June 2015

“Too Hot to Ride?” Seminar

Hot weather have you worried about riding your horse and his/her health? The Nokesville Horse Society, Inc. will be hosting on July 8th a seminar with speaker Jennifer Supinger (a local equestrian that was an endurance racer for 10 years.) Topics will include electrolytes, sponging, feeding, signs of distress, and anything you may have questions about. She is a wealth of information and has lots of tips and tricks that could help keep your horse cool, keep comfortable, […]

Shenandoah Trail Riders and Horseman’s Association 500th Trail Ride

STRHA is a fun group of horse folks who love to ride the trails of the Shenandoah Valley. In celebrating their 500th ride they will be hosting a trail ride at Mcllwee Farm in Star Tannery VA on August 22. Larry Mcllwee and Eugene Keckley will be leading an (approximately) five hour mountain trail ride. The next morning will consist of a second short ride before departing camp. Some climbs and rocks will be present so it is recommended […]

2-Day Show Jumping, Riding and Course Design Clinic with Richard Lamb July 11-12

Help support the River Bend Pony Club as they sponsor a 2-day Jumping Riding and Course Design Clinic on July 11-12 with Richard Lamb.  Richard Lamb is a USEA Certified Level 3 Instructor, USEF National Pony Jumper Championships Chef d’Equipe, USPC Championships Show Jumping Course Designer, and 1996 Olympic Games show jumping Technical Coordinator.  Clinic will be held at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, Virginia and is organized by the River Bend Pony Club. Cost of […]

TRF at Montpelier hosting Open House and Used Tack Sale on July 18, 2015

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at Montpelier is hosting an Open House and used Community Tack Sale on Saturday, July 18- 10am to 4pm at its farm on James Madison’s Montpelier in Orange County, Va. Please come and meet our horses,spend time with friends, have lunch,bring items to sell and buy gently used horse tack and horse related items. Any type of tack/ horse items can be brought to sell.You may also bring items on Friday […]

Dealing With Flies

Dealing with flies is an unfortunate consequence to owning horses. They can drive our horses mad if we let them. There are 120,000 different species of flies around the world, but luckily only seven of them are troublesome to your horse. Different types of flies attack different parts of your horses body. Biting flies feed on animal blood which can be painful and cause allergic reactions. Non-biting flies do not feed on blood, instead feeding […]

Scenes from Upperville Colt and Horse Show, Wednesday June 3, 2015

Scenes from the hunter side of the Upperville Colt and Horse Show on Wednesday including Regular Conformation Hunters, High Performance Hunters, Take 2 TB Hunters and the Adult Amateur Hunters

May 2015

Back to Basics Horse Show June 20th-21st

Since 2000, Back To Basics Horse Show Association has taken pride in promoting a love of horses in a relaxed, fun, and family-oriented atmosphere. BBHSA welcomes all breeds of horses to their organization, and prides themselves  on a diverse show schedule that includes English, Western, Timed Events, Driving, Over Fences, various Mini Horse classes and Gaited Country Pleasure classes where English, Western or Period Attire is allowed. It also has In-Hand Halter classes, Lead Line, […]

Enter to Win a Spot in the Clinics! Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair – August 29th

Write an essay for a chance to win a spot in the clinics at the Enjoy the Ride Horse Fair, August 29, 2015 at the Fauquier Fairgrounds

History, Horses, Hauntings Trail Ride on June 6-7 in West, VA

The first annual “History, Horses, Hauntings” equine trial ride will open the previously private historic 237 acre Stephenson, Virginia property 4 miles from West, VA to the public. Planned for Sat & Sun June 6-7, 2015 from 10:00am until 12:30pm. on both dates. Ride the 3 to 5 miles of beginner to intermediate level trails by pre-reservation email only due to limited parking on site. Address given at time of reservation to serious inquiries. Entrance […]

Alumni Tournament of Champions on June 14 in Stevenson, MD

The Alumni Tournament of Champions is the only horse show that solely celebrates alumni of the IHSA. In its 4th year, it invites anyone who showed as part of their collegiate career to compete, on horses provided, for Championship titles in Equitation Hunt Seat and Western.
The 2015 tournament will be held at St. Timothy’s school in Stevenson, MD. The facility boasts two rings and therefore we were able to combine both Western and Hunt Seat […]