Morven Park presents the 2020 Purcellville Southern States Summer Show Series

Photo © Erin Gilmore Photography

LEESBURG, VIRGINIA – The Morven Park International Equestrian Center is pleased to announce that Purcellville Southern States will be the Title Sponsor for the 2020 Summer Show Series. The Purcellville Southern States Summer Show Series at Morven Park is scheduled to host seven VHSA/BHSA/TIP-rated Hunter/Jumper shows from June through September.

Morven Park is delighted to partner with a company that has done so much for the local equestrian community and shares the Park’s dedication to community well-being. “Southern States and Morven Park have worked together for many years to elevate equestrian sport,” said Morven Park Equestrian Center Manager Samantha Franklin. “In 2019, they were generous enough to loan us truckloads of flowers and plants for every show in the Summer Show Series. It is great to be partnering with them again this summer and to recognize them as the Title Sponsor for the series.”

Dan Virts, Owner/Operator of Purcellville Southern States added, “We are thrilled for the opportunity to continue our relationship with Morven Park. We look forward to being able to continue our support of this wonderful horse community, and all of its participants.” To learn more about Purcellville Southern States, visit

Photo © Erin Gilmore Photography

The second season of Hunter/Jumper shows at the Morven Park International Equestrian Center kicks off on June 21. Each show will feature a $100 2’6”/3’ hunter derby presented by Total Equine Veterinary Associates, as well as a 2’ mini hunter derby open only to juniors and amateurs. The top 12 horses/ponies will be invited to compete in the Derby Finals held on September 5. Series-end championship awards and prizes for every division will be presented at the September show. For more show dates and details, visit

In addition to the Purcellville Southern States Summer Show Series at Morven Park, the Equestrian Center’s 2020 calendar includes the Fall International Horse Trials and CCI4*-L, CCI3*/2*YH-S, CCI4*/3*/2*-S in October and Winter Horse Trials in November. A third season of the crowd-pleasing Polo in the Park is currently planned for this summer. Visit for event dates and additional information.

About the Morven Park International Equestrian Center

The Morven Park International Equestrian Center is the Mid-Atlantic’s premier equestrian venue, hosting 60 days of competition across multiple disciplines every year, and serving riders from beginner Pony Clubbers to Olympic athletes and every level in between. The Equestrian Center is a world-class facility with 10 acres of state-of-the-art arenas featuring Attwood Equestrian Surfaces’ EuroTex all-weather footing, cross-country courses for all levels, and riding trails. For more information, visit

About Morven Park

Morven Park is a 1,000-acre nonprofit park in Leesburg, Virginia. Known as the “Central Park” of Loudoun County, Morven Park welcomes 250,000 visitors each year who come to enjoy exquisite scenery, formal boxwood gardens, the Morven Park International Equestrian Center, the Athletic Field Complex, the iconic Greek Revival mansion, museums, and hiking trails. For more information on Morven Park, or to support the Park, visit

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