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Frying Pan Farm Park, Equestrian Facilities

Frying Pan Farm Park

2709 West Ox Road • Herndon, Virginia 20171 • 703-437-9101

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Welcome to Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian Center! We are a multi-faceted equestrian center nestled in the heart of Northern Virginia offering a variety of events, and stabling and schooling options. Whether you're looking to bring your horse to a new place to school for the day, compete in one of our rated shows or you’ve been searching for a facility to hold your next show, Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian Center provides an exceptional experience.




Completed in 2010, two new, state of the art barns include a total of 150 rubber matted stalls (Barn 1 is equipped with five 12’x12’ stalls, all other stalls are 10’x12’) with electrical outlets outside of each stall. . Each barn has heated wash racks with hot and cold water, ventilation fans and an insulated roof keeping the barns warmer in winter and cooler in summer. Barn 1 has beverage and snack vending machines.

Stalls can be rented during events and for occasional, short term stays based on availability; a great option for an overnight stay when you’re driving through the area.

Indoor Arena


Indoor Arena

The Indoor Arena’s riding ring measures 110' x 235' with sand based footing. Bleacher seating accommodates up to 2,200 spectators. Building amenities include permanent, heated restroom facilities, a full size 25’ x 11.5’ class room or show office, sound system with the ability to broadcast to all equestrian buildings, two enclosed judge’s stands and a 72’ x 142’warm up ring with bluestone footing located just outside the entrance.

Outdoor Rings


Upper Ring

The two outdoor rings at Frying Pan Farm Park are equipped with roofed judge’s stands, bluestone footing and new fencing. The Upper Ring measures 130’ x 266’ and has three cross country jumps built into the fencing (great for Hunter or Jumper derbies). The Lower Ring measures 110’ x 250’ and has stadium lighting and a portable sound system. Lighting must be off by midnight.


Indoor Arena Hourly Rental

$ 115

Indoor Arena Half Day Rental

$ 250

Indoor Arena Full Day Rental - Prime Time1

$ 500

Indoor Arena Full Day Rental - Non-Prime Time1 $ 375

Upper Ring Full Day Rental    - Prime Time1

$ 200

Upper Ring Full Day Rental    - Non-Prime Time1 $ 150
Upper Ring Half Day Rental

$ 125

Lower Ring Full Day Rental - Prime Time1

$ 200

Lower Ring Full Day Rental - Non-Prime Time1 $ 150
Lower Ring Half Day rental

$ 125

Instructor Day Pass

$ 25

Individual Rider Day Pass

$ 15

Individual Rider Annual Pass

$ 200

Instructor Annual Pass

$ 300

1 A full day is 8 a.m. to 6 p.m., a half day is either 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. or 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Where applicable, non-prime time is defined as Mon.-Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Cross Country Course


Cross Country Course

The Equestrian Center at Frying Pan Farm Park has a beautiful cross-country course that winds through the woods, pastures and fields of much of the park. Jumps range in difficulty from Beginner Novice to Training Level with a very inviting water obstacle and several small, beginner ditches.

Schooling at Frying Pan


Enjoy a ride in the park

Come enjoy a ride in the park! Test your skill on our Cross Country Course, school in one of our two outdoor rings or venture into the Indoor Arena if the weather is bad. All riders and instructors must purchase and display an annual or daily riding pass. Passes can be purchased in the visitor center or the Equestrian Office located in the Indoor Arena. To save time, call ahead with your payment information and we can have it ready for you to pick up. Annual passes may also be purchased at pro-rated amounts at any time during the year.

Riding facilities are open for public use between the hours of 8:00 AM – 8:00 PM with the exception of regularly scheduled maintenance, private rentals, horse shows, or conditions related to weather. Cross Country course closes at dark. Availability for public use of the equestrian facilities can be confirmed at 703-437-8261 or 703-437-9101 or by referencing the Equestrian Calendar.

Trailer parking is available in the designated trailer parking lot, near Barn 1 or Barn 2, and behind the Indoor Arena. Proof of negative Coggins test within 1 year is required for all horses on park grounds. Out-of-State horses will need to have the appropriate health certificate issued by a licensed veterinarian.

Instructors: looking for a new place to school? Tired of canceling lessons because of the weather? Purchase an annual instructor pass and put your worries aside. This pass covers any business conducted on-site. Students must have a daily or annual riding pass to participate in lessons.

Upcoming Horse Shows

Expand2014/2015 Just Jumpers Horse Show Series:
03/21, 04/25
Just Jumper Horse Show Rider

2014/2015 Just Jumpers Horse Show Series

Show Dates:
Mar 21, Apr 25, 2015

Pre-registration Fee: $15 per class
Day of Event Fee: $20 per class

Check show flyer for details

Entry Form
>> Online Entry Form

>> Latest Points Tally

Expand2014/2015 Virginia Hunters Horse Show:
03/28, 04/18
Virginia Hunters Horse Show Rider

2014/2015 Virginia Hunters Horse Show Series

Show Dates: Mar 7 date moved to Mar 28, Apr 18, 2015

Pre-registration Fee: $12 per class
Day of Show Fee: $15 per class

Check show flyer for details

Entry Form >> Online Entry Form
>> Latest Points Tally

Equestrian Downloads:
Monthly Calendar, Entry Form/Rules/Prize Lists

Monthly Equestrian Calendar

2014/2015 Just Jumper Horse Show Points Tally

2014/2015 Virginia Hunter Horse Show Points Tally


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