August 2017

An opinionated Thoroughbred heading to the RRP Thoroughbred Challenge in Lexington, KY, 2017

 

Meet Royal Diamante, or “Dante,” as I lovingly call him. I purchased Dante last year, turning him out to pasture from September through December of 2016. I plucked him out of a handful of thoroughbreds freshly off the track, and taken to a wonderful thoroughbred repurposing farm in Waterford, VA. This red-head struck a chord with me, as he looked kind of pathetic, a little skinnier than others, a little rain rot throughout his coat, and a […]

June 2017

Animal Awareness & Assistance 4th Anniversary Party – June 24th

Celebrate their 4 year anniversary with Animal Awareness and Assistance, a local nonprofit, with FREE food, games, and more!
A great event for all ages!
Located at Whispering Hills Farm, 2915 Patriot Lane, Fredericksburg, VA 22408
Time 1:00 to 4:00 pm.

Check out the Facebook page or website (www.AnimalAA.com) for more information about the special guests, pony rides, games, free food, and more. Best of all, come visit our “mascot” Magic and his friends! Bring your camera to take […]

January 2017

Make a Difference in a Life – Support Roanoke Valley Horse Rescue

You can help a horse in need by participating in one of the RVHR fundraisers - currently they are selling tickets to the April 8th celebration "Save A Horse, Taste Some Bourbon".

October 2016

WIHS Regional Horse Show and USHJA Zone 3 Championship Featured at Prince George’s Equestrian Center

The 2016 WIHS Regional Horse Show & USHJA Zone 3 Championship, presented by The Linden Group at Morgan Stanley, was hosted at Prince George’s Equestrian Center (PGEC) in Upper Marlboro, MD, on Friday, October 21, through Sunday, October 23. The event offers local and regional riders a final chance to qualify to compete at this week’s Washington International Horse Show (WIHS), one of the most prestigious and entertaining equestrian events in North America.

WIHS begins Tuesday, […]

Nov. 6th Poker Run to benefit Millwood Thoroughbred Rescue and Adoption Foundation

THE POKER RUN

EVENT TO BENEFIT MILLWOOD THOROUGHBRED RESCUE AND ADOPTION FOUNDATION
Sunday, November 6, 2016
Event to start promptly at 10:00 AM
The Poker Run – a cross-country adventure FOR TEAMS OF 2 OR 3 to be ridden over a marked course. Riders to follow flags (markers) from start to finish. There will be three check points along the route. Each two or three rider team will take two cards at each check point. The team with the […]

September 2016

Barn Night Returns to the Washington International Horse Show at Verizon Center on October 27

Popular night for young riders and horse lovers  features contests and prizes! 

One of the most popular nights during the Washington International Horse Show (WIHS) is Barn Night, presented by  Dover Saddlery with the generous support of The Peterson Family Foundation and National Harbor, which will be held Thursday, Oct. 27, at Verizon Center in Washington, D.C. Barn Night is a favorite with young riders, barn mates and horse lovers who attend in groups and have […]

August 2016

Ride4SPIRIT fundraiser at Frying Pan Park on Sept. 3, 2016

The Ride4SPIRIT event is a presentation and fundraiser that honors the accomplishments of therapeutic riding and learning programs with horses in the community. This free public presentation showcases success stories about the healing power of horses, celebrates abilities and victories over disabilities, and shares the enjoyment of life skills learned through interactions with horses. Ride4 SPIRIT is more than a horse show, it is a celebration of pride, accomplishment, dignity, independence and self-esteem through interactions […]

June 2016

Upcoming Fundraising events for the TB Retirement Foundation at Montpelier

The Thoroughbred Retirement Foundation (TRF) at Montpelier has two new activities planned as fundraisers in July and September. The organization is a rescue for the many unwanted and neglected off track Thoroughbreds that can no longer have a racing career and are too damaged to enjoy a second career off the track.

 JULY 30TH YARD SALE
On July 30, 2016 the TRF will host a Yard sale at the Orange Firemen’s Carnival grounds on the corner of […]

May 2016

America’s Mustang Stops in Arizona, Missouri and Virginia

Celebrate American Mustangs through Second-Annual Tour
Don’t miss the 2016 America’s Mustang tour! Now in its second year, the campaign—which educates Americans about wild mustangs and the public lands that support them—is building upon the successes from its 2015 inaugural tour to inspire everyone to take interest in the breed. This year’s campaign will have three celebration expos along its nationwide route: Queen Creek, Ariz., Sedalia, Mo. and Lexington, Va.
“Last year, we had more than 16,000 […]

Preakness Party to Benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding on May 21, 2016

The 6th Annual Preakness Party, to benefit Loudoun Therapeutic Riding, will be held at the Middleburg Community Center on May 21, 2016 at 4:30 pm. Ms. Sue Jones will chair the event. The Honorary Chair is Andy, one of the most honored therapy horses in the nation, and he will be in attendance, weather permitting. Andy has recently been inducted into the Horse Stars Hall of Fame, and last year received the prestigious Klinger award. […]