The Equestrian Festival
The Middleburg Barn Equestrian Festival consists of four events in 2020.
Each event includes a competitive jumping show, live music, family activities, wine and beer tasting, and additional seasonal programming. Designed to expand upon the standard horse show, the Equestrian Festival gives guests the opportunity to experience the event in a new and exciting way!
The Middleburg Barn at Fox Chase Farm
The Middleburg Barn is our newest addition to the remarkable legacy of Fox Chase Farm located in Loudoun County’s hunt country. Designed and named by Maureen Hanley and built with a tradition of preservation and conservation in mind, it’s a space that is both beautiful as well as functional and is perfectly at home in the stunning landscape of Middleburg.
The barn is solid southern yellow pine wood structure and made with no nails, mortise and tenon. Woodworkers around the world have used it for thousands of years to join wood. In its basic form, it is both simple and strong.
The barn features an abundance of natural light, barn doors and 60-foot ceilings that give the space an open and airy feeling. The natural light highlights the stunning architecture, showcasing the perfect blend of rustic, juxtaposed with sophistication. Covered front porches on both sides for when you want to take in the landscape leading to the barn or to look out over the beauty of Loudoun’s hunt country.
When the sun goes down, two jaw dropping Swarovski crystal chandeliers glitter above with a state-of-the-art custom ambient lighting system offer variable types of illumination, capable of transforming the barn from a candlelit intimate space to an elegant bash with various colored lights to fit the mood.
The barn is fully heated and air conditioned, seats up to 400 guests or 700 theatre style an offers plentiful parking. Whether you are hosting a film festival, charity dinner, corporate event or wedding, this venue is perfect for anyone who wants a sophisticated event evocative of the spirit of hunt country with the comforts of today.