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May 2015

It Makes Sense to Vaccinate Most Horses Now

State Veterinarian’s Office Urges Horse Owners to Check with Their Veterinarians Now Regarding Vaccination Schedule.

Airfield Western Dressage Series

The Airfield Western Dressage Series will begin this month on May 23-24th, 2015. The shows will be held at the Airfield 4-H Conference Center at 15189 Airfield Rd. Wakefield, VA 23888. Saturday May 23rd will include a clinic, Fix-A-Test, and cookout. Sunday May 24th will include performances of tests and opportunity to qualify for Year-End rewards . Entry fees for regular classes will be $25 per test and $40 per Fix-A-Test. The closing date for […]

April 2015

USTR Memorial Day Benefit Trail Ride

The United States Trail Ride, Inc. (USTR) will be hosting a benefit trail ride at Glenwood Park, Middleburg, VA on Sunday, May 24th, 2015. The Memorial Day Benefit ride is USTR’s largest fund raising event annually.  2015 will mark the 21st running of this popular ride. This year’s proceeds will support The Blue Ridge Center for Environmental Stewardship and Ride on Ranch (an equine assisted therapy/ non-profit organization.)

The ride fee will be $45.oo which includes lunch. Registrations must be post-marked […]

Virginia Equine Games Association Events

On July 18th, 2015 the Virginia Equine Games Association will be hosting a series of classes at Anna Valley Farm that will begin at 11:00 a.m. and end at 7:30 p.m. The farm is located at 1351 Evergreen Rd. Louisa, VA 23093. Virginia Equine Games Association (VEGA) promotes friendly competition, learning, and fun. It hosts obstacle themed shows, games, jackpots and other events. Want to improve communication or body control? Skills can be refined by attending […]

Cowboy Camp

On May 30-31, 2015 Cornerstone Horsemanship will be hosting a Cowboy Camp for rider’s who wish to introduce their horse to ranch work or improve upon their skills. Located at 5229 Homestead Trail, Reva, Virginia 22735 Cornerstone Horsemanship specializes in starting horses under saddle, ranch versatility, ranch horse pleasure, trail challenge, and stock horses. Cowboy Camp is a fun and informative weekend for riders of all levels to learn more about cowboy ranch work. No […]

Potomac Horse Fever: What’s the Big Deal?

By: Dr. Emily McNally, VMD with Rappahannock Equine Clinic.
Published in the July/Aug 2014 issue

With the wet weather we had at the start of this summer, there was an increase in the number of Potomac Horse Fever (PHF) cases throughout the Virginia area. As a disease, PHF can be devastating to horses and their owners, many of which may not be aware of what it is or what to look for. PHF is caused by an […]

March 2015

Camping With Your Horse

Spring is just around the corner, and that’s the perfect time to get out on the trails with your horse. Many parts of Virginia are best accessed and observed from horseback.

Mounted Orienteering

As a child traveling with my parents, I read maps all the time. Drives from Connecticut to Florida with my parents was a great adventure; tracking our progress on a map helped make these trips even more of an adventure—I loved seeing exactly where we were on the map, knowing that we were two towns closer to the Florida border than the last time I had checked. Somehow you miss that with GPS, but I […]

Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue Benefit Trail Ride and BBQ

On Saturday April 18, 2015 the Little Fork Volunteer Fire and Rescue will be hosting a benefit trail ride and BBQ dinner at Three Oaks Farm 7073 Cedar Crossing Way, Rixeyville, VA 22737. The trail ride will be raising funds to build a fire and rescue station and support their Technical Large Animal Rescue Team. All of the TLAR equipment is outside including one of the Medic units and heavy rescue truck. It needs to be sheltered […]

Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show

On April 25-26, 2015 the Thoroughbred Heritage Horse Show will be held at Rose Mount Farm at 9601 Courthouse Road, Spotsylvania, VA 22553. This year’s show will benefit the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation–Montpelier. Equine Event Photos will be attending (https://www.facebook.com/equineeventphotos). All horses must have a Thoroughbred Incentive Program ID from The Jockey Club in order to compete. Entry forms will be due April 18th including entry form, signed waiver, copy of your horse’s current negative Coggins, a copy […]