Welcome to BES

The Battlefield Equestrian Society (BES) is a 501(c)(3) organization whose purpose is the promotion and enhancement of equestrian activities at the Manassas National Battlefield Park (MNBP). Membership is open to all interested individuals (non-riders as well as riders). Activities include recreation and fund-raising events, education through programs and speakers of interest to horse people, and service-oriented functions including maintaining and improving the bridle trails in the Park.

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hearing from the Battlefield Equestrian Society in hard copy? In an effort to save money, we have discontinued the BES Newsletter and are in the process of putting all of our news and information on the website. That way, you can access the information you want, when you want it! This will allow us to put the money we were spending on the Newsletter, toward maintaining the bridle trails on the Manassas National Battlefield Park. We appreciate your continued understanding and support, as we dedicate our efforts and funds toward providing better trails for YOU!


As always, please stay on the bridle trails while riding in Manassas National Battlefield Park, and park only in designated horse trailer parking lots. We have the good fortune to ride and enjoy one of our country's most beautiful and historic spaces. Preservation of this significant land is imperative. Please help by respecting Park rules.