Frying Pan Farm Park

CONTACT INFORMATION: Park open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Kidwell Farm open 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Facility Hours vary.
703-437-9101 TTY 711
Farm and Equestrian: 2709 West Ox Road; Visitor Center: 2739 West Ox Road
Herndon, Virginia
Teresa Reynolds
Park Manager

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Frying Pan Farm Park Equestrian Center

Horse Expo At Frying Pan Farm

Saturday, April 13, 2024, 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

  • Immerse yourself in the equestrian world
  • Experienced riders and new horse enthusiasts welcome
  • Indulge in delectable treats from food trucks
  • Gain insights from expert speakers
  • Witness captivating demonstrations
  • Explore a variety of businesses offering horse-related products and services
  • Pony rides and fun for all!

Frying Pan's Equestrian Center is a public use facility that is part of Frying Pan Farm Park. The center offers rental events, schooling horse shows, short-term stabling, and multiple trailer-in schooling options. The center is available for private rentals.  With a full-size indoor arena, two full-size outdoor riding rings and a XC Rally Field, it is a perfect venue for any size equestrian event.

Riding Fees

  • Rider Day Pass: $15
  • Quarterly Pass:  $55
  • Annual Pass:   $200

Riding fees are for individuals bringing horses to ride. Frying Pan does not have horses for hire.


  • All riders and must purchase and display an annual, quarterly, or daily riding pass.
  • Passes can be purchased in the visitor center or the Equestrian Office inside the Indoor Arena.
  • To save time, call ahead with payment information and pick up your pass when you arrive.

Riding facilities are open for public use except for 

  • Regularly scheduled maintenance
  • Private rentals
  • Horse shows
  • Weather conditions

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

Event Calendar

Required Documents

Equestrian Center Rental Application

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