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 […]