October 2013

State Fair of Virginia Draft Horse Hitch Show Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

September 2013

Capital Challenge Equitation Championship results from Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

There were three competitive equitation finals held today during the Capital Challenge Equitation Championship Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. Victoria Colvin was victorious in the North American Junior Equitation Championships on VIP Z. The win in the Taylor Harris Insurance Services (THIS) National Children’s Medal Finals went to John Porter on Kennebec, while Conor Perrin and Gelato won the blue ribbon in the North American Adult Amateur Equitation Championships. The Capital Challenge Horse Show runs through Sunday, […]

Capital Challenge Horse Show Begins with Equitation Weekend Division Championships

The Capital Challenge Horse Show began today at the Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD. This is the first day of the Capital Challenge Equitation Championship Weekend, presented by Bigeq.com. The Capital Challenge Horse Show runs through Sunday, October 6. The equitation age divisions were held today with over fences classes in the outdoor and indoor rings, joined by a flat class indoors. There were seven age division champions rewarded.

Alison Cooney of Chappaqua, NY, […]

Honoring Secretariat at VA State Fair

Covert Action and Multiple Choice, descendants of racing legend Secretariat, greeted visitors at the “Salute to Secretariat” Day on Friday, the opening day of the Virginia State Fair (Doswell). Covert Action, Secretariat’s grandson, and Multiple Choice, a great-grandson, were brought to The Meadow by the Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation at James River (http://jamesriverhorses.com) and delighted admirers with their friendliness and inquisitiveness.

Leeanne Ladin, co-author of Secretariat’s Meadow: The Land, The Family, The Legend and equine director for […]

VA State Fair opens with “Salute to Secretariat” Day on Friday, Sept. 27

The  “Salute to Secretariat’ Day at the Virginia State Fair is Friday Sept. 27, beginning at 10 am when the Fair opens.   It will take place on the north side of the Fairgrounds in the “Harvest Landing” section.  This is where the original yearling and stallion barns built in the 1930s are located.  Two descendants of Secretariat:  Covert Action, a grandson, and Multiple Choice, a great-grandson, will be on display near the barns.  They are […]

CHANGE IN IHSA POWER STRUCTURE IN THE SOUTH? Results from the Collegiate Tournament of Champions Preseason Classic

Collegiate Tournament of Champions started in high gear with the Preseason Classic, September 21, hosted by Randolph College in Lynchburg, Virginia.  It didn’t take more than a few cases for it to become apparent that nothing was apparent in the new season of Tournament of Champions.  In the end, top five teams were separated by only four points in the standings, and the top eight teams by only eight.  For lack of a clever euphemism, […]

20-Year Anniversary for the Capital Challenge Horse Show Sept. 28-Oct. 6, 2013

The 2013 Capital Challenge Horse Show (CCHS) is quickly approaching and there are many exciting highlights to look forward to as the competition celebrates its 20-year anniversary. The show runs September 28 through October 6 at Prince George’s Equestrian Center in Upper Marlboro, MD.
The Capital Challenge Horse Show has a great variety of competition this year, including the popular Developing Pro Rider Challenge and Future Hunter divisions for young horses. The show will also highlight […]

4-H State Championship Horse and Pony Show – Sept. 13, 2013

Dover Saddlery Lexington VA Tent Sale this weekend! Sept. 13-15, 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. […]