January 2014

20 college riding teams will compete in the Tournament of Champions on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014

The 2014 Tournament of Champions Winter Classic will take place this Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the University of Mary Washington’s host farm, Hazelwild Farm, in Fredericksburg, VA. Do you have a high school student with ambitions to ride in college? This is a great opportunity to see 20 IHSA college riding teams from schools around the east coast compete in what is the final show of the Tournament series. The team with the highest total points from two out of the three shows of the series will be awarded the championship at the conclusion of this show on January 25th.

In addition to the regular schedule of classes, a Tournament of Champions Medal Class will be held for outstanding open-skill-level riders who have been nominated by their coaches. It is a two-phase championship – all riders will compete in the flat phase, but no more than half will be called back for the fences phase.


Equine Educational Seminars at Morven Park this winter

January 16 will be the day for the first of three seminars at Morven Park with Dr. Jay Joyce of Total Equine Vets. This seminar is full but you can still register for the Feb. 20th or March 20th session.

The Feb. 20, 2014 seminar will address Senior Horse Management – Maintaining the health of older equines.

On March 20, 2014 the seminar will cover the Biomechanics of Equine Movement – Form and Function.

The seminars start at 7pm in the Hofmann Classroom at the Morven Park Equestrian Center. 41793 Tutt Lane, Leesburg, VA