Historic Cornwell Farm Open to the Public

Historic Cornwell Farm Open to the Public

March 8, 2014 in Great Falls, VA

The Cornwell Farm residence in Great Falls, Virginia has survived as a well-preserved example of Northern Virginia antebellum plantation architecture. The property was accepted into the National Register of Historic Places on April 13, 1977. It is one of the area’s most significant residential properties with a Nineteenth Century Manor House, circa 1831. It is scenically important in that it is the major architectural element to be seen along the historic Georgetown Pike, the first road in the state to be designated a Virginia By-Way. The entry features a magnificent cedar tree-lined private drive arriving at a pea gravel motor court. The gently rolling land and country vistas are some of the most gorgeous this close to Washington, DC. The property features a 4 stall barn, fenced and cross fenced pasture land and run-in shed for horses.

Proceeds from the day support the LiftMeUp! Therapeutic Riding Program. LiftMeUp! is a therapeutic horseback riding program that is dedicated to providing safe and effective instruction to children and adults with a variety of disabilities. The money raised will help maintain and improve the facilities and grounds to ensure a comfortable and safe place for the riders and horses.

"Good fences make good neighbors, we need good neighbors to help us build good fences to keep our horses safe and out of our neighbors' yards. A section of fence--or even an entire field, can be purchased in honor of a loved one, human or equine and your donations are tax deductible. I am so grateful to Karen Briscoe for organizing this wonderful community event for Lift Me Up!"--commented Laura Smith. For more information about how you can support Lift Me Up! please contact Laura Smith 571-331-7709, info@liftmeup.org, or visit www.liftmeup.org.

About Lift Me Up

Lift Me Up! has provided thousands of therapeutic horseback riding lessons to children and adults with disabilities at its Great Falls stable since 1975. Just recently Lift Me Up! launched a new program for injured veterans called BITS (Back in the Saddle). Each week over 100 riders develop new riding skills that enhance their core strength, balance, coordination and confidence. Lift Me Up! trains volunteers age 14 and older to assist with the therapeutic riding lessons as sidewalkers and leaders. This is a very special equestrian program that engages the best of humanity with extraordinary horses to provide a healing experience for those in our community who are most challenged. Each year hundreds of volunteers donate nearly 10,000 hours of service to support individuals with disabilities and their families. Maintaining a facility with 11 horses, specially trained instructors, is expensive. Lift Me Up! is a community organization that relies on financial and in-kind donations from individuals and corporations. It is a 501(c)3 corporation and participates in the United Way #8266 Combined Federal Campaign CPF # 70459. See www.liftmeup.org for more information.