History of the Equestrian Center

History of the Equestrian Center

The Equestrian Center grew out of the original Morven Park Equestrian Institute - a school built around training equestrians to become riding instructors. Founded in 1967, the MPIEI graduated around 40 students per year until 1991. Those MPIEI alumni are still active members of the international horse industry through training, breeding, and instruction. Many also remain actively supportive of Morven's modern equestrian programs. 

The Morven Park International Equestrian Center today

With 1,000 acres of open space, Morven Park is host to:

  • 60+ days of equestrian competition every year
  • Training sessions for the North American Junior and Young Rider competitors and the U.S. Eventing Team
  • Loudoun Hunt Pony Club, educating the next generation of riders
  • Community use for lessons, events, trail riding, and educational programs

In addition to holding competitions and events, Morven also welcomes riders in the community to rent facilities such as the indoor/outdoor arenas, stalls, fields for trail riding, the cafe and show office, and the Hofmann Building classroom. Learn more about renting and using the equestrian facilities here.

Morven Park International Equestrian Center needs your support!

Currently, Morven Park is working to renovate and replace the equestrian competition facilities, barns, and other buildings. These updates should ensure that Morven Park remains a unique, impressive, and exceptional venue for all equestrians using the facilities. CLICK HERE to see site plans, photos and to learn more about the Equestrian Center Revitalization.

To support the renovations, please consider making a donation of any amount.


Become an Equestrian Patron today! Make a donation of $250 or more to join Morven Park's Equestrian Patron Program. Visit www.MorvenPark.org/Patron for more details.

Morven Park thanks the Virginia Horse Industry Board for its support.