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  • Fifty years ago, the Morven Park International Equestrian Institute (MPIEI) graduated its first class of students, ultimately becoming the most prestigious U.S. equestrian school of its time.

  • The Winmill Carriage Museum (WCM) boasts 45 carriages from Europe and the United States, ranging from 120 to 200 years old. The vehicles are routinely monitored by collections staff to ensure that they can remain on display for visitors who have an appreciation for, or would like to learn more about, a charming bygone era. Due to their age, the carriages often require various repairs for their long-term conservation.

  • The highly anticipated second season of Polo in the Park launched with a sizeable crowd, great food, and thrilling arena polo action on Saturday, June 30. An estimated 1,300 spectators came out to Morven Park to kick off the summer-long Saturday evening polo series.

  • Just in time for summer vacations, Morven Park announces two new opportunities for Park visitors. From June 14 through August 24, the Park is offering three additional days each week to tour the Davis Mansion, the Winmill Carriage Museum, and the Museum of Hounds & Hunting. The popular historical attractions will be open Thursdays through Mondays from noon to 5 p.m., with the last tour starting at 4:00 p.m. Additionally, Morven Park is providing free admission to active duty military personnel and their families until Labor Day.

  • Exquisite horse-drawn carriages return to the stately grounds of Morven Park the weekend of June 16-17 for the Park’s 6th Annual Carriage Pleasure Show, Combined Test & Cross-Country Pleasure Drive. This unique and family-friendly event is free of charge for spectators and provides an opportunity to step back in time and witness a truly elegant competition.

  • With this week’s announcement of car pass sales opening to the public and a call for volunteers to help with the event, Morven Park is one step closer to kicking off the highly anticipated second season of Polo in the Park.

  • I fully admit that I am not a morning person (nor a night person, come to think of it) and I slept though the Royal Wedding. But, thanks to the magic of YouTube, I caught up with my early-bird friends before the reception ended in England.

  • Morven Park is excited to host award-winning and Amazon best-selling author Jessica James for a special event on Saturday, June 2. James will be signing copies of her new novel, The Lion of the South, on the iconic steps of the historic Davis Mansion at Morven Park from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

  • Morven Park is excited to announce that the Polo in the Park arena polo series is returning to the Park’s International Equestrian Center starting June 30. Visitors are invited to the Park for two arena polo matches, picnicking, and dancing every Saturday evening for eight consecutive weeks this summer.

  • Morven Park is honored and excited to be one of twelve Jack Kent Cooke Foundation 2018 Good Neighbor Grant recipients! The $35,000 award provides support to the thousands of K-12 Loudoun County Public School (LCPS) students participating in our Center for Civic Impact programs each year. The foundation’s support plays a key role in allowing the Park to teach not only civics education but vital 21st-century skills to LCPS students.

  • Morven Park is honored to be a recipient of a Good Neighbor Grant from the Jack Kent Cooke Foundation. The $35,000 grant will provide support to Morven Park’s education program that serves thousands of K-12 Loudoun County Public School students.

  • Registration is now open for the summer seasons of Morven Park Ultimate Frisbee League and Morven Park Soccer League. The Park is also bringing back the popular Morven Park Ultimate Frisbee League Summer Pull and Morven Park Flag Football League Summer Tournament. Get your cleats and sneakers ready and come join the fun!

  • More than 280 riders participated in the Morven Park Spring Horse Trials, held March 31–April 1 at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center in Leesburg, Virginia. Riders of all ages and ability levels, from juniors to Olympic veterans, turned out for a spectacular spring weekend at Morven Park. An estimated 1,000 people—including riders, volunteers, spectators, and guests—were in attendance throughout the weekend.

  • There is surely no better way to kick off our annual equestrian show calendar than with the Morven Park Spring Horse Trials! We’ve been looking forward to getting the season underway and sharing our spectacular new facilities with you.

  • Our annual event, held in the Park’s formal gardens and the adjacent Croquet Lawn, is a lot less solitary. Park staff and volunteers will arrive early to hide over 3,000 eggs filled with assorted candies, stickers, and sundries. The day culminates with an egg roll down the front lawn of the iconic Morven Park mansion.

  • Morven Park has announced that registration is open for its spring 2018 leagues. In addition to the popular Morven Park Flag Football League (MPFFL) and Morven Park Ultimate Frisbee League (MPUFL), the Park has launched the much-anticipated Morven Park Soccer League (MPSL).

  • Morven Park is thrilled to host over 250 riders for its annual Spring Horse Trials. The weekend features an equestrian discipline known as “eventing,” in which each horse and rider combination must compete in dressage, show jumping, and cross-country. Competition begins on Saturday, March 31 and continues through Sunday, April 1 and is free for spectators.

  • Morven Park’s Center for Civic Impact is one of five recipients of the 2018 School-Business Partnership Award from Loudoun County Public Schools (LCPS). The award focuses on creating thriving partnerships between the school system and local businesses and organizations. Representatives from Morven Park received the award at the annual School-Business Partnership Breakfast at The National Conference Center on Friday, March 9.

  • Morven Park’s Center for Civic Impact is one of five recipients of the 2018 School-Business Partnership Award from Loudoun County Public Schools. The award focuses on creating thriving partnerships between the school system and local businesses/organizations.

  • The fall semester was particularly busy at Morven Park’s Center for Civic Impact. As colorful leaves fell around the park, we taught over 1,700 students in the K-12 grades, surpassing our numbers from the previous fall semester. It’s not just about the numbers in our education department though; we are also committed to strengthening the confidence of today’s youth in active citizenship.

