Unbridled. Uncorked. Unlimited.
When questing for an authentic experience, look no further than Salamander Resort.
At Salamander Resort & Spa, your pleasure and enjoyment have no limits
While here, you will be at once taken by its peaceful and tranquil qualities, an array of wonderful experiences and activities await you. Treat yourself to our exceptional Virginia Piedmont cuisine and Wine Bar selections. Pamper yourself in our spectacular world-class spa. Enjoy a round of championship golf. Participate in our equestrian program or tour celebrated Virginia vineyards. Stroll down Middleburg’s streets and discover elegant, yet unpretentious art and antique galleries, gift shops, restaurants and more.
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Yappy HourJuly 08 - October 28Grand Lawn - Tuesdays - Weekly EventFood & Wine, (+1 more)July 08 - October 28Grand Lawn - Tuesdays - Weekly Event
Give your dog a bone - literally. This Yappy hour invites you to 'hang out' with your best friend. Visit, enjoy drinks, snacks and of course dog treats! Drink specials and Gold Cup Wine Bar menu items specifically for Yappy Hour participants. Event will take place on the Grand Lawn from 5 - 7 p.m. 10% of the profits made during the Yappy Hour event will be donated to the Middleburg Humane Foundation.
Yappy Hour will take place every Tuesday till October 28.
Dogs must remain on a leash at all times.Food & Wine, (+1 more)
Saturday Cooking Classes - Game Day GourmetSeptember 06 - 27Cooking StudioFood & WineSeptember 06 - 27Cooking Studio
Celebration Cooking Classes - Game Day Gourmet
September 6, 13, 27 | 2pm-3:30pm
Football season is here, make dips, snacks, and treats that will make your friends cheer!
$45.00 per person*
*pricing excludes 20% tax & gratuityFood & Wine
Wednesday Cooking Classes - Kitchen FundamentalsSeptember 03 - 24Cooking StudioFood & WineSeptember 03 - 24Cooking Studio
Education Cooking Classes - Kitchen Fundamentals
September 3, 17, 24 | 2pm-3:30pm
Back to the basics, knife skills, peeling veggies, simple soup recipes - get back on your game.
$45.00 per person
*pricing excludes tax & 20% gratuityFood & Wine
Friday Cooking Classes - Kid's Lunch Box MagicSeptember 12 - 26Cooking StudioFood & Wine, (+1 more)September 12 - 26Cooking Studio
Friday Cooking Classes - Lunch Box Magic
September 12, 19, 26 | 2pm-3:30pm
Don't leave lunch to Mom. Be the envy of the elementary school after you learn how to create the best box lunch around.
$20.00 per person*
*pricing excludes tax & 20% gratuityFood & Wine, (+1 more)
Thursday Cooking Class - The Art of the AppleSeptember 04 - 25Cooking Studio
Two-Artist ShowAugust 27 - September 28The Byrne GalleryArts, (+1 more)August 27 - September 28The Byrne Gallery
The Byrne Gallery is proud to present a two-artist show this September. “Love Letters” encaustic and multi-media paintings by Maria Fernandez Gold and “Style & Strength” stainless-steel sculptures by Richard Binder will be on exhibit from August 27 through September 28.
A reception for the artists will be on Saturday, September 6th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. and a gallery talk on Saturday, September 20th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m.
The exhibition, artists’ reception and gallery talk are open to the public. The Byrne Gallery invites and welcomes everyone to attend.Arts, (+1 more)
Middleburg Film FestivalOctober 30 - November 02Middleburg, VAArts, (+1 more)October 30 - November 02Middleburg, VA
The Middleburg Film Festival offers four days of fantastic films in a spectacular setting, only 30 minutes from Dulles International Airport and just one hour from Washington, D.C. A carefully curated selection of narrative and documentary films will screen in an intimate theatre environment, followed by fascinating Q and A’s with world-renowned filmmakers and actors. The films include festival favorites, premieres, and Academy Award contenders.
