Saturday, May 25, 2013
Trinity Episcopal Church hosts its 54th Annual Hunt Country Stable Tour in and around Upperville, Virginia, on Memorial Day weekend.
The annual Hunt Country Stable Tour is an opportunity to see firsthand some of the most beautiful and extraordinary properties in Virginia's horse country. Sponsored annually by Trinity Episcopal Church in Upperville, Virginia, the self-driven tour is from 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. May 25 and 26. The Middleburg Training Track is open Saturday only from 7 - 10 a.m. Featured Stops On The 2013 Tour 11 a.m. Rita Mae Brown — New York Times Bestselling author, Fox Tracks (2012). 12 p.m. Charles de Kunffy — Renowned dressage author, USDF judge and clinician, A Rider’s Survival from Tyranny (2012). 1 p.m. Dorothy Ours — John H. Daniels Fellow, Battleship: A Daring Heiress, A Teenage Jockey, and America’s Horse (2013). 2 p.m. Jan Neuharth — Popular …
Tuesday, May 21, 2013
Teams face off Tuesday in the first round of the hunt for the 2013 Northern Region title.
Top-seeded girls soccer teams from Virginia High School League's Northern Virginia districts return to the field this week to battle for the Northern Region title. The Northern Region Girls Soccer Tournament begins Tuesday night. Top seeds from district play host the first round. Games begin at 7 p.m. The playoffs are single-elimination. To find your team, click on the bracket above. Patch will be updating this article throughout the tournament. Northern Region Girls Soccer Tournament Schedule (all games begin at 7 p.m.):
Sunday, May 19, 2013
The annual race aims to raise awareness about the tick-borne disease.
Friday, May 17, 2013
The annual day promoting exercise and the outdoors reaches across the region.
Plenty of folks hit the W&OD Trail today for Bike to Work Day, or to just enjoy the beautiful weather. Want to share pictures or video of today's bicyclists? Upload them here.
For a third year, the race has been organized to raise awareness about Lyme and its impacts.
DryHome Roofing and Siding has planned the 3rd Annual Loudoun Lyme 5K/1M Sunday, May 19, at Loudoun Valley High School in Purcellville to raise awareness and money to help find a cure for Lyme disease. Lyme is the number one tick-borne illness in the U.S., and affects Loudoun County more than any other county in Virginia. In fact, Loudoun is home to the third-largest number of Lyme cases in the United States. DryHome Roofing and Siding owner Steve Gotschi started the race/walk after watching his wife and many friends battle the disease. The Loudoun Lyme 5K also features a 1M family walk and informational fair to educate the public about the disease, its causes and treatments. Registration begins at 6:30 a.m. and the race starts at 8 a.m…
Thursday, May 16, 2013
Residents are encouraged to take advantage of the W&OD and leave the car behind Friday.
The annual Bike to Work Day, organized by Commuter Connections and the Washington Area Bicyclist Association, is set for Friday, May 17, and residents all over the Washington, DC, region are encouraged to be one of the more than 10,000 area commuters expected to partcipate. Seventy pit stops are planned throughout DC, Maryland and Virginia with refreshments and opportunities to enter a raffle for a free bicycle. Two pit stops are planned along the W&OD Trail in Loudoun – one in Leesburg and one in Sterling – where participants will find refreshments and prizes. Last year, more than 450 bicycle commuters paid visits to the Loudoun County pit stops; regionwide, more than 12,000 people participated in the event. This year, more than 12,000 …
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
The event in Leesburg benefits Loudoun Therapeutic Riding.
While some of the world’s fastest horses are racing in the 138thPreakness Stakes at Pimlico in Maryland, horses of an entirely different nature will assist those with physical, psychological and cognitive disabilities at Morven Park during Loudoun Therapeutic Riding’s Preakness Party. Participants in the event can watch a live telecast of the Preakness Stakes, live amateur horse racing, and enjoy a Best Hat contest, silent and live auctions, live music and a bar featuring "Black-eyed Susans." Preakness Stakes 2013: Date, Race Post Time, Weather Updates and More Loudoun Therapeutic Riding was formed in 1974 to empower and improve the lives of people with cognitive, psychological and physical disabilities through the benefits of equine …
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Field hockey makes its debut on a Loudoun County Public Schools field as clubs from Briar Woods, Dominion square off.
Potomac Field Hockey (PFH), a local private club, hopes to put a spotlight on the sport in Loudoun with a game between county teams played at Dominion High School’s stadium. Loudoun County's high schools have no field hockey teams, local club teams play under their school banners. The public school systems in several neighboring counties offer field hockey, but Loudoun County Public Schools has not adopted the sport, nor its sister sport ice hockey, which is also played under high school banners through private clubs. Representatives for Potomac Field Hockey say the game, set for 7:30 p.m. May 18, will be the first ever played on an LCPS field and credit Dominion Principal John Brewer, Athletic Director Joe Fleming and Assistant Principal …
Saturday, May 4, 2013
(UPDATES WITH WINNER) Fans will gather locally well before post time. Odds, post positions, predictions.
Fans are already gathering Churchill Downs for the 2013 Kentucky Derby for the expected 6:24 p.m. post time, but there's still plenty of time to get in on the fun locally for the first leg of the Triple Crown. UPDATE: Orb came from behind to become the 2013 Kentucky Derby winner. In the horse country of Western Loudoun, folks don’t head to the Bluegrass State for the first weekend in May or gather at bars to watch the Kentucky Derby on the tube. Around here, people are likely to head to Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, for the Virginia Gold Cup, which coincides with the famous Kentucky Derby each year. The Virginia Gold Cup, in its 86th year, is one of the nation's largest steeplechase races. Organizers expect 50,000 people to gather at …
Thursday, May 2, 2013
The annual event, which coincides with the Kentucky race, takes place at Great Meadow in The Plains. Here's information on race time, odds and the field.
Western Loudoun remains horse country, but folks around here don’t head to the Bluegrass State for the first weekend in May or gather at bars to watch the Kentucky Derby on the tube. Around here, people are likely to head to Great Meadow in The Plains, VA, for the Virginia Gold Cup, which coincides with the famous Kentucky Derby each year. 2013 Kentucky Derby Post Position and Odds The Virginia Gold Cup, in its 86th year, is pretty popular, too, and is one of the nation's largest steeplechase races. Organizers expect 50,000 people to gather at Great Meadow to watch World Class horses compete on a lush green course. Gold Cup patrons enjoy the beautiful backdrop of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the heart of Virginia horse country. Race day …