July 2015

Local Individual riders and teams score well at IEA Nationals

On April 24 - 26, 2015 in Wellington Florida, 396 of the nation’s leading middle school and high school equestrians competed for the Interscholastic Equestrian Association (IEA) National Finals.

March 2015

Touch Point Farm has shows, camps and more!

Touch Point Farm is a beautiful equine facility located in Culpeper, VA. Offering Boarding, Lessons, Training, Horse Shows and Summer Camp for 2015.

Touch Point Farm offers quality riding instruction for all ages in a safe, FUN and friendly environment. Lessons are available year-round in hunt-seat, dressage and combined training with ample opputunities to compete in horse shows. Summer Camp sessions are also offered every summer.

Touch Point Farm offers a large, show-quality arena that is made available to riders. And if you’re a rain-or-shine rider […]

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 […]

UMW Inducts First Equestrian to Athletic Hall of Fame

Written by S. E. Morris. From the March/April 2015 issue

Instructor, trainer, judge, and professional rider Carol Hawley was the first equestrian inducted into the UMW athletic hall of fame on Jan. 24, 2015. Called “one of the most influential figures in the riding program’s history at Mary Washington,” Hawley coached the UMW equestrian team from 1984–1998, leading the team to numerous national competitions and awards.

“I have not been nominated before and never […]

The Great American Trail Horse Sale is on April 10-11, 2015

The largest group of horse enthusiasts are those whose interest is in trail riding or just riding for pleasure. Finding the right horse for these activities can be a costly and time-consuming process. The Great American Trail Horse Sale and Competition, held April 10–11, at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va., caters specifically to the trail and recreational rider. This will be the 15th year for this unique, annual horse auction. They will be […]

Richard Winters Horsemanship Clinic

On April 4th and 5th from 9 a.m to 4 p.m. Richard Winters Horsemanship will be having a clinic at Dream Weaver Farms in Crockett, Virginia. This clinic is designed to establish trust and respect with your equine partner. The riding exercises are practical and instill confidence in each rider’s abilities. Equine psychology, ground work exercises, focused riding, handling spooky situations, rein management, body control and understanding leads are some of  the topics that will be covered. […]

Mitchell Dressage at Southern Heritage Farm

On April 12 the Mitchell Dressage Series will be hosting a dressage show at Southern Heritage Farm in Midland, Virginia. The judge will be Aviva Nebesky (L- Grade.) They are now welcoming gaited dressage and western dressage. They are also affiliated with The Jocky Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program. There will be show awards and year end award offerings. Entry costs per tests will be $25 until March 15 then $30 dollars to the entry deadline […]

Benefit Poker Run Trail Ride

On April 4, 2015  the SouthEastern Association of Trail Riders will be hosting a Benefit Poker Run Trail Ride at 37093 Warrique Road at Tidewater Horse Trail in Ivor, VA. It will be held for a fellow equestrian who was hurt in a horse related accident. The proceeds will go towards her medical bills. Donation for ride will be $25 which includes lunch if pre-registered. There will be primitive overnight parking available Friday night for $10.

A current negative […]