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 […]

Trick Training Clinic August 27-28 in Crozet, VA with Jackie Johnson

Toad Hollow Farm in Crozet, VA is pleased to announce an equestrian trick training clinic in Crozet, Virginia,  August 27 and 28th. Jackie Johnson, an internationally acclaimed professional clinician and author will be teaching an intensive two day clinic at Toad Hollow Farm in the comfort of the shaded indoor riding arena.

During this intensive and amazing clinic experience students will learn the different ways they can can teach their horses to stretch, do target work, pedestal […]

June 2016

Upcoming Fundraising events for the TB Retirement Foundation at Montpelier

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) at Montpelier has two new activities planned as fundraisers in July and September. The organization is a rescue for the many unwanted and neglected off track Thoroughbreds that can no longer have a racing career and are too damaged to enjoy a second career off the track.

 JULY 30TH YARD SALE
On July 30, 2016 the TRF will host a Yard sale at the Orange Firemen’s Carnival grounds on the corner of […]

Annual Guided Historical Trail Ride with The Black Horse Cavalry, 4th Virginia, Co. H.

The Battlefield Equestrian Society Proudly Presents its Annual Guided Historical Trail Ride with The Black Horse Cavalry, 4th Virginia, Co. H. on Sunday, June 12, 2016

Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges on June 18-19, 2016

On June 18th and 19th, Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows will be holding a Equine Trail Sports Judging Clinic and Obstacle Challenges.

Schedule includes:
June 18 – AM Judging Clinic, PM Obstacle Challenge
June 19th – AM Obstacle Challenge

Location: Central Virginia Horse Rescue at Miracle Meadows
3009 Afton Grove Road, Kenbridge, VA 23944

Attend the Free Judging Clinic to become an Equine Trail Sports Certified Judge. Judges will receive a free membership with Equine Trail Sports, a laser […]

May 2016

Morven Park’s 4th Annual Carriage Pleasure Driving Show, Combined Test, and Cross-Country Pleasure Drive June 18-19

Morven Park is hosting its fourth annual Carriage Pleasure Driving Show, Combined Test and Cross-Country Pleasure Drive on June 18 & 19, anticipating about 50 entries from throughout the eastern United States. The event is free to spectators, so bring a picnic and a blanket and step back in time as antique and reproduction carriages are drawn by miniature horses, drafts, pairs, and singles.

On Saturday, June 18, drivers will compete in a wide range of classes […]

America’s Mustang Stops in Arizona, Missouri and Virginia

Celebrate American Mustangs through Second-Annual Tour
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.
“Last year, we had more than 16,000 […]

Looking for something to do? Visit our Calendar of Events page!

Looking for something to do this weekend? Our Calendar of Events page has been updated to include as many Shows, Hunter Paces, Trail Rides, Clinics and Events that we could find throughout Virginia. Here is a list for the next week.

Preakness Party to Benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding on May 21, 2016

The 6th Annual Preakness Party, to benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, will be held at the Middleburg Community Center on May 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Ms. Sue Jones will chair the event. The Honorary Chair is Andy, one of the most honored therapy horses in the nation, and he will be in attendance, weather permitting. Andy has recently been inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, and last year received the prestigious Klinger award. […]

Jeff Morrow Paintings on exhibit at Gallery On Madison, Middleburg, VA

In conjunction with Middleburg’s fourth annual Art in the ‘Burg celebration on Saturday, May 21, Gallery On Madison will feature a special exhibit of oil paintings by Jeff Morrow.
Morrow is an accomplished portrait and sporting artist who has been featured on the cover of The Artist’s Magazine, a national publication. His oil painting entitled “The Dandy” appeared on the July/August 2014 cover of the magazine and won First Place in the magazine’s All Media Competition. […]