Patty's Riding School, Burke, Virginia

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Patty's Riding School, Burke, Virginia


Patty Ruffner's Riding School in Burke, Virginia, advertised in the Fairfax Times Herald, June 8, 1956. The advertisement read: "PATTY'S RIDING SCHOOL Near Fairfax at Burke Offers Lessons In Riding and Jumping. Lessons: 6 1-Hour - 12.00. Trail Riding: 8 1-Hour - 10.00. Call Mrs. Ruffner - CR 3-4875."
Patty's was the main riding stable in the local area, and horses could travel across areas that are main roads today. In the 1970s, the Ruffner's sold the land for development and it now forms part of the Rollingwoods Estates subdivision. The original house, called Kings Grant and its outbuildings remain, surrounded by newer homes.


Photo by Gilbert Donahue


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