April 2013

Thoroughbred Celebration Enjoys Largest Spring Field to Date!

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation welcomed more than 110 off the track and bred to race Thoroughbreds to the first of the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show series on March 15-17 in the East Complex. All Jockey Club registered Thoroughbreds, regardless of former race winnings, had the chance to stand in the Daily Racing Form Winner’s Circle at the show. The Paulick Report Paddock was full of activity as owners, riders, trainers, and grooms from New […]

March 2013

March Madness Sale at Champion Saddlery March 22-24

Going on now through Sunday! Every item in both stores on sale 10-50% off retail! Visit either location: 15225 Breedens Road, Doswell, VA  and 913 Grove Rd, Midlothian, VA.

From Fredericksburg Patch: Recent Equestrian News

Local Student Wins Arianna Cox Jr. Sportsmanship Award
On February 16, 2013 Bobby Dunlap was presented the perpetual trophy at the Battlefiled Horse Show Association 2012 awards banquet.

Bobby Dunlap, a working student at Hazelwild Farm Education Foundation and member of the Hazelwild Hunters riding team, won the 2012 Arianna Cox Jr. Sportsmanship Award from the Battlefield Horse Show Association (BHSA).

Click here for more on Fredericksburg Patch.

Photo courtesy of Fredericksburg Patch 
TWA Winter Jumper Series Champions
Grand champion and reserve champion winners competed in a […]

Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center Tack Swap this Saturday, March 16

9am – 5pm in the Heated Indoor Arena.  Find some unique and one of a kind horse treasures! Bring the whole family and get to know your local horse community. There will also be some equestrian demonstrations, as well as speakers on horse topics. Breakfast & Lunch & Refreshments available to help keep you warm.

Join us afterwards at Pelham’s Pub located in the lower level of the Inn at Kelly’s Ford from 5:30-10 pm!

Food, Beverages, […]

Open Pony Club Games Mini Camp/Friendly Competition at Great Meadows Polo Arena March 16th

What: Fun Relay Games Mini Camp on Horseback – Fundraiser for Virginia Region Pony Club team

Where: Great Meadows Polo Arena, The Plains, VA When: March 16th 9am – 3 PM — Registration starts 8:30 Costs: $35/donation to participate/spectators free

More Info: Jennifer Carpenter, CWPC DC cwpcdc@gmail.com, https://sites.google.com/site/casanovawarrentonponyclub/

Purceville, VA— Bring your horse or pony and join the Casanova-Warrenton Pony Club (CWPC) in a skill building mini camp in the morning and a friendly games competition in the afternoon, […]

Free Equine Workshops on Thursday, March 14, 2013 from 6:30 -8:00 pm

Village Farm, Feed & Garden Center will be sponsoring FREE Equine Workshops on Thursday, March 14, 2013, 6:30 – 8:00 PM in Rhoadesville, VA

Topics will include EMERGENCY & FIRST AID CARE presented by Dr Mike Stanford, DVM, of Rappahannock Equine Clinic, Locust Grove, VA, and will include hands-on demonstrations.

Purina Animal Nutrition will be presenting “DE-BUNKING FEEDING MYTHS” as well as a WEIGHT & BODY CONDITION SCORING WORKSHOP.

Demonstrations & Workshops will be using live animals to […]

Bad Bart’s Poker Ride, March 30, 2013, Doswell, VA

Riders start at 10 AM, Judging at 12:30 PM.

Location: Stonefield Farm, Doswell, Virginia

Bad Bart, Western Hanover County retired outlaw, has agreed to share some of his loot with Southern Express Drill Team IF local riders can beat him at poker at one of his poker runs. Bart always seems to come up with aces on his poker runs. Southern Express Drill Team thinks that you can beat Bart at his own game, if it is played […]

TheHorse.com presents: EHV-1 Horse Health Alert- Ask The Vet LIVE Special Edition | Tonight at 8 p.m. EST

Equine herpesvirus-1 (EHV-1) is a highly contagious disease that can cause epidemic abortion in mares and respiratory and/or neurologic disease. The neurologic form is often fatal. In response to recent cases, our experts answer your EHV-1 questions.

Join TheHorse.com tonight at 8 p.m. EST for a Special Edition of Ask the Vet LIVE. We will address current EHV-1 cases in North America and offer information that can help you protect your horses.

Submit your questions now to be answered […]

Trail Riding in Virginia – March/April Feature Article and Trail Riding Photos from our Facebook Fans!

Lots of fun trail rides and events coming up this spring and throughout the year. We featured an article in our March/April issue covering many of the trail riding venues, events and clubs in Virginia. We have added a page to our website which includes the article. Be sure to check it out if you are looking for some fun rides to attend this year. Go to http://horsetalkmagazine.com/trailriding/

If you are hosting an event and don’t see […]

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Check out these great features:
Virginia’s 7 Most Toxic Plants –

How to Buy A Trail Horse

Riding the Trails in Virginia 

Ask the Vet – Do I Need A Health Certificate?

Hopscotch for a Better Balance

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