March 2014

Dressage Schooling Show March 15, 2014

The Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA) will host a St. Patrick’s schooling show at Morven Park Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) on March 15. All levels of dressage and introduction through intermediate combined tests will be offered. Wear your green sweaters in place of jackets! For more information and prize list, visit

Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show March 14–16, 2014

The Virginia Horse Center Foundation (VHCF) hosts the Thoroughbred Celebration Horse Show March 14–16 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. The hunter/jumper series was created by the VHCF to provide off-the-track Thoroughbreds and those bred to race with secondary career options in the show ring. For more information, contact show managers Brian and Penny Ross at; also visit (prize list available at

Stock Up on Supplies March 14–16, 2014

It’s time for Champion Saddlery’s March Madness Sale! Both stores (Doswell and Midlothian, Va.) host the 3-day event from March 14–16; sale includes boots, clothes, saddles, and much more—every item on sale 10 to 50 percent off retail. Visit for hours and directions, or call 804.227.3434 (Doswell), 804.594.7060 (Midlothian).




Kelly’s Ford Equestrian Center hosts its fifth annual community tack swap on March 15, 2014, from 9 a.m. until 4 p.m. in the indoor arena. Unique, […]

Rivanna Run Hunter Show March 9, 2014

Due to the wet weather , The Rivanna Run hunter show series  has been cancelled for  March 9th, but be sure to join their sister show Rock Branch Hunter Show on March 23 in North Garden, Va. All shows begin at 8:30 a.m.; gates open at 6:45 a.m. with schooling until 8:15 a.m. Preregistration is $12/class or $14/class day of show. Visit for prize list, entry form, and directions, or call 434.974.1583 (email

Wendy Murdoch Clinic March 8, 2014

Trainer Wendy Murdoch will host a clinic on March 8, 2014, at Evergreen Farm in Berryville, Va. She will discuss the Murdoch Method for horses and riders to reach their full potential. Cost is $145 for 45-minute to 1 hour session; auditors, $15/person (each rider may bring 1 auditor for no cost). No audio or video equipment allowed; Coggins presented day of clinic. Contact Evergreen Farm to reserve a spot: ( or call 540.955.0529; […]

Averett University IDA team first in the region and heading to Nationals

Averett University’s Intercollegiate Dressage Assoc. (IDA) team shone on Sunday, March 2, 2014 at St. Andrews University, in Laurinburg, NC at the last competition of the regular season. The team went into the weekend with a 4 point lead over the 2nd place team, St. Andrews, and held them off to secure 1st place in the region. Averett finished 1st and 3rd overall, thanks to the following rides:

At First Level:
Senior Shannon Stone placed 4th
Senior Jessie Hayes placed 3rd

At Upper Training:
Senior Lindsey Baker placed 1st
Freshman Amanda Arnold placed 2nd


February 2014

Horse World Expo Feb. 27–March 2, 2014

The 18th annual Horse World Expo opens Feb. 27 at the Pennsylvania Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg, Pa., and continues through March 2. The 4-day indoor event features clinics and seminars from equestrian professionals nationwide. Two arenas and two seminar halls offer continuous activities regarding horse care and training, including mounted demonstrations on riding techniques and training skills; a parade of breeds; a trail champions challenge; a musical equine variety show; Stars of the Thoroughbred […]

Equine Confidence Course & De-Spooking Clinic March 8 & 9, 2014

Fox Pointe Farm is proud to host a De-spooking Clinic and Equine Confidence Course presented by Charles Pellham of Cornerstone Horsemanship of Reva, VA.

Teaches riders why horses spook and what triggers their escape mechanisms…
Improve Horsemanship Skills
Improve communication between horse and rider
Helps to build confidence in both the horse and the rider
Teaches training methods for dealing with the spooky horse, and how to resolve spooking issues

Participant fee: $200 (2/Day Clinic)
Auditor fee: $25 per day
Reservations and Deposit […]