  • For those of you who are traditionalists and are still looking for inspiration for your dinner tables or homes, let us take some lessons from the Davis Mansion itself. Holiday tours are now being offered, and you can find plenty of inspiration while walking the Davis Mansion halls.

  • The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees is pleased to announce Sheryl Williams as the organizations new Executive Director. After a review of applicants, Williams was approved by unanimous decision at the December 4th Board of Trustees meeting. Trustees of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation oversee the operation of Morven Park.

  • This story in conservation begins in 2015, when Julia Brennan, owner of Caring for Textiles, performed a textile furniture assessment in the Davis Mansion and identified the red velvet collection as being in great need.

  • The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees is proud to announce that Tuesday, October 17, 2017 marks 50 years since historic Morven Park first opened its gates to the public.

  • Museum Engagement Manager Jackie Wright recaps a busy summer for our education department, the Center for Civic Impact.

  • Our summer intern, Taylor Gilman, provides an overview of the Morven Park Ultimate Frisbee League.

  • The Loudoun Tribune covered the Morven Park International Equestrian Center Renovation on August 1, 2017. Click the headline to read the whole article!

  • We are thrilled to see the Park covered in the most recent issue of Loudouner magazine! Click the headline to read the whole article.

  • As we prepare to launch Polo in the Park this summer, our Events Coordinator, Alexandra McKay, gives you a rundown of the game's history, rules and tips for spectators.

  • When you stand on the portico of the Davis Mansion on an early spring morning, you can see the sun rising over the wide fields on the eastern side of Morven Park. Looking closely through the dewy, misty trees you might also see birds swooping between branches, deer roaming the front lawn, and families walking their dogs on paths and trails. Recently, that view was punctuated by Tuscarora High School Students marching through the fields, making their way to Morven Park to participate in one of our Center for Civic Impact's longest running programs, The Advocacy Game.

  • Morven Park will launch its inaugural season of Polo in the Park this summer at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center. Starting on July 1, arena polo matches, picnicking and dancing will take place every Saturday evening for nine consecutive weeks.

  • Leesburg Football Club (LFC), a local Loudoun County soccer club formed in 1998, is very proud to announce their move to Morven Park for the 2017-18 soccer season and beyond. LFC will kick off events at their new home the weeks of May 15 and 22 with club-wide tryouts for next season on Morven Park’s pristine bermudagrass and cool season grass fields.

  • During a community forum Monday night at the Winmill Carriage Museum at Morven Park, Supervisors Geary M. Higgins (R-Catoctin) and Tony R. Buffington Jr. (R-Blue Ridge) put the focus on boosting the sector of the county’s rural economy that already generates $180 million annually and supports 27,000 jobs.

  • Lansdowne Resort and Spa, A Destination Hotel and Catoctin Creek Distilling are excited to release a private label rye whisky for the resort’s quintessential Virginia tavern, Coton & Rye. The rye was grown at Morven Park through the historic estate’s farming co-op program.

  • Preservation is protecting viewsheds, landscapes, and streetscapes that help define and serve our communities. It is helping to tell both the inspiring and difficult stories of our nation’s history. It is, above all, protecting the tangible to provide a link to the intangible past.

  • It has been an exciting month for Morven Park’s Center for Civic Impact. During the past few weeks, over 1,100 Loudoun County middle school students have participated in two of our programs...

  • This year will be a busy year at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, and I'm so pleased with the activities we have planned for 2017.

  • Morven Park, an elegant 1,000-acre historic estate, has been recognized as one of Virginia’s Top Wedding Vendors of 2017 by Virginia Living magazine.

  • The elegant Great Hall of the Davis Mansion at Morven Park has a designer look this holiday season, thanks to renowned interior designer Barry Dixon.

  • Registration is now open for Morven Park’s annual Black Friday Bowl, the popular flag football tournament held the day after Thanksgiving.

  • The Board of Trustees of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation has voted in two new trustees: Nina Fout, an esteemed Olympic equestrian, and Sonny Swann, a successful business owner and descendant of the Swann family who owned Morven Park for 100 years.

  • See Morven Park's 2015 Annual Report here.

  • 322 riders competed in the Morven Park Fall International Horse Trials, held Sept. 30 through Oct. 2, and featuring the scenic and famous cross-country course of Morven Park in Leesburg, VA.

  • Nearly 400 riders will compete in Morven Park’s annual Fall International Horse Trials this weekend.

  • Details of the beginning of rehabilitation of the historic Laundry Dairy Building.

  • Official schedule for the 4th Annual Morven Park Carriage Show, Combined Test, & Pleasure Drive. June 18-19, 2016.

  • On Saturday, May 28 the USA Ultimate National Teams will be at Morven Park in Leesburg, VA from 1:00-5:00pm for a team practice and player meet and greet. A Learn To Play clinic will be held from 2:00-4:00pm.

  • Check here for ride times for the 2016 Spring Horse Trials.

  • The Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation Board of Trustees has approved the selection of Stephanie Kenyon as the new executive director of Morven Park.

  • The Trustees of the Westmoreland Davis Memorial Foundation, which oversees Morven Park, recently approved a new long-term lease for fellow non-profit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding to remain at Morven Park for up to 90 more years and permitting the organization to build desperately needed new facilities.