Four Reasons Not to Miss the Morven Park 4*

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    Leesburg, VA – The Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials returns to Leesburg, VA in less than one month, and it’s an event that both riders and spectators are not going to want to miss!

    Here are just four of the reasons not to miss the Morven Park CCI4*-L on October 5-9, 2022.

    A Plethora of Prizes – and Prize Money

    Thanks to the support of generous sponsors, the Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials is offering $29,000 in prize money, $20,000 of which will go to the top finishers in the CCI4*-L.

    The Morven Park Fall International CCI4*-L will offer $20,000 in prize money. Photo by Erin Gilmore Photography

    To foster the next generation of eventing horses, Arden Farm will be generously offering $7,500, as well as embroidered winners’ coolers, for the CCI3*YH-S and CCI2*YH-S divisions. For Under 25 riders, thanks to the support of Piedmont Equine Practice, $1,500 in cash prizes will be awarded to the top U25 riders in the CCI2*-S and the top U25 riders out of the combined CCI3* and CCI4* levels.

    Prizes for all levels have been provided by Achieve EquineAdequanCoat DefenseDevoucouxEquiFitBoy-O-Boy Bridleworks and SmartPak

    Something for Everyone

    Speaking of all levels, in addition to the CCI4*-L, the Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials is proud to offer more than a dozen divisions, including a CCI4*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI2*-S, CCI3*-S, CCI3*YH-S and CCI2*YH-S, as well as the national levels of Novice through Preliminary. For entry information for all divisions, click here.

    The Best Competition at One of the Best Venues

    As one of only six CCI4*-L events in America, Morven Park attracts many of the nation’s top riders, all competing at one of the country’s best venues over a cross country track built by one of the world’s best course designers, Derek di Grazia.

    Don’t just take our word for it! Last year’s CCI4*-L second-place finisher, Buck Davidson, says, “[Morven Park] is, in my opinion, the best cross-country venue in the country if not the world; the arenas are fantastic. We are very lucky to have it.”

    Set on the grounds of the historic Morven Park with the iconic Davis Mansion creating a beautiful backdrop, the cross-country course offers a picturesque setting, rolling hills and challenging questions.

    Di Grazia says, “Morven Park is a very good site for running cross-country at this level. The terrain varies and allows for different cross-country questions to be asked.”

    Fun for the Whole Family

    The Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials offers something for all ages – and for both horse lovers and non-horse lovers alike. 

    For the dedicated spectator, Saturday cross country tailgating spaces are availablehere, while general admission is free for the entirety of the event. Amidst watching the competition, spectators can head to vendor village to find shopping, dining and family fun options.

    While still on the Morven Park grounds, visitors can walk through scenic formal gardens, hike miles of beautiful trails, picnic under the boughs of old oak trees and plan their next visit to tour the Davis Mansion.

    To learn more about all that the Morven Park Fall International CCI & Horse Trials has to offer, click here or visit www.MorvenPark.org