Festival attendees will also be able to experience the natural beauty, food, wine, and warm hospitality of Middleburg during morning hikes and horseback rides through the glorious Piedmont countryside… at late afternoon wine-tastings at local vineyards... strolling through the historic town… and engaging in casual conversations with filmmakers while enjoying the best of Virginia cuisine at local restaurants.Arts, (+1 more)
The Sheila Johnson Collection Trunk ShowSeptember 06Salamander TouchSpecial Event, (+1 more)September 06Salamander Touch
You're Invited to The Sheila Johnson Collection Trunk Show
Saturday, September 6
Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Join us at Salamander Touch located in Salamander Resort & Spa for the launch of Sheila Johnson's newest creations including earrings, cuff links, scarf rings, and scarves. While perusing the Collection, enjoy Prosecco, hors d'oeuvres and register for a chance to win a special gift during the show.Special Event, (+1 more)
39th Annual Virginia Wine FestivalSeptember 13 - 14Great MeadowFood & Wine, (+1 more)September 13 - 14Great Meadow
The Virginia Wine Festival is the foundation stone of the wine festival season, and moreover of the Virginia Wine Industry itself. The Virginia Wine Festival offers a unique array of both free and ticketed tasting and learning opportunities. Visit the Seminar Tent to broaden your knowledge and understanding of wine and wine culture, or make a grand day of it with a ticket to our gourmet Wine and Food Pairing Tent. Shorten your wait and enhance your experience with a ticket into the You Be the Judge Tasting Tent. Descriptions and purchase links on our ticketing page.Food & Wine, (+1 more)
Middleburg Classic Horse ShowSeptember 17 - 21Morven ParkEquestrian, (+2 more)September 17 - 21Morven Park
A beautiful "AA" Rated World Champion Hunter Rider Event to benefit Food & Friends.
September 17-21, 2014 "AA" Rated WCHR Event held at Morven Park, Leesburg, Virginia.
www.middleburgclassic.com 757-846-8176Equestrian, (+2 more)
International Gold CupOctober 25Great MeadowEquestrian, (+1 more)October 25Great Meadow
The International Gold Cup steeplechase race is a celebration of hunt country tradition and one of the largest, most celebrated outdoor social events held in Virginia. The International Gold Cup is the featured horse racing event of the Fall season and is managed today by the Virginia Gold Cup Association. Come out to join the numerous spectators who are having the most extravagant tailgates and making some great memories. You cannot experience the lifestyle of Virginia horse country without attending this event.
*Salamander Resort & Spa offers a special package around this event which includes: tickets to event, VIP tent access, overnight stay, transportation, and an after party at the resort.Equestrian, (+1 more)
The British InvasionSeptember 11 - 14Various LocationsEquestrian, (+2 more)September 11 - 14Various Locations
Announcing a collection of special events from Thursday September 11th to Sunday September 14'h that start in Washington DC and end in historic Virginia Hunt Country. The weekend features two international polo matches, field-sport demonstrations, art, fashion, food, and automotive and equestrian lifestyle attractions. Made possible by Nespresso, Salamander Resort & Spa, La Martina, Maker's Mark and Destination Middleburg - the events are produced in cooperation with the charity K9 for Warriors.
Polo 101 - Featuring gear for player and horse from La Martina, the demonstrations are presented by Destination Middleburg and hosted on the Grand Lawn at the Salamander Resort & Spa. Saturday 8 a.m. - 11 a.m., Sunday 9 a.m. - 12 noon.
Polo Matches & Related Events:
HORSE COUNTRY DEMONSTRATIONS
Field and horse presentations that include horse drawn carriages, hounds and hunt horses featuring presentations for and recognition of K9 for Warriors. (Saturday, 11:OOam -12:30pm)
THE AMBASSADORS CUP
Polo Match featuring the Chief of Protocol Trophy. (Saturday Sept. 13th at 12:00 Noon)
The match features a storied trophy and has a decidedly International feel. It offers a range of match-specific sponsorship opportunities
THE NESPRESSO COMMONWEALTH CUP 2014
The 28'h Anniversary Commonwealth Cup featuring the UK vs. US. (Saturday at 1:30pm)
Location: The Fields at Banbury Cross I 23210 Carters Farm Ln Middleburg, VA 20117
Text 'british' to 95577 for email sign up and additional information
#BRITISHinvasion I #UKinVAEquestrian, (+2 more)
Polo 101 @ SalamanderSeptember 13 - November 23Salamander Resort & SpaEquestrian, (+2 more)September 13 - November 23Salamander Resort & Spa
Every Saturday and Sunday until Thanksgiving. Saturday 8am - 11am,
Sunday 9am - Noon
A celebrity hosted, hands-on polo experience is part of the British Invasion weekend and the Commonwealth Cup in Middleburg.
