February 2013

11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference scheduled for March 27-28 in Timonium, MD

Professional nutritionists, consultants, government officials, university scientists, students, farmers, ranchers and allied industry personnel should not miss this opportunity to learn about new discoveries within the animal nutrition industry.  It is a pleasure to invite you to the upcoming 11th Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference. This year’s meeting will be held on March 27-28, 2013 at the Crowne Plaza- Baltimore, in Timonium, MD.

The primary focus of this conference is the nutrition of the poultry, dairy, and […]

Free Chili & Chocolate Equine Seminar Presented by CFC Farm & Home and Old Waterloo Equine Clinic

CFC Farm & Home Center and Old Waterloo Equine Clinic present another in the “Chili & Chocolate Equine Seminar Series,” Wednesday, March 13, 2013 at 6:00 p.m., at the Fauquier County Fairgrounds.

The Chili & Chocolate Equine Seminar Series has become a spring favorite, combining an evening of various kinds of chili for supper, and assorted chocolate desserts, with equine experts speaking on matters of interest to horse owners.

On Wednesday, March 13, the speakers will be […]

100 Day Thoroughbred Challenge Polls are Open

You’ve been following their progress online through videos and training reports, now you can see the 100 Day Thoroughbred Challenge Horses after 11 weeks of training at the PA Horse World Expo in Harrisburg. Join us on Saturday Feb 23, at 2pm as the horses perform and are judged by our panel of three professionals representing various sport horse disciplines. After judging, YOUR online votes will be tallied and combined with our judges’ votes and […]

VA Horse Council Annual Meeting & Education Seminar March 16, 2013

The Virginia Horse Council (VHC) will host its Annual Meeting and Educational Seminar at Blue Ridge Community College Plecker Center in Weyers Cave, Virginia on Saturday, March 16, 2013 from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. For the first time ever, the VHC will be hosting this event in conjunction with the Equine Land Conservation Resource (ELCR).

The educational portion of the seminar will be broken into separate tracks to include trails, equine health, ELCR topics and […]

A Weekend of Natural Horsemanship – March 8-10 and May 17-19

Shangrila Guest Ranch & Cooler Horsemanship present A Weekend of Natural Horsemanship

Friday – Sunday, March 8-10, 2013 & May 17-19, 2013

Join us at Shangrila Guest Ranch in southern Virginia to learn the fundamentals of natural horsemanship from trainers James and Kate Cooler while enjoying our guest lodging, home-cooked meals, and spectacular rural setting. The weekend includes:

* Friday evening overview and demo by James and Kate Cooler

* Horsemanship clinics on both Saturday and Sunday will run from 9 AM to 1 […]

January 2013

Thoroughbreds Transition From Starting Gate to In Gate With Added Money

The Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Shows (TCHS), presented by the Virginia Horse Center Foundation, is pleased to announce added prize money for 2013.  With generous support from TAKE2 Second Career Thoroughbreds Program, After The Finish Line (ATFL) and The Jockey Club Thoroughbred Incentive Program (T.I.P.), more than $12,000 in prize money will be awarded during the TCHS shows on March 15-17, June 7-9, and October 25-27, 2013 in Lexington, Virginia.

Each TCHS will offer the $1,500 TAKE2 […]

VA Horse Council and VQHA Trail Ride at Ft. Pocahontas on March 22-24, 2013

The Virginia Horse Council and the VQHA will be co-hosting another trail at Fort Pocahontas in Charles City County on March 22-24, 2013.

Fort Pocahontas at Wilson’s Wharf is located next to Sherwood Forest Plantation and on the Route 5 corridor (37 miles east of Richmond)

Come for the day on either Saturday or Sunday, or primitive camp the whole weekend with most meals provided. The camp area is within walking distance to the James River where you can enjoy gorgeous river views and peaceful sunsets on foot or from horseback.

In addition to the trail ride there will be an AQHA trail challenge that is open to all breeds.

Please complete the attached registration form to sign up, If you have questions contact Cathette Plumer directly at 804-370-8631 or Cathette@aol.com .

Pre-registration deadline is March 16.

See attached flyer for additional details.


December 2012

Retired Racehorse Training Project – 100 day TB Challenge Underway

Declan’s Moon, Suave Jazz, Gunport, Alluring Punch Represent Country Life, Walnut Green, Sagamore, and NorthviewThe Retired Racehorse Training Project’s “100 Day Thoroughbred Challenge” kicked off this week as four horses representing four Mid-Altantic Thoroughbred farms began a 100-day long training program on December 1.The horses will be judged on conformation, movement, jumping ability and trainability by guest riders, judges, and online fans. They will appear at the Maryland Horse World Expo on the third weekend in […]