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Join Montgomery Parks for Equestrian Demonstrations in the New Arena and Cross Country Course at Woodstock Equestrian Park

by Melissa Chotiner on April 17th, 2013
Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10:00AM
Woodstock Equestrian Park, 20207 Darnestown Road, Beallsville, MD 20839
*On the east side of Route 28, north of historic Beallsville
 
croppedWoodstock Girl jumping on horse_MikeSmallwood_3_2013 SILVER SPRING, MD—Montgomery Parks, part of the Maryland-National Capital Park and Planning Commission will unveil major new additions to the Woodstock Equestrian Park at a ribbon cutting event on Saturday, April 27, 2013 at 10 a.m.  Details about the event and the park are outlined below.

 

WHO: Elected officials, community leaders and members of the regional equestrian community will join Montgomery Parks to celebrate the opening of the newly expanded Woodstock Equestrian Park.

 

WHAT: The event will feature a color guard presentation, brief remarks and a series of riding demonstrations showcasing the new amenities of the park.

Woodstock Equestrian Park Opening Schedule of Events

10:15   Color Guard by the Maryland-National Capital Park Police, Montgomery County Division

10:25   Speaking Program

Mary Bradford, Director of Montgomery Parks
Isiah Leggett, Montgomery County Executive
Craig Rice, Montgomery County Councilmember
Aleco Bravo-Greenberg and Bill Rickman Jr., supporters of the park
Jamie Kuhns, Senior Historian, Montgomery Parks

Riding Demonstrations Begin

11:10   Bascule Farm Jumping Demonstrations in the Outdoor Arena

11:30  Capitol Polo Club Two-on-Two Polo Match in the Outdoor Arena

   Seneca Valley Pony Club Riding Demonstrations on the Cross CountryCourse

Noon  Maryland Horse Industry Board “Touch of Class” Award announcement followed by a pony driving demonstration by the award recipient

The newly expanded Woodstock Equestrian Park spans 872 acres, and features

  • A 230’ x 350’ outdoor riding arena with sand footing
  • A six-acre beginner-novice cross country course including bank, ditch, step and water jump
  • 16 miles of equestrian and hiking trails
  • 4 horse-friendly bridges
  • 2 parking lots with entrances marked by monumental stone walls on each side of Rt. 28
  • Several restored historic buildings dating back to the late 18th century including the Seneca Stone Barn and historic buildings on the Brewer Farm
 WHEN: 
Saturday, April 27, 2013*
10:00 AM – Noon (Remarks at 10:25 a.m.)
*Rain date: May 5, 2013, 10AM – Noon
 
WHERE:
Woodstock Equestrian Park
20207 Darnestown Road  
Beallsville, MD 20839
*On the east side of Route 28, north of historic Beallsville
 

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