May 2014

Sandstone Farm CT and Dressage Summer Shows

Sandstone Farm in Millwood, Va., will host several CDCTA combined test and schooling shows: May 10, June 14, Aug. 17, and Sept. 20.

Gegi Winslett Jumping Clinics in May 2014

Gegi Winslett hosts Bright Lights Jumping Clinics at Blue Top Farm in Nokesville, Va., on May 7 and 28. Gegi has a lifetime’s experience of riding, showing, teaching, show management, and course design; she will teach private, semi-private, or group lessons with horses and/or riders grouped by ability and schedule preference. The jumping clinic is held in a covered arena with rubber and sand footing. To sign up, e-mail Susan Larson at or visit […]

Bull Run Hunt Club Summer Trail Rides

It’s time to saddle up for summer trail rides with Bull Run Hunt Club! The series begins on May 10 at Maple Lawn and again on May 18 at Cedar Mountain Farm

Dressage Show and CT at Touch Point Farm

Touch Point Farm in Culpeper, Va., hosts a dressage and combined test on May 18, 2014.

Casino Leads the Charge!

Meet Casino and 200 horses this weekend, May 3–4, 2014, at the 150th Wilderness and Spotsylvania Courthouse campaign reenactment...

International VA Horse Trials May 23–25, 2014

The Virginia Horse Trials Preliminary will be held May 23–25 at the Virginia Horse Center in Lexington, Va. The international three-day event features riders from the United States, Canada, and Europe, including Olympic medalists and U.S. Equestrian Team members competing in dressage, cross-country jumping, and show jumping. Contact Brian and Penny Ross at 540.348.1152, email or go to for entries, payment, and ride times.

April 2014

Hunter/Jumpers May 4, 2014








Red Gate Farm in Hamilton, VA, and Lake of the Woods in Locust Grove, VA, host hunter horse shows on Sunday, May 4. Both shows are VHSA associated; the Lake of the Woods show is also BHSA associated. The Red Gate Farm show begins with open schooling from 7:30–8:30 a.m.; the show starts at 8:30 a.m. This month’s judge is Debbie Mueller. Entry fees are $15/class with a $10 office fee. For a prize list […]

Dressage Events May 3-4, 2014

The Commonwealth Dressage and Combined Training Association (CDCTA) hosts a dressage schooling show at Morven Park Equestrian Center (Leesburg, Va.) on May 3–4. All levels of dressage and introduction through intermediate combined tests will be offered (USEF/USDF). For more information and a prize list, visit

The Virginia Dressage Association, Central Chapter, hosts Dressage at the Meadow, Meadow Event Park, Doswell, VA, May 3–4. AQHA approved, the Level 2 dressage competition offers introduction through intermediate combined […]

Celebrate Spring with Minis! May 2–4, 2014

The Old Dominion Miniature Horse Club hosts their second Spring Thaw Show at Frying Pan Park in Herndon, VA, May 2–4. The AMHR and AMHA nationally recognized show begins at 8 a.m. all three days and includes pleasure driving, halter obstacle, jumping, roadster, and costume classes. The ODMHC, formed in 2011, has more than 70 members from eight states; the group promotes and stimulates the sale, breeding, exhibition, and ownership of miniature horses. The show […]

VA Gold Cup Races May 3, 2014

Come enjoy the 89th running of the world-famous Virginia Gold Cup steeplechase race, Saturday, May 3, 2014 at Great Meadow in The Plains, Virginia. The Virginia Gold Cup is a grand spring tradition as well as a fixture on the social calendar. This race is one of the largest and most popular sporting events in the greater Washington metropolitan area, attended by more than 50,000 spectators. Race day features six hurdle and timber horses races, […]