September 2015

The Sept/Oct issue is online and at your favorite equine business location in Virginia

Here’s a peek inside this issue…….
Page 6 – WHAT’S NEWS

Page 8 – 7 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS TO ASK WHEN FINDING A LESSON BARN FOR YOUR CHILD

Page 14 – EQUINE INSURANCE – CLEARING UP FIVE COMMON MISCONCEPTIONS

Page 20 – UPPER RIBS FORWARD FOR SHOULDERS BACK

Page 24 – THE SHETLAND PONIES RETURN TO THE WIHS

Page 30 – 5 THINGS YOU CAN DO TO KEEP YOUR VETERINARIAN HAPPY

Page 34 – DEAR DOBBIN

Page 36 – DOES MY HORSE NEED FALL […]

August 2015

Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair – Aug. 29th at the Fauquier Fairgrounds

CFC Farm & Home Centers are celebrating the horse this summer with a brand new equine event, August 29, at the Fauquier Fairgrounds in Warrenton, VA
If you have attended any of the “Chili & Chocolate” series of educational seminars, you know that CFC is committed to presenting helpful information on equine nutrition, medical care, grooming and general welfare.  The Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair was created as a “hands-on” event, with local veterinarians presenting horse-care […]

Last week’s top winners at HITS Culpeper Winston National

Show jumping competition returned to HITS Commonwealth Park this past week for HITS Culpeper Winston National.  Abigail McArdle, of St. Charles, Illinois, aboard David McArdle’s Cosma 20, got down to business in no time, taking home first in Friday’s $15,000 Brook Ledge Open Jumper Prix. In a first round field of 24, McArdle cleared the course in a time of 69.053 to become one of 12 entries moving on to a jump-off. Entering the ring […]

VA State Fair announces Schedule of Equine Events – Sept. 25 – Oct. 4, 2015

From Sept. 25 through Oct. 4, fairgoers can enjoy an exciting array of equines from all over Virginia.
Draft horses will be pulling; miniature horses will be prancing; ranch horses will be pushing cattle. There will be drill teams and rodeo thrills. A Showcase of Breeds will educate and entertain. The fair’s annual Salute to Secretariat will pay homage to the legendary Triple Crown champion who was born at what’s now The Meadow Event Park.

“The State […]

At Auction Aug. 29 – 101+ Acre farm with beautiful Victorian Farm House in Kenbridge, VA

Immaculately restored 5 BR/3.5 BA 4,000 +/- sf Victorian farmhouse on 101 +/- acres, meticulously restored to offer all amenities and comforts of a 21st century estate

Full Circle Equine Service offering Horseman’s Day on Sept. 26, 2015

Horseman’s day will be held September 26th from 10-4 at Full Circle Equine Service, Amissville Va. Topics offered are shock wave, Tui Na, wound treatment, chiropractic and acupuncture demonstrations, advanced topics with the farrier, and presentations on equine search and rescue, as well as body balance and fitness for the rider by Rock’N’Horse Fitness.  To sign up go to fullcircleequine.com or call their office at 540-937-1754.

July 2015

WIHS Announces Exciting News for 2015

The Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), the country’s premier metropolitan indoor horse show, announces exciting news for its 57th annual event, which will take place October 20-25, 2015, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. The official 2015 WIHS Prize List is now available online.

Longines FEI World CupTM Jumping Washington

The highlight event of WIHS, the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, presented by Events DC, has been selected as one of seven events to comprise the East Coast […]

2015 Clinton Anderson Clinic Schedule with Sept. Clinic in Frankfort, KY

Renowned horseman Clinton Anderson is instructing three levels of horsemanship clinics this year at the Downunder Horsemanship Ranch in Stephenville, Texas, and he is also taking his Fundamentals Clinics on the road for the first time since 2009. Spectators are welcome to attend the Fundamentals Clinics held on the road.

Fundamentals Clinic

Participants will gain first-hand knowledge on how to transform a stiff, heavy and unwilling horse into a soft, supple and cooperative partner, and learn […]

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.

Clinton Anderson brings Walkabout Tour to VA Horse Center on August 22-23, 2015

The Walkabout Tour featuring clinician Clinton Anderson is coming to the VA Horse Center in Lexington Virginia on August 22-23, 2015. The two-day event offers innovation, inspiration and instruction to the max for all levels of horsemen.

Innovation: Throughout the weekend, Clinton shares the latest developments in his training method that allow you to get the most out of your relationship with your horse. You’ll get to speak to Clinton and his Certified Clinicians, asking them your horse training […]