Clinics / Camps / Other Events

August 2017

Battlefield Equestrian Society Fall Judged Pleasure Ride Sept. 24, 2017

We are looking forward to another wonderful Judged Pleasure Ride on Sunday, September 24th.  This ride will be held in the historical Manassas National Battlefield Park and cover 8 to 10 miles of gently rolling terrain.  The trails are a mix of gravel and dirt roads/paths and open fields.  Water is available onsite or you may also choose to bring your own.  A portable restroom will be available.  Ride times will be pre-assigned with first […]

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 […]

March 2017

Tom Seay talks about his favorite VA Trails and upcoming rides

Now is the time to plan those trail riding trips right here at home in Virginia.  The television show, Best of America by Horseback has blessed me with guiding trail riders on incredible journeys such as my Atlantic to Pacific 3,300 mile ride, the 2,000 mile Old Mexico to Canada ride, the Yukon, Alaska, Hawaii, every state in the continental United States, the countries of Belize, Mexico, Honduras and the Caribbean.  We have ridden to […]

February 2017

2017 Annual Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference Equine Session Announced

The 2017 Mid-Atlantic Nutrition Conference, the region’s premier animal nutrition conference, will be held April 5-6, 2017 at the Hunt Valley Wyndam Grand in Hunt Valley, MD. Two days of expert speakers have been lined up with the Equine Session held on the second day featuring morning seminars devoted to the aged horse, allergies, and how to boost the equine immune system. The afternoon will be devoted to the equine gut microbiome and related supplements.
Veterinarians, […]

Julien Beaugnon (of Cavalia) In Hand and Liberty Clinic Feb 18-19, 2017 at AAES, Leesburg, VA

Julien Beaugnon of CAVALIA will be holding an In Hand and Liberty Clinic at American Academy of Equestrian Sciences (AAES) in Leesburg VA. This will be a chance for you and your horse to learn how to train for and accomplish the behaviors you see done in their shows. Julien will work with you and your horse in a 2 day clinic so you can learn how to work in respect and balance with your […]

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".

December 2016

Holiday Camps Scheduled for Children and Adults

For anyone who still dreams of ponies and horses for Christmas, Stickin’ To Your Guns English and Western Training Facility in Spotsylvania, VA is hosting mini day horse camps during the holiday season.

The camps are from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Dec. 17-18, Dec. 20-22 and Dec. 28-29. They will cover horse care basics such as parts of the horse, grooming, tack, feeding, stall cleaning, illness and wound dressing. Camp lessons can also be tailored […]

October 2016

Madeira School hosts ANRC Junior Horsemanship Challenge Competition November 5, 2016

A Junior Horsemanship Challenge competition will be hosted by The Madeira School on November 5, 2016. It is a multi-phase team competition sponsored by the American National Riding Commission (ANRC) based on ANRC’s National Intercollegiate Equitation Championship, now in its 40th year.

Teams of two or three students in grades 6 through 12 will compete in four events: a Program Ride; a Medal Course; a Derby Course; and a Written Test, which is based on forward […]

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 […]