Participants meet a game-ready polo pony, execute key strokes, handle professional gear and learn the basics rules, positioning and tactics behind competitive polo. Central to the experience is the gear of polo's leading outfitter, La Martina.
Make reservations by calling 866.938.7370Equestrian, (+2 more)
Windy Hill Fashion ShowOctober 17Salamander Resort & SpaSpecial Event, (+1 more)October 17Salamander Resort & Spa
The 13th Annual Windy Hill Fashion Show
October 17, 2014
At Salamander Resort & Spa
Tickets are sale now! Please visit the link below to order your tickets to the event.
This annual fundraiser for the Windy Hill Foundation celebrates an evening of pure imagination inspired by the Foundation’s mission of providing safe, decent and affordable housing for working families, the elderly, and the disabled while encouraging self-improvement and self-sufficiency. Generously supported by community sponsors this year’s event celebrates with style. Cocktails on the resort portico welcome you while you browse an exciting array of silent auction items. Then relax to Chef Todd Gray's signature dinner, followed by an adventure-filled live auction. Dessert will be enjoyed during the highlight of the evening, the Fashion Show, boasting glamour from over a dozen local Middleburg Boutiques and a “local who’s who” on the runway.
Funds from the Fashion Show are used entirely to support the Windy Hill Family Development Program. This program provides services to enrich the lives of residents of all ages of Windy Hill from after-school tutoring for kids to exercise and field trips for the elderly. With the success of this year’s event, Windy Hill Fashion hopes to reach a goal $750,000 raised from the past thirteen years of Fashion Show fundraisers.Special Event, (+1 more)
Virginia Fall RacesOctober 04Glenwood ParkEquestrian, (+2 more)October 04Glenwood Park
60th Anniversary of the Virginia Fall Steeplechase Races Features include the W. Gary Baker Memorial Hurdle Race & the National Sporting Library & Museum Timber Classic
Love horses? Come one hour West of Washington D.C. to Virginia’s lush hunt country to experience great outdoor family fun during the 60th running of the Virginia Fall Steeplechase Races held at Glenwood Park in Middleburg, Virginia on Saturday, October 4th, 2014.
Like the leaves that change each fall, horse lovers traditionally descend upon Middleburg for this annual weekend to enjoy steeplechase racing, fox hunting, meander country roads, visit Civil War sights, tour wineries, eat local faire at the many restaurants, shop for antiques and perhaps spend a night or two at a local Inn, Resort or Bed & Breakfast.
Racing highlights include the running of the two co-feature races, the National Sporting Library & Museum timber classic and new this year will be the running of the W. Gary Baker Memorial hurdle race. Gary died earlier this winter after a battle with cancer. He had been Chairman of this race meet for more than two decades. Like others he had honored before him, we thought it only fitting to have a race run in his honor.Equestrian, (+2 more)
Museum of Hounds and Hunting Art ShowOctober 29 - November 05Equestrian CenterEquestrian, (+1 more)October 29 - November 05Equestrian Center
The Museum of Hounds and Hunting NA Inc. has been invited to host a Sporting Art Show at The Salamander Resort Equestrian Center in October during their fabulous four- day Middleburg film festival. The Board of the Museum endorses this generous offer and is making arrangements for invited Artists to exhibit their paintings and sculptures in this show and sale; the commission will benefit our Museum’s Exhibitions.
Sporting Art includes: Hunting and racing horses, hounds, foxes, carriage horses, hunting tack still life, hunting staff portraits and hunting landscapes.
This Exhibition hangs from: October 29th thru November 5th. Receptions and ‘Happy Hours’ are planned on October 29th and November 1st at 5 PM.
Entries Date: October 1, deadline with signed contract and photos to Nancy Bedford by mail or [email protected]Equestrian, (+1 more)
Three Fox Vineyards Wine TastingSeptember 07 - 28Gold Cup Wine BarFood & WineSeptember 07 - 28Gold Cup Wine Bar
Three Fox Wine Tasting
at Gold Cup Wine Bar
Every Sunday in September from 3pm-5pm
Join us at Gold Cup Wine Bar every Sunday in September from 3pm-5pm with Three Fox Vineyards for a wine tasting and sampling. Wines are available for retail purchase.
