- The Washington Times - Tuesday, March 6, 2001


Frying Pan Park is located at 2709 West Ox Road in Herndon. Take the Dulles Toll Road (Route 267) toward Reston. Take Exit 10 (Chantilly/Herndon) and turn left at the light. Travel through about five lights to West Ox Road; turn left. The park is one block up on the left. The indoor arena is straight ahead.


Parking is plentiful, and there is no fee.

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There is no charge to attend a horse show or to visit the park.


The park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Most horse-show events begin at 8 a.m., however, and visitors are welcome on the grounds at that time.


Call 703/437-9101; the TTY access is 703/324-3988. Information about the park can be found at www.kidwellfarm.com.


During most show events, reasonably priced items such as hot and cold drinks, hot dogs and candy are available for purchase. Note that the indoor arena is not heated, and it is extremely cold inside during the winter months.


• Prince George's Equestrian Center, Upper Marlboro; 301/952-7900; www.princegeorges.com/recreation.

• Morven Park International Equestrian Center, Leesburg, Va.; 703/777-2890; www.morvenpark.org.

• Potomac Horse Center, Gaithersburg; 301/208-0200; www.potomachorse.com.

• Great Meadow, The Plains, Va.; 540/253-5000; www.greatmeadow.org.

• Polo events are held at several locations in the metro area. Great Meadow in The Plains, for example, hosts Twilight Polo, a Friday-night spectator event held weekly from June through early September.

• Steeplechase also is a popular family spectator event. For schedules and events in Virginia, contact the Virginia Steeplechase Association at www.morvenpark.org; in Maryland, contact the Maryland Hunt Club at 410/666-7777.

• A comprehensive directory of area horse events is included in the annual Northern Virginia Horseman's Reference, available in tack and feed shops or by calling 703/737-0126.

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