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 […]
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.
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 […]
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".
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
There can only be a limited number of riders in a Buck Brannaman clinic, but thousands will audit his classes. Here’s how to get the most from watching one of the nation’s premier horsemen.
Competitors will try to take green horses from round pen to rideable in a single day at the Colt Starting Challenge, returning Sept. 29 and Oct. 1, 2016.
In 1971, a group of horsemen came together to found the Virginia Horse Council to act as a voice for all of Virginia horse people, regardless of breed or discipline. The initial directors of the Virginia Horse Council (VHC) included L. Clay Camp, Daniel V. Flynn, Mary P. Hare, Kenneth Moore, George A. Morrow, Herbert W. Stuart, and Merle Wood. Since then, the organization has grown to fulfill its mission “to serve as the umbrella […]