About Three Fox Vineyards
Holli and John Todhunter are passionate about life, love, wine and Italy! After years of study, research and planning Three Fox Vineyards was given birth from this passion back in 2002. Today Three Fox Vineyards sits on 50 rolling acres, very reminiscent of Tuscany or the Piemonte, in the heart of Northern Virginia’s horse country and the Mosby Heritage Area.Food & Wine
Middleburg Community Farmers MarketSeptember 13 - October 25Behind the Community CenterSeasonal, (+2 more)September 13 - October 25Behind the Community Center
Middleburg Community Farmers Market
Every Saturday May 3 - October 25
8AM - 12PM
Middleburg Community Farmers Market is located behind Middleburg Community Center (300 W Washington Street) on Stonewall Avenue every Saturday morning May 3 - October 25.Seasonal, (+2 more)
Live Music at BoxwoodSeptember 20Boxwood WineryMusic, (+3 more)September 20Boxwood Winery
Live Music at Boxwood Winery
Saturday, September 20
Kerry McCool is BACK! The perfect way to spend your Saturday afternoon this fall in Virginia's Wine Country with the cool sounds of Kerry on his acoustic guitar and a bottle of your favorite Boxwood blend.Music, (+3 more)
September Fitness ScheduleSeptember 01 - 30Fitness ScheduleHealth & Wellness
Equi-Spective ExperienceSeptember 01 - 30Equestrian CenterEquestrianSeptember 01 - 30Equestrian Center
Monday – Friday | 9am, 10:30am, 1pm
Private - $125 per hour
Group (four or more) - $75 per person per hour, take 25% off
This innovative personal discovery program gives guests an opportunity to uncover their authentic communication, leadership and relationship style by connecting with horses. This activity does not require any horse experience or riding. By successfully achieving goals working with the horse, participants will learn effective tools to carry into other aspects of their lives.
Advanced Reservations are Required for all Equestrian Services: 540.326.4088
All equestrian services have an additional 22% service charge.Equestrian
October Equestrian LessonsOctober 01 - 31Equestrian CenterEquestrianOctober 01 - 31Equestrian Center
Monday – Friday | 9am, 10:30am, 1pm (1 hour)
$125, take 25% off
Instruction is offered on our seasoned lesson horses and ponies; however, the session may also be enjoyed on your own horse. All lessons are conducted by our experienced staff in Balanced Seat, Centered Riding, Hunt Seat, Dressage, Combined Training and Stock Seat. For ages 7 & up.
Advanced Reservations are Required for all Equestrian Services: 540.326.4088
All equestrian services have an additional 22% service chargeEquestrian
Washington International Horse ShowOctober 21 - 26Verizon Center, Washington DCEquestrianOctober 21 - 26Verizon Center, Washington DC
56th Annual Washington International Horse Show
October 21-26, 2014 (Tuesday-Sunday)
Verizon Venter, Washington, DC
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Horse-crazy or not, if you like championship sport and fast-paced entertainment and fun, this is the event for you. An equestrian tradition since 1958, the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is the country's leading metropolitan indoor horse show. Each October more than 500 of the top national and international horses and riders, including Olympic veterans, come together in Washington, DC, to compete in six days of thrilling competition.
Highlights include the $125,000 President's Cup Grand Prix (a World Cup qualifier), the Puissance high-jump competition presented by The Boeing Company, and the WIHS Equitation Finals featuring the country's top junior riders. Kids' Day, Barn Night, the WIHS Shetland Pony Steeplechase Championship Series, presented by Charles Owen, entertaining exhibitions, community activities, a silent auction and fabulous shopping in more than 50 specialty boutiques round out this exciting week.Equestrian
Sunset SalutationSeptember 19 - October 25The Grand LawnEquestrian, (+3 more)September 19 - October 25The Grand Lawn
Friday & Saturdays, between 5 and 6pm
now through October 25
Weather Permitting | Complimentary | Grand Lawn
Enjoy visiting and photo opportunities with the Salamander horses and the Equestrian Team as we bid the day farewell and welcome the evening hours.Equestrian, (+3 more)
Spooky Pony ParadeOctober 31Salamander Resort & SpaEquestrian, (+3 more)
Daily Equestrian ProgramsSeptember 17 - December 31The Equestrian CenterEquestrian, (+1 more)September 17 - December 31The Equestrian Center
Advanced Reservations are Required for all Equestrian Services:
Countryside Trail Rides
ages 13 & up 9am, 10:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm • $125 per person
Discover the natural beauty of our countryside astride quiet trail horses, while meandering through the woods and fields at a leisurely walk. One hour.
