September 2013

Southern Heritage Farm Hunter Show on Saturday, September 14th

Don’t miss the Hunter Show this Saturday, September 14th at Southern Heritage Farm. The judge is Kevin Freeman. The final Hunter Show of the season will be held on October 5th.

Conveniently located between Warrenton and Fredericksburg in Midland, VA, Southern Heritage Farm is a family owned boarding, lesson, and training facility located on over 300 acres in Southern Fauquier County. Dedicated to providing high quality, personal care.

Southern Heritage will also be holding a Dressage Show on Sept. […]

SEFHA Colt Starting Challenge on October 19, 2013

They call it Natural Horsemanship – as if jumping on the back of a fast, powerful, thousand-pound prey animal genetically driven to do everything in its power to throw you off can ever be called “natural.”

But trainers worldwide are doing it every day; developing rapport and communicating with the horse at the level of its true nature.  And most importantly, forgoing the harsh and abusive training methods of the past, allowing the horse to feel […]

Montebello Fall Trail Ride coming up on October 11-13, 2013

This News Added 10/10/13 –
We’re sad to report that we will need to cancel the ride this weekend due to the government shutdown. They have closed the national park so we cannot use it for our trails.
We will still be making apple butter on Saturday and Lynn Coffey will still have her book signing at the firehouse from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. It will be a beautiful weekend and we would love to see […]

Ridin’, ropin’ and shootin’ highlighted in this year’s VA State Fair horse events

When it comes to offering equine events, the State Fair of Virginia is not horsing around.

Professional rodeo, mounted cowboy shooting shows, carriage driving, and miniature horse, draft horse and mule shows are among the many events sure to please every enthusiast.

Shows and demonstrations will kick off shortly after the fair opens. On Friday, Sept. 27, the 1st Virginia Cowboy Mounted Shooting Association will hold a new shooter’s clinic at 11:30 a.m., followed by a “practice […]

WIHS Barn Night Is Back! Sign Up Your Group Today and Win Prizes!

The Washington International Horse Show is pleased to welcome back the local favorite, Barn Night, presented again this year by Dover Saddlery. The festive and fun-filled Barn Night will take place Thursday, Oct. 24, during the 55th annual Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) Oct. 22-27 at Verizon Center in downtown Washington, DC.

New for 2013 Barn Night is the WIHS Shetland Pony International Steeplechase, presented by Charles Owen. U.S. Pony Racing’s young jockeys will suit up in colorful silks and gallop their Shetland ponies over hurdles in two steeplechase races. A popular tradition in Europe, this will be the first time Shetland ponies will race over jumps indoors in the U.S.


August 2013

WIHS Announces New SHF Enterprises, Inc. Young Jumper Championship Incentive Bonus for Jumper Divisions

Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is pleased to announce a new incentive bonus sponsored by SHF Enterprises, Inc. for the rated Jumper divisions, along with the winner of the $125,000 President’s Cup Grand Prix, to honor horses that also competed in the Young Jumper Championships (YJC). The bonus is yet another highlight for jumper riders at the 55th annual WIHS, held October 22-27, 2013, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C.

The “SHF Enterprises, Inc. Young Jumper Championship […]

Mary Schwentker Clinic on Oct. 5th at Win Green Farm

The CFC Farm & Home Center proudly presents the Mary Schwentker Clinic to be held at Win Green Farm in Rhoadsville, VA on October 5th, 2013.

Mary Schwentker is a leading three-day event rider. Mary has competed successfully at the international level, including the Rolex Kentucky Three Day Event, Fair Hill International, Radnor Hunt Three Day, and Essex Three Day. She was the winner of the inaugural Foxhall advanced horse trials. In 1999, Mary was short-listed […]

WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals Prize List Available

The 2013 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Finals as well as the MHSA Gittings Horsemanship Finals and the VHSA Children’s, Adult, and Pony Medals will take place on Oct. 18-20 at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, Md. The show is “C” rated by the USEF and offers fantastic competition for local riders.

A very popular stop on the local horse show circuit, the WIHS Regional also offers an alternative way for area riders […]

July 2013

USHJA Julie Winkel 2 Day Clinic at Fox Pointe Farm on Oct. 19 – 20, 2013

Fox Pointe Farm in Quinton, VA is hosting a clinic with Julie Winkel on October 19 and 20, 2013.
RIDER / Clinic FEES:  1-Day Clinic ($225) 2hrs/day. 2-Day Clinic ($400)
Trailer-In Fee/No Stall
Stall Overnight $25 per night   *Bring your own bedding, and feed*
Auditor Tickets $40 • One free w/ rider.

ABOUT JULIE WINKEL: Julie Winkel is an R USEF judge, as well as a CEF judge. She has held a license since 1984, and judged all the most prestigious shows […]