September 2016

How to make the most of a clinic with Buck Brannaman

There can only be a limited number of riders in a Buck Brannaman clinic, but thousands will audit his classes. Here’s how to get the most from watching one of the nation’s premier horsemen.

Barn Night Returns to the Washington International Horse Show at Verizon Center on October 27

Popular night for young riders and horse lovers  features contests and prizes! 

One of the most popular nights during the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is Barn Night, presented by  Dover Saddlery with the generous support of The Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have […]

SEFHA Colt Starting Challenge Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

Competitors will try to take green horses from round pen to rideable in a single day at the Colt Starting Challenge, returning Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 2016.

Sept. 18th Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial, Combined Test and Dressage Show

Looking for a fun event to put some miles on your young horses, or new to Eventing and want to keep it low key? Check out the Elysian Hills Starter Horse Trial, Combined Test, and Dressage Show (flexible entry). Located in Marshall, VA and includes Introductory (18”), Elementary (2‘), Beginner Novice, Novice and Training levels. Flexible entry format (enter dressage only, any two phases, or three phases). Courses have lots of open space and room […]

Enter our 2016 Cover Photo Contest!

Entries are now being taken for our 2016 Cover Photo Contest. Open to both Amateur and Professional Photographers, the 3 photos with the most votes on our Facebook page will be featured on the cover of a future issue of Horse Talk. 

In addition to having the top 3 winning photos featured on the cover, the 1st Place winner of the cover photo contest will win  $100 Gift Certificate  to Saddlery Liquidators AND 4 tickets to any performance of […]

August 2016

Saddlery Liquidators 4-day Labor Day Sale

Friday September 2nd thru Monday September 5th. 4 days of tremendous deals at huge savings! Haymarket and Madison Stores!

5th Annual Liberty Ride on Sept. 17 starting at Montpelier

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Foundation will be holding their 5th Annual Liberty Ride on September 17, 2016. Starting out at James Madison’s Montpelier, this ride will go through wooded trails and pasture lands. The ride is about 10 miles and will end back at Montpelier for lunch. Riders must provide their own horses and tack.

The Liberty Ride is a fundraiser for the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)3 Organization whose mission is […]

Ride4SPIRIT fundraiser at Frying Pan Park on Sept. 3, 2016

The Ride4SPIRIT event is a presentation and fundraiser that honors the accomplishments of therapeutic riding and learning programs with horses in the community. This free public presentation showcases success stories about the healing power of horses, celebrates abilities and victories over disabilities, and shares the enjoyment of life skills learned through interactions with horses. Ride4 SPIRIT is more than a horse show, it is a celebration of pride, accomplishment, dignity, independence and self-esteem through interactions […]

July 2016

The National Sporting Library & Museum announces Meet the Author with George Morris Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is proud to announce a featured talk with renowned equestrian judge and trainer George Morris on September 14, 2016. Morris has an award-winning riding history spanning over 60 years and is considered a superstar in the equestrian world. He will be visiting NSLM to speak about his autobiography, Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence, which was published in spring of 2016. Attendees […]