September 2016

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

Jill Wilson and Virginia Frediani win big in the Hunter Ring at HITS Culpeper

Competition continued at HITS Commonwealth Park with the Constitution Classic during Week V at HITS Culpeper. Professional, Amateur and Junior riders turned out to compete for the top spot in the $5,000 Devoucoux Hunter Prix and the $1,500 Platinum Performance Hunter Prix. With only two weeks left until the HITS Championship on September 8-11, riders were hunting for a win to qualify for the prestigious $500,000 Diamond Mills Hunter Prix and the $250,000 Platinum Performance […]

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 […]

Rio Olympic Games – Jumping training day

Competing at the Olympic Games is a big step up for a young man on an upward trajectory, but both he and his horse are totally taking it in their stride.

Preparing for the Olympics

An Interview with former Olympian Will Coleman and team veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober
Written by Sarah McKay

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are quickly approaching, and while the United States will be represented on the equestrian side, so will Virginia. Two Virginians, Lauren Kieffer and Dr. Tim Ober are involved, the former competing in the eventing portion of the games, and the latter supporting the show jumping team as the primary team veterinarian.

Lauren Kieffer, of Middleburg, […]

July 2016

Free Educational event August 20, 2016 at Tivoli Farm, Gordonsville, Va presented by Cavalor

FREE educational event at Tivoli Farm in Gordonsville, VA on August 20, 2016 with Cavalor founder and chief nutritionist, Peter Bollen, Olympian, Will Coleman, Katie Coleman, and Dr. Keith Brady from Old Dominion Equine.

Presentations include:
-Feeding for performance and debunking common feeding myths by Cavalor International’s chief nutritionist, Peter Bollen.
-What to look for when purchasing a horse for competition with Olympian, Will Coleman.
-Best horse management practices for keeping horses sound with Katie Coleman.
-How to be your […]

Celebrate America’s Mustangs at the VA Horse Center Aug. 25-27, 2016

Don’t miss the 2016 America’s Mustang tour! Now in its second year, the campaign—which educates Americans about wild mustangs and the public lands that support them—is building upon the successes from its 2015 inaugural tour to inspire everyone to take interest in the breed. This year’s campaign will have three celebration expos along its nationwide route: Queen Creek, Ariz., Sedalia, Mo. and Lexington, Va.
Headlining each of the expo locations is the 100-day Extreme Mustang Makeover […]

Harold Chopping wins HITS Culpeper $25,000 Brook Ledge Grand Prix on Friday, July 15, 2016

Riders and horses turned out for Friday’s $25,000 Brook Ledge Grand Prix as a weekend of excitement kicked off at the Cavalier Classic, the third week of HITS Culpeper.

Coming home with the victory was Southern Pines, North Carolina equestrian Harold Chopping aboard Basje, owned by Kendra Bullington. This win makes Chopping and Basje’s third blue ribbon in the Grand Prix ring at HITS Commonwealth Park this year.

“He’s a very talented horse, and is also very […]