STRIDER™ is pleased to announce the inclusion of Morven Park in Leesburg, VA as a STRIDER Platinum Partner for 2020. The Morven Park International Equestrian Center is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier equestrian venue, which serves riders from the Pony Club level to Olympic athletes, and all levels in between. Located within Morven Park’s beautiful 1,000 acres in Northern Virginia, the Equestrian Center is designed for ultimate performance across all disciplines of equestrian sport.
“The facility at Morven Park has been an iconic part of equestrian sports in the region for more than 60 years. This is a natural partnership for STRIDER. Morven Park hosts equestrian events year-round, and in nearly all riding disciplines. Our connection with Morven Park is an excellent way to help connect riders to the premier equestrian opportunities in the area,” said Tara Swersie, STRIDER’s Chief Executive Officer.
“Every year, Morven continues to upgrade and expand its program offerings, such as their new fall CCI4*L scheduled for 2020. We’ve been truly impressed with their ability to bring non-horse people into the sport with community events like their Polo in the Park series. We’re delighted to have them as a STRIDER Platinum Partner for 2020.”
“We look forward to working with STRIDER to expand our outreach and improve communication with our audience. Morven Park takes pride in being an inclusive, accessible member of the equestrian community and we believe STRIDER is the partner to help us continue that. “said Shannon Ferguson, Morven Park Equestrian Center Assistant Manager.
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The 2020 equestrian calendar at Morven Park has been modified to include COVID-prevention protocols and is expected to get underway later this month. The season will include the Purcellville Southern States Summer Show Series at Morven Park and a fourth season of the crowd-pleasing Polo in the Park. Additionally, the Park will be home to the Fall International Horse Trials and the new CCI4*-L, as well as the CCI3*/2*YH-S, CCI4*/3*/2*-S in October. For event dates and additional information, visit MorvenPark.org/Equestrian.
Morven Park joins an esteemed list of STRIDER™ Featured Partners to include EQUITANA USA, Triple Crown Nutrition, Dressage Today, Practical Horseman, United States Eventing Association, Eventing Nation, Horse & Rider Books, and the Washington International Horse Show. These partners are committed to connecting motivated equestrians and equine enthusiasts to the best in opportunities, products, and services.
About Morven Park
Morven Park is a 1,000-acre nonprofit park in Leesburg, Virginia. Known as the “Central Park” of Loudoun County, Morven Park welcomes 250,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy exquisite scenery, formal boxwood gardens, the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the Athletic Field Complex, the iconic Greek Revival mansion, museums, and hiking trails. For more information on Morven Park and the Equestrian Center, visit MorvenPark.org.
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