Center located?
The facility address is 2709 West Ox Rd, Herndon VA 20171.
Directions and a map with local food, lodging and tack shops can be
Does the Equestrian Center offer horseback riding lessons?
FPFP Equestrian Center does not have an onsite trainer and does not
permanently stable lesson horses on site.
FCPA does have multiple horse back riding lesson vendors who teach
at multiple facilities including FPFP Equestrian Center.
You can learn more details and register for these lessons through
Does the FPFP Equestrian Center offer horse boarding/ permanently
FPFP Equestrian Center does not offer horse boarding or permanent
stabling at this time. Stall rentals are limited to 7 days per horse.
Can the Equestrian Center be rented?
Yes. Please see the Rates & Fees page for information on rental
prices of the rings and indoor arena as well as equestrian equipment
and related services. A PDF of the rental contract can be downloaded
here. If you have questions about availability or would like to
request more information regarding FPFP Equestrian Center rentals
please email FCPAEquestrian@fairfaxcounty.gov
Why do riders have to purchase riding passes for FPFP Equestrian
Center but not for the Turner Farm and Laurel Hill Equestrian
The Turner Farm & Laurel Hill Equestrian Facilities are not
staffed and maintained daily by an equestrian staff. They do not have
added equestrian features that The Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian
Center has such as: daily maintenance, on-site stabling, potable
water, indoor fully functioning wash racks with overhead heaters,
manure dumping, permanent restrooms and professional grade equestrian
equipment. The fees at FPFP Equestrian Center are meant to cover the
annual costs of these added features and any revenue above costs of
maintaining the equestrian center are held for capital improvements
at the equestrian center.
What are the months for quarterly and annual riding/ instructor
The Quarterly Pass Sessions are:
Session 1: July 1st - September 30th
Session 2: October 1st - December 31st
Session 3: January 1st - March 31st
Session 4: April 1st - June 30th
The annual riding/instructor passes are good from July 1st of the
year purchased to June 30th of the following year.
Is FCPA looking for equestrian lesson vendors?
Yes. If you are interested in becoming an equestrian lesson vendor
please contact the FCPA purchasing department at Purchasing and
How does someone volunteer at the FPFP Equestrian Center?
We are always looking for more Equestrian Friends. To become a
volunteer/ group member please fill out and submit a volunteer
application on the Equestrian Volunteers page.
What equestrian disciplines/events can/ have been hosted at FPFP
FPFP Equestrian Center is an extremely versatile facility. Over the
years it has been host to the following equestrian
Dressage, Eventing, Show Hunters, Equitation, Showjumping, Barrel
Racing, Reining, Vaulting, Therapeutic Riding, Carriage Driving,
Combined Driving, Western Pleasure, Peruvian Riding, Natural
Horsemanship, Mounted Games, Breed Inspections, Cutting, Team
Penning, Polo, Hunter Derby.
When can I ride at the Equestrian Center?
Open Riding Hours of Operation:
Indoor Arena Monday- Sunday 8am -9pm
Outdoor Rings & XC Course Monday - Sunday 8am- Dark
*If the Indoor Arena, Outdoor Rings or XC Field are rented for
private use or are being used for a FPFP Horse Show then open riding
will not be available on that day. Please check our online calendar
prior to trailering in for open riding.