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A $1M gift from the O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation allowed us to purchase our first permanent home in 2012, the 17-acre O'Shaughnessy Farm in Clifton, VA.

In order to meet the growing demand for our services, and provide an enhanced experience for current riders, their families, and volunteers, we are conducting a whole scale capital improvement project that will unleash our property’s full potential.  Phase I, including the new, lit outdoor Trefry Riding Arena, expanded parking, accessible Kristen P. Cubbage Memorial playground, and extensive foundation and infrastructure work needed to prepare the site for the indoor riding arena, is complete.

We were thrilled to begin Phase II of the project-- building the long-awaited Jean and Ric Edelman Indoor Riding Arena-- this past August. The Phase II scope of work will include the construction of a 17,000 square foot indoor riding arena, Harbitter Education Room, rider observation area, and restrooms.  It will be built on the footprint cleared during Phase I.


This round of construction will also include the completion of the Phase I sitework--an additional row of parking, completing the bioretention basins that are part of the stormwater management system, and the final landscaping. We anticipate completion in late spring 2021. TRINITY Group Construction is the general contractor for the project.

The new space will allow current riders to ride year-round, regardless of the weather, and also allow services to increase by 60%, hopefully eliminating the typical one year waiting list.

Phase III, the final phase, will include the construction of a new 20-stall barn, and will begin as soon as successful fundraising allows.

Join NVTRP Executive Director Kelsey Gallagher for the latest construction update from O'Shaughnessy Farm (January 2021):

Total Campaign Fundraising    (Phases I, II, and III)

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“Carson absolutely loves his riding lessons at NVTRP. There truly is no substitute! He asks every day, "How many more days until Saturday?" Riding at NVTRP is so much more than just a riding lesson. NVTRP helps Carson focus and concentrate; it provides a sense of comfort and inclusion; it gives him an opportunity to do what he has so much confidence doing, and to thrive in such a welcoming environment.  It also gives him a sense of consistency -- every week at the same time he goes to his favorite place in the whole world! To have an indoor ring -- to know that regardless of the weather, Carson would always be able to have that one hour of complete peace and satisfaction -- would literally be a dream come true for him.”

-Mara Sibley, Carson’s Mom

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My husband was introduced to NVTRP in 2016 and began his therapeutic riding journey individually through programs provided by Ft Belvoir clinics and Wounded Warrior Project. He gained so much during his time at NVTRP that he sought ways to get our family involved. Our family has partaken in family events provided by NVTRP and my husband and I have had the privilege of couples’ sessions which, through the leading of a skilled and insightful instructor, have given us the opportunity to re-learn communication and trust as we work with the horses.  . . Our hope is that more families in similar situations may be given the opportunity to grow as our has; an indoor arena makes that possibility more likely throughout the year. 

-Omy Emami 

Key Donors

  • Anonymous (3)

  • O’Shaughnessy-Hurst Memorial Foundation*

  • Jean and Ric Edelman

  • LtGen (Retired) and Mrs. Richard Trefry

  • TL Cline Foundation*

  • Reed Smith*

  • Cubbage Family Charitable Foundation

  • Molly and Clarke Ohrstrom

  • The Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation

  • MEBS Global Reach

  • Ronald L. and Ann G. Marlow

  • Tom and Jeanne Capasse

  • Federal Acquisition Strategies

  • The Ohrstrom Foundation

  • Phillip L. Graham Fund

  • Hillsdale Fund*

  • Kelly and Alan Harbitter

  • Jeff and Sally Wilklow

  • Jim and Mary Beth Carroll

  • Marietta McNeil Morgan and Samuel Tate Morgan Trust

  • Peterson Family Foundation

  • Civitan Club of Fairfax/Foundation for Children with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • Leah Coxsey

  • Bobbie and Ralph Crafts

  • Ted and Marlene Wilklow

  • The Pless Foundation

  • Sue and Dan Burgess

  • Martha Prine

  • Chris LaMarca

  • Denise and Raymond Neuhart, Jr.

  • Kristine and Rene Chaze

  • John and Terry Tuthill

  • Louise and Mark Foreman

  • Barry and Kim Trotz

  • TTR Sotheby's International Realty

  • James Joppich

  • The Wise Foundation

  • Jacqueline Mars

  • Rita Norton

  • The Massaro Family

  • Gretchen and David Anderson

  • Ruth and Hal Launders Charitable Trust

  • Otto Hoernig, III

  • Sarah Jancuska

  • Michael and Sudie McGahuey

  • Christopher & Dana Reeve Foundation Quality of Life Grants Program

  • NOVEC**

  • Art and Sallie Spenard**

  • Mitch and Christine Martin**

  • Barranda Ridge, LLC**

*Donated to the 2012 purchase of NVTRP’s property, O’Shaughnessy Farm
**In-Kind Donor

Honorary Capital Campaign Committee

  • Victoria Lowell

  • Jim and Gail Wofford

Capital Campaign Volunteer Leadership

  • Jean Edelman, Co-Chair

  • Kelly Harbitter, Co-Chair

Building Committee

  • Gary Cubbage, Committee Chair, Retired, Executive Vice President, Booz Allen Hamilton

  • John Tuthill, Retired, Facilities Operations Director at AOL, Inc.

  • Alla Cline, Longtime Equine Enthusiast with personal experience in barn and arena design and Best Practices management; trained and worked as a horse leader volunteer at NVTRP

  • Steve Tassi, Senior Managing Director, Project Management at Savills Studley

  • Kelsey Gallagher, Executive Director, NVTRP