Save Woodlawn Stables
  • Petitioned Gerry Hyland

This petition was delivered to:

District Supervisor Mount Vernon
Gerry Hyland
National Trust for Historic Preservation
Susan Hellman
FHWA - Eastern Federal Lands
Jack Van Dop
U.S. House of Representatives
Rep. Gerry Connolly
Rep. Jim Moran

Save Woodlawn Stables

    1. Autumn Clayton
    2. Petition by

      Autumn Clayton

      McLean, VA

The open land that is home to Woodlawn Stables and the historic Otis Mason house are an integral part of the culture of our community. Among the current traffic calming proposals is a plan favoring a detrimental bypass proposal that divides the Stables property and facilities, removes historically significant buildings, destroys existing pasture, barn and riding facilities – making it nearly impossible for the Stables to run in the manner it has for years as a riding school and boarding facility.This locally owned business has provided not only a stunning aesthetic to our area but has also created countless jobs, provided wholesome recreational activities to generations of children and adults, infused revenue into surrounding businesses and is the home to hundreds of animals - both domesticated and wild. The history of the land being used for equestrian use goes back over one hundred years.  Alexandria, Va and specifically the Mt. Vernon district is a proud harborer of history - and Woodlawn Stables has been part of that legacy for half a century.

Recent signatures


    1. Reached 5,000 signatures
    2. Public Hearing June 5th at 6:00 pm Hayfield High School in Alexandria, VA

      Autumn Clayton
      Petition Organizer

      This is it! You want to know how you can make a difference? THIS is what we need. The hearing regarding the enviromental assessment and NHWA reports that affect Woodlawn Stables will be held at HAYFIELD HIGH SCHOOL (venue has changed) on Tuesday June 5th from 6:00-8:00. Show your support for Woodlawn Stables by attending this hearing. Riders! Wear your barn gear - britches, boots -your helmets even! We encourage you to make signs and bring those too. Kids please come and show the officials how much the stables and the horses mean to you. We'll post updates on other ways to rally for this hearing. The meeting starts at 6:00 we suggest you get there early. Thank you from everyone here at Save Woodlawn Stables, we can't wait to see the cavalry on the ground!

    3. Reached 4,000 signatures


    Reasons for signing

    • Danielle Arze SPRINGFIELD, VA
      • about 2 years ago

      I've been riding at Woodlawn Stables for a little while and I love it and if it moved or closed I wouldn't be able to ride anymore. I love it there, it's so much fun!

    • Britney Lanh ALLEN, TX
      • over 2 years ago

      hey...hey...government officials...if you do'll kill the economy even more... :P what's more important - the location of a road, or history and JOBS? honsetly, it's like people loose their ability to listen to and acknowledge others with age, and having a "position of officialness" makes it so, so much worse.

    • Veronica Kennedy SPRINGFIELD, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      There are so few stables left on the VA side of the river and within an easy distance for so many of us. Loosing Woodlawn would not only hurt the horse community in NOVA, but also take out a major piece of this area's equestrian history. Please don't do this!

    • Chad Cefaratti ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      The petition letter says it all......

    • Sharon Martin ALEXANDRIA, VA
      • over 2 years ago

      Please keep the stables and the green space.


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