Ohana Aina, LLC (Hawaiian for "Family Land") was founded by Hawaiian born and raised Melissa Pankas in January, 2015 in order to purchase a 25 acre farm at 24240 James Monroe Hwy in Aldie, Virginia. Melissa, and her husband Jim, purchased this land to prevent it from being developed and to keep it as "Family Land" that can be used by all as an Equestrian facility. Thus, Ohana Equestrian Preserve was born from the dual desires to preserve open space for future generations and to celebrate Virginia’s proud equine tradition. Along with Cherry Tapley, we are the proud co-founders of Nalani Horse Recovery and excited to fulfill our passion to help horses in Virginia in need of rescue.
Ohana Equestrian Preserve is a year-round, state-of-the-art equestrian facility conveniently located on Rt 15, just south of Rt 50 in Loudoun County and easily accessible from Washington, DC, Fairfax, Leesburg, Haymarket, South Riding and Middleburg.
The property is 25 acres with access to an additional 56 adjacent acres of horse trails and fields. It includes an outdoor regulation 20×60 meter dressage arena, gazebo for viewing, stone dust pathways and paddocks with hydrants and electricity.
Ohana has a renovated 10 stall barn. And, recently completed a new facility which includes a 100'x200' indoor riding arena with Attwood TerraNova footing , 20 horse stalls, office/viewing space, restrooms, laundry and multiple tack, feed, grooming and wash stall areas.