Clinics / Camps / Other Events

September 2016

How to make the most of a clinic with Buck Brannaman

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.

SEFHA Colt Starting Challenge Sept. 30-Oct. 1, 2016

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.

The Virginia Horse Council – The Voice for the Virginia Horse Industry

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 […]

August 2016

5th Annual Liberty Ride on Sept. 17 starting at Montpelier

The Orange County Parks and Recreation Foundation will be holding their 5th Annual Liberty Ride on September 17, 2016. Starting out at James Madison’s Montpelier, this ride will go through wooded trails and pasture lands. The ride is about 10 miles and will end back at Montpelier for lunch. Riders must provide their own horses and tack.

The Liberty Ride is a fundraiser for the Orange County Parks & Recreation Foundation, a 501(c)3 Organization whose mission is […]

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 […]

Preparing for the Olympics

An Interview with former Olympian Will Coleman and team veterinarian Dr. Tim Ober
Written by Sarah McKay

The 2016 Olympic Games in Rio are quickly approaching, and while the United States will be represented on the equestrian side, so will Virginia. Two Virginians, Lauren Kieffer and Dr. Tim Ober are involved, the former competing in the eventing portion of the games, and the latter supporting the show jumping team as the primary team veterinarian.

Lauren Kieffer, of Middleburg, […]

July 2016

Free Educational event August 20, 2016 at Tivoli Farm, Gordonsville, Va presented by Cavalor

FREE educational event at Tivoli Farm in Gordonsville, VA on August 20, 2016 with Cavalor founder and chief nutritionist, Peter Bollen, Olympian, Will Coleman, Katie Coleman, and Dr. Keith Brady from Old Dominion Equine.

Presentations include:
-Feeding for performance and debunking common feeding myths by Cavalor International’s chief nutritionist, Peter Bollen.
-What to look for when purchasing a horse for competition with Olympian, Will Coleman.
-Best horse management practices for keeping horses sound with Katie Coleman.
-How to be your […]

Celebrate America’s Mustangs at the VA Horse Center Aug. 25-27, 2016

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.
Headlining each of the expo locations is the 100-day Extreme Mustang Makeover […]

The National Sporting Library & Museum announces Meet the Author with George Morris Wednesday, Sept. 14, 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

The National Sporting Library & Museum (NSLM) is proud to announce a featured talk with renowned equestrian judge and trainer George Morris on September 14, 2016. Morris has an award-winning riding history spanning over 60 years and is considered a superstar in the equestrian world. He will be visiting NSLM to speak about his autobiography, Unrelenting: The Real Story: Horses, Bright Lights and My Pursuit of Excellence, which was published in spring of 2016. Attendees […]

Trick Training Clinic August 27-28 in Crozet, VA with Jackie Johnson

Toad Hollow Farm in Crozet, VA is pleased to announce an equestrian trick training clinic in Crozet, Virginia,  August 27 and 28th. Jackie Johnson, an internationally acclaimed professional clinician and author will be teaching an intensive two day clinic at Toad Hollow Farm in the comfort of the shaded indoor riding arena.

During this intensive and amazing clinic experience students will learn the different ways they can can teach their horses to stretch, do target work, pedestal […]