The town of Middleburg, VA is a well known tourist attraction In VA as well as being known as the “Nations Hunt and Horse Capital”. Middleburg lies less than an hour west of Washington, DC on Route 50. The drive is often made for weekend tourists who want to visit the country.
Quaint small town charm, Middleburg is lined with antique shops, gift shops, tack stores and restaraunts.
The town was established in 1787 by Lt. Col. Levin Powell and the land was purchased at the small price of $2.50/acre from Joseph Chinn, was a first cousin to George Washington. Middleburg’s name was changed from the name of Chinn’s Crossroads to its name it is now known by because it was in the middle of Alexandria and Winchester along the Ashby Gap Trading Route – better known as Route 50.
While the small town charm of Middleburg entices tourists who want a nice country drive and some antique shopping or lunch at the Red Fox Inn, Red Horse Tavern or one of the other eating establishments, the real lure of the town is the equestrian acitivities. Steeplechase Racing, Fox Hunting, Eventing, Show Hunters and Jumpers abound in neighboring farms and many shows take place on the weekends. Middleburg is host to some of the country’s finest equestrian Olympic competitors.