December 2013

It is “National Day of the Horse” today! Dec. 13, 2013

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You probably won’t find Day of the Horse cards at your local gift shop, but here are some other ideas for ways you can celebrate the horse today.

Call out sick, put on your warmest barn clothes and spend the day on a long, leisurely trail ride.
Alternately, give your horse the day off and set up an appointment with an equine massage therapist.
Get some apple cider and a carrot cake and throw […]

Commonwealth Foxhounds Jr. Hunt Dec. 29, 2013

Join Commonwealth Foxhounds for a hunt designed to introduce foxhunting to the junior rider. Adults are welcome too. Held at Woodpecker Farm, 11321 Paige Road, Woodford, VA 22580 at 10 am

Three fields to accommodate all riding levels:

First flight follow the hounds and huntsman at paces ranging from a walk to a gallop. Jumps up to 2.5 feet high (optional).
Second Flight is a walk/trot/canter field with no jumps
Third Flight or the mounted hill toppers, is a […]

What’s going on this weekend??????

Dec. 14 – Virginia Hunters Horse Show,  Frying Pan Farm Park, Herndon, VA 703-437-9101,

Dec. 14 – TWA Jumper Show at Hazelwild Farm, Fredericksburg, VA 540-972-1342,
Dec. 14 – Amazing Grace Stables Horse Show, Carrollton, VA 757-846-8176,,
Dec. 15 – South Run Winter Series, Nokesville, VA 571-224-8486,,
Dec. 15 – TWA Hunter Show at Hazelwild Farm, Fredericksburg, VA 540-972-1342,



VA Farm Bureau presents 2013 VFBF Distinguished Service Awards

U.S. Rep. Randy Forbes, R-4th; Dr. Charles W. Coale, a retired professor of agricultural economics at Virginia Tech; and retired members of the Virginia Farm Bureau Federation board of directors Archie B. Atwell and Edward A. Scharer were honored Dec. 4, 2013 with the 2013 VFBF Distinguished Service Awards.

The awards were given during the VFBF Annual Convention in Richmond, VA. Forbes and Coale were recognized for distinguished service to agriculture, while Atwell and Scharer were recognized for […]

Bridgewater College Equestrian Club hosts 12th annual “Horses’ Christmas

The Equestrian Club of Bridgewater College will host the 12th annual “Horses’ Christmas” at the Bridgewater College Equestrian Center in Weyers Cave, on Sunday, Dec. 8, at 1 p.m.

The BCEC is located off of U.S. 11 on Burketown Road, between Weyers Cave and Mt. Crawford. This year’s theme is “A Superhero Christmas.” All elementary and pre-school students in the community and their families are invited to the presentation, which will feature horses dressed in seasonal garb […]

November 2013

Averett University IDA team has outstanding show on Nov. 23, 2013


On Saturday November 23, 2013, Averett Intercollegiate Dressage Association (IDA) hosted the final competition of the semester. Among the visiting schools were NC State, Longwood University, and fierce rivals St. Andrews University. Despite a freezing cold start, the day warmed up and the rides definitely reflected the gorgeous weather! Averett’s Team A finished 3rd and Team B finished 1st, thanks to the great rides by the team members:

At First Level: Shannon Stone placed 1st

Jessie Hayes […]

2013 VHSA Associate Championship Horse Show Photos

Photos from VHSA Associate Championship Show on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. Congratulations to all the riders for a great job and an awesome show. Click on the Gallery link to view each day.


Clifton Saddlery Holiday Sale this weekend Nov. 16-17

Don’t miss the Holiday Sale at Clifton Saddlery – Feed & Pet this weekend Nov. 16-17. Lots of gift ideas for the horse and pet lover!
Conveniently located 1/4 mile from the intersection of Routes 28 and 29, just off of Route 66 in Centreville, VA. 

In addition to our variety of products for horse and rider, we offer a broad assortment of products, including feed, shavings and hay as well as products for your dogs, cats, […]

News from Tranquility Farm Education and Renewal Center in Culpeper, VA

Tranquility Farm in Culpeper, VA has partnered with Benefit Wines “America’s Charity Wine Shop” in a new fundraising venture.  Benefit Wines will help to promote Tranquility Farm through creative promotion of TQ Farm’s own label of wines.  Their winery-direct buying power enables Benefit Wines to give 100% of the online retail profit to the farm from purchases of wines under the TQ label. 

A suggestion…Consider buying from the Farm’s wine assortment for gifts for the upcoming holidays!  Purchases will help the farm.  Check […]

October 2013

Equine Extravaganza starts tomorrow, Nov. 1-3, 2013

Don’t miss the all new, exciting Equine Extravaganza at the Meadow Event Park in Doswell, VA. The schedule is full of great clinicians including Julie Goodnight, Ken McNabb, Jane Savoie, Brock and Leisha Griffith, Dr. Robert Miller, and lots more. Be sure to check out the ad in Horse Talk for a coupon worth $3 off the general admission. For schedule and more information go to