Mindfulness Trail Ride
ages 8 & up 9am, 10:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm • $125 per person
Before heading into the serenity of the woods and meadows, get to know your horse while Salamander’s team teaches valuable horsemanship and riding skills for all levels. This allows horse and rider to have a more harmonious ride. One hour.
9am, 10:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm • $125 per person
Instruction is offered on our seasoned lesson horses and ponies; however, the session may also be enjoyed on your own horse. All lessons are conducted by our experienced staff in Balanced Seat, Centered Riding, Hunt Seat, Dressage, Combined Training and Stock Seat. 45 minutes to an hour.
9am, 10:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm • $125 per person
Grooming, Leading, Equine Safety and the fundamentals of horse behavior are a great introduction or refresher. This service does not require any prior horse experience.
$100 additional, per person, per hour
Equine Communication 101
9am, 10:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm • $125 per person
Have you ever wondered about the magic behind “horse whispering”? This unique opportunity will teach you the art of equine communication with our professional trainers. As an observer or participant, you are sure to come away with a new appreciation of these magnificent creatures.
11:30am – 12:30pm daily • $25 per person
Younger guests can enjoy hand-led rides on our gentle ponies. 10 minutes per session.
Human/Horse Synergy Rides
$250 per person
Our professional Spa & Equestrian staff will evaluate your riding with your horse, and
then recommend a customized body work program for you and your equine friend.
Massage, acupuncture and chiropractic modalities may be suggested for both of you
which will result in improved synergy and body communication between you and the
horse. Riding session is one hour. Spa and equine services are additional.
All equestrian services have an additional 22% service charge.Equestrian, (+1 more)
Pumpkin CarvingOctober 23Fitness CenterChildren's Events, (+1 more)
Salamander Thanksgiving 5KNovember 27The Grand LawnSeasonal, (+3 more)
Wreath MakingNovember 29Fitness CenterSeasonal, (+3 more)November 29Fitness Center
Saturday, November 29 at 3pm
Fitness Center | $30 each
Use natural elements, like tree branches to decorate a personalized wreath, which can be showcased on your front door or a warm spot in your home.
For reservations, please call Leisure Services at 540.326.4045Seasonal, (+3 more)
"OuterLimit" at the Middleburg Arts Project GalleryOctober 10 - November 024 East Federal Street, Middleburg, VA 20117Arts, (+1 more)October 10 - November 024 East Federal Street, Middleburg, VA 20117
ctober at the Middleburg Arts Project Gallery in Middleburg, VA.
"OuterLimit" featuring Scott G. Brooks and Sean Hennessey.
The OuterLimit opening reception with the artists is Saturday, October 11 from 1 to 6 p.m.
Image is from Scott G. Brooks, "The Bully."
The exhibit is free and open to the public from Oct 10-Nov 2. Gallery hours are Friday, Saturday and Sunday noon-6 p.m.. The gallery is located at 4 East Federal Street, Middleburg, VA 20117.Arts, (+1 more)
There are numerous attractions in the area; here are a few you won’t want to miss.
National Sport Library Museum
As the largest facility of its kind in the U.S., you will want to allow at least four hours to explore. Learn More »
Comprised of 250 acres dedicated to equestrian and field events. Learn More »
The Boxwood Winery in Middleburg is committed to making premium red wines in the Bordeaux tradition. Learn More »
Just 40 miles from the Nation’s Capital
Salamander Resort guests can take day trips to explore the monuments and museums, attend gala and events or see the cherry blossoms in the spring. Washington D.C. events are updated frequently at http://washington.org.
A truly unique boutique experience
There are more than 100 unique shops and restaurants in the village of Middleburg, and we know every owner. Start your retail visit to Middleburg at our concierge desk.
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