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February 2015

Ranch Versatility/ Stock Horse Clinic

On April 11-12, 2015 Cornerstone Horsemanship will be hosting a ranch versatility/ stock horse clinic. It will be geared towards riders wanting to compete in ranch horse classes and stock horse competitions. It will also be  beneficial for those competing in cowboy challenges. Classes addressed will include Ranch Riding (formerly known as Ranch Horse Pleasure), Ranch Cutting, Ranch Trail, Ranch Reining, Ranch Roping, and Working Cow Horse. The clinic will include:

an emphasis on good horsemanship and well […]

Justin Time- Rescued Arabian Pays it Forward

Rescued Arabian Pays it Forward— Justin Time’s Works of Art

In March, 2011, animal control officers in Montgomery County responded to an abuse call and found a severely underweight 16 year-old Arabian gelding, severely underweight, with inadequate shelter that was also suffering from a case of rain rot. The horse was sent to Brook Hill Farm, a rescue facility in Forest, Va., where he received food, care and veterinary attention and began to bloom into a […]

St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital Benefit Ride

On March 20-22, 2015 there will be a fundraiser/ benefit ride for the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital at Raccoon Creek Sports, LLC 19260 Raccoon Creek Drive, Capron VA 23829. Three exciting trails will be available, each between 3.5 and 8 miles long (16+ total); no shoes needed. Primitive camping will be available the nights of the 20th and 21st.

On the 20th farm gates will be open at 5-8p.m for campers. On the 22nd gates will close at 3pm. […]

Feeding A Champion: Le Cavalier and HorseSense™

Written by S.E. Morris

Emmett Turner, of Ryland Knoll Farm in Rixeyville, Va. was the breeder of Le Cavalier, a 16.2 hand Oldenburg stallion (now gelded), foaled in 1998, and credits HorseSense™ Balanced Optimal Nutrition as critical to the early development of this horse.

Le Cavalier has an impressive collection of awards. Le Cavalier was ranked champion at his foal presentation in 1998 to the ISR registry, and was first-placed stallion in his age group at large […]

Mary King Clinic at Morven Park Nov. 20-21, 2014

Written by Jenna Calcaterra

On November 20–21 Mary King came to the area to teach a two-day clinic at Morven Park in Leesburg, Va. For those of you who don’t know about Mary, she is a British eventer who has won many medals among the Olympics, World Equestrian Games and European Championships. She has been part of six Olympic three-day teams and is, in the eventing world, an icon of Team Great Britain. Over the course […]

January 2015

Soothing Sore Equine Muscles

 Equine Massage treatments can release stress and improve movement.
By S. E. Morris
With a soft voice and gentle hands, Jill Deming begins massage treatment on her latest equine patient. Her calm demeanor transfers to the horse, and her session to relieve fascial restrictions and increase mobility.
Deming, of Fredericksburg, Va., is a certified equine and canine massage therapist, specializing in therapeutic massage, myofascial release, craniosacral therapy, and animal Bowen. She is a member of the International Association […]

Rappahannock Equine Clinic “Educate & Vaccinate”

Rappahannock Equine Clinic will be hosting a client education seminar about equine disease: “Educate & Vaccinate.” Stop by for an evening of delicious food, great company and fun learning. Everyone will have a chance at winning various door prizes including a Kindle Fire!

When: It will be held Thursday, February 5th, 2015. Dinner will be served at 6 p.m. and the meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m. There is no cost, everyone is welcome!

Where: Rappahannock Equine […]

CVHR’s Sweetheart Trail Ride

Central Virginia Horse Rescue will be hosting a trail ride on Saturday, February 14. Blow the winter dust off those saddles, bundle up your sweetheart and come for an afternoon ride on the trails surrounding Miracle Meadows.  Finish up with a Pot Luck dinner at the Cabin at Double A Farms.   CVHR is providing the Hamburgers and hot dogs.  Suggested donation $20 and a dish!  Got Children who want to ride?  Bring an extra […]

Casanova Hunter Pace Events

Hunter Pace Events – Sunday, February 15, 2015, Winfall 12:00 noon – Open to Everyone!

HUNTER PACE EVENT OVER FENCES – 12:00 Noon Open to pairs. About 3 1/2 miles over fair hunting country. Hunter Pace Series Conditions. A horse ridden in this event may be cross entered in the flat event, but may not start more than once over fences. Entry fee $60 per pair. No Post Entries. Points Count Toward Year-End Awards.

Run concurrently with […]

Virginia Equine Organizations Take a Look Back on 2014

Written By Penny Hawes.
The photos included in this article were contributed by our Facebook fans. They exemplify the diversity of breeds and disciplines of riding in Virginia. We congratulate all of our readers for their success in 2014.
  This year was an active one for many equine organizations in Virginia. Although there was record attendance at some events, participation was a bit lower for others. Several individuals with their fingers on the pulse of hunter/jumper […]